Lake Manyara national park is 329 km2. The entrance gate lies 2 hours 126km from Arusha. With in the park there is Lake Manyara which is a rift valley lake and its home to various water animals and birds. This park is a home to over 400 bird species of which 300 are migratory birds, including flamingo, Long-crested Eagle and Grey-headed Kingfisher, and many animals, which live in the Giant fig trees ,mahogany, groundwater forest , acacia woodlands , bush plains, baobob strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs.
Animals in this park include: Leopards, Lions, hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs, giraffes, baboons, zebras, blue monkeys, dik-dik, gazelle and hippos
Bird species include: pelicans, cormorants, storks, Flamingos, and cormorants.
What to do
Game drives, cultural tours, canoeing, night game drive, bird watching, community walk
By road: By road 2 hours from Arusha
By air: Charter flights from Arusha to Manyara Airstrip 45 minutes
When to go
All year round