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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

“A Home of Tree Climbing Lions”

The lush green vegetation consisting of tall trees of the groundwater forest, the tree climbing lions, the soda lake inhabited with thousands of pink-hued flamingos, large water birds and the troops of baboons and blue monkeys and the rift valley escarpment make your safari to this area unforgettable.

The park derives its name from a plant called Euphorbia tirucalli, known as Emanyara in Maasai language and covers an area of 648.7 km2.

Why Visit Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is known for flocks of thousands flamingos that feed along the edge of the lake in the wet season. In 1991 there were an estimated 1,900,000 non-breeding Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) individuals and 40,000 Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). Also is a nice park for walking safaris, night game drive, canoeing, canopy tour, bird watching and hot bush meals that gives someone a reason to smile! 


Best time to visit Lake Manyara National Park

Watching wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park is good all year, but at its best from late June to October, during the Dry season. However, this very scenic park is at its most beautiful during the Wet season, from November to May, when the vegetation is lush and waterfalls cascade down the escarpment.

What animals to expect in Lake Manyara National Park

Elephant, Wildebeest, Zebra, Buffalo, Hippo, Giraffe Impala, Lion & Cheetah, 


How to go there

The Park can be accessed by road or air

Road. The park is 115 km from Arusha city to the main gate via Makuyuni – Ngorongoro road.

Air. Can be accessed through scheduled flights to Manyara Airstrips.