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Lake Manyara National Park Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 121 photos

Not far from Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park fits well into any safari schedule. It can be reached as a day trip, tacked on the end of a much longer trip, or visited in combination with Ngorongoro Crater (like we chose to do).

Either way, Lake Manyara has incredible wildlife in a truly unique setting on the edge of the great rift valley. Since the Ngorongoro crater doesn't have giraffes - or only very exceptionally - it is also an especially good, and close, place to see many of these beautiful animals.

Lake Manyara is famed, too, for its birdlife, especially its flamingoes. Unfortunately, due to several years of drought the edges of the lake have retreated substantially, and are now quite a distance from the roads used by safari vehicles, so the flamingoes are a distant shimmer. However, there are many other species visible here, especially wetland birds, often seen near the hippo pools.

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  • Waxbag's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2008 at 8:24 AM

    Your are certainly right about the lake being dry. The pressures on the water resources on the park as well as the adjacent town are acute and everyone is suffering.

  • Myndo's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2006 at 1:24 PM

    small but nice page about this park. Well done! Corinne


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