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Lake Manyara

Visit Lake Manyara


Lake Manyara lies on the edge of the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. It's a shallow but expansive lake, which is often coloured pink by large flocks of flamingos. They're one of 400 bird species that can be seen in a park that comprises a swathe of acacia woodland fringing the lakeshore. Hornbills, pelicans, bee-eaters, barbets and rollers are a few of the birds to look out for during the day, while owls can often be heard at night.

Large numbers of elephants, giraffes and Lake Manyara's famous tree-climbing lions are other notable residents. Although it's sometimes overlooked in favour of the better-known safari parks on the northern circuit, Manyara is well worth visiting for its distinctive wildlife and quieter appeal.

Top itineraries in Lake Manyara

Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Beach

15-day small-group tour from £3,670 pp incl. flights

Staying in luxury safari lodges, enjoying expert-led game drives and indulging with full-board gourmet dining throughout, this small-group safari takes in the best of Tanzania’s national-park treasures, from Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti. It’s all capped with some beach relaxation in Zanzinbar.

Treasures of Tanzania

11-day tailor-made journey from £6,985 pp incl. flights

From the bustling hub of Arusha, head to Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and finally the Ngorongoro Crater offering views to leave you speechless.

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Top places to stay in Lake Manyara

andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge


The only lodge in the small yet diverse Lake Manyara National Park, guests are offered an exciting safari experience in a game-rich environment which includes large herds of elephant, buffalo, and the famous tree-climbing lions.

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Traditional safari lodge

Whether it’s enjoying a verandah sundowner, a dip in the horizon pool or a moment’s relaxation on your private rondavel balcony, this luxury lodge offers spectacular escarpment views over a natural wonder – wildlife-spotted Lake Manyara.

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