3 Day Lake Manyara National Park Safari
3 Day Lake Manyara National Park Safari
Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania is located in the northern part of Tanzania; the Park is 126 kilometers west of Arusha the main tourist hub. The area coverage of the national park is 330 square kilometers of which 220 sq kilometers is in form of a lake when the water levels become high in the rainy season.
Lake Manyara has a big number of elephants, so many giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, and warthog, small known shy Kik’s dik dik as well as Klipspringer along the ramps of the escarpment. Leopards are hosted within the broken forests and escarpment, healthy lions that are widely known for their tree climbing pranks. This used to be a special character of the park which is not the case today. Regarded as Africa’s largest, huge herds of baboons are expected by most travelers.
The life of the birds here is exceptional as regards the habitats. Often you will be able to see flocks of pelicans and the pink shadings of distant flamingos in the middle of the lake. Amongst the margins and floodplains, you will view very many egrets, stilts, herons, spoonbills, storks, and other waders. The woodlands equally yield so much water to the benefit of the various animals around. Equally a lot of species will be viewed in the evergreen forests such as; crowned eagles, crested guinea fowls, and silvery-cheeked hornbills.
3 Days Lake Manyara safari is an amazing safari offering you ample time to tour Lake Manyara national park. This safari is a chance for you to enjoy amazing activities such as game drives that are done in the morning and afternoon, including a canoe experience. This safari begins and ends in Arusha town where most tours into the northern sector of Tanzania start and end.
Highlights of the safari
- Day 1: Transfer from Arusha to Lake Manyara
- Day 2: Full day game drive in Lake Manyara
- Day 3: Morning game drive and transfer back to Arusha
Detailed itinerary for the safari
Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara
On your day one of the safaris, you will be picked from your hotel in Arusha by your driver guide after early morning breakfast, then head out on a 2–3-hour drive to Lake Manyara national park. On arrival, you will check into your lodge for lunch and relaxation. After lunch, you will go canoeing on the lake where you will view wildlife and a lot of birds, including the famous flamingos. You will return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.
Day 2: Full day game drive
On your second day of the safari, you will wake up early in the morning, have morning breakfast and head out for Lake Manyara national park for a full day adventure with packed lunch. During this time, you will embark on numerous game drives in different parts of the park and will be able to view animals such as; tree-climbing lions, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, buffalo, wildebeest, waterbuck, warthog, hyena, baboon, giraffe, and many birds such as pink shaded flamingoes, Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Narina Trogon, Crowned Hornbill, Schalow’s Turaco, Emerald Cuckoo, Crowned Eagle and ground-dwelling Crested Guinea fowl and many more most especially around the Lake Manyara. At an appropriate time, you will break off for a picnic lunch somewhere in the wilderness of the park. After lunch you will again embark on more game drives, traversing different areas of the park in anticipation of viewing the cats and elephants. Thereafter return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.
Day 3: Morning game drive and transfer back to Arusha
On your last day of the safari, you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast, checkout of your lodge, and head out to the Ngorongoro conservation area for another morning short game drive. This is usually a perfect drive so as to catch up with the nocturnals such as Leopards, lions, and hyaenas getting the final bits of unfinished night business. Thereafter, proceed to Arusha either to catch your departure flight back or return to your hotel for further business.
End of safari.
- Airport pick-ups and drop-offs
- A professional tourist guide
- Round-trip transport to all attractions and destinations as per the itinerary (4×4 Jeep)
- All meals
- Lake Manyara national park entrance fees
- Bottled drinking water in the safari vehicle
- Game viewing drives
- Pre-travel expenses (e.g., passports and visas)
- Travel insurance
- Expenses such as baggage fee, laundry charges, and luxury drinks such as champagne, etc.
- Tips and gratuities
- Items and services of a personal nature
When to book this Safari
You can book any time of the year but we recommend that you book with us three months in advance.
Best time to visit Lake Manyara national park
Watching wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park is good all year, but at its best from late June to October, during the Dry season. However, this very scenic park is at its most beautiful during the Wet season, from November to May, when the vegetation is lush and waterfalls cascade down the escarpment.