Why Lake Manyara?
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Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara


What We Love
  1. Breathtaking scenery & easily accessible
  2. Impressive variety of wildlife
  3. See the famous tree-climbing lions & large elephant herds
  4. Fantastic bird watching – nearly 400 species
  5. Large flocks of flamingos & many birds of prey
  6. Game drives, canoe, boating, walks & biking

Why Lake Manyara?

While most visitors to Tanzania are eager to get to the world-renowned Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater, only a few realize that Lake Manyara is in a class of its own & should not be overlooked when planning a safari to East Africa.

Experience The shallow alkaline lake lies at the foot of the Great Rift Valley escarpment with Lake Manyara National Park protecting the northwestern side.

A large portion of the 330 square km park is taken up by the lake, but the remarkably wide diversity of terrestrial habits – forest, wetland, floodplain & acacia woodland – attracts an impressive variety of wildlife.

Located a stone’s throw away from the town of Arusha - Tanzania’s entry & exit point for the northern safari circuit – it is easy to include Lake Manyara in a safari itinerary, ensuring guests experience the highlights of Tanzania without missing out on some Lake Manyara ‘special surprises.’

Not only is Lake Manyara one of only 3 places in the world where visitors can see the famous tree-climbing lions, but the region is also a paradise for nearly 400 species of bird – including large flocks of flamingos & many birds of prey.

Activities Lake Manyara offers both land & water-based safari activities, so there is something for everyone. Exhilarating game drives in open 4x4 vehicles promise close-up wildlife encounters while canoe & boat safaris take you on a lake journey in search of snorting hippo pods & basking crocodiles.

Guided walking safaris & mountain bike expeditions are available for the more adventurous traveller.

When To Travel Lake Manyara is a wonderful year-round safari destination, but the best game viewing months are from December to February & from May to July.

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