Cradled in the glory of its surroundings below the sheer majesty of the Rift Valley wall, Lake Manyara lies serene spreading in a heat haze hacked by a thin green band of forest and the sheer 600 metre red and brown cliffs of the escarpment.


A wedge of surprisingly varied vegetation sustains a wealth of wildlife, nourished by chattering streams bubbling out of the escarpment base and waterfalls spilling over the cliff. Acacia woodlands shelters the park’s famous but elusive tree-climbing Lions, along with squadrons of mongoose feasting on the trail of  Buffalo and Elephant- the most pachyderms per square kilometre in Tanzania.


Deep in the south of the park, hot springs bubble to the surface in the shadow of the escarpment. Hippo wallow near the lake’s borders of sedge. The park host 400 varieties of  birds, including thousands of red billed Quelea flitting over the water like swarms of giant insects; Pelicans, Cormorants and Pink streaks of thousands of Flamingo on their perpetual migration.


Enter Lake Manyara from the village of Mto wa Mbu and eclectic market town where several tribes converge to form a linguistic mix that is the richest in Africa.


Size The park is total 330 sq km (about 205 sq miles), of which about 200 sq km (about 125 sq miles) is Lake.
Location In northern Tanzania, 130 km west of  Arusha Town, on the foor of Rift valley.

Getting there

Predators Safari Club we will be happy to arrange a road transfer or arrange charter or scheduled flight from Arusha , En route to Seregenti and Ngorongoro Crater.
What To do Local Village Cultural Tour, Canoeing, Walking with Masai on the Rift valley escarpment,  Bike tours, Camping Safari, luxury lodge and Camps safari, The park its famous for Tree climbing Lion
Best time All year around dry season (July - Dec) for large mammals; wet season (April May to Mid June) for bird watching, the waterfalls and canoeing.
Accommodation Tree Lodge – 5 Star Exclusive
Serena Lodge - 5 Star

Kirurumu Luxury Tented Lodge -  4 Star

Eunoto Lodge – Masai Village - 4 Star

Luxury Mobile Tented Camp

Budget Camping Sites outside the park

Travelling Distance

Arusha Town to Lake Manyara  130km

Lake Manyara to Namanga Boarder 245km

Lake Manyara to Tarangire National Park  95km

Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater 90km

Lake Manyara to Olduvai Gorge 150km

Lake Manyara to Ndutu 150km

Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park 230km

Lake Manyara to Serengeti Western Corridor 290km

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