with its natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and range of activities, offers a memorable and accessible safari experience. It is a destination that caters to both wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers, providing a deeper connection to Tanzania’s remarkable natural heritage.


Lake Manyara National Park have the opportunity to spot iconic African species such as elephants, giraffes, zebras, and various antelope species. The park is also home to the famous tree-climbing lions, a rare and unique behavior that can be observed here.

Park Size

330 sq. km. (127.414 sq. mi.)

Driving Distance

3 Hours from Arusha

What to Know

Lake Manyara National Park Overview

Lake Manyara National Park Highlights

Lake Manyara National Park is known for its diverse and captivating landscapes. The Great Rift Valley Escarpment creates a dramatic backdrop, and the ever-changing scenery keeps visitors enthralled. From the dense groundwater forest with its babbling streams to the open grasslands and acacia woodlands, the park offers a variety of ecosystems to explore.

About Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park, situated in northern Tanzania, is a captivating natural haven that showcases the country’s rich biodiversity and unique landscapes. Covering an area of approximately 330 square kilometers, this park may be smaller in size compared to some of its neighbors, but it offers an impressive range of wildlife and stunning scenery.

Birdlife in Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is known for its avian abundance. With over 400 species of birds, the park is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Flamingos, pelicans, storks, and various raptors are often spotted near the lake, while the forests provide habitat for hornbills, turacos, and sunbirds. The park’s birdlife adds an extra layer of enchantment to the overall experience.

What to Do


Game drives

Explore the park’s diverse landscapes on a guided game drive. Keep your eyes peeled for the tree-climbing lions and other wildlife, as well as the breathtaking scenery of the Great Rift Valley.

Hiking and Nature Walks

Enjoy guided walks along the lake’s shores or through the groundwater forest, immersing yourself in the park’s lush vegetation and unique landscapes.


Take in the stunning diversity of birdlife around Lake Manyara, including flamingos, pelicans, and a wide variety of forest-dwelling species. Bird enthusiasts will be in their element.


For a unique perspective on the lake and its wildlife, consider a guided canoeing experience. It’s a tranquil way to observe the park’s waterfowl and aquatic life.

Where to Stay


More lodging options are available, and you’re welcome to choose your own on your adventure with us.




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