Lake Manyara National Park is located in the northern part of Tanzania, this National Park is 126 kilometers west of Arusha Town – the park is nearest to Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Natron, and Lake Eyasi. The Park is well known for the tree-climbing lions, the soda ash lake that attracts thousands and pink flamingos, one of Tanzania’s biggest elephant populations, and breathtaking scenery!
The park covers an area of 330 square kilometers of which 220 square kilometers from the lake when the water levels are high in the rainy season. The Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides.
A Lake Manyara safari is a fascinating experience, as the park also features a ground-water forest, acacia tortilis woodland, and hot springs called Maji Moto.
Lake Manyara Highlights - What to See
Lake Manyara Animals
The park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect – The game drive in Lake Manyara includes plenty of wildebeests along with so many giraffes and buffaloes. In addition, the park is also very famous for its large number of zebras, impalas, warthogs, and waterbucks roaming the lake shores and the forested valley slopes. On the slopes of the escarpment, you may need to search a little hard for the tinny and renowned shy kirk’s dik-dik and klipspringer
Lake Manyara Birds
The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingos, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. Often; you will be able to see huge flocks of pelicans and pink flamingos on the lake, while close to the park borders and floodplains you will enjoy views of many egrets, herons, spoonbills, and other waders. Other interesting species will be viewed in the evergreen forests; for example, crowned eagles, crested guinea fowl, and the silvery cheeked hornbills.
Lake Manyara Vegetation
The park is located on the base of the Great Rift Valley Escapement. Within the vicinity of the lake are wide grassy flood plains and further, as you move away, are bands of mixed acacia woodlands. Leaving that aside, patches of captivating evergreen forests that are kept going by perennial groundwater springs from the base of the escarpment are next to the escarpment.
What To DO
- Unlimited game drive to a different location inside the park
- Bird watching
- Treetop walking experiences inside the park
- Visit Maasai Culture
- Walking tour through the Great Rift Valley Escarpments
- Visit waterfalls
When To Visit
Throughout the year, it is very easy to access this park, but it is usually best to go during the dry season, from June to October and January to February when the inner roads are dry and very passable. The best time for viewing large mammals is in Lake Manyara National Park, and then bird watching can best be done during the wet season from November to December and from March to May.
Lake Manyara Safari Packages
Enjoy a 5 Days Safari to L. Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater to witness the African big animals
3 days, 2 nights safari to Lake Manyara park, Bushmen Tribes in lake Eayasi, and Ngorongoro Crater to witness the African big animals
Are you looking for 3 days, 2 nights safari offers? You are on the right hand! Visit Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire from Arusha Town
Are you looking for a short safari to Tanzania? Worry not! Here is the 2 days, 1-night safari to Tarangire National park and Lake Manyara National Park.
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