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2 Day Lake Manyara National Park Safari in Tanzania Wildlife & Birding Tour

2 Day Lake Manyara National Park Safari in Tanzania Wildlife & Birding Tour

2 Days Tanzania Safari to Lake Manyara National Park – SAFARI OVERVIEW

This short 2 days Tanzania safari to Lake Manyara National Park is a 1-night / 2-day Lake Manyara safari in Tanzania, offering you amazing wildlife, fantastic birding (birdwatching), beautiful scenery viewing, and a fascinating village cultural walk – all at an affordable price.

Beginning in Arusha, your 2 days Tanzania safari opens with a beautiful drive to Mto wa Mbu village for a cultural walking tour – before continuing to Lake Manyara National Park on the scenic floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Here, you will enjoy games in search of unusual tree-climbing lions.

You’ll encounter phenomenal bird life (including flamingos and pelicans), elephants, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, baboons, Leopards,  and several species of graceful antelopes.

Beyond animals, you will amazing sights of giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees, and grassy flood plains. The contrasts of Lake Manyara NP area are simply breathtaking; the open plains, huge escarpment, central alkaline lake, dense woodlands, and distant volcanic peaks coming together in an area best described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I have seen in Africa.”

If you would like to book/customize this affordable 2 days Tanzania safari to Lake Manyara National Park to suit your special interests – please let us know.

2 Days Tanzania Safari to Lake Manyara National Park – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Amazing 4×4 game drives in Lake Manyara NP
  • Search for Lake Mayara’s unusual tree-climbing lions
  • Marvel at the spectacular scenery of the African Great Rift Valley
  • Enjoy fantastic bird watching
  • Have great photographic opportunities
  • Cultural walk in Mto wa Mbu Village

2 Days Tanzania Safari to Lake Manyara National Park – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. En-route cultural walk in Mto wa Mbu village & afternoon game drive on arrival.

Day 2: Half-day game drive and transfer back to Arusha.

2 Days Tanzania Safari to Lake Manyara National Park – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Transfer To Lake Manyara National Park. En-Route Cultural Walk In Mto Wa Mbu Village & Afternoon Game Drive On Arrival

Your affordable short 2 days Tanzania safari to Lake Manyara National Park begins at around 7.00 am with a morning pick-up from your hotel in Arusha and a briefing by your guide before you leave.

En route, take a cultural walk in Mto wa Mbu to learn about life in this delightful small village; a fascinating snapshot of small-town African life, home to some 18,000 residents from 120 different Tanzania tribes! Visit the village’s local market; farmer’s fields, meet artisans in their shops and see how huts are constructed.

Then, proceed to your lodge for lunch and some relaxation. In the afternoon, enjoy a game drive around Lake Manyara National Park. A spectacular part of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara’s rich variety of natural habitats are set around the soda lake, described by Ernest Hemingway as the ‘loveliest I have seen in Africa’.

The lake is a haven for clouds of flamingos and other fantastic waterbirds. This is a paradise for bird-watching enthusiasts! The forested valleys and open savannah plains support a large elephant population as well as herds of Buffalos, Giraffes, Zebras, Wildebeests, baboons, and many species of graceful antelopes. Predators are also present in the park and topping the list are the rare tree-climbing lions.

After a game drive, you move to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange: – Manyara Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 115km/2 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Lake Manyara
  • Game drive

Optional Activities: –

  • Night game drive
  • Cultural walk in Mto wa Mbu Village

Day 2:  Half Day Game Drive And Transfer Back To Arusha

About 70% of the Lake Manyara NP’s 649km2 area is covered by the shallow, alkaline lake itself. On day two of your 2 days Tanzania safari to Lake Manyara National Park, you have a half-day game drive in this little gem of a park. You will begin with an early breakfast at the lodge/camp and then drive into the park.

The park is not all about the lake. And as you will see there is much more to it! The park has a variety of diverse habitats, including acacia woodlands, wet forests, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps, and of course the lake itself. It boasts over 670 flowering plants and fern species.

Furthermore, the park has the highest concentration of baboons (Olive Baboon) anywhere in the world! Other mammal species you’ll look for today include Hippos, Gazelles, Impala, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Dik-dik, Warthog, Leopard, Hyaena, Jackals, Honey Badger, African Clawless Otter, and Egyptian Mongoose.

One of the main reasons naturalists visit Lake Manyara is, however, for the birds.

The park has a bird list of over 400 species including flamingos Pelicans, Herons, Ducks, Storks, Greater Painted-snipe, Cormorants, Kingfishers, Jacanas, Plovers, Lapwings, Palm-Nut Vulture, Martial Eagle, Purple-Crested Turaco, Silvery-Cheeked Hornbill, Southern Ground Hornbill, Baglafecht Weaver, Superb Starling, Lilac-Breasted Roller, Fischer’s Lovebird, Black Bishop, etc.

After a game drive,  drive back to Arusha (about 3 hours away) and stop for lunch or some last-minute shopping. You will then make your way to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flights home.

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 115km/2 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Game drive
  • Drive back to Arusha

End of the 2 Days Tanzania Safari to Lake Manyara National Park

2 Days Tanzania Safari Lake to Manyara National Park SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof &AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari

2 Days Tanzania Safari Lake to Manyara National Park− SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfers – (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Arusha – (Arranged on request)

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