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Lake Manyara National Park

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About Lake Manyara National Park

Country found in: Tanzania
Parks total area: 325 km² (126 mi)
Year established: 1960
Park wildlife: 7 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Absolutely!

What YAS members think of Lake Manyara National Park

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Most-visited month: January
Top animal sighting: Elephant

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Located about 130 km (80 miles) southwest of Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park is a compact, verdant park that is highly prized by bird lovers from around the globe. Although small in size, Manyara packs a mighty punch. It starts the moment visitors drive through the entry gates and encounter the amazing groundwater forest. Here, guests can see all types of flora such as mahogany, sausage trees, ficus and wild mango trees.

Bird lovers are sure to be astounded by the vast array of birds, with over 400 species of migratory bird being found here. The saline waters of Lake Manyara are often dotted with bright-pink flamingos and stodgy pelicans. In addition to the large number of birds found at Lake Manyara, it is also possible to see several types of animals here, including the elusive tree-climbing lion.

Tree-climbing lion

For some reason, the lions of Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks have a penchant for climbing up into the branches of a sausage tree and lazing around in the heat of the day. Photographers will relish the opportunity to snap a photo or two, if they’re lucky enough to encounter one. It is possible to see four of the big five at Lake Manyara – buffalo, elephant, leopard and lion – with the rhino being the missing fifth animal. 

When is the best time to visit Lake Manyara National Park?

Lake Manyara is recommended year-round, with only the months of April and May being a bit wet and difficult for travel. Due to its small size, most lodges are located outside of the park, en route to either Tarangire or Ngorongoro Crater. There is one lodge inside the park and it is of very high standard. 

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Tour by: Ilmaasai Expedition (T) Ltd

The tour will offer you a great chance to explore the rich beauty of Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara Natio...

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Tour by: Migration & Kili Expedition Tours

7days 6nights Northern Circuit Safari Tarangire,Serengeti National park ,Ngorongoro Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyar...

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Tour by: Tanzania Adventure LTD

This itinerary features the very best of a colonial safari experience and a visit to the African bush. You will ...

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Tour by: Happy World Safaris

This package is special to our clients who wants to balance their time of traveling in Tanzania(Northern Circuit...

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Tour by: Meru Slopes Tours and Safaris

7 DAYS BUDGET CAMPING SAFARI TO LAKE MANYARA, SERENGETI, NGORONGORO CRATER AND TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK.

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Tour by: Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris

This safari takes you to lake lanyara, serengeti, tarangire & ngorongoro,it will give you the opportunity to see...

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Tour by: Wild Frontiers

Experience the sights, smells and sounds of thousands of wildebeest making their way across the Serengeti plains...

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Tour by: Tanzania Adventure LTD

This short private safari covers the highlights of Tanzania with a 3 day tour to Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro...

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Tour by: Tekko Tours

The best of Tanzania camping safari

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Tour by: 2Boys Travel and Tours

This wildlife Safari you can have chance to experience different wild creatures and cultural activities in the a...

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