3 days Manyara trip

Best time to visit Lake Manyara National Park

Best time to visit Lake Manyara National Park. Much as watching wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park is good all year round, the best time to visit Lake Manyara National Park is from late June to October, which is during the dry season. Notwithstanding however, Lake Manyara National is a beautiful scenic park at her best during the wet season which falls in the months of November to May for the lush green vegetation and waterfalls give stunning views.

Lake Manyara National Park is considered an all year round Tanzania safari destination, but yet the dry season is still the best time to visit Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park is a little gem of a national park in Tanzania, tucked away in the northern part of Tanzania, and is one of the various northern safari circuit destinations of Tanzania. The other northern safari circuits include Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Lake Manyara National Park, which all individually give authentic and memorable Tanzania safari experiences.

Lake Manyara National Park weather is constant, with the park experiencing two main seasons that is the dry season and the dry season, with each season coming with unique benefits and rewards to travellers and the wildlife in the park.

The Dry Season in Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park receives the dry season in the months of June to October. The dry season coincidentally is also the peak season of travel so yes, crowds can be met in the park though not as may be the case in Serengeti National Park. The short dry season in Lake Manyara National Park is received in the months of January and February, with the longer dry season being in the months of June to October. During the dry season, animals in Lake Manyara National Park tend to converge in the few available waterholes in the park, making it quite easy to spot a variety of wildlife in the park almost at the same time; with predators scampering by to prey on the unsuspecting animals as they get a dip or quench their thirst. With the thin vegetation cover, animal viewing is made easy.

Best time to visit Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara national park wildlife

Though it is a dry season, the temperature tend to drop especially in the mornings and evenings. Travellers are therefore advised to carry some warm clothing. For travellers travelling on budget however, the dry season is not the best time to visit Lake Manyara National Park as the accommodation rates are quite high due to high demand by travellers.

The Wet Seasons in Lake Manyara National Park

The wet season in Lake Manyara National Park falls in the other months of the year, in the months of November to May to be exact, with the most rains and longest rain periods received in the months of March and April. Though the paths may be quite hard to traverse, Lake Manyara National Park makes a scenic destination for visit even during the rainy season, for the park comes alive with fresh plant life growing and the green hue making photography here quite beautiful.

Travelers after budget Tanzania safaris in Lake Manyara National Park can best visit Lake Manyara National Park during the wet season when the accommodation rates are lower, and the park is less crowded thereby rewarding travellers with a bit of privacy. Travellers after birding safaris in Lake Manyara National Park are also rewarded with a variety during the wet season, with a number of migratory birds making their way to the park especially on the months of November and April.

Short rains in Lake Manyara National Park are received in the months of November to December, and temperatures then tend to become hot. The long rains then come around in the months of March till April and usually result into hard to traverse roads. The wet season is however the best time to visit Lake Manyara National Park for budget safaris as most lodges and camps have discounted rates.

Best time to visit Lake Manyara National Park
Birding in Lake manyara

Lake Manyara National Park can be visited all throughout the year. Travellers with specific interests can however travel as and when Lake Manyara National Park weather and climate does permit. Lake Manyara National Park is famous for the tree climbing lions, huge flamingo populations in Lake Manyara, as well as the diverse wildlife species in the park. there are  number of activities in lake Manyara National Park that travellers can do, including game drives, night game drives in lake Manyara National Park, nature walks, picnic, bird watching, community visits, among so many other visits. Travellers can spend at the very least 1 day in Lake Manyara National Park, but can spend even up to 3 days or more on the park giving you an opportunity to explore the park in depth.

Travellers can combine Lake Manyara National Park safaris with other destinations in Tanzania including Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater, Gombe Stream national Park for chimpanzee tracking experiences, or even Zanzibar Island for beach holidays on Tanzania. Get in touch with a reputable tour operator to help you pitch together an amazing lake Manyara national park safari, and beyond.

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