Lake Manyara Day Trip

Arusha, Tanzania

Trip Description

This a day trip to Lake Manyara National Park which is a backdrop that Ernest Hemingway praised as “the prettiest I had seen in Africa,” Lake Manyara is a picturesque jewel that stretches for 50 kilometers at the base of the rusty-gold, 600-meter-high Rift Valley escarpment.

When the water level is high, Lake Manyara may cover up to 200 square kilometers (77 square miles) of the 330 square kilometers (127 square miles) that make up Lake Manyara National Park. Tanzania’s northern region is home to Lake Manyara National Park. The entry gate is located near to the ethnically varied market town of Mto wa Mbu, 1.5 hours (126 kilometers/80 miles) west of Arusha along a recently paved road.

How to go to Lake Manyara National Park

From the Arusha Airport, you may take a road trip, a charter flight, or a regularly scheduled aircraft to Lake Manyara National Park on way to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Lake Manyara National Park is from July to October when it’s the dry season for big animals. The wet season (November to June) is ideal for canoeing, waterfall sightseeing, and bird watching.

Day trip to Lake Manyara

Departing from: Arusha or Moshi

Departure time: 800hrs or 900hrs

Distance: 120 km from Arusha

Distance: 190km from Moshi

Duration: Full Day tour.

Minimum people required: 1pax

Best time: All year around.

Cost: Solo traveler $390 usd

Sharing from 2pax-above $240 per person

NB; Starting this tour from Moshi will attract an extra $100

Inclusives: All park fees, lunch pack, 1 bottle of mineral drinking water, safari jeep with 4-wheel drive with English speaking guide.

Exclusives: Tips, medical insurance, and all things of personal nature

In the morning pick up from your hotel in Arusha/Moshi town and drive on tarmac road to Lake Manyara National Park with packed lunch for game drives. The Lake occupies large area of the park, the forest start just when you cross the park gate along the base of the Great Rift Valley and hot spring to the west of the park. The park is home to Tree climbing Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, Hippo, troops of Baboons, also Flamingo bird Ostrich, Egyptian Geese and more…After your picnic lunch proceed with afternoon game drives before drive back to Arusha/ Moshi


  • Full board accommodation on your 4 days Serengeti Safari
  • Transfers as indicated on itinerary
  • Private safari vehicle throughout the safari driven by an experienced English speaking Private tour guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Government taxes and levies
  • All drinks at Lodge/Camp.
  • Laundry services
  • Mineral water and soft drinks during game drives
  • All walking fees
  • International air fare
  • Drinks at the Lodges
  • Cost of Entry Visa and passport
  • International and local airport departure taxes
  • All expenses of a personal nature such as, telephone calls, tips & gratuities, etc
  • All optional activities which have not been shown above
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Any extras not mentioned above.

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