Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park’s name derives from a plant called Euphorbia tirucalii, known as ‘Olmanyara’ in the Maasai language. The Maasai use this plant to cover their bomas (hedges) which surround their dwellings. 

Lake Manyara is 330 square kilometers (127 square miles) and was founded in 1960.  It is located in Northern Tanzania, 126 kilometers (78 miles) west of Arusha Town and strategically located along the highway westward to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park.

Some of the attractions found here may not be seen in other famous parks, such as the ground water forest-- an evergreen forest fed by freshwater springs-- and the Great Rift Valley escarpment, one of the most unique and beautiful sceneries in the park.  You will be amazed by the diversity of wildlife species and habitats.  The lake forms the most spectacular sight of the high diversity of bird species both migratory and resident, especially the spectacular volumes of flamingos.  

DT- Lake Manyara National Park


Tour will depart from Bougainvillea Safari Lodge in Karatu at 9am and return to Bougainvillea Safari around 3-4pm.  Included: private safari driver, park fees, boxed lunch, and bottled water. Breakfast and Dinner may be included at an additional cost.


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