Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is the smallest park in Tanzania and boasts outstanding natural beauty. Although wildlife sightings may not be as intense as those in other Tanzanian parks, there is a unique array of animals to enjoy in this vibrant setting. Flocks of pink flamingos congregate on the lake’s shore, and huge herds of elephants together with playful gangs of monkeys and baboons, make for an unforgettable visit. Lucky travellers might even catch a glimpse of the park’s famed tree-climbing lions! Lake Manyara’s location makes it a popular pit stop for travellers en route elsewhere, but despite the risk of vehicle congestion, this delightful park constitutes a compelling component for any North Tanzanian itinerary.

We usually visit Lake Manyara for a game drive on route to the Ngorongoro Highlands, unless we are using the excellent Lake Manyara Tree Lodge.


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Stunning all inclusive Northern Circuit safari combines some of Tanzania's finest safari lodges with an incredible private island beach resort.

Tailor-made Luxury 11 days

Adults from $14,376 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $887 per person economy class from London

Comprehensive and good value nine day safari tour of North Tanzanian National Parks with exhilarating daily guided game drives and comfortable stays in characterful tented camps.

Tailor-made Classic 9 days

Adults from $4,049 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $887 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,853 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $887 per person economy class from London

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Accommodation

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Tree house accommodation
- Night game drives
- Away from day visitors

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Intimate setting in prime location
- Only five tents
- En suite hot bucket shower

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 67 rooms, fabulous pool
- Forest hikes, game drives
- Cycling & canoeing

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Tree-climbing lions
- Safari bike and walking trails
- Spectacular views of Lake Manyara
- Good value

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 499 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.

    We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.

    We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).

    We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)

    MissingJeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019

  • I had just the most incredible time on the climb.

    The team were incredible and just so accommodating. I really only have good things to say as it was such a great experience.

    George was as good as a guide as it gets, very articulate and made sure I was comfortable the whole way up with frequent briefings.

    MissingFinn R reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 10 May 2019

  • We had an amazing time thank you. The itinerary was great as we felt like we saw lots of different things and it kept it interesting for our daughter. She especially loved the gorge at Hells Gate.

    Unfortunately the Menengai Crater walk was a bit hard for her although that probably had something to do with how hot it was!

    We especially loved the Sunbird Lodge - it is such a beautiful place and all the staff were so incredibly welcoming and friendly.

    Our guide, Joseph, was exceptional too and we can’t speak highly enough of him.

    MissingSuzanne S reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 30 April 2019

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