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Distance from Kilimanjaro Airport to Lake Manyara


The road distance between Kilimanjaro Airport and Lake Manyara is 184.5 Km. Besides, the transfer duration from Kilimanjaro Airport to Lake Manyara may vary depending on the chosen vehicle and the traffic circumstances.

Lake Manyara National Park is part of the popular Northern safari circuit. Arusha is the gateway town and the best way to get there is to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), which is about 50km/31mi from Arusha. It is also possible to fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam and fly on to Arusha Airport (ARK) or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

There are flights from Arusha and Serengeti National Park to Lake Manyara’s airstrip, but the trip from Arusha on the tarred road only takes 1½ hours* by car.

Coming from the Ngorongoro Crater, the driving time is about 2 hours* to cover the 80km/50mi.

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Kilimanjaro Airport to Lake Manyara Park FQA's

Lake Manyara National Park is part of the popular Northern safari circuit. Arusha is the gateway town and the best way to get there is to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), which is about 50km/31mi from Arusha. It is also possible to fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam and fly on to Arusha Airport (ARK) or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

There are flights from Arusha and Serengeti National Park to Lake Manyara’s airstrip, but the trip from Arusha on the tarred road only takes 1½ hours* by car.

Coming from the Ngorongoro Crater, the driving time is about 2 hours* to cover the 80km/50mi.

Watching wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park is good all year, but is at its best from June to October, during the Dry season. However, this very scenic park is at its most beautiful during the Wet season, from November to May, when the vegetation is lush and waterfalls cascade down the escarpment. Be warned though that March and April tend to be very wet.

Lake Manyara National Park is known for its legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds gather on the grassy plains. The escarpment is home to a dense leopard population, but you’ll need some luck to see one of these secretive big cats.

The forest patch at the entrance of the park is home to habituated troops of olive baboons and blue monkeys. The occasional bushbuck can also be spotted here, darting off in the undergrowth. Cute little dik-diks with their Bambi eyes and wriggly noses are common, and klipspringer pairs are sometimes seen balancing on the rocks at the far south of the park.

Lake Manyara National Park provides a great introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded and you might be able to observe 100 in one day. 

The park supports a big array of water-associated birds, including pelicans. When the water level is right, thousands of pink-hued flamingos flock to the lake to breed and feed. Unfortunately, access to the shore is restricted and you might not be able to see them. 

More than 50 species of bird of prey have been recorded including crowned eagle and African hawk eagle. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

The climate in Lake Manyara National Park is pleasantly warm. Average temperatures are consistent throughout the year. It is very rarely extremely hot, but it is often chilly during the evening and early morning. Taking warm clothing along on early morning game drives is recommended.

Lake Manyara’s Dry season is from June to October. The Wet season consists of two rainy periods: the short rains (November to December) and the long rains (March to May), with a dry spell in between. It rarely rains the whole day.

Lake Manyara National Park sees high volumes of visitors who safely enjoy the park’s diverse wildlife. There is some crime in towns and cities, so normal precautions should be taken when visiting urban centers during your trip (see ‘Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below). The vast majority of travelers don’t have any crime-related incidents during their visit.

Distance: 419 Time: 8 hrs 

Lake Manyara National Park


Lake Manyara National Park is dominated by a shallow alkaline lake at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. It is famous for its tree-climbing lions and large elephant herds. The park entrance leads to a junglelike groundwater forest, which is home to big numbers of olive baboon and blue monkey. A thrilling 370m-/1,200ft-long treetop walkway offers a bird’s eye view into this unique habitat.


Serengeti Trips Tanzania


Find all the transport options for your trip from Kilimanjaro Airport to Serengeti right here. We displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best.

Where to stay in Lake Manyara

Budget Hotels in Lake Manyara

Lake Manyarara Hotel, Manyara best view Lodge, Burudika Manyara lodge, Jambo rooms Karatu, Sunbright tented Camp & Campsite, Twiga Lodge

Mid Range Hotels in Manyara

Kirurumu, Africa safari Karatu, Lake Manyara Serena lodge, Maramboi tented lodge, Lake Burunge tented Camp, Manyaras Secret, Manyara lake View Oasis,

Luxury Hotels in Manyara

Andbeyond Tree Lodge, Lake Manyara Kilima moja lodge, Marera Valley Lodge, Suricata Boma Lodge, Farms of dreams Lodge, Burudika Manyara lodge.

Things to do in Lake Manyara

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Walking in Lake Manyara

Manyara Treetop Walkway takes you on a sky-high adventure through the beautiful forest of Lake Manyara. Walk among the treetops and experience untouched nature and wildlife from a unique perspective.

Game Drive

Game drives are tailored to suit your preference, with a choice between shorter, twice-daily drives, or one full-day game drive, with a stop for a picnic lunch, you control every part of your Safari.

Canoe in Lake Manyara

Enjoy a peaceful and scenic canoeing safari following the shorelines of small Momella Lake. On this 2- 2.5 hours canoe safari you can view buffaloes, bushbuck, giraffes, hippos and many water birds

Trips from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge / Escarpment Luxury Lodge / Lake Manyara Serena Safari / Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge / Karatu Tented Lodge / Manyara Lake View / Jungle Pearl Resort / Africa Safari Camping Mto wa Mbu / Africa Safari Lake Manyara / Suricata Boma Lodge / Morona Hill Lodge / Migunga Tented Camp / Burudika Manyara Lodge / Eco Boma Camp / Lulimac Lake Manyara Lodge / Milele Camp / Ngorongoro Lodge member of Meliá Collection / PEAK HOTEL  / Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge / The Retreat at Ngorongoro / Ngorongoro Marera Mountain View Lodge / Ngorongoro Lions Paw / Karatu Simba Lodge / Elewana The Manor Ngorongoro / Kasi Tembo Rest House / Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge / Karatu safari Camp Lodge / Acacia Farm Lodge / Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge / Octagon Lodge / Crater Forest Tented Lodge / Pakulala Safari Camp – East Africa Camps / Acacia Tarangire Luxury Camp / Ngorongoro Corridor Lodge / Angata Ngorongoro / Farm of Dreams Lodge / Crater Forest Tented Camp / Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge / Frina Buffalo Lodge / Ancestors Lodge / Highview Hotel / Tarangire Osupuko Lodge / Kasi Tembo Rest House / Lemala Mpingo Ridge / Green Hills Lodge / Whistling Thorn Tented Camp / Ecoscience Center & Luxury Lodge / Flamingo Safari Lodge / Castle Lodge / Ngorongoro Villa & Restaurant / Kasi Tembo Rest House a home of adventures / Ganako Luxury Lodge / St. Catherine Monastery / Lemala Ngorongoro / Ngorongoro Front Safari Lodge / Sumawe Suites Karatu / Enyati Lodge / Eco Hostel Karatu