Things To Do In Lake Manyara National Park : “Lake Manyara National Park, described by Ernest Hemingway as the “loveliest I had seen in Africa,” is located on the Rift Valley’s western escarpment. Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most popular safari destinations, is home to lesser flamingos, tree-climbing lions, and one of Africa’s highest concentrations of elephants”
Lake Manyara National Park is well-known for its diverse vegetation, good wildlife sightings such as flamingos and aquatic birds, beautiful scenery with groundwater forests, and easy access from Arusha, the starting point for safaris in Northern Tanzania. Lake Manyara National Park is a one-of-a-kind destination that provides visitors with a diverse range of activities and experiences. The following are some of the Lake Manyara National Park activities:
Game Drives: Set Off On An Overland Safari Adventure!
The best way to explore the variety of wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park is through game drives, which are typically conducted during the day. The wildlife species can be seen in their natural habitat engaged in their daily activities.
Lake Manyara is covered in mahogany trees, making it a great place to spot giraffes, monkeys, and buffalos. In Lake Manyara National Park, it’s also common to see tree-climbing lions relaxing on tree branches.
Night Game Drives: Discover the Nightly Magic of the Bush
Lake Manyara National Park is one of only a few Tanzanian parks that offers night game drives. These animals can be difficult to spot in broad daylight, but nocturnal animals can be easily seen at night. Night safaris are conducted in specially designed safari jeeps with open sides and tops to ensure uninterrupted night game viewing and driving.
Nighttime strolls can be seen by lions, leopards, porcupines, civet cats, jackals, and many other animals. So, don’t forget to plan a night game drive in Lake Manyara National Park during your next Tanzania safari to experience the thrill and excitement on a whole new level.
Canoeing: Paddle Your Boats Along the Lakeshores!
Lake Manyara National Park, like Night Safaris, is one of the few places in Tanzania where you can go canoeing. Canoeing on Lake Manyara provides numerous opportunities to see aquatic wildlife such as water birds, hippos, and a variety of other animals gathered on the shore to quench their thirst.
Walking Safaris: Authenticity Captured on Foot!
Lake Manyara National Park provides an exceptional opportunity to explore its diverse wildlife in depth. This national park is breathtakingly beautiful, and nature walks are an excellent way to explore its many facets.
Walking safaris in Lake Manyara National Park are one of a kind, taking you close to nature and ensuring close encounters with wildlife in the company of armed guides for the safety of tourists from dangerous animals.
Treetop Canopy Walk: Walk On Top Of the Natural World!
Another major activity to partake in during the Lake Manyara National Park safari is walking along the treetop walkway. It’s an incredible way to discover the park’s beauty.
The canopy walk provides incredible views and bird-watching opportunities. Along the way, you’ll see playful monkeys jumping and entertaining themselves.
ACCOMMODATION AT LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge: This luxury lodge, owned by Andbeyond, is nestled within an ancient mahogany forest. You can choose from nine exclusive treehouse suites, and your personal butler will make sure you have a relaxing stay. The lodge has a refreshing outdoor pool as well as a spa with a variety of massage treatments. This lodge is also one of the few in the park that offers night safaris.
Chem-Chem Safari Lodge: It is divided into three locations on the eastern shores of Lake Manyara. The main location is near Lake Manyara National Park. The lodge has eight spacious tent-style suites that are at least 80 meters apart. Chem-Chem is ideal for travelers who value their privacy.
Lake Manyara Ranch Conservancy: This campsite, located in a private conservancy just outside of Lake Manyara National Park, has 8 spacious tents with 7-foot beds. Each tent is outfitted with a wardrobe, a writing desk, and wooden storage chests.
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge: Located just outside of Lake Manyara National Park, this tranquil retreat offers a variety of activities. The lodge provides a variety of exciting activities, such as community lunches where guests can learn more about Maasai culture and daily game drives. You have the option of a comfortable standard room or the luxurious Losimingori Suite.
Manyara Green Camp: Wayo Africa owns this sustainable camp, which offers 8 square en-suite eco tents on raised platforms on the banks of the Endabash River. You have the option of eating communally in the large mess tent or privately. Each tent has a comfortable bed and a decking area, and they are designed to be environmentally friendly without sacrificing comfort.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK THESE ACTIVITIES IN LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK?
The best time to book these activities is when you book your safari, so that we can plan your itinerary around them. However, you can book these activities up to two days before your visit to Manyara. If you plan to book at the last minute (between 24 and 0 hours before your visit to Manyara), we can still try to arrange these activities, but there may not be slots or guides available to arrange these tours.
You can discuss and plan these tours in advance with your sales consultant or with your briefing manager or guide (if you are already on safari).
OUR RECOMMENDED LAKE MANYARA TOURS
We at Focus East Africa Tours have a great love for Lake Manyara National Park, which is why we love to show visitors all of the wonders of this Tanzanian national park. If you want to go on a Lake Manyara tour, we have some suggestions for you:
12 Days Tanzania Family Safaris: This Tanzania safari itinerary was created with families in mind so that everyone can enjoy the safari experiences Tanzania has to offer. However, this is not the extent of the Tanzania Safari Package because you will experience the best of both the bush and the beach.
8-Day Tanzania Classic Safari: This Tanzania Safari Package is a traditional safari experience. You will have the opportunity to visit four different Tanzanian national parks, including Lake Manyara on the final day.