Things to do in Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park is located between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. The park is dominated by Lake Manyara a shallow alkaline lake at an altitude of 960m which was formed in a depression within the Rift Valley System. Lake Manyara National Park has a variety of diverse habitats ranging from evergreen underground forests, woodlands, extensive swamps and Grasslands home to various flora and fauna worth visiting. Safari trip in Lake Manyara National Park will give you an opportunity to shoot various wildlife documentaries and sceneries.
Things to see in Lake Manyara National Park
The Park is home to some of the migratory mammals from Tarangire National Park which includes wildebeests, Zebras, Thomson’s gazelle and Grant’s gazelle. Predators to see in Lake Manyara National Park include lion, leopard, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, serval, honey badger, African wild cat, spotted hyena, African civet, genet (Genetta) species and several mongoose species. Cheetah and African golden cat are rarely sighted. Other notable mammals include elephant, baboon, lesser flamingo, greater flamingo Cape buffalo, lion, hippopotamus, wildebeest, bushbuck, impala, giraffe, zebra, white pelican, yellow-billed stork, Ayres’s hawk-eagle, Nile monitor, white-breasted cormorant, palm-nut vulture and cobra
Lake Manyara is home to endangered fish Oreochromis amphimelas, fish species in the cichlid family. This fish species is endemic to Tanzania and found in Lake Manyara and other close basins within the National Park.
Lake Manyara National Park is home to over 390 bird species. It is also known for flocks of thousands of flamingos and other water birds that are usually at the edge of Lake Manyara during the wet season.
Lake Manyara is home to over 180 species of butterflies recorded. For film makers interested in filming butterflies this is a great place in Tanzania
Accommodation in Lake Manyara National Park
Lodge options to stay in during Safari in Lake Manyara range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options in Lake Manyara Natioal park include Lake Manyara Tortillis Camp, andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Lake Manyara Kilimanjaro Lodge, Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge.
How to get to Lake Manyara National Park
By road: Lake Manyara National Park is located 126 km (78 mi) south west of Arusha and can be reached by car in an hour and a half.
By Air: There are daily scheduled flights to Lake Manyara airport.
What is the best time to visit Lake Manayara National Park?
Safari in Lake Manyara National Park is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.
Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be traveled.
What is the best time to see wildlife in Tanzania?
Sighting wildlife in Tanzania is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to Tanzania to see wildlife?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about a safari in Tanzania.