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Lake Manyara National Park Attractions | Activities | Safaris | Accommodation Lodges

June 26, 2020

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The Richness Of Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is a lovely scenic gem, a lush green paradise enjoying spectacular settings against the a back-drop of 600 m high rift-valley escarpments. Lake Manyara national park is famous for its tree climbing lions, profusion of birdlife with 390 speicies recorded, 670 species of flowering plants and ferns recorded some of which have evolved into a beautiful stands of ever green ground water forests, the largest troop of baboons anywhere in the world, hot water springs, large herds of elephants. The wildebeest migration spectacle comprising of over 1.7m gnus, 200,000 zebras and gazelles pass through the park in May. The park too has 180 species of butterflies.

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Lake Manyara National Park Location, Area, Climate
Location

Lake Manyara national park is located in Northern Tanzania, 126 Km from Arusha, about 180 km from Kilimanjaro Airport.

Area

Lake Manyara National Park occupies and area of 325Km².

History

Lake Manyara National Park is park of Lake Manyara Biosphere set up by UNESCO in 1981. It was established as a game reserve in 1957 and elevated to national park in 1960

Climate

Lake Manyara National Park experiences a modified tropical climate with two rainy seasons. Long rains between March and May; Short rains in November and December. April is the wettest month. June and July are the coldest and driest months with average temperatures of 25°C. January and February are the warmest months with temperatures averaging 30°C.

Lake Manyara National Park Attractions-A Summary

In summary attractions in Lake Manyara comprise of what visitors see (That is attractions or items of eye appeal), what visitors do (activities they undertake at the destination), the destination itself, annual events like the migration and the cultural tourism programs and encounters with the local people at the destination, . Below is a summary list of attractions:-

  • The location or destination Lake Manyara itself
  • What visitors see, attractions or objects of tourist gaze within and without the park like
    • Physical features-mountains/ hills, rivers, valleys, beautiful scenery, forests, lakes,
    • Wildlife-plants, animals, birds, insects
  • What visitors do / Activities they undretake like day/ night game drives, sight seeing. kayaking, sundowners, massage, hiking, cultural tours, bird watching/ bird walks, camping
  • The rich culture of the local people, the Maasai, the Iraqw, the Barabaig and the visitor experience at various points of contact with the locals and other visitors.
  • Events / festivals, natural phenomenon like the wildebeest migration
  • Cultural tourism programs of Karatu and Mto Wa Mbu towhships

Lake Manyara National Park Attractions And Activities

In summary tourist attractions in Lake Manyara National Park comprise of what people see, objects that attract the eyesight and what visitors do, activities at the destination

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Lake Manyara National Park Attractions

Tree climbing lions and Wildebeest Migration ranks among the top 10 attractions in Lake Manyara National Park which are:

    • Tree Climbing Lions

      Found in lake Manyara National Park are the tree climbing lions. Tree climbing lions are also to be found in Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Serengeti Parks. In Uganda, will find them in Isasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park. They climb up the trees to avoid the often painful bite of the tsetse flies.

    • Wildebeest migration

      The wildebeest migration spectacle is the never ending milling of over 2.5 million wild animals composed of a about 1.7 million wildebeests, and 800,000 common gazelles and zebras with predators-lions, hyenas, leopards, jackals in tow passes through Lake Manyara in May on its way to southern Ngorongoro and Serengeti. In this picture add thousands of vultures providing air cover the to migrating animals, the goggling human traffic; the hazardous crossing of crocodile invested Mara and Grumeti rivers and behold your magical wonder of nature.

    • Visitor Activities /What to do in Lake Manyara National Park

      Lake Manyara National Park activities, what to do in Lake Manyara, during the day (diurnal) or at night (nocturnal) are what attracts visitors to Lake Manyara. These includes Game drives, nature walks, night game drives, cultural tours, mice, sundowners, wining and dining, picnics, bush breakfasts and meals, etc

    • Physical Features
      • Lake Manyara
      • Njoro Hotsprings
      • RiftValley
      • Rivers
      • Underground water evergreen forest
      • Ngorongoro Crater

        Ngorongoro has an impressive animal sighting. The crater is home to 25000 to 30000 big mammals including rare black rhinos, the beautiful scenery, phenomenal photography opportunities and local communities. Cultural visits organized through cultural tourism programs at Karatu. Other attractions include archeological site of

    • Wildlife

Lake Manyara National Park is part of Lake Manyara UNESCO Biosphere Reserve established in 1981. Lake Manyara national park is famous for its tree climbing lions, profusion of birdlife with 390 speicies recorded, 670 species of flowering plants and ferns recorded some of which have evolved into a beautiful stands of ever green ground water forests, the largest troop of baboons anywhere in the world, hot water springs, large herds of elephants. The wildebeest migration spectacle comprising of over 1.7m gnus, 200,000 zebras and gazelles pass through the park in May. The park too has 180 species of butterflies.

      • Mammals

Lake Manyara National Park has an overwhelming presence of mammals in terms of species and numbers. Besides the tree climbing lions other big mammals in the park include buffaloes, zebra, giraffe, impala, waterbucks, klipspringer ( on the cliffs), leopards, warthogs, mongoose.

      • Profusion Of Birdlife

Over 390 species of birds have been recorded in Lake Manyara National Park is a perfect bird watcher’s paradise. The star of this afivauna are the large flocks of pink feathered flamingos on the lake shores. The availability of geothermal heated hot-springs makes it possible for the green algae, spiralina (food of flamingos) to thrive. Other wanders (water birds) to be found on the lake shores are pelicans, storks, jacanas, egrets, plovers, ducks and geese. Elephants and other mammals do visit the forest too.

  • Cultural Tourism Programs

    A another attraction in Lake Manyara is the Mto wa Mbu, a multi-ethnic with lively colourful markets and thriving cultural tourism programmes. The central market is quite impressive with all the local produce including the Masai beads and shukas. The cultural tourism programe includes visits to shambas (Farms). This visits the local farms where you will witness and even participate in making of banana beer (mbege). Other excursions from Mto wa Mbu includes hikes to Lake Miwaleni, Balaa Hill or Njoro hotsprings. Canoeing is also available on the west side of the lake when the water is high.

    Open Air Market

    If you happen to be around on 22 of any month, visit the mnada, the animal auction market which attracts buyers from all over the country.

What to do in Lake Manyara National Park?

Lake Manyara National Park activities, what to do in Lake Manyara National Park, during the day (diurnal) or at night (nocturnal) are what attracts them to Lake Manyara.

Lake Manyara National Park Activities

The most popular, top 10 activities in Lake Manyara National Park Are:-

  • Game drives. Game drives are best undertaken in the morning and evening. However you can go opt for a full day game drive with picnic lunches
  • Excursions to the hotsprings and lake shores
  • Nature walks. Nature walks are conducted by local guides from your lodges
  • Bird walks/ warching
  • Sundowners/ sunset watch meals and drinks – romantic samptous meals served with sparkling drinks in the most scenic locations as the sun sinks in the horizon is an experience never to be missed. Most of the facilities do offer these on request
  • Picnics
  • Night game drives
  • Kayaking / Canoeing
  • Bush breakfasts/ dinners
  • Camping – camping is available in the public and special campsites. Unlike public campsites, there is nothing special in Special campsites. Special campsites are do it yourself and lack amenities like toilets, showers, kitchens
  • Swimming most of the lodges have fitness centers that feature swimming pools
  • Mice- Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibition facilities are available in the lodges
  • Cultural tourism programs to Mto wa Mbu and Karatu
  • Wildebeest migration
  • Campfires are meeting or gatherings open to all guests. At the campfire ground is a big fire to keep the guests warm as they dance, tell stories and jokes, drink and exchange contact. Yes most of the campfires feature campfire bar where guests can order drinks. It is a lovely experience never to be missed
  • Health and spa in massage parlours
  • Wining and dining with numerous avenues and opportunities to sample local cuisine
Wildebeest Migration

Every year, in the months of July August and September, over 1.7 million wildebeests accompanied by about 800,000 gazelles and Zebras migrate from Serengeti into Maasai (Masai) Mara and back. The river crossings are particularly dangerous as large crocodile lie in wait of unsuspecting animals, killing and maiming thousands of them. Besides predation, migrating herds have to contend with flooded rivers and disease outbreaks. The wildebeest mate in Maasai Mara and Calve in Serengeti.

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The annual wildebeest migration is not about wildebeests migrating per se but rather its influence on the movement patterns of the other animals including human beings. Picture a never ending milling of over 2.5 million wild animals composed of a about 1.7 million wildebeests, and 800,000 common gazelles and zebras with predators-lions, hyenas, leopards, jackals etc following closely. In this picture add thousands of vultures providing air cover the to migrating animals, the goggling human traffic; the hazardous crossing of crocodile invested Mara and Grumeti rivers and behold your magical wonder of nature.

Where are the Wildebeest? Maasai (Masai) Mara or Serengeti? The Migration Cycle:-

The migration follows a clockwise direction dictated by the rain patterns in the Mara/Serengeti ecosystem. The Migration has been going on for as long as our ancestors can remember and where it started is debatable. The best times to view migration in Serengeti is December to Jul. While in Maasai Mara, the best time is August to November. Between December and March, the herds congregate in Eastern Serengeti Plains where carving takes place. Births accounts for over half a million calves annually. April and May still in Serengeti the calves matures and gets ready for migration. June is the month of crossing Grumeti River along the Northern Corridor towards Maasai Mara. In July/August, the herds cross the Mara River into Maasai (Masai) Mara, where mating takes place. By November the succulent grass in Mara is finished and the migrating herds heads for Serengeti where curving will take place and the entire cycle starts all over again.

Lake Manyara National Park Getting There

Lake Manyara is accessible to visitors from all over the world. One can drive or fly to Lake Manyara from Kilimanjaro, Arusha or Dodoma.

Lake Manyara National Park Gates

Remember the rule is that you should enter the park through official gates.

Lake Manyara National Park Accommodation/ Lodges/ Tented Camps and Public Campsites:

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There are a variety of accommodation facilities in Serengeti varying from the luxury eco-lodges to basic campsites.-

  • Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

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  • Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

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  • Kirurumu Tented Lodge

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  • Lake Manyara Hotel

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  • Migunga Forest Camp

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  • Lulimac Lake Manyara Lodge

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  • Octagon Lodge

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  • Eileen’s Trees Inn

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  • Flamingo Safari Lodge Karatu

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  • Karatu Tented Lodge

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  • Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

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  • Burudika Manyara Lodge

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Amboseli National Park Attractions And Activities, Reserve Accommodation Stay Lodges, Hotels, Tented Camps, What To See, Do

April 9, 2020

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Kajiando district 238 Km from Nairobi.

Amboseli National Reserve
(Amboseli National Park)
borders Tanzania to the south.The name
Amboseli comes from the
Maasai
place name, Empusel, meaning open plain.
Amboseli National park
is managed by KWS (Kenya Wildlife
service) on behalf of the central government.
The local people
around the park are the nomadic

Maasai.The Maasai way of life is compatible with wildlife
conservation. Most of the conservation areas in Kenya are
located in
Maasai
Reserves. A visit to Amboseli is not complete without
visiting the

Maasai
homesteads.
Area: 392 Km²Established:
Amboseli National
Park was gazetted in 1974
but in 2005 the park management reverted to Okejiando County
council, thus the name changed to once more to
Amboseli National Reserve.
It had been a reserve since 1948. It is the best place to photograph
the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro (5985M). The reserve 11pt”
is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty – the
landscape is dominated by MT Kilimanjaro.

Getting to Amboseli National Park/Reserve

Amboseli attracts visitors from all over the world. Amboseli National park
can be accessed by road or air. Though a majority of the visitors are
in organized groups, private individuals can visit the park without any
fear. International visitors mostly arrive at either Nairobi, Mombasa or
Kilimanjaro Airports where they are picked by tour operator or private
cars and driven to the park.It is possible to hire private cars from
Nairobi,
Mombasa or
Kilimanjaro airports and drive into the park. To visit the park you need a car. The road distance from Nairobi varies.
Driving from Nairobi:
Nairobi to Namanga
(240 km tarmac) on the Nairobi – Namanga Road, via Meshanani
Gate (75km).
Nairobito Emali (228 km tarmac) on the
Nairobi – Mombasa Road, via Remito Gate (64 km)

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