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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is among the astonishing parks located in northern Tanzania. The park offers beautiful landscapes and is home to amazing African wildlife.

The soda & alkaline lake is shallow and reaches a maximum depth of 3.7 m while the vegetation changes from groundwater forests to flood plains and lastly to vachellia woodlands.

Lake Manyara National park covers an area of 325 km2 which about 230 km2 is of the lake surface.

Lake Manyara is located 124 km from Arusha town between the Ngorongoro conservation area and Tarangire National Park.
It is a 2h 30mins drive from Tanzania’s main tourist hub, Arusha city.
The park is famous for the tree-climbing lions, the concentration of elephants, and large groups of migratory birds.


The area was used as a hunting ground for many years. In the year of 1957, the area was upgraded to a game reserve status before declared as a national park in the year of 1960.

It was the second protected area in Tanzania to be declared as a National park, (Serengeti is the 1st).


Lake Manyara is among Tanzania’s national parks with an abundance of wild resources. This makes it to be a perfect spot for experiencing an African wildlife safari. Here follows are some of the attractions and activities which can be conducted and found within the area.

  • The park is famous for its tree-climbing lions.
  • A great number of faunas, avifauna, and flora species (wildlife).
  • Rift valley escarpment, which gives a stunning view of the area.
  • The Lake Manyara (home to the thousands of aquatic bird species).
  • Culture and history of the place.
  • The vegetation of Lake Manyara.
  • Home to the largest concentration of baboons than anywhere else in the world.

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