Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect.
The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and the forested valley slopes.
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. Troops of several hundred olive baboon appear alongside Sykes monkey and short-eared galago. Cape clawless otter, Egyptian mongoose, hippo and klipspringer are other park residents.
- Home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world.
- Game drives, night game drives.
- Cultural tours, picnicking, bush lunch/dinner, abseiling and forest walks on the escarpment outside the park.
- Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration.
- Famous for its tree-climbing lions.
- Mountain biking along the lake, including a stop at a local village
Min: 20°C/68°F Max: 30°C/86°F
Min: 19°C/66°F Max: 25°C/77°F
Short rains: November to mid December
- Best time to travelYearround
- Traveling with ChildrenThere are activities for children of all ages and plenty of adventure for the whole family.
- WildlifeManyara and its neighbour, Tarangire, are superb for elephant viewing throughout the year - Manyara even more so when the areas around the park begin to dry up during the winter months.
- Flying to TanzaniaThe gateway to Tanzania is Dar es Salaam. Limited international scheduled flights also fly directly to Kilimanjaro. Daily scheduled domestic flights link these gateways with Tanzania's wildlife areas.
- LanguagesThe national language in Kenya and Tanzania is Swahili, although English is widely spoken.
- CurrencyUSD & Tanzanian Shillings
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Enhance Your Experience With
- Cultural Coffee Tour
- Cultural Lunch at Shangaa Shangaa Village
- Tanzanite Shopping Experience
- Exploring Lake Manyara by Bicycle
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Lake Manyara National Park
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