Area: 330 sq km (220 sq km is the lake)
Situated between latitudes 3020 and 3040’S and longitude 35045’E
Rift wall of the Great Rift valley, the lake, Ground water forest. Altitude; 945 meters above sea level
Rift wall, tree climbing lions, Ground water forest, lake, Birds, Hot water sulphur springs.
Similar to those found in the Serengeti National Park. Notable absent animals include; Black and white colobus monkeys, eland, kudus, Roan and Sable antelopes, rhino, steenbok, topi and wild dog.
Distance and time:
130 km from Arusha (2 to 2 hours), 95 km from Tarangire (1 to 1 .30 hours
Best time to visit:
July – October and November – June.
Accommodation Wild Africa lodge Lake Manyara Hotel Lake Manyara Serena Lodge Jambo Campsite Lake Manyara tree lodge Migunga forest campsite etc. Curio – shops, petrol stations, market, aerodrome.