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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

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Lake Manyara National Park is located in northern Tanzania, between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, the park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, majestic elephants, and the famous tree-climbing lions, Lake Manyara provides a tranquil and immersive Tanzania Safari experience.

We hope our Lake Manyara National Park travel guide has inspired you to include this incredible national park in your Tanzanian adventure.

For further details on our Tanzania Safari Tours, feel free to connect with Love & Dove Africa.

Best Time To Visit

Choosing the Best Time to Visit Lake Manyara National Park depends on your preferences. The dry season, from June to October, is ideal for wildlife viewing, as animals congregate around the diminishing water sources, providing excellent opportunities for game drives. The wet season, from November to May, transforms the park into a lush, green paradise, attracting migratory birds and enhancing the scenic beauty. Whether you prioritize vibrant landscapes or prolific wildlife sightings, Lake Manyara welcomes visitors throughout the year.


Activities in Lake Manyara National Park that cater to diverse interests, ensuring a well-rounded safari experience:

Game Drives: Explore the park's varied landscapes on thrilling game drives. Traverse through acacia woodlands, grassy floodplains, and along the shores of the lake, encountering a rich diversity of wildlife, including elephants, wildebeests, and the elusive tree-climbing lions.

Birdwatching: Lake Manyara is a haven for bird enthusiasts, with over 400 bird species recorded. The lake's alkaline waters attract flocks of flamingos, pelicans, and countless other waterfowl, creating a vibrant spectacle.


Lake Manyara National Park hosts a diverse array of wildlife, creating a mosaic of Tanzania Safari encounters:

Tree-Climbing Lions: Lake Manyara is globally renowned for its population of tree-climbing lions. Witness these agile big cats resting on the branches, a behaviour not commonly observed in other regions.

Elephants and Buffaloes: The park is home to sizable elephant herds and buffalo populations. Observe these majestic creatures against the backdrop of the lake and surrounding woodlands.

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