Guide To Lake Manyara

The authentic Tanzania Safari experience is perfectly encapsulated by a visit to the Lake Manyara National Park. In as much as it is in the proximity of popular names like the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, Lake Manyara is a remarkable sight.

It offers a good place to wind down, relax, and catch your breath. What’s more, it is just a stroll away Arusha Town, famous known as Tanzania’s doorway to the northern safari circuit.

Lake Manyara-zebra drink

Lake Manyara finds its place at the foot of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. The lake is not the deepest you would come across in your travels, and it is mostly alkaline in nature. Also, the lake takes up a large part of the National Park. Overall, Lake Manyara National Park is blessed with different terrestrial habitats ranging from a wetland, forest, acacia woodland, and floodplain. There is also a good mix of wildlife in the park.

When you start your journey on the Lake Manyara Safari, you are greeted by various species of birdlife. There are more than 400 species of birds in the region, so you would want to get your camera out to capture as many as you want. Some of the highlights for your viewing pleasure include flocks of flamingos, and much more.

Lake Manyara-birdlife

We already hinted at the impressive variety of wildlife the park has to offer. From elephants to Lions, Zebras, Antelopes, Buffalos, Giraffe, just name it, Lake Manyara is home to some exotic creatures. Mind you, the lions at Lake Manyara have cultivated the ability to climb trees, and that’s something to behold. Use the boat cruise to go in search of crocodiles or hippos. The lake takes a large chunk of the 330km2 park and boasts of some awe-inspiring sites.

The best time to visit Lake Manyara Safari is from May to July and December to February. Mind you, Lake Manyara is a place you can go any time of the year. In terms of accommodation, there are lots of luxury options in and around the park. There is no best way to experience Lake Manyara, so use all the options available to you. Take a boat, use a mountain bike, ride on a 4X4, or even go on foot, your experience will be memorable.