Lake Manyara National Park is a small park in the Arusha Tanzania safari Region and is dominated by the alkaline Lake Manyara. This beautiful lake is the seasonal home to around three million migratory lesser and greater pink flamingoes. The flamingoes and unusual tree climbing lions, are what has made this National Park famous! Lake Manyara is one of four lakes within the Great Rift Valley.

The Reserve is an ecologically diverse area. It supports herds of plains game, predators including leopards, amazing birdlife with over 400 species, giraffe and large hippos wallowing in the lake. For the small size of the park you enjoy a diverse and varied wildlife experience

Lake Manyara National Park is a great fit in a Classic Northern Circuit Itinerary. It is a stopover option either on your way to the Serengeti or on your way back. Like Tarangire, it is good to have this option, particularly if you are using road transfers on the Safari routing. There are a few recommended accommodation options in and around Manyara.

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only lodge to be found within the park borders. This remote and romantic Lodge is operated by one of our preferred partners andBeyond. Ten stilted tree-house suites with generous decks and massive windows open up to the lush forest and offer a unique and exclusive experience.

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge offers that all important family experience. There are lots of activities including day trips to Ngorongoro Crater. Or relax and enjoy a couple of days of quality family time. For assistance organizing your ideal family vacation, our consultants can create magic holidays tailored to your family. Tanzania and Kenya combine well for the iconic Safari Holiday! Take a look through our East African Explorer or chat to one of our consultants.


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About "Lake Manyara"


As one of Tanzania's smaller wilderness areas, Lake Manyara National Park has a wealth of bio-diversity and is less crowded that its busier counterparts, making it a dream location for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the finer things in life. As the only lodge in the park, guests can enjoy privacy, luxury service, and some of the best game drives in East Africa. Read More

Perched on the edge of a panoramic escarpment with breathtaking views of Tanzanian plains and Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a heady mix of complete tranquillity, premium wildlife encounters and a birding paradise. Add to that a whole slew of high-adventure sports (from mountain biking, canoeing and forest walks), and you have the recipe for the perfect African safari holiday. Read More


A safari with a difference is to be found at Chem Chem Lodge overlooking Lake Manyara. The owner operators have pioneered the concept of the slow safari, which offers inspiring game viewing, walking safaris and cultural activities at a gentler pace, allowing time for authentic immersion in the African bush. The private wildlife concession stretches between Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara and is a migration corridor for plains game. Read More


Luxury combines with a vintage Out of Africa atmosphere at Little Chem Chem, where the owner operators have created a personalised and intimate safari experience. Their slow safari concept allows guests to absorb authentic Africa at their own pace through walking safaris, hot air balloon trips, animal tracking and more, as well as the traditional game drives. Set in a private wildlife concession adjoining Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park, the elegant tented camp overlooks Lake Burunge on the edge of an acacia forest. Read More