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Lake Manyara National Park

Peak Time

Jun - Oct

Best Time To Go

Year Round

Famous For

Tree Climbing Lions

Price Per Day

$ 500 - $ 2500

Size in Sq.Km

330 Sq.Km

Why Visit Lake Manyara National Park?

Lake Manyara National Park, located in northern Tanzania, is home to a remarkable diversity of wildlife and stunning landscapes. This park offers a unique ecosystem that includes dense woodlands, open grasslands, and the vast alkaline Lake Manyara itself. Visitors can witness an array of animals such as elephants, hippos, and buffaloes, alongside the famous tree-climbing lions that make this park unique. The lake attracts thousands of flamingos, creating a vibrant pink hue across the water, along with other bird species that make Lake Manyara a bird-watcher’s paradise.

In addition to its wildlife, Lake Manyara National Park boasts breathtaking scenery and rich cultural experiences. The park is nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, providing stunning views and opportunities for adventurous activities like canoeing and walking safaris. The nearby Mto wa Mbu village offers a glimpse into the local Maasai culture, with markets, traditional dances, and cultural tours. Whether you’re seeking an exhilarating safari experience or a tranquil escape into nature, Lake Manyara National Park delivers an unforgettable adventure.

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Get to Know Lake Manyara

Explore Lake Manyara National Park to uncover its lush groundwater forests, diverse wildlife, and striking vistas. The park’s landscape varies from dense forests to the expansive lake, creating a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Enjoy game drives where you might spot giraffes, zebras, and the park’s famed tree-climbing lions. Bird watchers will be thrilled with the over 400 species, including pelicans, storks, and herons. The park also offers unique activities like canopy walks and night safaris, providing a different perspective on its natural beauty. Lake Manyara National Park promises a captivating and multifaceted experience for all visitors.

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andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge offers a luxurious retreat nestled in the heart of Lake Manyara National Park. This exclusive lodge features treehouse-style suites that blend seamlessly with the natural environment, providing stunning views and a tranquil atmosphere. Guests can indulge in gourmet dining, relax at the lodge’s pool, or embark on thrilling safaris to explore the park’s diverse wildlife and landscapes. With its exceptional service and unique setting, andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge ensures an unforgettable safari experience.

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Lake Manyara National Park faq's

 best time to visit is during the dry season, from June to October, when wildlife is easier to spot and the weather is more pleasant.

The park is home to elephants, buffaloes, hippos, giraffes, zebras, and the famous tree-climbing lions. It also hosts over 400 species of birds, including flamingos and pelicans.

The park is accessible by road from Arusha, which is about a two-hour drive. There are also regular flights to the Lake Manyara Airstrip from major Tanzanian cities.

Yes, the park is family-friendly with activities that cater to children, making it an excellent destination for a family safari.

Pack light, breathable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, binoculars, a camera, and insect repellent. Don’t forget comfortable walking shoes for any guided walks or hikes.

Absolutely, Lake Manyara is often included in safari itineraries that also cover other nearby attractions like the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.