Lake Manyara National Park : Lake Manyara is an alkaline lake located in the small town of Mto Wa Mbu, just a three-hour drive from Arusha city; this park is the best addons to your northern Tanzania safari program; spending at least two nights is considered to be enough to experience the majestic safari hub. 

It was established in 1960, and since then, it has been protected by the Tanzania National Park Authority (TANAPA); this stunning hidden gem of Africa is the only place you can see the tree-climbing lions in the world after Queen Elizabeth in Uganda. The great rift valley wall stretches through this park, making it a perfect place to visit en route to Serengeti or Ngorongoro safari; flamingos, African buffaloes, and hot-water streams announce this park to be very impressive. 

It only costs 59$ for adults to enter the park and 25$ for children between 5 and 15; infants below five aren’t charged entrance fees to any national park in Tanzania. These charges last only for 12 hours, depending on the type of visit, and are used for conservation purposely. 

Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park

Can I go to Lake Manyara in one day? Absolutely, yes, a day trip safari to Lake Manyara can either be arranged from Arusha or Moshi; consider visiting this park from July to September; short rains begin from late December to mid-March; however, this is regarded as the best time for avian. 

A few meters from the entrance gate, there is a Maasai village where you can participate in traditional dances, cultural exchange, and local markets. The Maasai live in a small house built from cow dung called “Manyatta.” some villages may sound too commercial as they will want to sell some products sometimes, but they do so to earn a living.

The best lodges to stay while in Manyara National Park are Chem Chem Safari Lodge, Best View Manyara Safari Lodge, Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, Escarpment Luxury Safari Loges, and Twiga Campsite near Mto Wa Mbu Village.

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