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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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
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.
Our guides, our accommodations and our tour not only lived up to our expectations, they exceeded them. We were a group of six. We were met at the Nairobi airport by Mark, who drove us to our hotel (Eka). In the brief time we had with him, we thought Mark was great. Read More...
Everything was very well arranged. Except for our first gate entry which took more than 1 hour everything else was perfectly planned and done. Excellent professional and polite service through out our stay. Read More...
It is always a little intimidating traveling overseas and there were some minor hiccups in communication, however, the situation was dealt with promptly and professionally. The trip was organized to our specifications with much appreciated recommendations to improve our visit. Read More...