Best time to visit
Tarangire is open and receives tourists throughout the year. The best time to visit would however be during the dry months between July and November. This is the time where there is the highest concentration of animals in the park, especially near the Tarangire River.Location – it is 120 km from Arusha, bordered with Tarangire Wildlife conservation area to the northeast, an area set apart by the government, to cater for the needs of the local people as a grazing for their herds.
Lake Manyara National Park
Although it is one of Tanzania’s smaller wildlife enclaves, Lake Manyara National Park is a spectacular reserve that boasts an incredible diversity of terrain, as well as plant and animal species. Established specifically to protect the elephant herds that have made this area world renowned, the park provides excellent and varied wildlife experience. An incredible array of habitats, as well as a wealth of biodiversity, is crammed into a relatively small area in the
Lake Manyara National Park.Lake Manyara National Park is very easy to access: it’s about 90 minutes’ drive from Arusha and barely an hour from the Ngorongoro Crater. Because of this, some of the northern side of the park can get very busy, especially in the afternoons. To see the park at its best, we recommend that you either stay within the park or spend two nights somewhere close, entering the park early for a full-day safari.
Safari to Lake Manyara National Park
Many people will often visit Lake Manyara National Park enroute to or from the Crater, as part of a short half day safari. Often, they won’t even spend the night in the area, but will rush on, so as to include as many areas, in as short a space of time as possible.
Though this can save on money, we feel it restricts time and therefore only allows for visits tothe busy northern quarter of the park. This can result in a rushed experienced of Lake Manyara that can sometimes result in disappointment.
Instead we would recommend the following two options for visiting Lake Manyara National Park. The first is to stay within the park itself, either in a permanent camp or a more mobile one. This tends to be the more expensive choice, but it is certainly the best way to explore the park. It enables you