Lake Manyara is a shallow salt lake at the base of the western rift valley slope. Most of the park is formed by the lake and the park is on the route from Arusha to the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park.

When you enter the park for your safari you will be amazed by the green vegetation, caused by the underground rivers that crisscross the park. The sounds of 400 different bird species combined with the hooting of baboons brings out the jungle feel.

Game Drives and safaris in Lake Manyara

The diversity of landscapes make a variety of interesting game drive routes possible.

Although the full-day game safaris are feasible, Matoke Tours usually organizes these gamedrives in the afternoon because there is a bigger chance to see the rare tree-climbing lions.

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When to visit Lake Manyara?

This park can be visited year round but the best time to visit is during the dry season of January and February and from late May through October.