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Welcome to Manyara National Park!

Located in Tanzania, Manyara National Park is a hidden gem that offers a unique and diverse wildlife experience. Nestled at the foot of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, this stunning park spans an area of approximately 330 square kilometers, making it a compact yet captivating destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.

One of the remarkable features of Manyara National Park is its picturesque landscape. The park is blessed with a breathtaking mosaic of habitats, ranging from lush green forests to vast open grassy plains. As you explore the park, you'll encounter a striking contrast of environments, including the scenic Lake Manyara, dense woodlands, and the dramatic cliffs of the Rift Valley escarpment. This variety of habitats provides a haven for a remarkable array of wildlife species.

Manyara National Park is renowned for its diverse and abundant wildlife population. Here, you have the chance to spot the famous tree-climbing lions, a unique behavior that is rarely observed in other parts of Africa. These majestic predators can be seen resting on the sturdy branches of acacia trees, offering a captivating sight for visitors. The park is also home to large herds of elephants, buffalos, and zebras, as well as giraffes, hippos, and wildebeests.

For bird enthusiasts, Manyara National Park is a paradise. Over 400 species of birds have been recorded in the park, making it a haven for birdwatchers. From pink-hued flamingos wading in the shallow waters of the lake to colorful kingfishers darting through the trees, the park offers a vibrant and mesmerizing birdlife experience.

Embark on an unforgettable safari adventure in Manyara National Park, where you can embark on thrilling game drives and explore the beauty of the Tanzanian wilderness. Discover the park's hidden gems, such as the hot springs, picnic sites, and viewpoints that provide breathtaking vistas over the stunning landscapes.

At Pochotours, we strive to create memorable experiences for our guests. Our knowledgeable guides and safari experts will ensure you have an immersive and educational journey through Manyara National Park. Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast, bird lover, or simply seeking the tranquility of nature, Manyara National Park is a destination that will leave you in awe of its natural wonders.

Join us on an adventure of a lifetime and let Manyara National Park captivate your heart with its astonishing beauty and abundant wildlife. Book your safari with Pochotours today and let us introduce you to the wonders of this remarkable Tanzanian treasure.


Welcome to Pochotours! We're thrilled to present to you the breathtaking Manyara National Park, an enchanting destination that will captivate your senses and leave you with unforgettable memories. Here are some of the incredible experiences you can look forward to in Manyara National Park:

1. Thrilling Wildlife Safaris: Embark on an exhilarating safari adventure through Manyara National Park, home to an astonishing array of wildlife. Traverse the vast plains, dense forests, and the shimmering Lake Manyara, while spotting iconic animals such as elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeests. The park is renowned for its tree-climbing lions, providing you with a unique opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in action.

2. Birdwatching Paradise: Manyara National Park is a haven for bird enthusiasts, boasting over 400 species of birds. As you wander through the park, keep your binoculars handy to spot vibrant flamingos, African spoonbills, pelicans, storks, and numerous other bird species. The picturesque lake provides a stunning backdrop for capturing remarkable photographs of these beautiful creatures.

3. Canoeing on Lake Manyara: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Lake Manyara as you embark on a guided canoeing excursion. Drift along the calm waters, surrounded by the lush greenery and breathtaking scenery. This unique experience allows you to observe hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of birdlife up close, all while enjoying the serenity of the lake.

4. Walking Safaris: For an intimate and immersive wildlife encounter, opt for a walking safari within the park. Accompanied by experienced guides, venture into the wilderness on foot, witnessing the smaller, often overlooked inhabitants of Manyara National Park. Learn about the fascinating flora and fauna, tracks, and signs of the wild, as your guide shares their extensive knowledge of the ecosystem.

5. Cultural Encounters: Engage with the local Maasai community and discover their rich culture and traditions. Visit a Maasai village, where you'll have the opportunity to interact with the community members, learn about their daily life, and witness their vibrant dances and traditional ceremonies. Gain a deeper understanding of the Maasai's harmonious relationship with nature and their commitment to conservation.

6. Picnic at Maji Moto Hot Springs: Take a break from your wildlife exploration and unwind at the Maji Moto Hot Springs. Nestled within the park, these natural hot springs offer a perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy a delicious picnic amidst the picturesque surroundings, immersing yourself in the soothing thermal waters and the tranquil ambiance of Manyara National Park.

7. Scenic Sundowners: As the sun begins its descent, indulge in a memorable sundowner experience. Find a scenic vantage point within the park and raise a toast to nature's splendor. Sip on refreshing beverages while witnessing the stunning African sunset, casting its warm hues over the vast savannah and reflecting on the sparkling waters of Lake Manyara.

These are just a few of the incredible experiences awaiting you in Manyara National Park. At Pochotours, we strive to curate extraordinary adventures that connect you with the wonders of nature and leave a lasting imprint on your heart. Join us on a journey of discovery in Manyara National Park, where the magic of the wilderness comes alive.


Welcome to Manyara National Park! At Pochotours, we strive to provide our guests with the best accommodation options that suit their preferences and needs. Here are some fantastic accommodation choices for your stay at Manyara National Park:

1. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge:
Nestled on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding wilderness. The lodge features charming circular huts with traditional thatched roofs, providing a unique and authentic safari experience. With spacious rooms, a swimming pool, and a restaurant serving delicious local and international cuisine, this lodge ensures a comfortable and memorable stay.

2. Kirurumu Manyara Lodge:
Located on the outskirts of Manyara National Park, Kirurumu Manyara Lodge offers a tranquil retreat amidst the African wilderness. The lodge offers comfortable cottages with private verandas, where you can relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Rift Valley escarpment. The lodge also has a swimming pool, a bar, and a restaurant serving delectable meals. Friendly staff and warm hospitality make this lodge an excellent choice for your safari adventure.

3. Escarpment Luxury Lodge:
Perched high on the Rift Valley escarpment, Escarpment Luxury Lodge offers panoramic views of Lake Manyara and the surrounding landscape. The lodge features spacious and elegantly appointed rooms with modern amenities and private balconies. Indulge in the lodge's swimming pool, spa facilities, and fine dining restaurant, where you can savor gourmet cuisine. With its prime location and luxurious accommodations, Escarpment Luxury Lodge ensures an unforgettable stay.

4. Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp:
Experience the thrill of camping in the heart of Manyara National Park at Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp. This tented camp offers comfortable and stylish safari tents equipped with en-suite bathrooms and cozy furnishings. Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the sounds of the wilderness while still enjoying the comforts of a well-appointed camp. The camp also provides delicious meals, a bar, and a lounge area for relaxation and socializing.

5. Manyara Green Camp:
For an authentic bush camping experience, Manyara Green Camp is an excellent choice. Set in a secluded area of the park, this eco-friendly camp offers spacious canvas tents with comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms. Enjoy meals prepared using locally sourced ingredients and gather around the campfire for evening entertainment. Manyara Green Camp allows you to connect with nature while minimizing your environmental impact.

No matter which accommodation you choose, Pochotours guarantees exceptional service and an unforgettable stay in Manyara National Park. Contact us to book your safari adventure and explore the incredible wildlife and natural beauty of this remarkable destination.

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