Although only a third of the park consists of dry land, the reserve boasts a higher diversity of plant and animal species than the far larger Serengeti. Established to protect the vast elephant herds that the area is known for, Manyara features an incredible wealth of habitats, from soaring groundwater forest to acacia tortilis woodland, a tranquil soda lake, bubbling hot springs and the steep escarpment of the Rift Valley. The Great Rift Valley is at its most impressive here, with a precipitous drop of about 500 m (1 600 feet) to the flamingo-rimmed lakeshore.
Lake Manyara’s thick forests are a unique and surprising habitat for sightings of lion, which are known to climb and lounge in the trees, as well as hunting on the grassy shores of the lake. Other wildlife includes large herds of buffalo, endangered African wild dog, cheetah, Maasai giraffe and impala. Troops of several hundred olive baboon can be encountered in the park, which is also home to Syke’s monkey, short-eared galago, Cape clawless otters, Egyptian mongoose, hippo and klipspringer.
Lake Manyara is also an excellent bird watching destination, with flamingo and other fascinating species spotted in and around the soda lake. More than 400 species of birds, including waterfowl and migrants, can be found in the area.
Rates & Costs
- Price per person $850
Enjoy 2 full days and 1 night at Tarangire & Lake Manyara National Park
Day 1 – Arrive at Camp and Explore
Depart by Flight Link from Zanzibar at 07:45 to arrive in Arusha at 09:20. You will be met by our representative followed by a 2 hour driving to Tarangire, which is also known as the elephant’s playground due to its high density of elephants in the area. You will explore many different areas of the park and enjoy a packed lunch at one of the picnic sites inside the park. Mid/late afternoon departure from the park and head to the camp. Dinner and overnight at Tloma Lodge
Day 2 – Explore & Picnic in the wild
Morning breakfast and then you will travel to Lake Manyara National Park for game drives with a Picnic lunch in the bush. If you are lucky, you may see the famous tree-climbing lions. Then a game drive en route to Arusha Airport depart to Zanzibar at 16:35 and arrive in Zanzibar at 17:50
- Park fees, Conservation and Community Development fees
- Mid-range lodge and tented camp accommodation as stipulated
- All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Complimentary mineral water 1.5lt per person in the safari vehicle
- 4×4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)
- Unlimited game drives
- All transfers and activities as mentioned above
- Tips suggested: Driver guide $10+ per person sharing the vehicle per day
- Drinks apart from 1,5lt mineral water during the safari
- Items of personal nature and not mentioned in the above itinerary
Terms & Conditions
Packages available 1 week in advance of booking date and are non-refundable. Please do note this package is subject to flight and accommodation availability. Do ensure to inquire about children’s policy. Prices are subject to change without notice.
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