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About Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is situated in Tanzania. Lake Manyara National Park budget travel offers a range of activities for travelers.

Airports

Nearest Lake Manyara National Park airports include:
•Kilimanjaro International Airport

Birdlife

Lake Manyara birdlife is very abundant, with more than 400 species of birds to be seen. Flamingo, bee-eater, forest-dwelling crowned eagle, heron, water fowl, crowned crane, snipes and pratincoles, pelican, red billed quelea, cormorants, sacred ibis and Egyptian geese, African spoonbill, lesser flamingo, white pelican and white faced duck can be found in this area.

Conservation

As one of Tanzania's most popular and interesting national parks, it is no surprise that Lake Manyara National Park conservation efforts are taken very seriously. Many species are protected, and with a number of rare bird species and large populations of wildlife, the park forms a key ecosystem which is supported by the lake.

Malaria

Lake Manyara National Park is a prime malaria zone, so make sure you speak to your doctor about malaria medication. It is also highly advised to wear long sleeved clothing - especially after dark. Mosquito repellents are also a good idea.

Money

Lake Manyara National Park money and banking info includes:
•Banks can be found in nearby Arusha
•ATMs are not available within the park area so be prepared with cash
•Travelers cheques can be exchanged at the airport or in Arusha

Plants

Lake Manyara National Park plant life mostly consists of open savannah grassland with rocky outcrops, mashes and acacia woodland. The lake itself is alkaline soda, and supports a large number of plant, bird, insect and animal species.

Safety Tips


•Do not ever leave your car during game drives, unless at a rest stop
•Lake Manyara is a safe area with almost no crime
•Do not try and swim in the lake, hippos and crocodiles abound!
•Be sure to take malaria pills and cover up to prevent mosquito bites
•Remember that you are in a wildlife zone, and do not walk around alone outside camp or rest areas

Travel Books

Lake Manyara National Park recommended travel books include:
•Lake Manyara National Park by Deborah Snelson and David Bygott
•Lake Manyara National Park Map and Guide by Tanzania Tourism
•Tanzania Lonely Planet Country Guide by Mary Fitzpatrick
•The Rough Guide to Tanzania by Jens Finke
•Tanzania Globetrotter Travel Map by Graham Mercer

Wildlife

Lake Manyara National Park wildlife includes the famous tree-climbing lions, which can be found lazing in the sun all day, while large troops of baboons and blue monkeys, elephant, buffalo, wildebeest and giraffe. Smaller creatures such as banded mongoose can also be seen.

 

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