A Paradise For Bird Lovers – Lake Manyara National Park! Both the Manyara and the Arusha regions of Tanzania are home to the well-known Lake Manyara National Park. There are dense rainforests, Acacia woods, savannas, and wetlands, each with its own distinct flora and fauna, in addition to the salty waters of Lake Manyara.

Only a few locations in Africa have 300 square kilometers of diverse ecosystems. One of Tanzania’s top national parks with this diversity is Lake Manyara National Park. It is the ideal location for the breathtaking wildlife drive and is home to over 400 different bird species during your Tanzania safari tour.


More than 300 different bird species can be seen in Lake Manyara National Park, including raptors, acacia-associated birds, Eurasian migrant birds, and three endangered Tanzanian species: the rufous-tailed weaver, Ashy starlings, and the Black-collared Lovebird.

Flamingos congregate on the lakeshores of Lake Manyara National Park and Lake Natron in flocks numbering in the tens of thousands or possibly several hundred thousand, providing excellent opportunities for seeing them.

Flamingos breed in Lake Natron, and they feed in Lake Manyara and Nakuru in Kenya. Crowned Plover, Grey Crowned Crane, Fischer’s Sparrow Lark, Two-banded Courser, and Black-faced Sandgrouse are some of the birds you might observe at Lake Manyara’s floodplains.

Long-tailed Fiscal, a rare Pangani Long claw, is found in large groups in the shrub clumps on the edge of the floodplain. The Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Narina Trogon, Crowned Hornbill, Schalow’s Turaco, Emerald Cuckoo, Crowned Eagle, and ground-dwelling Crested Guinea fowl are among the birds found in the Lake Manyara forest. The following is a list of famous bird species found in Lake Manyara National Park:

  • Abdim’s stork
  • African fish eagle
  • African grey hornbill
  • African hawk eagle
  • African jacana
  • African spoonbill
  • Baglafecht weaver
  • Comb duck
  • Crowned eagle
  • Great white pelican
  • Greater flamingo
  • Grey-crowned crane
  • Hammerkop
  • Hottentot teal
  • Lesser flamingo
  • Little stint
  • Pied avocet
  • Pied kingfisher
  • Pink-backed pelican
  • Sacred ibis
  • Saddle-billed stork
  • Silvery-cheeked hornbill
  • Southern ground hornbill
  • Spur-winged goose
  • Von der Decken’s hornbill
  • Yellow-billed stork


During a safari around Lake Manyara National Park, you can see birds all year long. The majority of the birds are local or indigenous. Although there are birding spots throughout the year, the optimum time is when you can enjoy the whole experience, A Paradise For Bird Lovers

November through April is the best time to see the unique birds of Africa. Around this time of year, migratory birds can be seen flying over northern Africa and Europe. The birds are also visible in their breeding plumage. So, this is the best time of year to visit Lake Manyara National Park, especially if you adore birds.


To discover the variety of birdlife on the Lake Manyara Safari, you’ll need to put some more effort into your backpack. This is a list of what to bring for a birding safari in Lake Manyara:

A Bird Watching Guide Book:  Carry a field guide or a bird book when visiting Tanzania to observe birds, especially in Safari to Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. You will gain knowledge of several bird species in a specific area thanks to this.

A pair of binoculars: A pair of binoculars is an essential piece of gear to bring when visiting Tanzania. You can do this to get clearer, closer views of distant and small bird species. Don’t forget to pack it when going on a safari to Tanzania.

 A High-Quality Camera: Don’t go on a Tanzania birding safari without one because you must have it to record the unique experiences of your fantasy vacation.

Tanzania safaris are action-packed, and the breathtaking natural beauty compels you to take pictures even if you’re not a skilled photographer. So be sure to bring your camera when you go on a birding tour in Lake Manyara National Park. Enjoy your vacation, take pictures of the colorful birds, and document your lovely birding safari moments!

 Two Pairs of Walking Shoes: Travelers can enjoy a wonderful walking safari experience while birding at the Lake Manyara Safari by passing through several bird habitats. You can stroll through acacia woodland plains, savannah grasslands, and groundwater forests. Hence, to keep your feet dry, bird lovers should wear suitable hiking shoes.

A Paradise For Bird Lovers
A Paradise For Bird Lovers

Water bottle: To see birds in Lake Manyara National Park, you must walk on sunny days or travel to various locations. Hence, if you want to stay hydrated all day, you need a water bottle.

A Hat and Sunscreen: You should wear a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays if you plan on moving around a lot during the day.


Lake Manyara National Park is one of the Tanzania Northern safari park. The Kilimanjaro International Airport is the best route to get to Arusha, which is the gateway city to the northern circuit. It is 46 kilometers from Arusha town.

You can also fly into Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). Yet, as you must go from Tanzania’s south to its north, getting to Arusha takes more time. The drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park just takes a few hours.


Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park is one of the best birding safari destination in Africa. In spite of its small size, it provides travelers with much more. This is the ideal location for Tanzania safaris because of the stunning activities and the breathtaking beauty. Amazing lodging alternatives for bird watching can be found here. You may travel for less money and experience more if you arrange your trip with us.

“Contact us at +255 (0) 737 313 864 or info@focuseastafricatours.com if you’re planning to go on a birding safari in Lake Manyara National Park. We’ll organize the ideal birding safari tour with first-rate safari lodging in the park”

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