Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley, and covers an area of 325 km² including about 230 km² lake surface. It’s proximity to Arusha makes it a great place to start your safari.

The park is considered one of the best places for bird watching in Tanzania. The shallow alkaline lake and its surroundings gather an incredible number of birds. It is famously known as the seasonal home of the greater and lesser flamingoes.

Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. The remarkable wildlife includes tree-climbing lions, vast elephant herds, giraffes, waterbucks, monkeys, and more.

There are also interesting sites to visit such as the treetop walkway (canopy walk), hot springs, and a boardwalk on the lake.

Best time to visit: from December to March and June to October (dry seasons)


  • Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway
  • Bird watching
  • Day and night game drives
  • Canoeing
  • Nature walks
  • Visit Maasai bomas

Mto wa Mbu Town

Located at the entrance to Lake Manyara National Park, Mto wa Mbu Town is a growing town, home to more than 80 different tribes. The town is a local agricultural hub and is famous for its colorful local market that offers traditional crafts. Visitors to this fascinating town can taste the unique and famous red banana and local banana beer.


  • Village tour
  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Local lunch
  • Tuk-tuk ride
  • Ziplining
  • Night game drive

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