Best Time to Visit – Lake Manyara NP

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Watching wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park is good all year, but at its best from late June to October, during the Dry season. However, this very scenic park is at its most beautiful during the Wet season, from November to May, when the vegetation is lush and waterfalls cascade down the escarpment.

Best Time June to September (easier to spot animals)
High Season Most of the year – July to March (northern section of the park gets crowded in the afternoon)
Low Season April and May
Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)
Worst Weather March and April (peak of Wet season)

June to October Dry Season

  • Animals are more easily found in the thinner vegetation where they congregate at water sources
  • Lots of sun and very little rain
  • Less chance of catching malaria, as the mosquitoes are fewer
  • Bring warm clothes for game drives in June and August as it tends to be cold in the early mornings

November to May Wet Season

  • The scenery is green and lush.
  • April and May are low season, so it's usually less crowded with generally lower rates
  • Although wildlife is easier to spot in the Dry season, Lake Manyara NP offers good wildife viewing throughout the year
  • Bird watching is best at this time since migratory birds can be found
  • Roads may become hard to travel due to the rains
  • March to May is the peak of the Wet season

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