Lake Manyara National Park Day Trip with Safari with a Heart

Join us on a day trip to Lake Manyara National Park, a lush and diverse park renowned for its stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. The park is distinguished by its verdant forests and expansive lake, which covers most of the park’s area. The hippo pool, teeming with hippos, and the annual migration of thousands of flamingos add to the park’s allure.


Early Morning Departure:

We’ll start our adventure with an early morning departure from Arusha (or Moshi). The drive to Lake Manyara National Park takes about two and a half hours.

What to Expect:

Travel in comfort and style in a 4×4 Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof, perfect for 360-degree views. As we journey through the park, you can expect to encounter a variety of wildlife, including:

  • Hippos
  • Flamingos
  • Giraffes
  • Zebras
  • Wildebeests
  • Warthogs
  • Impalas
  • Buffalos
  • Baboons
  • Blue velvet monkeys

And if we’re lucky, we might even spot a lion lounging in a tree. The park’s diverse landscapes and proximity to wildlife make every moment an adventure.

Scenic Drive:
Driving through Lake Manyara National Park offers a unique experience compared to the vast plains and wide-open landscapes of other parks. You’ll often find yourself close to the animals, sometimes without even realizing it. Keep your eyes and ears open for unexpected encounters!

Seasonal Highlights:
During the wet seasons (November/December and March to May), the lake can cover up to 60% of the park’s 231 km² area. These high alkaline waters attract a variety of migratory waterbirds, including the iconic pink flamingos.

Lunch Break and Afternoon Safari:
After a lunch break, we’ll head out for another safari, aiming to spot any animals we may have missed earlier. Our goal is to maximize your wildlife experiences and create unforgettable memories.

Return to Arusha:
At the end of the day, we’ll prepare for our journey back to Arusha.

Booking Options

This day trip can be enjoyed as a private excursion or as part of a group. If you’d like to join a group, please send us an inquiry, and we’ll find a group for you to join.

Experience the beauty and diversity of Lake Manyara National Park with Safari with a Heart. Contact us today to book your adventure!

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