About Manyara National Park

Located on the way to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Park is worth a stop in its own right. Its ground water forests, bush plains, baobab strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs offer incredible ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife and incredible numbers of birds.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti derived from native Masai tribe word Siringet which mean that “Endless plain”. Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest, largest and most popular national park, the Serengeti Plain is famed for its great wildebeests annual migration which is among the largest mammal migration in the world.


NCA was established in 1959 by the NCA Ordinance No 413 of 1959 as a multiple land use area, designated to promote the conservation of natural resources, safeguard the interests of NCA indigenous residents and promote tourism. NCA is a unique protected area in the whole of Africa where conservation of natural resources in integrated with human development.

When to visit?

All year

High Season

June to March

Itinerary Highlights

  • Itinerary Code: GY/239
  • Duration:  5 Days
  • Category:   Safari,  Northern circuit
  • Destinations:  Lake Manyara and Serengeti
  • Attraction: Lake Manyara, Hot spring in Manyara, Great Migration and Big Five
  • Budget Level:  Budget
  • Tour Guides Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian,
  • Start in: Arusha
  • End in: Arusha
  • Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with ultra violet radiation filtering etc.
  • Extra info:  Rangers will escort all walking along the wildlife areas

Day 1: Transfer from Kilimanjaro airport to Arusha

  • Picked up by a guide upon your arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel booked.
  • Get a briefing for your safari.
  • Have dinner and rest for the next day.

Day 2: Transfer from Arusha to Lake Manyara 

  • After breakfast, drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara.
  • Have a fantastic lunch meal when you arrive in Manyara.
  • Check in at the booked hotel for settling and resting.
  • In the evening go for a night game drive to see both nocturnal and non nocturnal animals.

Day 3: Full Day Game Drive in Lake Manyara

  • After breakfast have a full day game drive in the park.
  • Game viewing to see animals, like populated African elephant’s herds, Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos, attracted by the algae in the lake.
  • Visit to the Hot Springs to see the hot water flowing over the rocks
  • In the evening go back to the hotel for accommodations

Day 4: Transfer to Serengeti

  • After breakfast take a drive to Serengeti
  • Visit to the Lobo valley, the only place in the park where all three big cats – lions, cheetahs and leopards  roam.
  • Have lunch in the park and
  • Continue with visit to Bologonja Springs attracting hundreds of animals with refreshing waters and verdant canopies.
  • In the drive to the booked hotel for accommodations

Day 5: Drive from Serengeti to Arusha.

  • Have a cup of coffee at 6:00 before starting an early game drive to see some few animals and witness the early morning kills from the big cats.
  • Return to the hotel around 9:00 for breakfast
  • Refresh and checkout of the hotel to proceed with the last game drive
  • Continue with the game drive to notice more animals and birds
  • After lunch in the park, drive back to Arusha



  • National park entrance fees.
  • Full board accommodation on tour
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Transport based on an excellent 4*4 Vehicle rebuilt for Safari
  • Game drives as per the Itinerary
  • Complementary bottle of water the first and second day
  • Government taxes


  • International flights
  • Transport outside the itinerary schedule
  • Departure taxes
  • Tips to drivers (highly recommended)
  • Visa, Travel Insurance (we can help arrange of them)
  • Expenditures of personal nature like drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.



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