2 Days Tanzania Safari In Lake Manyara National Park

2 Days Tanzania Safari In Lake Manyara National Park

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2 days Tanzania safari in Lake Manyara National Park, is an affordable one-night, two-day safari in Tanzania tour that is perfect for those tight on time and still wants to explore one of Tanzania’s best game parks.

Your 2 days Tanzania safari starts with a beautiful African drive about 2 hours north of Arusha. You drive through the farming village of Mto wa Mbu, which is home to around 18,000 people from 120 different Tanzania tribes, before arriving at Lake Manyara National Park. Here, you enjoy game drives in search of the wildlife that makes this one of the finest national parks in Tanzania.

A spectacular part of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara NP’s rich variety of habitats are set around the soda lake, itself a haven for large flocks of flamingos, pelicans, and other water birds. This is a paradise for birding enthusiasts! The forested valleys, flood plains, and open savannah plains support a large population of elephants as well as giraffes, buffalo, zebras, hippos, and many antelope species.

There are also predators in the park, but topping the list are rare tree-climbing lions. After experiencing a touch of Tanzania’s scenic landscapes and wildlife, this 2 days Tanzania safari ends back in Arusha on day two.

Experience 2 Days Tanzania Safari In Lake Manyara National Park

Day 1: Drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park; afternoon game drive.

Day 2: Half-day game drive in Lake Manyara Park. Drive back to Arusha.

  • Game drives in Lake Manyara National Park
  • Search for the unusual tree-climbing lions
  • Excellent bird watching
  • Cultural walk in Mto wa Mbu Village (optional)
  • Night game drive in Lake Manyara NP (optional)
  • Lake Manyara – Forest hike (optional)

Day 1: Drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park; Afternoon Game Drive

Your exciting 2 Days Tanzania Safari in Lake Manyara National Park begins today! Your tour guide shall pick you up from your Arusha hotel at about 8.00 am or at Kilimanjaro International Airport, latest by 9.00 am.

After a short tour briefing, embark on a beautiful African drive of about 2 hours north. Travel through lively towns and the vibrant village of Mto wa Mbu, which is home to around 18,000 people from 120 different Tanzania tribes.  You will arrive at your lodge near Lake Manyara National Park in time for lunch.

After lunch, enjoy a game drive around Lake Manyara NP. This scenic 330km² park lies at the foot of the dramatic Rift Valley escarpment, which provides a backdrop for your search for the park’s phenomenal bird life (including raptors), tree-climbing Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Hippos, Crocodiles, Waterbucks, Baboons, Blue Monkeys, and Buffalos.

Look up and see some of the more than 400 bird species, including pink Flamingos, Pelicans, Cormorants, Storks, Vultures, eagles, and hornbills.

Beyond wildlife, Lake Manyara National Park is home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees, and grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this 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 Hemingway as “the loveliest I have seen in Africa.”

After a game drive, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Optional Activities You Can Choose To Do Today:

Mto wa Mbu Village Walk: You can opt to go on a 2-hour stroll through the local farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. The walk takes you to see local farms, schools, a kindergarten, local homes, the market, and milling machines. You can also opt for a local lunch in the middle of the village.

Lake Manyara Night Game Drive: The night game drive is carried out from 20:00 to 23:00 hours. It offers a great opportunity to see rare nocturnal creatures such as Porcupine, Civet, Galago, Genet, Mongoose, Owls, and Nightjars. Massive hippos can also be seen happily foraging. There is also the regular sight of leopards and lions as they are most mobile at night.


Luxury: – Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange: – Manyara Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 110km/2 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Lake Manyara
  • Afternoon game drive

Day 2: Half-Day Game Drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Drive Back To Arusha

After an early breakfast today, go for a half-day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Resident herbivores that you will likely encounter include elephants, hippos, giraffes, wildebeests, buffalo, warthog, and impala.

Primates include Vervet monkey, blue monkey, and baboon. Lake Manyara has the highest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. You will also look out for the park’s lions that have developed an intriguing habit of climbing trees.

After a game drive enjoy a bush picnic lunch near Majimoto hot springs as you enjoy the landscape and wildlife. Then exit the park and drive back to Arusha for your onward travel arrangements and the end of this 2 Days Tanzania Safari in Lake Manyara National Park.

Optional Activity: Lake Manyara – Forest hike: You can hike down the Great Rift Valley, through a dense groundwater forest. View birds, monkeys, bushbucks, and other forest animals. Immerse yourself in the sounds of the forest while the fresh streams and waterfalls surround you.

  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in 4X4 Safari Van/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
  • 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 Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Arusha (Arranged on request)


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