Introducing Lake Manyara National Park
Among the attractions of the often underrated Lake Manyara National Park are superb birdlife, elusive tree-climbing lions and abundant hippos.
Entry fees are US$35/10 per adult/child per day. The park gate and park headquarters (
The park has two ordinary camp sites, about 10 double bandas with bathroom (US$20 per person), and a student hostel, all near the main gate. There are three special camp sites in the park along the river.
Kirurumu Luxury Tented Camp (
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge (www.ccafrica.com; per person all-inclusive US$490-630;
Most people visit Lake Manyara as part of a longer safari and independent travellers will need private transport inside the park. The best public transport option is the Ngorongoro crater bus (TSh2000 one way) from Arusha to Mto Wa Mbu. From there you should be able to hire a vehicle and driver from one of the lodges inside the park for about US$140 a day.
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