Common Wildlife

Baboons, elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, waterbucks, impalas, warthogs, dik diks, and klipspringers.

Park Size

330 sq. km. (127 sq. mi.)

Driving Distance

1.5 hours from Arusha

Lake Manyara National Park
What to Know

Lake Manyara National Park


Named for the seasonal alkaline lake at its heart, Lake Manyara National Park provides a habitat to a diverse population of wildlife. Watch flocks of vibrant flamingos, troops of baboons, and search for the region's famous tree-climbing lions.

About Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is an ideal destination for birdwatchers. Known for its immense natural beauty, this park was once described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I have seen in Africa.”

What to Do

Sights & Activities for Your trip

AM/PM Wildlife Game Drives

When you're riding in one of our custom-built safari vehicles with a professional driver and guide, you will feel like a real adventurer. Search for wildlife and explore the African wilderness from the comfort of your seat.

Sundowner Parties

The tradition of enjoying a drink in the African bush whilst watching the sun go down dates back to some of the earliest safaris in the 1920s. Sit back, watch the gorgeous sunset, and enjoy provided refreshments while relaxing in the great outdoors.

The Treetops Walking Bridge

Comprised of nine suspended bridges (60 ft above the forest floor!) and plenty of viewing platforms, the Treetop Walkway gives visitors the opportunity to take in the beauty of Lake Manyara from above.

Mto Wa Mbu Village

Today you will have the pleasure of enjoying an entire day full of cultural immersion at Mto Wa Mbu Village. This village is the host to over 100 different tribes. Here you will immerse yourself into the culture joining in on many different tribal activities. In addition there is over 30 species of bananas here as this is probably the banana capital of the word. Experience the banana plantation or even some banana beer. You will have lunch underneath the banana trees and get to visit a local family to truly get an understanding of daily life in Tanzania!

Where to Stay

Our Lodging Recommendations

We recommended these lodging options for Lake Manyara National Park. More lodging options are available, and you're welcome to choose your own on your adventure with us.

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