​Getting There – 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.

Lake Manyara National Park is part of the popular Northern safari circuit. Arusha is the gateway town and the best way to get there is to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), which is about 50km/31mi from Arusha. It is also possible to fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam and fly on to Arusha Airport (ARK) or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

There are flights from Arusha and Serengeti National Park to Lake Manyara's airstrip, but the trip from Arusha on the tarred road only takes 1½ hours* by car.

Coming from the Ngorongoro Crater, the driving time is about 2 hours* to cover the 80km/50mi.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

In most cases, flights between parks are booked by your tour operator as part of your safari package. Domestic flights can be booked with local carriers:

  • Coastal Aviation (Flies to Manyara, Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro Airport)
  • Air Excel (Flies to Manyara, Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro Airport)
  • Regional Air (Flies to Manyara, Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro International Airport)
  • Safari Air Link (Flies to Manyara, Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro International Airport)
  • Auric Air (Flies to Manyara, Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro International Airport)
  • Air Tanzania (Flies to Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro International Airport)
  • Precision Air (Flies to Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro International Airport)
  • ZanAir (Flies to Arusha Airport)
  • As Salaam Air (Flies to Arusha Airport)

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Tanzania page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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