Lake Manyara National Park is located around 126 to 130km southwest of Arusha and can be reached by car in 1:30 to 2 hours. The park located both Arusha Region and Manyara Region, and the two body regions have no authority powerfulness over the parks.
The park is also very adjacent to Tarangire National Park there is also an airport strip called Lake Manyara Airstrip allocated along the top of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Manyara National Park is also known for the flamingos that dwell the lake. When is the wet season, they reside in the edges of the lake in flocks, but they are not so attractive during the dry season.
There are five different vegetation zones including ground water forest, acacia woodland, open areas of short grass, swamps and the lake’s alkaline flats. More than 350 varieties of birds inhabit the park, and many remain throughout the year. Because of the Lake Manyara, the Park is a good area for bird watching and study.
Guests to the park can expect to see upwards of 100 different species of bird on any day. Other Wild animal found in Lake Manyara is elephants, leopards, lions, cheetahs, blue monkeys, dik-dik, Thomson’s gazelle, hyena, hippo, Masai giraffe, impala, Grant’s zebras and more inhabit the park and many seen all year round.
There is a hippo pond at one end of the park where guests can get out of their truck and watch from a safe distance. Day and night game viewing is allowed in Lake Manyara National Park and the best time to visit the park during the dry season in the month of July to November perfect time for game viewing.