Bird Watching in Manyara

Lake Manyara National Park is the breathtaking scenery, well decorated with more than 400 species of birds, Manyara is also famous for it’s tree climbing lion and soda ash lake.

The wild animal found here range from big number of elephants, giraffes, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck and warthog to small dik-dik. Brocken forests and escarpment provide habitat to the leopard.


Lake Manyara National Park


A prompt departure at 6:30 AM.


Approximately 4:00 to 6:30 PM.


Private Safari/Mid range/Tented camp/Camping (budget). Kindly confirm this with our safari specialist


Comfortable clothing


English Speaking Driver/Guide

Safari vehicle with pop up roof

Transportation In 4×4 Vehicle

3 Meals a day

Entrance fees

Government charges





Any personal items of nature

Bird Watching Safari in Lake Manyara

After breakfast, you'll depart from your hotel for Lake Manyara National Park.

Lake Manyara National Park is an ideal destination for bird lovers, with an estimated 300 species including Eurasian migrant birds, acacia associated birds, raptors, and other three species which are close to an extinction: Rufous-tailed weaver, Ashy starlings and Black-collared Lovebird.

Both Lake Manyara National Park and Lake Natron offer a breathtaking view for pink flamingo, these birds are always gathering on the Lake shore in flocks of ten thousand or more.

Each lake offers unique experience and each has its own responsibility for Flamingo, while Lake Natron is known as the breeding ground for Flamingo, Lake Manyara and Nakuru in Kenya act as a feeding ground. Some of the birds you can see in the floodplains of Lake Manyara are Crowned Plover, Grey Crowned Crane, Fischer's Sparrow Lark, Two-banded courser and the Black-faced Sandgrouse.

The bush clups on the edge of the floodplain is occupied by groups of Long-tailed fiscal, the rare Pangani Longclaw. The birds in the Lake Manyara forest are: Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Narina Trogon, Crowned Hornbill, Schalow's Turaco, Emerald Cuckoo, Crowned Eagle and ground dwelling Crested Guineafowl.

When to Visit?

The park can be accessed throughout the year. However, June to October is the best time for large mammals and November to July is ideal time for bird watching.

Bush Meals

There are three bush meals sites in the park namely; Msasa Picnic site, Majimoto picnic site and Endalla picnic sites.

High season

January - March
June - December

How to get there

The park is located in Northern Tanzania, 126 km west of Arusha town along the Makuyuni-Ngorongoro road, strategically located along the high way to Ngorongoro and Serengeti and is easily accessible by road and air (charter or scheduled flights).

Other Activities

- Night Game Drive
Night game drive is carried out from 19:00 – 23:00 hrs, you must be aware that night game drive is extra activities and attract extra fee, please confirm this with our safari expert. For night game drive booking is recommended for arrangement of an armed park ranger

- Birding
- Walking safari
- Canoeing


The Above Trip Includes

Type of accommodation you choose has impact to the total price of your itinerary and so determine it’s type (budget/medium/luxury). Please speak with our safari expert about what accommodation fits your budget and requirements.


Full Board: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


4x4 Landcruiser with Pop-up roof

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