It is just a couple of people that safari only to Lake Manyara National Park and this is because the park is among the wildlife parks that make up Tanzania’s northern Safari Circuit. Usually most of the safaris on this circuit begin in Arusha city. The most recommended option to reach Arusha town is to fly into the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), that is located approximately 46k kilometers or 29 miles from Arusha. It is as well possible to directly fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), found close to the capital city Dar es Salaam and then fly to Arusha Airport (ARK).
Another cheaper alternative is to reserve a cheaper flight into Kenya’s capital city Nairobi, and then take a shuttle bus to the town of Arusha. You will be Picked-up early in the morning and finally arrive in Arusha at 4pm. Usually, your tour operator will receive you at the airport and then make all ongoing arrangements, as well as the charter flight into the park as per your arrangements.
Although there are charter flights connecting from Arusha to the airstrip in Lake Manyara National Park, you can enjoy a one and a half hours thrilling drive from Arusha to the park entrance gate along a nice terraced road. Most tourists do this northern safari circuit using a safari vehicle particularly because the park is along the way to Serengeti National Park as well as the internationally renowned Ngorongoro Crater
You may check Skyscanner or, for those interested in flights to multiple destination you can check Expedia to find out which airlines is available to transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) or to the Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam and how much the tickets cost.
Normally these charter flights are reserved by your safari / tour operator all as part of your safari package. You may make reservations for your Domestic flights with any of the domestic carrier such as: Air Tanzania, Precision Air, Regional Air, ZanAir, Safari Air Link, or Coastal Aviation
Passport, visa and other entry requirements
Information about the Passport, visa plus other requirements at the point of entry can be acquired directly through your tour operator
Lake Manyara National Park was primarily established to shelter a population of huge elephants. The elephants are normally spotted in larger numbers moving within the park in comparison to other game parks in northern Tanzania. Besides the numerous elephants, there are other species of animals commonly seen which are buffaloes, baboons, the tree climbing lions, Masai giraffes, hippos, blue monkeys and the cheetahs. in the present day the reason as to why the lions found in Lake Manyara National Park prefer resting up in the large tress or even climbing trees is still unknown. However special about Lake Manyara NP is that you can tour the entire park in just about 2 hours hence making it the excellent safari destination for visitors having limited time for their safari. In addition, the park has a wonderful vegetation covers that includes water forests, the lake itself, swamps, grasslands as well as an acacia forest.
Lake Manyara Safari
Getting To Lake Manyara
When To Visit Manyara
Birding in Manyara