Lake Manyara national park Tanzania
Lake Manyara national park Tanzania : Lake Manyara national park in Tanzania is a wildlife safari destination which is known for its diverse habitat. Tree climbing lions are among the attractions of Lake Manyara national park and flamingos can also be seen during a safari at this destination. There are many other wildlife species that live in the national park and during a safari they can be seen as they move around the savannah plains.
A number of activities are also done during safaris to Lake Manyara national park in Tanzania and these include night game drives, day game drives, walking safaris, canopy walks, canoeing, bird watching and also cultural tours in Mto wa mbu town.
Night game drive experiences around Lake Manyara national park are a unique safari activity which is permitted in a few other wildlife viewing destinations of Tanzania. The activity involves looking out for nocturnal wildlife species such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hippos, civets among others.
Anther activity which you can engage in as you explore the beautiful landscape of Lake Manyara national park and look out for the various wildlife species at the destination such as elephants, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, lions, waterbucks among others. The national park is a good destination for a day tour on the way to the neighboring national parks in the northern part of Tanzania.
A canopy walk along the treetop walkway is another activity which you can engage in during a safari in Lake Manyara national park. The board walk is about 370 meters long and is 18 meters off the ground. During the canopy walk in the national park, you get to enjoy the beautiful views of the canopy and also Lake Manyara national park and can also encounter some wildlife species along the way such as black and white colobus monkeys and also different bird species.
Cultural tours in Mto wa mbu town are also another activity to look forward to during a safari to Lake Manyara national park. There are different cultures which you can interact with during a stop in Mto wa mbu town and these include the Masai people known for their nomadic way of life and unique culture. You can interact with the Maasai people and get to know more about their culture before continuing to the national park for your wildlife safari experience.
You can also enjoy exploring the diverse habitat of Lake Manyara national park during safaris as you explore the savannah plains, woodlands, floodplains and also an alkaline lake which is a major attraction in the national park.
The different wildlife species which can be seen around Lake Manyara national park include elephants, buffalos, black and white monkeys, waterbucks, hippos, lions, leopards, bushbucks, giraffes, impalas among others.
Despite the small size of Lake Manyara national park compared to other safari destinations in the northern part of Tanzania, you can enjoy seeing various wildlife species during a safari including the rare tree climbing lions that can be spotted in the acacia trees.
Apart from the different wildlife species found in Lake Manyara national park, there are over 400 bird species at the destination including the flamingos along the shores of Lake Manyara. The best time to see these birds is during the months of November to April when migrant bird species are present in the national park.
Lake Manyara national park covers about 325 square kilometers and can be accessed by different means of transport including flights and also by road. From Arusha town, the national park is 130 kilometers away and during a safari you can get flights to the national park by flying into Kilimanjaro international airport.
When you get to the national park during a safari around Tanzania, you are required to have paid park entrance fee to be allowed to access the national park and engage in different activities. Park entrance fee for nonresidents is 59 USD in the peak season and 53 USD in the low season.
Residents visiting Lake Manyara national park are charged park entrance fee of 25 USD in the peak season and 22.5 USD in the low season (exclusive of 18% tax). East Africans on safari visiting the national park are charged park entrance fee of 11800 TSH.
Children aged between 5 and 15 years are charged park entrance fee of 17.7 USD for nonresidents, 8.85 USD for residents. East African children aged between 5 and 15 year are charged park entrance fees of 2360 TSH. Children aged below 5 years are not charged park entrance fees for a visit to Lake Manyara national park.
The best time to engage in a safari around Lake Manyara national park is during the dry season around June to October when wildlife species can be seen around water holes in the national park. The national park can however be visited at any time of the year depending on the month of the year which is convenient for your to engage in a safari in Tanzania.
Visit Lake Manyara national park and enjoy a Tanzania wildlife safari as you look out for various wildlife species in the northern part of Tanzania.