Welcome to Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks and, although many safari itineraries skip it, we highly recommend you make the detour. The dramatic western escarpment of the Rift Valley forms the park’s western border. To the east is the alkaline Lake Manyara, which covers one-third of the park, but shrinks considerably in the dry season. During the rains, the lake hosts millions of flamingos and... Read More

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$300 Day Trips & Excursions

Lake Manyara Guided Day Tour from Arusha

Pickup from your hotel in Arusha at 7am and enjoy a spectacular one-day trip that includes wildlife-viewing and an opportunity to learn about the everyday lives of Tanzanian villagers. On the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park is small, but its diverse eco-systems pack in a huge variety of animal and bird life. It is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions, but also for its boisterous baboons! A riot of color is provided by the bird life here, and your day trip also includes a village tour of Mto wa Mbu. Set amidst phenomenal landscape, you search out the wildlife on the plains and in the acacia woodlands, not forgetting the shores of the shallow alkaline lake itself. Although this is a small park, with much of it underwater, it is a varied environment with characteristic fig and mahogany trees prevalent here. You might spot Lake Manyara's renowned tree-climbing lions, but you could easily find elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, plus many other species. A splash of color will be added by the pink-hued flamingos, one of 400 bird species recorded here. Also present are spoonbills, stilts, egrets, pelicans, cormorants and yellow-billed storks.

$1980 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Days Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari From Nairobi

Day 1.Pick up in Nairobi at your accommodation of choice or the Nairobi airport.Start of safari to Maasai mara at 8.30 am Stop over at the rift valley view point at 10am to see the escarpments and the flat lands below. The rift valley is a geographical formation that formed million of year ago and runs from top to bottom of Africa.Lunch in narok town at 12 pm Arrive in Maasai Mara 3 pm Evening game safari  drive at 4 pm for 2 hoursDinner, end of day. In Maasai mara you will be staying at the Lenchada tourist camp. You will have a big tent that has a bed, toilet, hot running water and a shower. All food is served there at our restaurant and at night we have a power generator to charge phone and cameras.Day 2 7.30 am start of full day game drive all the way to the Mara river sight of the great wildebeest migration.Picnic lunch in the park at 1 pm.End of game drives and back to the accommodation at 4 pm.Evening visit to a Masai village to learn more about their culture and see their houses for 1 hour.Dinner, end of day.Day 3 Breakfast at 7 am; morning game drive for 2 hours and exit through the south gate. Drive to the Isebania border of Tanzania to arrive at around midday.Clearing with Kenyan customs office. Applying and getting a visa for Tanzania . The whole process takes 1 hour or less.Hand over to the Tanzanian driver/guide and chef. Start of game drive in Serengeti en-route to the accommodation. Name; Seronera campsite. Dinner and relax.Here you sleep in tents that you will be provided. You will also be offered a sleeping bag. The camp area is very safe and protected by armed guards and other tourists from other companies will be joining us.All meals are included in the Tanzania safari and will be made by the private chef traveling with you.Day 4Breakfast at 7 am.Full day game drive in Serengeti, picnic lunch at 1 pm Back to the base camp at 4 pm.dinner by our chef.Day 5Depart Serengeti at 7 am Game drive en route to Ngorongoro parkEvening camping at Ngorongoro crater Simba campsite. Day 6Full day tour of Ngorongoro that begins at 7 am and ends at 3 pm Depart to drive and spend the night at Lake Manyara National park.Alsamo campsite.Day 7 Early morning half day game drive in Lake Manyara national park that begins at 7 am.Depart for Arusha and arrive around 4 pm.Check inn to a hotel for relaxing dinner. Bed and breakfast are all included.Name.Charity HotelDay 8Breakfast at 6.30 am and depart for Nairobi with a morning luxury shuttle that departs at 7 amArrive around 3 pm in Nairobi.Onward drop off to the airport or to the hotel within Nairobi.

$1575 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Tanzania Camping Safari: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Cater and Tarangire National Park from Arusha

Day 1: You'll be picked up from your hotel in Arusha at 09:00 and depart for Tarangire National Park for a picnic lunch and game drive. Overnight at Zion Campsite or similar. (L, D)Day 2: After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park, with an en-route game drive. Have a picnic lunch and a short afternoon game drive in Serengeti Park. Overnight at Seronera Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 3: After breakfast full you'll have a full day in Serengeti National Park, with early morning, mid-day and afternoon game drives. Overnight at Seronera Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 4: Take an early morning game drive in Serengeti National Park, have brunch and depart for Ngorongoro Crater Rim. There will be an en-route game drive. Overnight at Simba Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 5: Have an early breakfast, then descend onto the crater floor for game drive. Have lunch at hippo pool picnic site, then ascend to the rim and depart for Lake Manyara. Overnight at Jambo Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 6: After breakfast, there will be a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Have a picnic lunch, then depart mid-afternoon for Arusha and a drop-off at your hotel. (B, L)

$570 Day Trips & Excursions

1 Day Lake Manyara safari

After breakfast you are met by our professional tour guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which we travel west to the Great Rift Valley and the Lake Manyara National Park. We will travel through the agricultural and fresh produce market town of Mto Wa Mbu, which is situated next to the entrance of the Lake Manyara National Park. The town is a souvenir hunters paradise, harboring thousands souvenir salesmen – ready to pounce at your slightest invitation. The Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located African wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s densely populated African elephants herds, Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos, attracted by the algae in the lake. We will enjoy a picnic lunch inside the park and do two exciting morning and afternoon game drives, in search of the tree-climbing lions. Late afternoon we depart for Arusha from Lake Manyara where we will end our safari adventure. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our tour packages services.

$1500 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Safari: Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorrongoro Crater from Arusha

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National ParkYou will be picked up from your hotel at 8 am. After your breakfast you will be driven to Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive National Park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s Western escarpment.The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants. Manyara is famous for its tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Dinner and overnight at the Alasamo campsite.Day 2: Serengeti National ParkAfter the breakfast, depart from the camp and drive to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area and later arrive on the great Serengeti plains for a different but just as spectacular wildlife viewing experience. You will pass one of the world’s greatest prehistoric archaeological sites, called Olduvai Gorge, and then continue your way over the scrub lands. Like no other, this stretch embodies the meaning of the word 'Serengeti', which derives from the Masai 'Siringet' and has been artistically translated as 'the land that flows on forever'.Serengeti National Park covers 6,000 square miles of pristine land and offers not only expansive vistas, but the largest migration of mammals on earth, including 1.5 million wildebeest. Dinner and overnight at the Seronera campsite.Day 3: Full day at Serengeti National ParkAfter the breakfast you will have a full day game viewing at Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti, Tanzania’s largest National Park, covers nearly 6,000 square miles of grassland plains, Savannah, kopjes, hills, woodlands, and river line forests. Beyond the heralded migration of wildebeest and zebra, the Serengeti is best known for its big predators, including cheetah and leopard, as well as large prides of lions and clans of hyenas. Dinner and overnight at the Seronera campsite.Day 4: Serengeti N. Park – NgorongoroYour day starts with a morning game drive central of the Serengeti. For animals, that’s an active time of the day as it is not hot yet so there is a lot of wildlife to see out there until approximately 11:30 am. Then return back to the camp for brunch. On your way back, stop at Olduvai Gorge. It’s a fascinating archaeological site where you will learn about local history and the Masai tribes. Dinner and overnight at Simba campsite.Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha Your last day starts very early in the morning. Equipped with a picnic lunch you descend 2000 ft. down to the crater floor by 4×4 wheel drive vehicle for game viewing. Late afternoon you will be driven back to Arusha and you will be dropped at your hotel.

$1650 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Camping Safari: Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro Cater and Tarangire National Park from Arusha

This is how your adventure trip will look like:Day 1 From Arusha proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive with picnic lunches. Stretching for 50 km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-meter high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as 'the loveliest I had seen in Africa' later proceed to Lake Manyara Sunbright Campsite for dinner and overnight stay.Day 2After breakfast, proceed to Serengeti National Park for a game drive with picnic lunches, Serengeti has the highest concentration of large mammals on this planet and its famous known for its 2,500 lions the largest concentration found anywhere. The park also has over 518 identified bird species where some of them are Eurasian migrants. Dinner and overnight at Seronera Campsite.Day 3Early morning game drives Serengeti National Park, back for breakfast and relaxes. Later again proceed for a full day game drive with picnic lunches enjoying the varieties of flora and fauna all around the plain landless national park see the Polje natural feature. Dinner and overnight at Seronera Campsite.Day 4Early morning games drive Serengeti National Park, back for breakfast and relax. Later again proceed for a full day game drive with picnic lunches. Dinner and overnight at Seronera camping siteDay 5After early breakfast, proceed for a full day Crater tour with picnic lunches at Ngorongoro Crater. It is a large, unbroken, un-flooded caldera, formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed some three million years ago. The Ngorongoro crater sinks to a depth of 610 meters, with a base area covering 260 square kilometers. The height of the original volcano must have ranged between 4,500 to 5,800 meters high. Apart from the main caldera, Ngorongoro also has two other volcanic craters: Olmoti and Empakai, the former famous for its stunning waterfalls, and the latter holding a deep lake and lush, green walls. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Campsite.Day 6After early breakfast, proceed for a full day game drive at Tarangire National Park with picnic lunches.The fierce sun sucks the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red, the withered grass as brittle as straw. The Tarangire River has shriveled to a shadow of its wet season self. But it is choked with wildlife. Thirsty nomads have wandered hundreds of parched kilometers knowing that here, always, there is water; later continue back to Arusha in the evening.