National Park of Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara National Park is a small park, but it is good and contains a very  decent range of habitats, creatures, and particularly birds. It has an approximate surface area of 330 km2, of which 66% is submerged. Visitors to safaris flock to this park to get the whole Tanzania safari tour experience.

The Lake Manyara National Park, which offers amazing amusement viewing and birding, is located beneath the Manyara Escarpment’s cliffs at the edge of the Rift Valley. The environment is so varied that the warm-blooded animal and bird records there are arguably the best in Tanzania Safari. A sizeable portion of the lake and its shoreline are included in the park, as well as large areas of ground-water wilderness with fig and mahogany trees trading places with an acacia forest and open marshlands.

Lake Manyara National Park offers a variety of settings, breathtaking views, and an unfathomable biological variety in a small area that is abundant in species and astonishing numbers of birds. Bison and wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, warthog, impala, Kirk’s dik, waterbuck close to some of the springs, and klipspringer on the slopes of the escarpment are all included in Lake Manyara’s diversions. The Park is well-known for its tree-climbing lions and has a sizable population of elephants. 

The enormous troop sizes of primates, which are frequently in the hundreds and are typically thought to be Africa’s largest, are obvious. The park provides Tanzania’s birdlife with the perfect introduction. Over 400 different species of birds have been identified in the soluble soft drink of Lake Manyara, which is home to an inconceivable variety of wildlife. Along with other large water birds including pelicans, cormorants, herons, egrets, stilts, stalks, spoonbills, and yellow-billed storks, they include a significant number of pink-toned flamingos. Looking for more details and ideas to help you plan your trip to these wonderful Tanzania destinations? Get in touch with Jerry Tanzania Tours now.


  • Traditional safari adventure
  • A paradise for birdwatchers
  • Popular during the rainy season for its flamingos
  • Lions that climb trees
  • 4 of the Big 5—but no rhinoceros


More than 400 different types of feathery animals, as well as other significant distractions and predators, can be found in Lake Manyara National Park.

Visitors can get shocking perspectives on the slope and lake surroundings thanks to the unusual scene.

The nearby town of Mto-wa-Mbu or the park both offer lodging options for visitors.

Bird viewing and diversion drives are available all year long as fascinating pastimes.

Near Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Arusha


The tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara National Park are without a doubt its most well-known attraction. The sight of predators unwinding in the trees is amazing.


You can go to Lake Manyara National Park by road or air, and both options are convenient.

Roads: From Arusha, it takes just over an hour to go to Lake Manyara, and from the Ngorongoro Crater, it takes just over an hour. Additionally open are Arusha transport offices.

Air: You can travel to Manyara by road from Arusha town after taking a private aeroplane from Kilimanjaro International Airport or Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam. Similar to this, you can fly directly from Arusha and the Serengeti to Manyara’s airport.


As we would like to believe, travelling to and through Lake Manyara National Park is done safely, as is the case with most parks.

Malaria is a health risk, therefore using insect repellent with at least 30% DEET is essential. It’s also a good idea to cover any exposed skin at night. You should seriously think about being vaccinated against malaria as well.


The culinary spread is often seasoned and advanced with the intriguing dishes and rarities because it serves as a host to many different clans. In any case, there is the traditional ugali, which is made of cassava or maize flour and served with a small amount of meat, a fine sauce, or sukuma wiki. Mishikaki (meat kebabs that are flame-grilled and marinated) and Nyama Choma (grilled beef) to enjoy.

To begin any conversation, smile and say “Jambo!” in a cheerful manner. In many cases, learning a few Swahili words in Tanzanian language will help break the ice.

The best time to visit Tanzania is in the summer (June to September), when temperatures are at their coolest and many hotels and lodges are highly crowded, especially in July and August.

Are you prepared to explore Tanzania’s many delights? View the selection of small group excursions offered by Jerry Tanzania Tours in this part of Lake Manyara National Park.

Ideal Season to Visit

All seasons are good times to visit certain parts of Serengeti National Park, but not all of it. The dry season is generally the greatest time to see wildlife.

Safety and health

All seasons are good times to visit certain parts of Serengeti National Park, but not all of it. The dry season is generally the greatest time to see wildlife

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