Welcome to Lake Manyara National Park


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 other bird life.


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$1980 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari from Nairobi

ItineraryDay 1: NAIROBI TO MASAI MARAStop At: Masai Mara National ReservePick up from your hotel or residency within Nairobi CBD. Start your safari to Maasai Mara at 8:30 a.m. Stop over at the Rift Valley viewpoint at 10 a.m. to see the escarpments and the flat lands below. The Rift Valley is a geographical formation that formed millions of years ago and runs from the top to bottom of Africa. Eat lunch in Narok town at 12 p.m. Arrive in Maasai Mara at 3 p.m. Take an evening game safari drive at 4 p.m for 2 hours. Eat dinner and end your day at your lodging at the Lenchada Tourist Camp, which includes a big tent with a bed, toilet, hot running water, and shower. All food is served at the restaurant there, and a generator is provided to charge phones and cameras at night. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Lenchada Tourist campDay 2: FULL DAY MAASAI MARAStop At: Masai Mara National ReserveAt 7:30 a.m., start a full-day game drive all the way to the Mara River, the site of the great wildebeest migration. Eat a picnic lunch in the park at 1 p.m. Complete the game drive and return to your accommodation at 4 p.m. In the evening, visit a Masai village to learn more about their culture for an hour. Eat dinner and enjoy free time in the eveningDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Lenchada Tourist campDay 3: MAASAI MARA TO SERENGETIStop At: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National ParkEat breakfast at 7 a.m. Take a morning game drive for 2 hours and exit through the South Gate. Drive to the Isebania border of Tanzania to arrive around midday. Complete the hour-long process to cross the Tanzania border. Meet your Tanzanian driver/guide and chef. Start the game drive in Serengeti en route to the accommodation. Eat dinner and relax. Here you sleep in tents that you will be provided with. 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.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at the campsiteDay 4: FULL DAY SERENGETI NATIONAL PARKStop At: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National ParkEat breakfast at 7 a.m. Take a morning game drive for 2 hours and exit through the South Gate. Drive to the Isebania border of Tanzania to arrive around midday. Complete the hour-long process to cross the Tanzania border. Meet your Tanzanian driver/guide and chef. Start the game drive in Serengeti en route to the accommodation. Eat dinner and relax. Here you sleep in tents that you will be provided with. 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.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at the CampsiteDay 5: SERENGETI TO NGORONGOROStop At: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha RegionDepart Serengeti at 7 a.m. Game drive en route to Ngorongoro Park. Evening camping at Ngorongoro Crater at the Simba campsite. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Simba CampsiteDay 6: Ngorongoro to lake ManyaraStop At: Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha RegionDepart Serengeti at 7 a.m. Game drive en route to Ngorongoro Park. Evening camping at Ngorongoro Crater at the Simba campsite. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Alsamo campsite..Day 7: Lake Manyara to ArushaStop At: Arusha TanzaniaEarly morning half-day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that begins at 7 a.m. Depart for Arusha and arrive around 4 p.m. Check-in at the Charity Hotel for a relaxing dinner. Bed and breakfast are all includedDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Charity HotelDay 8: Arusha to NairobiStop At: Nairobi City CountyEat breakfast at 6:30 a.m., and then depart for Nairobi with a morning luxury shuttle that departs at 7 a.m. Arrive around 3 p.m. in Nairobi. Onward drop off to your hotel or residency within Nairobi CBD.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1575 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tanzania, All-Inclusive, 6-Day National Parks Camping Safari

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)

$200 Day Trips & Excursions

Lake Manyara Guided Day Tour from Arusha

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha RegionPickup 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.Duration: 8 hours

$1900 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Arusha to Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro 4-Day Safari

ItineraryDay 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara national parkStop At: Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha RegionDay 1 – Arusha – Lake Manya ra Pick up from Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara national park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch do we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Dinner and overnight at LAKE MANYARA SAFARI LODGE Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: overnight at lake Manyara safari lodgeDay 2: Departure to serengeti national parkStop At: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park. After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Dinner and overnight at SimbaDuration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Simba lodgeDay 3: Full day in Serengeti national parkStop At: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National ParkSerengeti Plains . This is your full day in the park with packed lunch. The big five are spotted this day and thousands of wildbeasts and zebras. Return for dinner and overnight. Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Simba lodgeDay 4: ngoro Ngoro crater and to ArushaStop At: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Arusha, Arusha RegionDay 4 – Ngorongoro crater to Arusha After breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will proceed to the crater for wildlife view. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Duration: 10 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$990 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Game drive Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro crater National Park

DAY 1. Game drive at Tarangire National ParkAfter breakfast early in the morning our Professional TourGuide Driver will be waiting you ready to start a tour straight driving 2 hours from Arusha City to Tarangire National Park where you will enter the Park around 0900hrs.After registration process, you will have full day game drive within the Park you will enjoy seeing flock of Birds,Herds of Elephants,Buffalo,Zebra,girrafe and more Wild Animals, and  if lucky you can see Lion And Leopard.During everning times you will exiting the Park, heading  to Mto Wa Mbu Town where you will have a rest, dinner and over night. Accomodation; campingDAY 2. Full Day Game Drive Lake Manyara National Park.After breakfast you will enter the Park for a full day Day Game Drive within Lake Manyara National Park where you will enjoy the view The Lake Manyara with a good looking of flamingos  both greater And lesser Flamingo.Also you enjoying seeing pelicans and other birds, Apart from lake you will also have a time to see The Great Eastern Rift Valley Wall,hot Spring and Wild Animals. Lunch boxes will be provided and at late evening you will exiting at Mto Wa Mbu town, around 1800 hrsDAY3. Game Drive Ngorongoro Crater.After breakfast at your hotel in Karatu town, your Safari driver-guide will be waiting  you ready to start a drive to Ngorongoro National Park. You will spend couple of minutes at Ngorongoro main entrance gate for some registration and payment process. After registration you will start Game Drive at rim of the Crater before down-sloping  to the Crater where you will discover the wonderful nature of creation. During afternoon hours you will have a lunch at picnic site nearby large hippo pool before continuing with game drive up to earlier evening where you will be exiting the park back to Arusha town.Items included: • Camping safari according to the itinerary • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle • Professional, English-speaking guide • Professional, English-speaking safari cook • Overnight stays in safari tents • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.) • Meals according to the itinerary • Mineral water • All mentioned activities • All national park fees • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari Items excluded: • Sleeping bag • Flights • Optional activities • Alcoholic and soft drinks • Visa fees • Tips • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc. • Travel insurance

$320 Day Trips & Excursions

MEMORABLE DAY TRIP - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

In the morning you will be picking up from the Hotel, and you will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which the travel start 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 or Moshi from Lake Manyara where we will end our safari adventure.

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