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Lake Manyara National Park

Yes,It is undoubtedly the home to tree climbing lions,With its scenic tropical rain forest,a unique and relatively small national park that boasts incredible birdlife and magnificent views from the great rift valley.Lake Manyara is known for its huge salt water lake filled with lesser and some greater Flamingos.


Lake manyara national park is located 125 km southwest of Arusha town.It is one of Tanzania`s smaller national  park,with most of its area covered by the lake.The majority of the land area of the park is narrow strip running between the great rift valley wall to the west and lake manyara,an alkaline or soda –lake to the east.Lake manyara national park is beautiful park with its evergreen vegetations and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees.The park is famous for its tree climbing lions  spending  most of the day spread out along the branches of sausage trees and acacia.the park is particularly noted for its huge herds of buffalo and elephant ,also  giraffes,hippos,reedbucks,warthog,wildebeests,zebras as well as large troops of baboons and monkeys.

Birdlife is so abundant there are more than  400 different species including  flamingoes,pelicans,storks,heron,hornbills, plenty of forest and water birds  species without forgetting raptors as well.Lake manyara national park is a real birdwatcher`s paradise.

Experiencing lake manyara national park:

We recommend one day in this park due to its size.Also day trip can be arranged due to its close proximity to Arusha.


Game drive during the day,night game drives,canoeing ,Mountain bike tours outside the park,walking safaris down the great rift valley escarpment with beautiful views of lake manyara, cultural safaris around mto wa mbu village also you can do a walking safari to the waterfall,Walkway[a walk way through the canopy of manyara forest over the walking bridge.

How to get:

2 hours drive from Arusha.

When to go:

Year around although some exceptions in the event  of an extreme weather conditions especially during a long rain season,please consult our safari experts on updated advice.

Where to stay:There are number of options in and around the area to any budget.We recommend ;

Inside the park:

Lake manyara tree lodge

Outside the park:

Lake manyara serena lodge

Lake manyara wildlife lodge

Kirurumu tented lodge

Lake manyara kilima moja lodge

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