Lake Manyara wildlife safari

Lake Manyara wildlife safari

Lake Manyara wildlife safari : Lake Manyara national park is a wildlife viewing destination which is found in the northern part of Tanzania. The diverse habitat of Lake Manyara national park is also among the factors that attract main visitors to this safari destination. Lake Manyara national park is also home to the rare tree climbing lions which can be seen during  Tanzania safaris as they rest in the tree branches.

Lake Manyara national park is home to various wildlife species despite its small size. The national park consists of acacia woodland, savannah plains and also a soda lake where flocks of flamingos can be seen.

Lake Manyara wildlife safari
Lions in Lake Manyara National Park

Wildlife in Lake Manyara national park which can be spotted during a safari includes baboons, elephants, impalas, hippos, giraffes, buffalos, warthogs as well as predators such as lions and leopards. Safaris to lake Manyara national park are affordable and worth a try during a tour in Tanzania.

Best time for wildlife viewing is during the dry season around June to October when many tourists also visit Tanzania for safaris. Lake Manyara national park can however be visited during different months of the year.

Lake Manyara national park is a destination which is good for day tours during a safari in Tanzania and is a good stop during safaris to the northern part of Tanzania. A popular attraction in this national park is tree climbing lions.

Wildlife safaris in Lake Manyara national park are favorable for different travelers including luxury tourists and also those on a budget. Self-drives can also be done while on a safari in the national park.

The location of Lake Manyara national park at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment also offers amazing wildlife viewing and also you enjoy beautiful views while on your safari in Tanzania.

Safari activities done around Lake Manyara national park which during tours include the following;

Canopy walk along the treetop walkway is an adventure which takes place in the forest of Lake Manyara national park. This boardwalk is 370 meters long and about 18 meters off the ground. During the canopy walk, different wildlife and bird species can be spotted and you can also enjoy beautiful views around the park during the activity.

Bird watching is another experience which can be carried out during safaris around Lake Manyara national park. The national park is also a good destination for bird lovers and over 400 bird species can be seen around the park. Flamingos are among the attractions found in Lake Manyara national park and other bird species in the park include kingfishers, storks, herons, pelicans, eagles among others.

Day and night game drives are also part of the safari experience during a tour to Lake Manyara national park. day game drives involves exploring the national park in search of the different wildlife like elephants, waterbucks, giraffes, hippos, impalas, gazelles, buffalos among others. Night game drives are also done in Lake Manyara national park ad involves looking out for nocturnal wildlife species such as predators. The peculiar tree climbing lions can be spotted in the acacia trees during a safari in the national park.

Night game drives are carried out in only a few of the wildlife safari destinations of Tanzania and Lake Manyara national park is among these destinations. A ranger guide also accompanies you during the night game drives as you look out for hippos, leopards, lions among other nocturnal wildlife species.

Lake Manyara wildlife safari
Night Game Drives in Lake Manyara

Canoeing is also done in Lake Manyara national park and you can see different bird species during the activity including the pink flamingos. This activity is done during some months of the year when the water levels are high enough for the canoeing to take place.

Visiting Maasai villages or bomas and interacting with the Maasai is another activity carried out during safaris to Lake Manyara national park.  During this activity, you get to visit the bomas and are welcomed by the Maasai with song and dance and cheerful smiles as you get a taste of the Maasai culture and also get to know more about the culture and also understand it.

The Maasai people have a colorful experience where you get to experience their way of life and culture. You will enjoy seeing the Maasai cultural attire such as shukas which are worn with colorful jewelry such as necklaces, earrings. The Maasai are also known for their nomadic way of life.

How to get there

Lake Manyara national park during safaris around the northern part of Tanzania can be accessed by both air and also by flight.

Lake Manyara national park is 120 kilometers from Arusha by drive. Flights to the national park can be got from Kilimanjaro international airport or from Arusha airport to Lake Manyara airstrip.

Visit Lake Manyara national park and enjoy a wildlife safari in the savannah plains during your tour in Tanzania.

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