Lake Manyara National Park


 Lake Manyara National Park delivered its name from a plant called Euphorbia tirucalli, known as Emanyara in Maasai language. The Maasai are using this plant to protect their bomas (hedge). The Park was gazette as a National park in 1960 and was declared as Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1981. The park has an area of 648.7 km2 (402 sq miles) of which 262.7 km2 (163 sq miles) is covered by lake and 386 km(240 sq miles) is dry land.

Available activities


This activity is conducted during the day and night. For day game drive the activity is conducted from 06:30 – 18:30 hrs

Night game driveis carried out from 19:00 – 23:00 hrs, no additional fee for day game drive but for night game drive (NGD) there is an additional fee. Four-wheel (4x4) drive vehicles are recommended.

   Include short walking safari from 1- 4 hours and long walking safari (above 4 hours).

The park offers a high diversity of bird species over 390 birds species both migrants and residents include a thousand of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.


There are 3 campsites namely: Bagayo A and B and Lakeshore. All are located in the middle of the Park.


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