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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

Established – 1960

Size- 330 sq km (127 sq miles)

Location: Northern Tanzania. The entrance gate lies 1.5 hours (126km/80 miles) west of Arusha

The gem is famous for tree-climbing lions, which is one of the main reasons for visitors to pay a visit to the park. In addition to the lions, the national park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that accounts for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates. Buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, olive baboon, blue monkey, klipspringer, lions, elephant, hippos are also seen here.

The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara attracts an incredible array of birdlife that thrives on its brackish waters. Pink flamingo stoop and graze by the thousands of colourful specks against the grey minerals of the lakeshore. Yellow-billed storks swoop and corkscrew on thermal winds rising up from the escarpment, and herons flap their wings against the sun-drenched sky. Even reluctant bird-watchers will find something to watch and marvel at within the national park.

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Lake Manyara National Park At A Glance

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The park remains crowded from July to October for superb wildlife and bird viewing opportunity. The stunning scenery of Lake Manyara draws millions of visitors.

However, from November to May, the park presents its most loveliness. Because the season is wet and the vegetation is lush and cascading waterfalls enhance the beauty. During this time the bird watching is also the best as some migratory birds visit the park.

Legendary tree-climbing lions and remarkably tusked elephant.

Huge flocks of pink flamingos and a wide array of water birds

Olive baboon, blue monkey, klipspringer, lions, Large buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, hippo

Lake Manyara National Parks-$53.10/adult and $17.70/child

The price mentioned is based on current park entry fees including camping fees, concession fees and government regulated VAT. If these government regulated fees will go up, the total cost of the itinerary will go up accordingly.

All fees are per person valid for 24 hour.

Day Game drive

Night game drive

Forest walks

Cultural tours

Mountain bike tours



Like other national parks, travelling to Lake Manyara National Park is also safe. Although some health concerns are necessary to follow, like mosquito repellent with at least 30% DEET, antimalaria medication and covering the skin during the evening time.

Most importantly you need to follow the instructions of your guide in your whole trip.

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