Lake Manyara is a fabulous introduction to the African safari experience. Raucous baboons hoot from the trees, literally thousands of them battling over the same forest. Elephants greet you with a trumpeted call. Giraffe tower over the trees.
Lake Manyara is a short drive from Arusha and a classic first stop on Tanzania’s Northern Circuit. You can do a game drive here at any time of day and encounter a stunning collection of species.
Admire buffalo and gazelle for the first time. Drive past a lake filled with hippos. Discover tree-climbing lions, perhaps a dozen snoozing in the same tree. For a first day on safari it’s fabulous.