2 Days 1 Night Lake Manyara National Park Road Safari
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The park is located 125 Kilometers (78 miles) West of Arusha town, which is a 2 hour drive.
Lake Manyara National Park covers an area of 330 square km’s (127 square miles), of which up to 200 square km’s (77 square miles) is lake when water levels are high.
The park is noted for its beauty and incredibly lush acacia forest of giant fig and mahogany trees, which are home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys.
Lake Manyara National Park is also home to a large numbers of buffaloes, antelopes, zebras, hippos and crocodiles, giraffe and a high density of elephants.
The park is particularly known for its tree-climbing lions, which may be seen sleeping off the heat of the day on a branch instead of a shady spot on the ground like most other lions.
Well known for its birds (over 400 different species), Lake Manyara is one of the few places where you’ll be able to see the Ground Hornbill and the Crested Eagle.
Fish-eating birds inhabiting the lake include pelicans, storks, cormorants and Egyptian geese. Flamingoes co lour the lake pink as they arrive to feed at the lake during their migration.
The 2 Days 1 Night Lake Manyara National Park Road Safari holds one unforgettable sight which is a giant flock of red billed queleas that gather in their thousands and waft over the water like a giant swarm of insects.
Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania | What to Do and See
Horse riding: Around the Park
Abseiling: Outside the park’s borders
Boating trips: Around the Lake Manyara and its ecosystem
Nature walks: Around the rim of Lake Manyara National Park
Canoeing safaris: On the tranquil and beautiful waters of the Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara Night Game Drive: Night game drive in Lake Manyara National Park to observe nocturnal wildlife.
Masai Village Visit in Lake Manyara: Experience the unique culture and fascinating way of life of these tribal people.
Day Game Driving safari: Lake Manyara’s game includes good numbers of elephant, buffalo and wildebeest along with plenty of giraffe. Also prolific in number are zebra, waterbuck, warthog and impala and tree climbing lion.
Exploring Lake Manyara by Bicycle: Guests visiting Lake Manyara can enjoy a scenic bike ride through the nearby Mayoka community, hosted throughout by an expert and beyond guide.
2 Days 1 Night Lake Manyara National Park Road Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arusha – Drive to Lake Manyara National Park
0900 Hours: After breakfast at your hotel in Arusha we meet our professional tours guide/ driver who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which, we travel to the Lake Manyara National Park.
The drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara takes about 2 ½ hours and we shall cover about 130 kilometers.
1230 Hours: We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge/ Camp.
1400 Hours: We relax at the lodge, swim or take an optional cultural walk of the village of Mto wa mbu. Enjoy any one of the following activities:
Climbing Balaa Hill (3 – 6 hours): Climb to the top of the Rift Valley wall for breath-taking views of Lake Manyara, the village of Mto wa Mbu, and the Maasai Steppe beyond.
Maasai homestead Tour (3 – 4 hours): Along with a guided tour of the homestead and an introduction to the local Maasai population, tribesmen will offer to paint traditional Maasai tattoos for visitors and even let them milk their prized cows.
Village Walks (2 – 4 hours): Get an inside look at the homes and exquisite craft of Mto wa Mau’s many tribes.
Visitors will get a chance to meet locals and learn about banana beer, Malone woodcarvings, and the tribal painting techniques; the village provides a great introduction to everyday life in Africa.
Farm Tour (1- 4 hours): See the innovative farming practices of Mto wa Mbu villagers and learn about the irrigation system that sustains local crops, including the 32 varieties of bananas.
Miwaleni Waterfall and Lake Tour (3 – 5 hours): Bike or hike to this impressive lake and waterfall, both lined with thriving papyrus plants. At night, leopards and hippos frequent the area, but during the day, visitors can swim in the refreshing pool beneath the falls.
Biking to Lake Manyara (2 – 5 hours): Bike to the coast of one of Africa’s most majestic lake and get an amazing opportunity to view wildlife like zebras, giraffes, hippos and buffaloes at close range in this corridor of migration between the national parks.
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Mid range Accommodation: Kirurumu Tented Lodge, Lake Manyara Hotel
Budget Accommodation: Twiga Lodge and Campsite, Lake Manyara Bush Camp
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park – Drive to Arusha
0630 Hours: Early breakfast at the lodge/ camp then proceed for a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park with packed lunch.
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, zebra, giraffes, lions and Kirk’s dik-dik, klipspringer, bushbuck, Buffalo, wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo and troops of Baboons amongst others.
Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s bird-life. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day.
Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.
1200 Hours: Enjoy your box lunch at a picnic site within the park.
1300 Hours: Proceed on another game drive in the park.
1500 Hours: Exit the park and drive back to Arusha
1800 Hours: Arrive back in Arusha and drop you of at your Hotel/ residence
2 Days 1 Night Lake Manyara National Park Road Safari Prices
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* You can choose to enjoy a delicious, home-cooked meal in a local Mom’s home in Mto Wa Mbu. Over lunch, the guide will provide a history of the region and the many local tribes
2 Days 1 Night Lake Manyara National Park Road Safari Rates Includes:
* Teas and coffees
* Three meals daily
* Scheduled Safari activities
* Refreshments on game drive
* All park entrance fees into Lake Manyara National Park
* Pickup from your hotel in Arusha and drop-off to your hotel
* Accommodation of your choice in Lake Manyara National Park
* Return road transfers to Lake Manyara National park from Arusha/ Moshi
2 Days 1 Night Lake Manyara National Park Road Safari Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)