Manyara National Park Safari

Size: 330 square kilometres.

Location: Northern Tanzania. Roughly ninety minutes drive from Arusha..

Known for: Elephants, tree-climbing Lion and flamingoes.

Bird Species: 400

Best Time: July to October for game or November to June for bird-watching.

To Do: Game drives, canoeing, cultural tours, mountain biking, abseiling, and forest walks.

Migratory Birds: Nov - Apr.

Altitude: 954 - 2,055m / 3,130 - 6,742ft

Wildlife Highlights

The forest patch at the entrance of the park is home to habituated troops of olive baboon and blue monkey. The occasional bushbuck can also be spotted here, darting off in the undergrowth. Pairs of klipspringer are sometimes seen balancing on the rocks at the far south of the park.

Details of Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park has variety of landscapes which offers a compact safari experience that gives visitors the chance to see everything from the vibrant flamingos to the fearsome lion. With an estimated 300 species of birds, and unlimited number of wild animals, this Park is an ideal starting or finishing point for the northern circuit.

This park was named after a seasonal alkanline lake at its heart, Lake Manyara National Park is a great place for canoeing safari during the wet season and traditional game drives year around.

In addition to its flamingo population, Lake Manyara is perhaps most famous for the tree-climbing lions who call it home. Found nowhere else in Tanzania, these agile predators cut a striking figure as they lounge lazily in acacia trees.

In addition to its flamingo population, Lake Manyara is perhaps most famous for the tree-climbing lions who call it home. Found nowhere else in Tanzania, these agile predators cut a striking figure as they lounge lazily in acacia trees.

Also calling the park home are Africa's most iconic animals such as elephants, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, and cape buffalo, as well as less well known but no less intriguing Kirk's dik-dik and klipspringer.

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.

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).

Activities

Night Game Drive

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.

Meals

Full Board: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transport

4x4 Landcruiser with Pop-up roof

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