Manyara National Park

Manyara National Park

Situated between Tarangire National Park and the famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area, followed by  the world-renowned Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Park is often overlooked as a safari destination.  At 330 square-kilometers of which more than half are often submerged in water, it certainly is one of the  unique and smaller national parks – in African terms. Fewer safari vehicles, especially in the morning  hours, give you the opportunity to appreciate every moment you immerse yourself in this tranquil park in  Tanzania’s Northern Circuit.


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Covered by lake


Covered by land

Major Attractions in Manyara

Large number of elephants

Just like neighboring Tarangire, Lake Manyara is home to many elephants. The gentle giants roam the  acacia woodlands and evergreen forests fed by high groundwater levels. Lush and thick vegetation offers  plenty of feeding grounds for the elephants.

Observe the social baboons

Lake Manyara National Park is known for its large troops of baboons. While not everyone’s favorite, these  highly social animals are a joy to observe as they interact amongst each other. Watch young ones learn the  ropes of life while older animals battle for a spot higher up the hierarchical ladder.

Look for tree-climbing lions

Tree-climbing lions are a more than rare sight  for many years, only two prides on the continent were  known to climb up trees. One pride in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park and one in our very own  Lake Manyara National Park. The lions are said to avoid tsetse flies and other bugs by climbing the trees,  as well as enjoying the cooler breeze and taking advantage of the extended views across the park. If you only have one day to go on safari, you can look for the tree-climbing lions on a day trip to Lake  Manyara National Park with us.

Watch flamingos soar

Water is life in the African bush and the soda lake is an oasis for plenty of wildlife. Besides different kinds  of antelopes, the bird life of Lake Manyara is spectacular. Proud pelicans and colorful flamingos call the  lake and surrounding swamps home.

Hot Springs

A large swampy area on the western shores of lake Manyara national park, through which flows  several hot springs that seep from the nearby rift valley wall. … Bubbling at over 60°C they are hot enough  to pass the ‘boil an egg’ test, with some part having the distinctive yellow of sulfur.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire means ‘river of warthogs’ is the most famous for its elephants, birding and plentitude of  baobab trees. It’s authentic, untouched Africa at its best.

Tarangire competes the Serengeti in its great number and variety of wildlife. We strongly recommend this  destination for vacationers who wish to rather run into more animals and less tourists while on safari.  Due to the high number of its scenic baobab trees, the landscape is also one of the particular interest.


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Years old trees


M high baobab trees

Major Attractions in Tarangire

High Population of elephants

Tarangire’ s claim to fame is its large elephant population – the largest in Tanzania.  During the dry season, herds of up to 300 elephants can be seen digging in the apparently dry riverbed  of the Tarangire River looking for underground streams.

Baobab Trees

Tanzanians respect the baobab as a ‘tree of life.’ Its roots are extremely strong, retaining a phenomenal  amount of moisture. Tarangire’ s baobabs can reach up to 30m high, some trunks have an 11m diameter,  and some trees have reached the grand age of around 1000 years.

Tree Climbing Python

Especially during the Dry season,when the land is hot, getting refugees from large mammals with hooves  (Ungulate) buffalos, zebra etc. and other animals, the snake leaves the mashes when dry and take refuge  on the tree because the landbecomes very hot.

Silale Plain

Animals use this area for refuge during rainy season (the soil of Tarangire is black cotton soil), hence  animals are afraid of hooves decay. The swamp covers an area of some 70 square kilometers and it acts like  a sponge. During the rainy season water is stored here and in the dry season the swamp slowly releases  water into the Tarangire River. There is a picnic sight at the swamp that looks out over the expanse of the  park

Variety of animals

Tarangire is outstanding seasonally for wildlife. In the Dry season, the Tarangire River is a magnet for  migratory animals such as wildebeest, zebra, common eland, hartebeest, gazelle, buffalo and elephant – of  which there are more than you can imagine. Lion are quite easily spotted at this time including  endangered species like wild dogs.

Tarangire river

The River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the  annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration  of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National  Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas It’s the only river in Tarangire that  provide water for wildlife throughout the year.

Home of high concentration of different species of birds

Tarangire is a great bird-watching site with more than 500 species recorded. The drier areas of the park  are occupied by the Stocking-thighed Ostrich, the world’s largest bird, the Kori Bustard, the heaviest  flying bird in the world, and smaller groups of hornbills, Vultures, Eagles, Lilac breasted roller etc…  The Tarangire National Park with its various habitats and food sources is a park every bird-watcher must  see.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

standing proudly in the Ngorongoro conservation area, is the Ngorongoro crater. This highly visited Africa’s attraction. As a result of a submerged volcano, it is the world’s largest inactive,  unbroken, and unfilled Volcanic caldera, formed 2,5million of years ago. It is very famous because of its  high concentration of variety of animals and they are easily visible.


Black spotted hyenas




Wildebeest at the crater

Major Attractions in Ngorongoro

Black Rhinos

Ngorongoro creator is the only place you can easily see the black Rhino at the close distance at their  natural habitat as the area has the largest number of the black rhino population about (30). Black rhinos  are very rare and one of the world’s endangered species. The rhinos are protected heavily by the Authority  that makes one to be able to see two horn Rhinos at easy, making your dream of the African big five list  achievable.

Olduvai Gorge

One of the important pre historic site in the world is found in Ngorongoro. The fossils discovered here, are  said to be the earliest known evidence of the human species and date back millions of years.

Fauna (The animals of a particular region, habitat, or geological period.)

like The longest tusks elephants are found in the crater, Lion with the black manes etc. … The animal statistics at Ngorongoro are as follows, over 7,000 wildebeest at the crater, 6,000 black  spotted hyenas, 4,000 zebras, 3,000 Elands, 3,000 Gazelles, 300 Elephants, over 55 Lions, 30 Black  Rhinos and many small animals like kobs, antelopes, jackals, hippos and others which total over 25,00  wildlife.


The Ngorongoro Crater is a bird-watcher’s paradise with birds ranging from annual migrants from Europe  and Asia, grassland birds, sandy-grounds nestling birds, tree nestling birds, birds of prey and water birds.  Different species of birds like flamingos are found in the crater.

Notable Birds in Ngorongoro Crater Are Black kite, black-winged lapwing, Hildebrandt’s spur fowl,  kenya rufous sparrow, endemic to Tanzania and Kenya, and Lesser flamingo etc.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “Siringet” referring to an “endless plains”. As you stand on the southern grass plains, you can witness one of the greatest concentrations of plain  animals left on earth. The plains were formed 3-4 million years ago when ash blown from volcanoes in the  Ngorongoro highlands covered the rolling landscape.

The Serengeti truly boasts some amazing wildlife numbers. Some staggering numbers: more than 500  species of birds and 300 species of mammals (of which 80 large mammals) call the plains of Serengeti  home.


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Species of birds


Species of mammals

Major Attractions in Serengeti

Endless Plain with no horizon

This is an Endless plain that you can’t see the horizon, is the breading and feeding ground for about  2Millions animals during the rainy season.

Wilder Beast Migration (Based on Migration Calendar)

Is the trek or movement of animals from Serengeti to Masai Mara Kenya, occurring every year that  involves about 2M wildebeest, 800K zebras 500K gazelles. The travel distance is 800KM covering the  area of 36,000 SQM

Migration Calendar

Through this trekking,migration passes at Mara riverwhere they will provide annual food to the crocs,it's  an amazing scene to see thiscrossing activity.

The biggest concertation of Big Cats - Cheetah, Lion and Leopard.

Serengeti provides good shelters to cats (Plains, Kopjes and trees) also it ensures a plenty of preys  (wildebeest, zebra etc.)

Big crocodiles & Hippo.

Crocodiles and hippos are found in pools around the park, Retima hippo pool, Grumeti river and Mara  river. Those are the only key places to find biggest crocodiles about 5.5 meters long.