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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is a gem of northern Tanzania, covering approximately 330 square kilometres (127 square miles). Despite its relatively small size, it boasts a remarkable range of habitats, from lush groundwater forests to the shimmering waters of Lake Manyara itself.

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When To Travel

The Best Time To Visit Lake Manyara National Park depends on your preferences:

  • Dry Season (June to October): This period offers excellent wildlife viewing as animals gather around the remaining water sources. The weather is pleasant, making it ideal for game drives.
  • Green Season (November to May): For birdwatchers and travellers seeking fewer crowds, the green season is perfect. The landscape is lush, migratory birds arrive, and the park’s scenery is at its most vibrant.


  • Game Drives: Explore the park’s diverse ecosystems on guided game drives. Encounter elephants, hippos, giraffes, and numerous bird species. Keep an eye out for the famous tree-climbing lions.
  • Birdwatching: Lake Manyara is a paradise for bird enthusiasts, with over 400 bird species recorded, including flamingos, pelicans, and numerous waterfowl. Birdwatching here is exceptional year-round.
  • Canoeing Safaris: Paddle in a canoe along the tranquil waters of Lake Manyara, offering a unique perspective to observe wildlife along the shores. Spot hippos, buffalo, and a variety of water birds.
  • Tree-Climbing Lions: Lake Manyara is known for its unique population of lions that have adapted to climbing trees. Witness this fascinating behaviour during your game drives.
  • Cultural Experiences: Visit nearby Maasai communities to learn about their traditional lifestyles, dances, and crafts. Gain insights into the Maasai culture and their coexistence with wildlife.

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