Lake Manyara National Park

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Welcome To Lake Manyara National Park

About The Park

Lake Manyara National Park is a natural spectacle that truly defines the beauty and diversity of Africa. Spanning 330 square kilometres, of which approximately 220 square kilometres is the lake, this gem of a park shines with an enchanting mosaic of landscapes – ranging from the soda lake nestled within the Rift Valley to the thick woodlands and towering mountain slopes. Besides its stunning environment, the park is renowned for its unique tree-climbing lions and the expansive herds of elephants it was created to safeguard. Large congregations of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe, and impala are also found inhabiting the shores of the lake and the lush slopes of the valley.

Best Time To Visit

Lake Manyara National Park is a year-round destination, but certain times of the year offer unique experiences:

  • Dry Season (June to October): Perfect for wildlife viewing as animals congregate around water sources. The weather is pleasant, and the malaria risk is low.
  • Wet Season (November to May): Ideal for bird watching, with migratory species enhancing the park’s birdlife. The scenery is lush and vibrant, but access might be limited due to heavy rainfall.


Lake Manyara National Park is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream come true. Its most legendary inhabitants are the tree-climbing lions, a phenomenon typically seen in only a handful of places across Africa. These majestic cats defy norms and can often be spotted lounging in acacia trees, surveying their surroundings.

The park is also home to large herds of elephants, known for their impressive size compared to their cousins in other parks. Amidst the diverse fauna, you’ll find zebras, hippos, giraffes, warthogs, and a vast array of antelopes gracing the plains. The lake is a thriving habitat for hippos and an impressive number of crocodiles, which can often be seen basking on the banks.

A birder’s paradise, the park boasts over 400 species of birds. The shimmering lake is often blushed pink with thousands of flamingos, while pelicans, storks, and cormorants add to the avian spectacle. The forests resonate with the calls of vibrant turacos, hornbills, and the chatter of the many monkeys that dwell there.

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Lake Manyara National Park Safari offers a plethora of unique experiences and highlights:

  • Tree-climbing Lions – Witness this rare and unique spectacle.
  • Birdwatching Bliss – Spot over 400 bird species, including vibrant flamingos.
  • Lake Manyara – Enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake and its wildlife.
  • Unrivalled Baboon Troops – Witness the largest concentration of baboons globally.
  • Stunning Scenery – Forests, waterfalls, and the Rift Valley escarpment add to the park’s charm.

The unique blend of varied ecosystems, striking landscapes, and distinctive wildlife make Lake Manyara National Park an exceptional stopover on your Tanzanian safari adventure. Discover the subtle allure of this remarkable park and let Tanzania’s wild beauty leave an everlasting impression on your heart forever.


Lake Manyara's Untamed Beauty


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