Lake Manyara National Park - Tanzania Safari Tours

Lake Manyara National Park is located in northern Tanzania, approximately 126 kilometers west of Arusha Town. Spanning 330 square kilometers, the park features a lake that covers 220 square kilometers during the rainy season. Adjacent to Tarangire National Park via the Kwakuchinja corridor, the two parks share a diverse range of wildlife that can be easily observed near the roads leading to Lake Manyara National Park and Serengeti National Park.

Although relatively small, Lake Manyara National Park is renowned for its breathtaking beauty and rich biodiversity, particularly its birdlife. The park is home to a large population of elephants, wildebeest, giraffes, and buffalo, along with significant numbers of zebras, impalas, warthogs, and waterbucks. The escarpment slopes provide habitat for the elusive Kirk’s dik-dik and klipspringer.

The park's broken forests and escarpment offer an ideal environment for Manyara’s lion pride, famous for their tree-climbing behavior. Additionally, large troops of baboons, often numbering in the hundreds, are a common sight and a highlight for many visitors.

Activities in Lake Manyara National Park

Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities including game drives (both day and night), canoeing when water levels are high, cultural tours, picnics, bush lunches/dinners, mountain biking, abseiling, and forest walks on the escarpment outside the park.

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Getting There

The park is accessible by road, or via chartered or scheduled flights from Arusha, typically en route to the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

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