Is it worth to visit Lake Manyara National Park and go on safari tours & holidays with family or honeymoon/private adventure trip? Lake Manyara worth visit since  Lake Manyara National Park a top tourist attraction with diverse wildlife, species, birdlife, and many attractions. It’s a protected area in Tanzania. Lies between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley cover an area of 325 km2 (125 sq mi) including about 230 km2 (89 sq mi) lake surface.

  • How much does it cost to visit Lake Manyara National Park?
  • Best time to visit Lake Manyara
  • Activities to do in Lake Manyara
  • Lake Mayara Safari Accommodation
  • How to get in Lake Manyara
  • Safari option outside the National Park
  • What to see in Lake Manyara
  • Where is Lake Manyara
  • How long should you go on Lake Manyara safari?
  • What is included and not included in safari packages

How much does it cost to visit Lake Manyara?

Lake Manyara National Park Safari Tours & Packages cost $195 to $700 per person per average one day. How much does it cost to visit Lake Manyara National Park? Lake Manyara National Park fee ($53.10/adult and $17.70/child) while car entry average price Tsh 23500 ( USD 10)per single day. The payment will be done through an online reservation system set up by (TANAPA) and there is a two payment option in terms of currencies (TSH & USD). Payment can be done through mobile money deposit or through a bank.

Best time to visit Lake Manyara.

When is the best time to visit Lake Manyara? The best time to visit Lake Manyara National Park and go on safari is during the dry Late June to October although it offers scenic wildlife viewing and game drive throughout the year around. A little worry is during the rain season April and May some parts of the park are not accessible.

Activities to do in Lake Manyara

The topmost activity to do in Lake Manyara National Park is a wildlife game drive. The drive will take almost 5-6hrs inside the National Park. The Safari will start from Arusha/ mto wa mbu/ Karatu/ Moshi/ Airport depending on the place you stay. Our Normal safari to Lake Manyara is Day trip and if it starts from Arusha it takes you almost 2hrs to get into the National Park.  What required before entering the National Park? You passport document for Registration, driver check-in. What needed when you’re inside the park? Don’t disturb wild, no feeding animal, bring any petty inside the park,  take anythings in the park, don’t use a drone. All in all, follow the National Park rules and regulations which you will find written on the billboard.

  • Game drives
  • Night game drive
  • Cultural tours
  • Cycling safari
  • Walking safari
  • Canoeing safari
  • Bird watching
  • Bush dinners

Lake Manyara Safari Accommodation

Where to stay during the Lake Manyara National Park Safaris? There is a lot of safari accommodation outside Lake Manyara both basic budget camping to high end. Most of the Accommodation located in Mto wa mbu and other in Karatu town. You can contact our safari expert to customized your adventure trip accommodation options according to your needs and preference.

How to get in Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara National Park is easily accessible and you can either reach the park by road or flights.

Roadways: It is only an hour and a half head out from Arusha which from Ngorongoro Crater it takes scarcely one hour to achieve Lake Manyara. Transport administrations from Arusha are additionally accessible.

Airways: You can take a residential departure from Kilimanjaro or Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam to Arusha town. From where you can pass by road to Manyara. You can likewise take guide sanctioned flights to Manyara’s airstrip from Arusha and Serengeti.

Safari options outside the National Park

Manyara Safari & Tour Packages: Outside Lake Manyara there is a lots of activities can be done like local people visit, Market and riding the bicycle. Visit artifact shops and roadside sellers.

What to See in Lake Manyara

See a lot of flamingos pretty pink in Lake Manyara National Park. It’s can be also found in the Arusha National Park at the Momella lakes, Lake Natron, Lake Magadi in the Ngorongoro Crater on the northern circuit.

A lots of animals can be found in the area include zebra, elephant, hippo, monkey, wildebeest, waterbuck, warthog, gazelle, impala, buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, hyena, baboon, and giraffe. Manyara is also known for its tree-climbing lions.

Where is Lake Manyara

Manyara Safari & Tour Packages: Lake Manyara National Park well known for the tree-climbing lions, the soda ash lake that attracts thousands, and pink flamingos.

It situated between Tarangire and Ngorongoro crater and it offers a famous wilderness experience in diverse habitats.  A small park at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment located in Manyara in the Arusha region. Only one hour and a half drive from Arusha.

How long should you go on the Manyara safari?

How long you should go on the Manyara Safari? Lake Manyara National Park is a small park offering outstanding safari game and wildlife viewing at in natural habitat. A minimum number of 1 Day is enough to go on the Manyara Safari from Arusha/ Ngorongoro/Serengeti/Moshi/Tarangire National Park.

Manyara Safari included and not included

Not safari in Tanzania can be complete without know what is in your itinerary and it options.


  • Lodge/Budget Accommodation
  • Meals: Full Board Breakfast, Hot Lunch or Picnic Lunch and Dinner while on Safari
  • All Transfers and Transport, Park Fees, Camping Accommodation
  • Game viewing activities as stated in the tour/safari description.
  • Services of a Safari Driver
  • Pick up and Airport Drop off
  • Accommodation in the day of arrival and after your holidays
  • Private use of 4×4 safari vehicles with guides


  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Tips and Gratitude to Safari Staff
  • International air fares.
  • Any required Visas
  • Travel Insurance

What To Bring

  • Clothes.
  • A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
  • Towels
  • Pillows
  • Comfortable shoes

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