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Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is a small park containing a large diversity of habitats...

...and especially birds.

Staying inside the park is probably the best wildlife experience.

You may spot some tree climbing lions while on safari.

Lake Manyara National Park

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Lake Manyara covers about 330km², of which two-thirds is usually underwater…
… this makes it a small national park by African standards.
It is dominated by Lake Manyara which runs down the eastern side...
... and the area is well known for its flamingoes ...
... which are commonly seen on the lake shore.
Explore Lake Manyara with an expert safari guide and 4WD ...
... and discover the diversity of wildlife ...
... which include several species of monkeys ...
... and numerous giraffe.
Lake Manyara is well known for its troops of baboons, which are mostly very relaxed around vehicles.
You might even run across an elephant, which will often let your vehicle get very close.
Manyara is renowned for its tree-climbing lions,
... although they are more usually seen on the ground.
On the wide open plains by the lake, which lies at the bottom of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment...
…you usually can see herds of buffalo…
…and plenty of Zebra.
... or if you are lucky, spy a leopard high in the trees.
Lake Manyara is great for bird watching...
... with over 300 species recorded ...
... including raptors such as Martial Eagles.
Although its populations of big game won’t disappoint either.
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only permanent lodge within the park.
The ten spacious suites are set on raised decks in the forest.
Lake Manyara Green Camp is also within the park...
... and the views from the nearby waterfall are beautiful.
At Kirurumu Tented Camp you can enjoy a cold drink whilst having a great view of the park.
The rooms at Lake Manyara Serena Hotel are very spacious...
... all having access to the pool ....
... where you can take in the scenic views.
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Lake Manyara covers about 330km², of which two-thirds is usually underwater…
Lake Manyara covers about 330km², of which two-thirds is usually underwater…
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… this makes it a small national park by African standards.
… this makes it a small national park by African standards.
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It is dominated by Lake Manyara which runs down the eastern side...
It is dominated by Lake Manyara which runs down the eastern side...
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... and the area is well known for its flamingoes ...
... and the area is well known for its flamingoes ...
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... which are commonly seen on the lake shore.
... which are commonly seen on the lake shore.
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Explore Lake Manyara with an expert safari guide and 4WD ...
Explore Lake Manyara with an expert safari guide and 4WD ...
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... and discover the diversity of wildlife ...
... and discover the diversity of wildlife ...
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... which include several species of monkeys ...
... which include several species of monkeys ...
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... and numerous giraffe.
... and numerous giraffe.
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Lake Manyara is well known for its troops of baboons, which are mostly very relaxed around vehicles.
Lake Manyara is well known for its troops of baboons, which are mostly very relaxed around vehicles.
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You might even run across an elephant, which will often let your vehicle get very close.
You might even run across an elephant, which will often let your vehicle get very close.
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Manyara is renowned for its tree-climbing lions,
Manyara is renowned for its tree-climbing lions,
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... although they are more usually seen on the ground.
... although they are more usually seen on the ground.
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On the wide open plains by the lake, which lies at the bottom of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment...
On the wide open plains by the lake, which lies at the bottom of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment...
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…you usually can see herds of buffalo…
…you usually can see herds of buffalo…
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…and plenty of Zebra.
…and plenty of Zebra.
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... or if you are lucky, spy a leopard high in the trees.
... or if you are lucky, spy a leopard high in the trees.
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Lake Manyara is great for bird watching...
Lake Manyara is great for bird watching...
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... with over 300 species recorded ...
... with over 300 species recorded ...
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... including raptors such as Martial Eagles.
... including raptors such as Martial Eagles.
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Although its populations of big game won’t disappoint either.
Although its populations of big game won’t disappoint either.
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Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only permanent lodge within the park.
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only permanent lodge within the park.
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The ten spacious suites are set on raised decks in the forest.
The ten spacious suites are set on raised decks in the forest.
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Lake Manyara Green Camp is also within the park...
Lake Manyara Green Camp is also within the park...
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... and the views from the nearby waterfall are beautiful.
... and the views from the nearby waterfall are beautiful.
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At Kirurumu Tented Camp you can enjoy a cold drink whilst having a great view of the park.
At Kirurumu Tented Camp you can enjoy a cold drink whilst having a great view of the park.
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The rooms at Lake Manyara Serena Hotel are very spacious...
The rooms at Lake Manyara Serena Hotel are very spacious...
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... all having access to the pool ....
... all having access to the pool ....
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... where you can take in the scenic views.
... where you can take in the scenic views.

Safaris visiting Lake Manyara

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Avocet Fly-in Safari

7 days • 3 locations
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

This luxurious safari explores three iconic African reserves from exclusive lodges in unbeatable locations. A very high standard of food, care and guiding ensure that you can focus on the amazing experience.

US$7,740 - US$11,660 per person

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Where to stay in Lake Manyara

Our suggestions for safari camps in Lake Manyara National Park


Kirurumu Manyara Lodge

Kirurumu Manyara

With spectacular views over Lake Manyara, Kirurumu is one of the simplest camps we offer in northern Tanzania.


87% (18 reviews)
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Comfortable, stylish and remote, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is one of only two places to stay inside the park, and offers excellent guiding and service.


99% (16 reviews)
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Lake Manyara Serena

Lake Manyara Serena is a large, reasonably priced hotel perched on the lip of the Great Rift Valley with spectacular views of Lake Manyara.


90% (10 reviews)
Escarpment Luxury Lodge

Escarpment Lux Lodge

Escarpment Luxury Lodge offers stylish, modern accommodation and stunning views of Lake Manyara National Park.


80% (1 review)
Lake Manyara Green Camp

Manyara Green Camp

With comfortable tents and an adventurous atmosphere, Lake Manyara Green Camp is one of two camps located inside the park.


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