Lake Manyara National Park

Squeezed between the sheer cliffs of the Great Rift Valley wall and the calm waters of its own lake, Lake Manyara National Park is one of the most scenic and dramatically located of all Tanzania’s parks.

Why visit Lake Manyara National Park ?

  • Scenically impressive landscapes within the Great Rift Valley
  • Very good close up game viewing, especially of elephant
  • Home to tree climbing lions
  • Wonderful bird watching around the soda lake

The park is relatively small in size, measuring a little over 300 sq. km, of which two thirds is usually covered by the lake, but it boasts a great variety of vegetation ranging from open grasslands to acacia woodland and ancient groundwater forest. As a result it therefore plays host to a significant number of animals including elephant, leopard, hippo and tree climbing lions.

The soda lake hums to the tune of thousands of pelicans and also flaminges which descend upon its waters in search of the rich algae food source.

A visit to Lake Manyara is well worthwhile and fits in well when en route to the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.




A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever vaccination required if arriving from an endemic area.

Time Difference

GMT + 3 Hours

Flight Time

11.5 Hours Indirect


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