​User Reviews – Lake Manyara NP

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Mieke Danneels Visited: April 2014 Reviewed: Mar 22, 2015

Paradisiacal experience at lake Manyara
Overall rating

In april 2014 I went on a game view at Lake Manyara. The day before we went to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Although Ngorongoro was very beautiful, I even liked Lake Manyara more! Lake Manyara is a smaller but very nice park, where animals suddenly show up from between the trees. That was very awesome. A lot of variety in animals and beautiful birds, wide vast land as a viewpoint (with giraffes, flamingos, impalas, zebras, hippos...), a very quiet safari because of low season (which was very nice to be almost alone), flock of elephants at 1 meter from the jeep,...

The accomodation and food at the Jumbo campsite at Mto Wa Mbu, were unbelievable. It had a pool, very nicely warm tents. There we had our first warm shower in two months!! The organisation and guidance were very very good. They listened to our 'demands' to make sure we had the best safari ever for as less money as possible.

This organisation and safaris are very much recommended! I had the time of my life.

Mary Lee Tennant   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2012 Reviewed: Jan 28, 2014

Email Mary Lee Tennant  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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Excellent hilly views . Our lodge here had a swimming pool which the children ( 6 to 15 years ) loved . Was a pleasant introduction to the different terrains of Tanzania.

Peter   –  
Australia AU
Visited: July 2013 Reviewed: Jul 31, 2013

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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Not as good as the other parks.

Tamela   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2012 Reviewed: Jul 10, 2013

Email Tamela  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating

Nice stop on your way to Ngorongoro area. The lions and elephants are great to see.

Code Redsniper   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: September 2010 Reviewed: Nov 11, 2012

35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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small park and too busy but seen tree climbing lions over there

An Droid   –  
Germany DE
Visited: April 2011 Reviewed: Sep 8, 2012

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating

Lake Manyara is the smallest of the 4 national parks we visited on our safari (the others were Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Tarangire). This is probably the only 'bad' thing about it (although that is 'spoiled me' talking). The alkaline lake is a unique ecosystem with loads of rare things to witness in and around it.

JerseyMolly   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2012 Reviewed: Sep 5, 2012

Email JerseyMolly  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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We visited several safari parks on this trip, but at Lake Manyara the animals were amazingly close, like nothing I've ever seen before. There were lots of pelicans and storks on the lake, what a great sight!

petuschok Visited: October 2008 Reviewed: Aug 17, 2012

Overall rating

All in all the landscape and the wildlife was breathtaking.

JC Visited: February 2005 Reviewed: Aug 15, 2012

Overall rating

Compared to other safari sites in Africa, this Park is really worth going.

Alistair Tough Visited: August 2005 Reviewed: Jul 31, 2012

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The park is quite small but has an unusual rain forest environment. The hotel overlooking Manyara has one of the most exciting swimming pools in the world - there is a thousand foot drop from one side.

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