Lake Manyara

Situated in Tanzania’s rift valley, the 330km2 Lake Manyara National Park is two thirds actual lake. This aquatic haven is an expanse of acacia woodland and groundwater forest and was formed by a gigantic fracture in the Earth’s crust millions of years ago. The shallow alkaline waters of the lake support a plethora of wildlife species, and are most famed for its elephant, flamingo and tree-climbing lion populations.

Lake Manyara National Park boasts some of the most spectacular views in all of Africa. In the East are the red cliffs of the Great Rift Valley, rising hundreds of metres into the air and providing a magnificent sheer backdrop to the lake below. Standing on top of the escarpment to the west, the green water glistens below for as far as the eye can see. Offsetting the emerald of the lake is the pink tinged plumage of the resident flamingos, which frequent the rich waters of the lake along with 380 other resident bird species such as pelicans and herons.

Aside from the Lake itself, the Lake Manyara reserve is an intriguing mix of open savannahs, lakeshores and fresh water streams. High concentrations of lion, elephant, buffalo, impala, giraffes and hippos all thrive in the food rich environment. Huge baboon troops with numbers often in excess of 200 can be seen gallivanting amongst the treetops, with their cheeky antics delighting all who witness them.

With great lodges overlooking the life-filled waters of Lake Manyara, the Lake Manyara National Park makes for an excellent addition to a Tanzanian safari. Speak to us about tailoring the perfect Lake Manyara experience and experience this secluded region of East Africa for yourself.

 

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Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only lodge situated within the Lake Manyara National Park. Tucked away in the south side of the park, among a forest of mahogany, mango and fig trees the camp is far enough away from the busy entrance gate to be secluded and utterly relaxing. Offering a very high level of service and luxury, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge combines a sense of natural, earthy ambience and traditional styling with contemporary design. The lodge is made up of ten delightful tree houses that are elegantly furnished and radiate a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere.

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Escarpment Luxury Lodge

Escarpment Luxury Lodge

Perfectly positioned on the edge of an escarpment, which towers over the breath taking Lake Manyara in Northern Tanzania, Escarpment Luxury Lodge is surrounded by the incredible beauty of the African bush. With large expanses of windows, the lodge invites the outside in, meaning that you are never far from nature. Situated only 20 minutes from the Serena Airstrip, from where you can connect to various airstrips within the Serengeti and Kenya International Airport, Escarpment Luxury Lodge is ideally located for an exclusive, African safari getaway that offers privacy and luxury, as well as convenient access.

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Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Situated high up on a picturesque escarpment with panoramic views over the waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Lodge offers guests the perfect combination of relaxation and a rich diversity of wildlife, all with magnificent views. A huge range of activities keep guest busy during the day, while the lodge itself provides a comfortable base from which to explore. Guests can enjoy mountain biking, canoeing and forest walks, as well as organised visits to the neighbouring villages for a taste of the culture of the Iraqw and Sukuma people, who have lived in the area since time began.

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