Lake Manyara national park 1 day trip safari

Lake manyara, Tanzania, Africa

  • Full day
  • Max People : 2 - 6
  • Type of Tour : Private/group

Lake Manyara national park 1 day trip safari Overview

Lake Manyara National Park is a Tanzanian national park located in the Manyara Region, on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Manyara national park is famous for its tree-climbing lions, as well as its diverse wildlife, which includes elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and many more. Lake Manyara national park is also home to a variety of birds, including flamingos, pelicans, and storks. Lake Manyara national park is a popular tourist destination, and is open year-round. However, the best time to visit Lake Manyara national park for a day trip safari is during the dry season, from June to October.

Lake Manyara national park 1 day trip safari in Tanzania promises the best Tanzania safari through one of East Africa's most picturesque and ecologically diverse landscapes. Lake Mnayara is located at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park is a compact yet enchanting wildlife haven known for its lush groundwater forest, expansive soda lake, and a rich variety of flora and fauna. Lake Manyara national park proximity to Arusha makes it an accessible and rewarding destination for travelers seeking 1 day trip safari experience without sacrificing the opportunity to witness the incredible biodiversity that Tanzania has to offer.

As the Lake Manyara national park 1 day trip safari unfolds, the shores of Lake Manyara unveil a spectacle of wildlife congregating in and around its waters. Lake Manyara national park is celebrated for its tree-climbing lions, a rare behavior exhibited by these big cats as they seek refuge from the heart in the branches of the Lake Manyara ancient mahogany trees. Beyond the charismatic lions, Lake Manyara national park is also home to large herds of elephants, diverse bird species, and the iconic flamingos that adorn the lake's surface. Lake Manyara national park 1 day trip safari promises a condensed yet immersive encounter with the wonders of East African wildlife against the backdrop of the Rift Valley's stunning topography.

Itinerary for Lake Manyara national park 1 day trip safari

Day 0 : Arrival day

As for preparation,you are advised to arrive atleast one day before Lake Manyara national park 1 day trip safari. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Our driver will take you to your overnight accommodation. Your head guide will meet you for briefing about your Lake Manyara national park 1 day trip safari

Day 1 : Drive To Lake Manyara National Park

Morning departure at 8:00am from Arusha town to Lake Manyara National Park. After completing the necessary registration formalities at Lake Manyara National Park Gate, you will enter the park. Lake Manyara is a shallow freshwater lake in Tanzania. It is said to be the loveliest lake in Africa, Lake Manyara is covering 127 square miles (329 km2) of Lake Manyara National Park, the lake’s alkaline waters cover approximately 89 square miles (231 km2). It is famous for a good number of baboons and birdlife, also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes, giant fig trees and mahogany seen in the groundwater forest. Late in the afternoon you drive back to Arusha.

Price Includes

  • All taxes and VAT applicable
  • National Park Entrance fee
  • Transport
  • pre-tour briefing with the guide
  • Proffessional guide and driver
  • Picnic lunchbox

price excludes

  • Tips / gratuities
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature

Top things to do in Lake Manyara National Park on 1 Day Tanzania Safari :

Game drives: game drive is one of the popular activities that shouldn't be missed on your Lake Manyara national park 1 day trip safari. During the game drive you will explore Lake Manyara national park following different game tracks in the acacia woodlands, grassy floodplains, tall forest and Lake Manyara where, you will be able to view the tree climbing lions that will be resting up in acacia tree branches staring at the antelopes grazing. You will also be able to spot large herds of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeest, olive baboons, different bird species and if you are lucky you will be able to spot leopards, otters among others.

Bird watching: Lake Manyara national park is a home of over 400 bird species which makes it one of the best birding destinations in Tanzania. Birding is best done early in the morning or late in the evening with the help of a birding guide who will help you to spot different bird species ranging from forest species, migratory birds and water birds. During the bird watching safari you will be able to view birds such as crowned hornbill, emerald cuckoo, crowned eagle, silvery cheeked hornbill, pink backed pelican, black heron, African fish eagle, great white pelican, greater flamingo, pied kingfisher, sacred ibis, little stint, spur winged goose, yellow billed stork, southern ground hornbill among others.

Boat rides: This is an exciting and amazing activity in the park that gives you breathtaking views and unforgettable moments. boat ride is done on Lake Manyara where you will puddle along the shoreline in a canoe with an experienced guide. During boat ride you will have spectacular views of hippos in water, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras among others along the water shores, aquatic bird species like herons, African fish eagle,flamingos, cormorants, pelicans, kingfishers among others.

Treetop walkway: The Treetop Walkway is a 200-meter-long walkway that offers stunning views of the Lake Manyara national park and the lake. Nature walk is an interesting activity that gives you an opportunity to explore Lake Manyara national park on foot. Nature walks can be done either in the morning or in the evening accompanied by an armed park guide to protect you from any danger and to show you various trails to follow while trekking such as Msara trail, Lake Shore trail, Iyambi river trail among others. During the guided nature walk you will be able get close and personal with various animals such as zebras, giraffes, warthogs, elephants, buffaloes, impala, wildebeest, baboons, hippos in water, tree climbing lions in acacia tree branches if you are lucky. You will also be able to view Lake Manyara when you follow the lake shore trail, view different plant and tree species, butterflies, bird species, insects, enjoy the cool breeze, listen to sweet sounds of birds singing, take beautiful pictures among others.

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