Lake Manyara Malaika jeep

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is a smaller and less popular park. It may not be big, but it still has a wide range of vegetation. It also has a high biomass density of large mammals. Here, you can see groups of elephants and tree-climbing lions which is one of the things that make it most popular.

To the west of the park, you can see the Rift Valley and to the east you can see Lake Manyara. You can see all sorts of birds, including flamingos, during the dry season.

Wildlife drives

Inside the park, you can see many things on a wildlife drive such as a hippo pool, wildebeest, buffaloes, zebras, elephants and arboreal lions. Lake Manyara is one of few parks that allow anyone to go on night drives.

Walking safari

If you want to take a walking safari, then you will be accompanied by an armed ranger. If you are a hiker and you want to get to the start of a trail, then you will have to walk there.


The Msara Trail

This trail is closest to the gate and it leads to a viewpoint that is perfect for birdwatching.

Lake Shore Trail

On this trail, you are most likely to see large mammals and flamingos. It goes through the savannah and acacia woodland.

Lyambi River Trail

This trail is good for birdwatching and you also have a chance to see some mammals.

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