Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is well known for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect. The scenic beauty of Manyara is the main reason to travel here and certainly deserves a visit and is best used as a soft introduction to a safari. It’s also famous for the thousands of pink flamingos around the breathtaking soda-ash Lake Manyara.

Lake Manyara is often visited for an afternoon's game drive on the way to Ngorongoro as the game concentrations are not nearly as high as surrounding parks, but there are a number of unique species that make it a good reason to safari here. Lake Manyara's tree climbing lions are the parks main attraction. A lion relaxing in an Acacia tree is an incredible site. The park is also famous for elephants and a huge number of baboons. And due to its varied landscape has an impressive range of other game including wildebeest, buffalo, hippo, zebra, warthog, waterbuck, dik-dik and impala. The birding here is very good, especially raptors.

Prices are per person and range from $1,520 to $5,250 depending on duration and lodging. For more details about itineraries and prices go to our Tour Packages page.

Back to Top