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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Wildlife at Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is well known for the tree climbing lions, the soda ash lake, its flamingos and the breathtaking scenery. While the scenic beauty of this park certainly makes it worth a visit, the game viewing here pales into insignificance when compared with that on offer in Tarangire, the Ngorongoro and the Serengeti.

Often visited for an afternoon game drive on the way to Ngorongoro, it would be a shame to miss out Manyara if you're driving straight past it - but it's really not up there with the heavyweight big boys in terms of game viewing.


Activities at Lake Manyara National Park is centered on day and game watching; other activities would include bird watching and photography.


Some of the Lake Manyara Lodges, hotels, camps accommodation include; Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Eunoto Retreat Lodge, Lake Manyara Hotel, Lake Manyara View Lodge, and Lake Manyara Tree Lodge.

When to visit

Manyara's official peak season is from July to October but Lake Manyara is consistently good as a soft game viewing park at any time of the year.

Getting there

Lake Manyara National Park entrance gate lies 126 kilometers west of Arusha along a newly surfaced road. By road, charter or scheduled flight from Arusha, en route to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

5 Days Tanzania Lodge Safari

5 Days Tanzania Lodge Safari

This Tanzania safari 5 day​​​​​​​ safari safari takes you to Lake Manyara for a whole day, almost 3 days in the Serengeti and 1 whole crater tour in Ngorongoro. The safari takes you around the best places in Tanzania, visiting places such as Lake Manyara which is famous for its tree climbing lions... More info

3 Days Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Safari

3 Days Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Safari

Our 3-day African safari, which specifically include the Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater has been designed to offer you a short but intense Tanzanian Northern Circuit safari experience, for a shorter and time constrained period of 3 days / 2 nights... More info

3 Days Northern Circuit Special Safari

3 Days Northern Circuit Special Safari

This 3-day special safari takes you through three of Tanzania's famous Northern Circuit Parks: Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, and the real treat - the world-famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From Manyara's tree climbing lions and Tarangire's large elephant population to the stunning environment and wildlife diversity... More info

36 Days Lake Manyara-Serengeti–Ngorongoro-Tarangire Safari

6 Days Lake Manyara-Serengeti–Ngorongoro-Tarangire Safari

Explore and take game drives in ecologically rich Lake Manyara National Park. Explore Serengeti one of the most celebrated ecosystem. Explore World Heritage listed Ngorongoro Crater and the Tarangire, a park of giant baobab trees, rolling savannah and acacia parkland... More info