This 1-day Tanzania wildlife safari takes you to Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania for a fully day trip excursion in this compact National Park with wildlife present all round. Your 1-day Tanzania wildlife safari in Lake Manyara National Park starts from Arusha; the safari capital of Tanzania. Starting your trip from Arusha gives you a great chance to have your Tanzania wildlife safari experience without spending long hours on the road. You will travel a distance of about 130km to the park driving for about 3 hours on a paved road.
Lake Manyara is a pristine groundwater lake fed by underground springs. Lake Manyara is one of Africa’s leading birding destinations that it inhabits over 400 species for ornithologists including large flamingo flocks, circling birds of prey, and the brightly colored lilac breasted roller. Next to variety of birds, the park is also a fantastic place to see Africa’s biggest wild game animals like massive elephants, cape buffalo and the famous tree-climbing lions which call the park home.
You will wake up early morning and have your breakfast your lodge or hotel as you prepare for your journey. Enjoy your pick up by your safari driver guide of the day and start your day trip. Upon you guide’s arrival at your hotel, he will give you a brief introduction about your 1-day Tanzania wildlife safari to Lake Manyara National Park. After the briefing, you will then smoothly drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a distance of about 130km from Arusha for about 2-3 hours.
Upon arrival in the park, you will check in and do a morning game drive as you take photos. Animals you are bound to see during your game drive include, Leopards, Masai lions, cheetahs, elephants, blue monkeys, dik-dik, gazelles, hippopotamus, Masai giraffe, impala, zebras and many more wild animals inhabit this park. There is a hippo pond at one end of the park where you will see and observe them from a safe distance. You will also see the leopards and lions rest in the trees if not hunting for prey.
After a picnic lunch, there will be more time for further game and wildlife watching before you return to Arusha.