​Best Time To Visit – Lake Manyara NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Tanzania.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

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Watching wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park is good all year, but is at its best from 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. Be warned though that March and April tend to be very wet.


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Best Time June to October (Easier to spot animals)
High Season Most of the year from July to March (The northern section of the park gets crowded)
Low Season April and May
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)
Worst Weather March and April (Peak of the Wet season)

June to October Dry Season

  • Animals are more easily found in the thinner vegetation
  • Lots of sun and very little rain
  • Less chance of catching malaria, as there are fewer mosquitoes
  • Warm clothes are needed from June to August for early morning game drives

November to May Wet Season

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

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