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Lake Manyara National Park

Spectacular sunset views
Mount Kilimanjaro across the golf course Sunset with a spectacular view from Sunset Hill Spectacular sunset views Aerial view of Nyerere National Park Serengeti sunset Fishing dhow at sunrise The bustling coastal city of Dar es Salaam Huge buffalo herds, Katavi Looking into the crater

Lake Manyara National Park comprises 325km2 of wildlife dense arid land, forest and the soda-lake Lake Manyara; part of the Great Rift Valley lakes. 

Subjected to high levels of evaporation, Lake Manyara is nearly nonexistent during the dry season between June and October however covers up to 200km2 between the months of November to May during which it hosts thousands of flamingos, a large population of hippo and upwards of 400 bird species.

A narrow strip of land bordered by a 600m high escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park is a haven for wildlife and provides the ideal introduction to safari before visiting the larger, wildlife dense Northern parks.

Many safari itineraries include Lake Manyara as a day trip. We recommend including at least one night in the Lake Manyara National Park or adjoining conservancies; to experience the stunning views, sundowners and flamingos.

Lake Manyara National Park map

● Home to the world famous tree-climbing lions

● A soda-lake, Lake Manyara is home to thousands of flamingos during the wet season (November to May)

● Superb bird watching with over 400 bird species inhabiting the park

● Day Game Drives

● Night Game Drives

● Guided Bush Walks

● Hot Air Balloon Safaris

● Cultural Community Visits

● Mountain Biking

Our favourite Lake-manyara Itineraries

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