Lake Manyara National Park Overview

An isolated lake subject to intense evaporation during the dry season, Lake Manyara is a slightly salty lake that is home to hippopotamus, flamingoes, and a large variety of aquatic life. Despite its salt content, it is safe for animals to drink and is a popular watering hole for the park's animal population. During the wet season, Lake Manyara swells to a sizable body of water perfect for guided canoe safaris. During the dry season, it can shrink to such a small size that it is almost possible to walk across it. When water is present, it is possible to see klipspringer, rock hyrax, and porcupines by the lake's edge, and a wide variety of birds including Ruppel's Griffon, Verreaux's Eagle, the Augur Buzzard, the Peregrine Falcon, and an abundance of flamingos call the lake home during the year. Located not far from the entrance to Lake Manyara National Park, Mto We Mbu is a local farming and market village that is perfectly situated for souvenir shopping or for a glimpse into the day to day life of the Tanzanian people. On market days, farmers from all over the region come together to show off their wares in this dynamic melting pot of cultures and personalities.

How to go to Park

How to go to Park

The best way to get to Lake Manyara np is by flying into the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA).

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What makes Parks Unique

What makes Parks Unique

The lions of Lake Manyara National Park are a rarity among their own kind, being some of the

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Activities to do

Activities to do

  • Game Drives
  • Night Game Drives
  • Bird Watching
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