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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

Reviews of safaris to Lake Manyara National Park

52 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Lake Manyara.

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Mr J.
Atlantic Beach

"My Jul 2021 trip"

I visited Tanzania between 1 Jul 2021 and 29 Jul 2021
"The most adventure filled experience of our lives.

In particular our driver Festo was a highlight.

Jessica did an amazing job working with us and we are so appreciative.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Everyone did a great job with communication." Read full review: 28 nights in Africa; 12 on a Tanzania safari
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"My Oct 2019 trip"

I visited Tanzania between 5 Oct 2019 and 12 Oct 2019
"The Safari exceeded our expectations entirely.

It was an incredible experience with our 3 young children (9,7,4). The 7 day itinerary was perfect, and glad we got to spend 3 days in the Serengeti (our favourite of the 4 parks). We didn't feel rushed at all, or pressured to see animals.

Our driver was fantastic. He drove safely and was knowledgeable, and passionate about his job. He was patient and great with the kids. Also the vehicle was in great condition (better than almost all others we saw) which helped make it comfortable.

The lodges were great, really comfortable without being over the top luxurious." Read full review: 7 nights in Africa; 7 on a Tanzania safari
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Rusty Hudak

"Our trip"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 21 Jul 2019 and 2 Aug 2019
"I was absolutely delighted with the trip. The Expert Africa folks were all great to work with. if one person happened to be out of the office, someone else would respond. We never had to wait long for a reply through the planning process and all 'connections" and hand-offs in were seamless. You guys are true professionals.

The contractors you provided us with in Rwanda and Tanzania were equally well beyond satisfactory. I hope to go back someday. I hope you offer a discount for repeat customers as i would like to bring family members :)

Thanks much!
Rusty Hudak" Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 8 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr. A

"My Feb 2019 trip"

I visited Tanzania between 23 Feb 2019 and 11 Mar 2019
"Terrific. Jessica was very helpful in helping us put together our trip.

We appreciated her first hand experience (or of her colleagues) on the various places were wanted to visit." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 15 on a Tanzania safari
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Mrs CH

"Great 2 week safari during the migration "

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 6 Feb 2019 and 19 Feb 2019
"We had a wonderful trip. It was our first safari in east Africa and something we will do again. In the past we have self driven and we were wary of being with a guide but Esto was excellent and knowledgeable. In particular he did not join large groups of vehicles around the big ticket wildlife causing them stress but drove on and found us something else that we could watch quietly." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 10 on a Tanzania safari
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Dr & Mrs N

"Trip of a lifetime"

I visited Namibia and 3 other countries between 3 Jan 2019 and 23 Feb 2019
"This is likely our last safari and was a great way to end what has been a passion of ours for 30 years.

We enjoyed new places ( Namibia and Tanzania) , saw incredible sights ( especially the Crater and the migration) , ate wonderful food and met many wonderful people" Read full review: 51 nights in Africa; 18 on a Namibia trip
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Miss P & Mr L

"One of the best ever"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 7 Oct 2018 and 16 Oct 2018
"Best safari we have ever done and one of our favourite ever holidays. And Beyond were great and we would look to book with them again. Serengeti under canvas staff were off the scale amazing!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service: None - you guys are superstars" Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 8 on a Tanzania safari
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two professors

"My Sep 2018 trip"

I visited Tanzania between 28 Sep 2018 and 12 Oct 2018
"This trip exceeded our wildest imagination. We were up close to all the animals we wanted to see with a perfect opportunity to photograph them and to observe their behavior. It was a long flight getting to Kilimanjaro, but well worth it.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service: My wife and I were both impressed by your professionalism and your effort to make sure that my wife's CPAP was taken care of--as it was at each sight." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 11 on a Tanzania safari
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Santa Fe

"My Jul 2018 trip"

I visited Tanzania between 5 Jul 2018 and 14 Jul 2018
"The trip was great. We saw many different animals. David, the guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly.

I was a bit disappointed that even in the middle of the Serengeti there was internet access. I had hoped to escape the internet. There may be a market for lodges and camps that don't have internet." Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 1 on a Tanzania safari
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"Pining for what could have been..."

I visited Tanzania between 14 Feb 2018 and 24 Feb 2018
"I look forward to my regular forays into Southern and Eastern Africa, a passion I've been pursuing for over 30 years and where I normally enjoy every last minute of my stay. So it pains me to state that, despite the high quality of all the arrangements: camps, transfers, internal flights, this was one trip I did not enjoy.

The reason was the infestation of tsetse flies through the Lake Manyara/Tarangire/Serengeti area. These are not just a nuisance; they are a major problem, turning every game drive into a very painful and distressing endurance test. Totally impervious to any kind of insect repellent, swarms of tsetse flies descend upon people persistently biting at will on both uncovered and covered skin. Yes, they bite through your clothes, too. I ended up with my entire skin a mass burning welts - something that went from simple discomfort to sheer pain, only temporarily relieved by spells under cold showers, and eventually, towards the end of my trip, by some anti-histaminic pills and cream provided by the manageress at Lamai Serengeti.

I was not warned of this, something I find disconcerting from an outfit that advertises itself as Expert Africa and provides specialist consultants for each area. Surely clients are entitled to expect full and honest advice?" Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 10 on a Tanzania safari
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52 reviews of Lake Manyara by travellers since August 2007
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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.

89% (11 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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