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Lake Manyara

Home to tree-climbing lions and birds’ paradise

Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara is a picturesque lake in northern Tanzania, within the Great Rift Valley, about two hours’ drive from Arusha town, 45 minutes from Baobab camp, and twenty minutes from our Karatu Tented Lodge.

A protected area that covers approximately 330 square kilometers (127 square miles) and offers diverse ecosystems and wildlife.
A unique blend of habitats, including the lake, dense groundwater forests, open grasslands, and acacia woodlands, characterize the park. It is home to various animals, including elephants, giraffes, hippos, zebras, wildebeests, tree-climbing lions, and a breeding site for many migratory birds. 

Lodges nearby

Our Karatu Lodge is the closest lodge, which is 20 minutes away from the lodge. 

Baobab Camp in Tarangire is about 45 minutes away. 

Day trips excursion from both lodges is possible. 


Lake Manyara

Not so explored activity in Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara

Experience the endless wildlife encounter opportunities

About FAQs

  • Two hours drive from Arusha
  • 20 minutes drive from Karatu Tented Lodge
  • 45 minutes drive from Tarangire

The park is known for its tree-climbing lions, migratory bird breeding area, underground water streams, large mammals, and a hot spring in the park.

  • Forest Canopy walk
  • Canoe safari
  • Game drives safari
  • Walking safari

Park entrance fees valid from 1st July 2023 to 30th June 2024;

(16th May – 14th March): 
Adults fees are 50 USD per person
Child between 5 – 15 yrs is 20 USD.
Below the age of 5 is Free of charge.

(15th March – 15th May):
Adults fees are 45 USD per person.
Child between 5 – 15 yrs is 20 USD
Below the age of 5 is Free of charge.

All park entrance fees are collected by Tanzania National Park Authority TANAPA and are exclusive of 18% VAT. 

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