Manyara National Park, Tanzania, a birder’s version of heaven.

Here in Tanzania


Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.




330 sq km (127 sq miles), of which up
to 200 sq km (77 sq miles) is lake
when water levels are high.


In northern Tanzania. The entrance gate
lies 1.5 hours (126km/80 miles) west
of Arusha along a newly surfaced road,
close to the ethnically diverse market town
of Mto wa Mbu.

How to get there:

By road, charter or scheduled flight from
Arusha, en route to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

To do:

Game drives, canoeing when the water
levels is suffciently high. Cultural tours,
mountain bike tours, abseiling and forest
walks on the escarpment outside the park.


Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Black Rhinoceros,
Hippopotamus, Impala, Giraffe, Zebra,
Wildebeest, Bushbuck, Leopard, Baboon, Cobra.


Lesser Flamingo, Greater Flamingo, White Pelican,
Yellow-billed Stork, White-breasted Cormorant,
Palm-nut Vulture, Ayres' Hawk-eagle, Nile monitor.

Best time:

Dry season (July-October) for large mammals;
wet season (November-June) for bird watching,
the waterfalls and canoeing.

Source: TANAPA.

Accommodation in partner lodge:

Migunga Forest Camp Click here for video


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more detailed description of this park.