Lake Manyara National Park

The lush green vegetation consisting of tall trees of the ground water 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.


The Park experiences bi-modal rainfall season with short rains starting from November to December and long rains from February to May and dry season is from late June to October.

It is located at an altitude between 850 and 2000 meters with annual average rainfall ranging from 650 to 760mm.

Getting there

The Park can be accessed by road or air.

By Road:

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

By Air:

Can be accessed through scheduled flights to Manyara Airstrip.


The Park has remarkable attractions most notably the tree climbing lions, Marang’ forest, hot spring, ground water forest, diversity of bird species and the rift valley. Plan your trip by visiting Lake Manyara National Park were you will get exceptional experience that quenches your travel thirst.

Wild Animals

Animals found here includes elephant, buffalo, hippo, lion, leopard, occasional cheetah and giraffe. Lions here have opted to rest up during the heat of midday in trees, giving Manyara lions somehow different behavior.


The park offers a high diversity of bird species over 390 birds species both migrants and residents including 50 birds of prey, raucous forest hornbills, pink-hued flamingos and flotillas of pelicans.

Marang’ Forest

It lies above the escarpment and habors elephants, buffaloes, duikers, baboons, blue monkeys, leopards and many forest dwelling birds species.


Lake Manyara National Park offers a range of exciting activities including day game drives, walking safaris, night game drive, canoeing, canopy tour, bird watching and hot bush meals that gives someone a reason to smile!

Game Drives

Game drives along the lower slopes of the great rift valley inhabited with variety of wildlife species like Elephants, Buffalo, Antelopes, Lions, Leopards and Giraffe gives unforgattable sightings all the day.

Walking safari

The present natural walking trails takes you up and down the hills. The trails pass in areas with higher concentration of wildlife and varied habitats providing a chance of exploring the wilderness and getting close to nature

Bird Watching

Lake Manyara National Park is a birding spot . Visitors can see up to 100 different species of bird in a day.



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