Among the attractions of the often underrated park, are superb birdlife and its famous and elusive tree-climbing lions. A small park with a variety of animals and diverse habitats that can be found here, anything from thousands of flamingos in the lake, to buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, blue and vervet monkeys in the forest and plains area.
Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha
Travel time: 2 ½ hours – 2 ½ hours
Distance: 130 km – 130 km
Arusha from/to your hotel
After breakfast you are met by our professional tour guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which we travel west to the Great Rift Valley and the Lake Manyara National Park. 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, harbouring 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 African elephants herds, Lake Manyara’s 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 tree-climbing lions. Late afternoon we depart for Arusha from Lake Manyara where we will end our safari adventure.