SAFARI IN LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
The home of tree climbing lions
The home of tree climbing lions
Lake Manyara was established in 1960 as a National Park with an area of 330 km 2 and in 1981 it was declared by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve . It is the 7th largest lake in Tanzania by surface. It is an area covered by a shallow and alkaline lake of 231 km 2 with a length of 50 km and a width of 16 km. It is considered a home for wildlife.
The park is located in northern Tanzania , a 2-hour drive (120 km) from the city of Arusha and just a few steps from the Mto wa Mmbu area . This area is famous for its inhabitants, there are more than 120 tribes living in the Mto wa Mmbu area including the Maasai, Iraq, Mangati, Chagga, Mbugwe tribes among others.
There are different explanations as to how Lake Mayara got its name from the tribes found around the park. The name is said to come from the Maasai word “emanyata”, which means farm or house (“boma”). Another meaning may come from the word “manyero” from the Mbugwe tribe, which means the place where animals drink water .
We organize safaris in the Lake Manyara National Park of Tanzania for those who want to live a wild experience in a diversified habitat with a forest area, the wall of the Rift Valley that crosses the park to its alkaline lake.
Going on a safari in Lake Manyara is a fascinating adventure, it is famous for being the ideal place to observe the unusual tree-climbing lions .
The park has many animals throughout the year, there is a large concentration of elephants, giraffes, troops of hundreds of baboons deworming each other … it will surely be the first thing you will see when entering the park.
Different species of primates appear in the forest, such as:
In the open plains of fresh grass we will see wildebeest, zebra and antelope.
We will find “Maji moto” ( hot springs ), a large swampy area on the western shores of Lake Manyara National Park. This geothermal area is formed by hot (60ºC) underground water that passes through the volcanic magma rocks of the Great Rift Valley. ! It is said that an egg can be boiled in just a few minutes!
It is allowed to walk around the area and explore this incredible phenomenon and its unique views, with a walkway that crosses the swamp from where you can see the beautiful view of the lake, water birds such as flamingos, pelicans and the water horse (hippo).
Lake Manyara National Park is the best place to watch birds, primates, and tree-climbing lions
Check our itineraries for the North circuit and visit Lake Manyara with us.
The observation of wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park is incredible throughout the year, but its best time is undoubtedly from the beginning of the great dry season which is from late May or early June to October .
The park retains its great beauty during the wet season; It is in the short rainy season (November and the first half of December) and the long rainy season (from early March to early May) when large groups of elephants, troops of baboons, lots of vegetation and beautiful waterfalls are observed. They make our visit to Lake Manyara worthwhile.
Our packages contain itineraries that will take you to this beautiful park.
You can also customize your safari in Tanzania and visit Lake Manyara National Park.
El parque conserva su gran belleza durante la estación húmeda; es en la temporada de lluvias cortas (noviembre y primera mitad de diciembre) y la temporada de lluvias largas (des de principios de marzo hasta principios de mayo) cuando se observan grandes grupos de elefantes, tropas de babuinos, mucha vegetación y bellas cascadas que hacen que nuestra visita al Lago Manyara valga la pena.
Nuestros paquetes contienen itinerarios que te llevarán a este bonito parque.
También puedes personalizar tu safari en Tanzania y visitar el Parque Nacional Lago Manyara.