Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania

Lake Manyara is a scenic gem with a compact game-viewing circuit. The National Park stretches for 50km along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment.

From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside and blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees.

Contrasting with the intimacy of the forest is the grassy floodplain and its expansive views eastward, across the alkaline lake, home to thousands of flamingos, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai Steppes.

Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on the grassy plains whilst inland from the plains, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favored haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and some impressively tusked elephants. The area is home to a number of primate species not seen in Tanzania’s other parks.

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WHY VISIT Lake Manyara National Park

  • Convenient break between Arusha and Ngorongoro crater
  • Varied topography makes the wildlife quite diverse
  • Attractive scenery
  • To see the thousands of flamingos in the soda lake
  • Chance of seeing tree climbing lions
  • Good variety of primates
  • Excellent birding

ACCOMMODATION IN Lake Manyara National Park

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.

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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

Born to Run

Tanzania

9 days from £3607 (US$4509)

Crater and Plains Lodge Safari

Tanzania

8 days from £2324 (US$2906)

Migration Highlights

Tanzania + Zanzibar option

10 days from £4278 (US$5347)


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PLACES TO GO IN Lake Manyara National Park

Most visitors to Lake Manyara National Park visit on a short half day game drive on route between Arusha and the Ngorongoro Crater making the more accessible parts of the park very busy. Few visitors reach the remote Southern end of the park where there is just one permanent camp but this area can be worthwhile.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

Can be visited year round but animals are more difficult to spot in the wetter months. June to October is the optimum time for game viewing.

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DRY SEASON

June to October is generally considered the best time to visit as this is the main dry season.

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The game viewing remains quite good throughout the wet season months although the forested nature of much of Lake Manyara National park makes it a bit more difficult to spot wildlife than at other times.

SHOULDER SEASON

Game viewing in the shoulder months is usually reliable although some rain is likely in November and December



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