Day Trip - Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara Tour

Non game-viewing travel time: 3½ hours
Distance: 210 km from Moshi


After breakfast you are driven to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive and picnic lunch. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by a view of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment and large groups of baboons. We will travel through the agricultural and fresh produce market town of Mto Wa Mbu, which is situated next to the entrance of the Lake Manyara National Park.

The town is a souvenir hunters paradise, harboring thousands souvenir salesmen - ready to pounce at your slightest invitation. The Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania's most dramatically located African wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley's western escarpment. The park's varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals; including one of Africa's densely populated of herd of African elephant, famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos, attracted by the algae in the lake.

We will enjoy a picnic lunch inside the park and do two exciting morning and afternoon game drives, in search of the wildlife and birdlife that Manyara host along with a view of famous hot spring known as "Maji Moto". Late afternoon we return to your hotel.

There is abundant wildlife around the edges of the lake
The famous tree climbing lions of Lake Manyara
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