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Lake Manyara National Park is managed by Tanzania National parks. The park derives its name from a plant called Euphorbia tirucalli, known as Emanyara in Maasai language. It is found in Tanzania Arusha regions and has diversity of wildlife, vegetation, the soda lake known to be home to many unique birds, the rift valley and etc.

Among the wildlife found in the park include, Hippos, leopard, Buffaloes, elephants, cheetah and also the tree climbing lions can be seen here. The lake is the type locality for the endangered fish Oreochromis Amphimelas which is endemic to Tanzania.

The recorded list of birds in Lake Manyara National Park is 350 and more. These attracts bird enthusiasts who also explore more attractions in the park.  Over 180 species of butterflies are also present in the park

What to see and do in Manayara National Park

Game drives:

The activity is one of the most done activities in the park, the game drive can be done in the morning, which is so rewarding as animals will be a bit near the trails before the sun rises to hide in bush. There is also evening game drive, night game drive and the whole day game drive. All the game drives will reward you different animals and the secretes of lake Mayara National Park.

Bird watching:

lake Manyara has 350 recorded birds and more. The number of birds attracts bird lover to visit the park. In the birding safari, you be able to sight birds like Herons, pelicans, hornbills and etc.

Nature walk:

There are different ways to take on the nature walk in Lake Manyara National Park, there it the tree top walk way which involves walking on a raised platform into the forest. Most of the animals can be seen up-close. Another one is Maji moto walk way which makes visitors enjoy lake Manyara, other aquatic attractions, different views of the parks and etc. There are also other view points in the park which makes Lake Manyara National Park spectacular.

Boat cruise:

Enjoy the canoe ride on Lake Manyara. This enables visitors to enjoy the lake and its attractions on the close range.

Community encounters: 

This involves visiting the Masai people around the park, visit their Manyatta houses, see the way they look after their cattle, sheep, goats and etc. Take time and listen to their songs and dance, purchase some beads from them and other locally made things.

Best time to visit Manyara national park

Manyara National Park is best visited in the dry season months, during this period, the trails are passible, dusty and not muddy, but during rainy season, the trails are muddy. This is because of the loose Volcanic soil that it dusty during dry season and muddy during rainy season. The park can be visited all year round though a 4×4 safari jeep is highly recommended.

Our Hand Picked Luxury Camps In Manyara National Park

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Lake Manyara Kilimoja Lodge

The lodge offers luxury services and it is located in Lake Manyara National Park, due to its strategic location, the lodge has views of the rift valley, mount Meru, lake Manyara and etc. Lake Manyara Kilimoja lodge is comprised of 50 Deluxe rooms and 2-bedroom luxury villas. The rooms are build facing different view, the amenities are good, have inside and outside showers, air conditions, baths, WIFI, fire place bar and etc. The main house has all the luxuries including main lounge, grand hallway, dining room, spa, boutique

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Escarpment luxury lodge

The lodge is strategically located on where views of Great rift valley, the lake and the gorge are prominent. From this lodge, you can a successful African safari to Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro crater, and Tarangire. The lodge has 16 luxurious private chalets each with a private deck with views of Lake Manyara, wildlife, vegetation and birds

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andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara National Park offers a true wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Cradled in the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge blends into the natural beauty of its breathtaking surroundings.

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