About Manyara National Park

Famous for its tree climbing lions Lake Manyara is 330 sq km (127 sq miles), of which up to 200 sq km (77 sq miles) is lake when water levels are high. Located in In northern Tanzania. The entrance gate lies 1.5 hours (126km/80 mi) west of Arusha along a newly surfaced road, close to the ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu.

Interesting facts about Manyara

  • For several months of the year, Lake Manyara is home to thousands of flamingos drawn by the microscopic algae that they feed on. The flamingos' specialized diet means they are confined to the alkaline lakes of the Rift Valley, and Lake Manayra is arguably the best place in Tanzania to see these huge flocks of brightly coloured birds. Our professional Driver-guide will take you to experience this spartacular view of the birds. Please Contact us for more details and booking.
  • As you wind your way down a bumpy, dusty roads through the desert land surrounding Lake Manyara National Park, it might seem unlikely that something as beautiful and relaxing as Maji Moto could exist out here. Yet when the oasis comes into view, it's all worth the long drive. Part of your game drive in Tarangire will include this.
    Maji Moto (Swahili for hot water) is a natural spring surrounded by palm and fig trees - an isolated paradise of crystal clear waters, sun-dappled shady picnic spots, and unmatched beauty. Not so much a hot springs as it is a warm springs, Maji Moto is a perfect place for a swim and a picnic lunch.
  • An isolated lake subject to intense evaporation during the dry season, Lake Manyara is a slightly salty lake that is home to hippopotamus, flamingoes, and a large variety of aquatic life. Despite its salt content, it is safe for animals to drink and is a popular watering hole for the park's animal population. During the wet season, Lake Manyara swells to a sizable body of water perfect for guided canoe safaris. During the dry season, it can shrink to such a small size that it is almost possible to walk across it. To book you experience in this flamingoed wonderful park please click here.