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The Best Day Trip At Lake Manyara National Park

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Day Trip Lake Manyara National Park. -For those who appreciate the magnificence of nature and its diverse wildlife, a visit to Lake Manyara National Park should be at the top of their travel list. Located in the northern region of Tanzania, this park offers an array of awe-inspiring landscapes, such as a vast soda lake, lush forests, and towering cliffs.

The park is home to a wide variety of animals, including majestic elephants, graceful giraffes, striped zebras, and various primates.

8 Days Tanzania Safari & Beach Holidays (Mid Range)

Thus, Lake Manyara National Park is an ideal destination for those seeking an immersive African wildlife experience.

If you’re looking for a thrilling adventure, consider taking a day trip to the park with our 8-day Tanzania Safari & Beach Holidays (Mid Range) package which provides an opportunity to explore the park’s fascinating wildlife and breathtaking scenery in just one day.

With this fun-filled excursion, you’re sure to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. So why wait? Book your tour today and experience the beauty of nature firsthand!


Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania

Lake Manyara National Park got its name from the Maasai word for Euphorbia tirucal ‘emanyara’ a milky weed used by masa as a hedge to form stockade for their cattle. Lake Manyara National Park covers an area of about 330 square km of which 200 square km is the Lake when the water level is high. The Park is located in Northern Tanzania about 1.5 hours drive (120 Km) west of Arusha along a newly surfaced road close to the ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu. Most of our Northern Tanzania safari Itinerary starts with Lake Manyara National Park. Please See more of our Arusha Day trips & Cultural Tours

Mto wa Mbu is a Swahili which means Mosquito Creek. This is a town adjacent to the Great Rift Valley growing fruits and vegetables hence being a busy town selling fruits and vegetables produced around the village. The town has become a temporary stopover for tourists and campers. The park is well known for its beautiful scenery as it stretches 50km from the base of the rusty gold 600-meter high Rift Valley escarpment with a lot of underground water streams flowing to the Lake. This ever-green Park is home to many animal species and birds which include herds of buffalo, elephants, giraffes, baboons, impalas, warthog, hippos, etc.

Lake Manyara National Park provides a perfect introduction to Tanzania’s bird life. More than 400 species have been recorded and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to spot about 100 bird species in one day. The highlight includes thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants, and storks. The major unique features of this Park are the famous Lake Manyara tree-climbing lion as well as the Sulfur Springs known as Majimoto (Hot water) located on the Northern tip of the Park.

The Lake Manyara tree-climbing lions occasionally spend most of their day napping along the branches of umbrella acacia trees five to seven meters from the ground.

Lake Manyara National Park Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Lake Manyara is during the dry Season July to October for large mammal viewing and the wet season November to June for bird watching and canoeing safaris within the Lake.

Lake Manyara National Park is an ideal place for a day trip safari from Arusha, however, most of our Northern Tanzania safari packages include this park.

Private Day Trip to Lake Manyara National Park Departing Arusha City at 08:00 Hours.

Starting & ending in Arusha city, Tanzania’s Tourism Capital

Prices For Manyara Day trip

  • For 1 person is $ 435
  • For 2 to 3 person is $ 265 per person
  • For 4 to 6 Person is $ 185 per person


After breakfast, you'll leave Arusha and begin your journey to Lake Manyara National Park. The trip takes about two hours, but we'll stop in the market town of Mto Wa Mbu Village along the way. This agricultural and fresh produce market is a cultural melting pot and a souvenir hunter's heaven.

After passing through the town market, you will enter Lake Manyara National Park. The park is a photographer's dream, with some of the best game watching in the world. Many of Africa's most well-known creatures can be expected to be seen, with tree-climbing lions being a special treat. These self-assured predators sit under acacia branches, virtually wanting to be photographed.


  • Transportation in clean, well-maintained 4WD safari Land Cruise with photographic roof thatch
  • Service of professional & well-experienced English-speaking local safari driver guide
  • Good packed lunch
  • Mineral Drinking water (1.5 l per day per person)
  • All park fees including VAT


  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips/gratitude for the safari driver guide
  • All items of a person's nature
  • Travel insurance etc.

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The Best Day Trip At Lake Manyara National Park
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