Canoe Safari Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania is a 1.5 to 2-hour easy canoeing adventure where you get to see “Wildlife from Water” inside Lake Manyara National Park located in Mto wa Mbu, in Tanzania Northern Safari Circuit. This Arusha day tour departs from the Lake Manyara canoeing Endala picnic site. The canoe rides take place on Lake Manyara when the water levels are high enough to favor the activity. This is because the water levels vary over time due to the alkaline nature of the lake and many other factors. The 2-hour canoe trip is available in the morning or in the afternoon and the canoes take a capacity of two people in each canoe. The canoe ride also takes place in the company of a well-trained guide who provides information about the lake, wildlife and bird species that can be seen during the game-viewing experience as well as the natural history of Manyara and its surroundings.
Lake Manyara National Park is home to an incredible array of bird life, including thousands of pink-hued flamingos, grey-crowned cranes, crowned eagles, yellow-billed stork, turaco, rufous-tailed weavers, ashy starlings, crowned plovers, fisher’s sparrow lark, black-faced sand grouse among others. You can get very close to giraffes, elephants, buffalos, and other animals grazing on the shoreline. All from the comfort of your canoe. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and the beauty that surrounds you on this canoe safari. Children aged 8 years and above can enjoy the canoe ride.
What to expect during the Canoe Safari: A guide will lead you to the launching site, which is only a gentle stroll from the hotel. Here you will go aboard a stable two-man canoe. The guide will escort you along the shores of the lake, all the way around, and back to the launching site. During this leisurely paddle, you will encounter interesting bird life, experience the awesome beauty of this secluded portion of serene nature, and breathe fresh African air. Our Canoe Safari includes transfers to and from the launching site. This includes a game drive along the way. A total of one and a half to two hours will be spent on the water, with one qualified, experienced guide per group; qualified two-man canoes, dry bags, backrests, paddles, and foot wash. Transfer to and from Lake Manyara National Park.
Canoe Safari Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania offers guests an opportunity to see an incredible array of birdlife, including thousands of pink-hued flamingos.
You can get very close to giraffes, elephants, buffalos and other animals grazing on the shoreline. All from the comfort of your canoe. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and the beauty that surrounds you on this 2.5 hours canoe safari.
The tour is available either in the morning or afternoon and begins with a transfer from your hotel to Lake Manyara National Park. Once in the park, we drive to our launching site called the Endala picnic site. Here you will go aboard a stable two-man canoe.
The equipment used is a stable 2 person fiberglass canoe. This canoe safari perfectly combines the excitement of a game drive with the relaxation of being out on the water.
Accompanied by a qualified guide, the canoe glides over the smooth lake water (20m offshore) as you look for interesting birdlife such as flamingos and many other bird species.
You’ll also be able to spot a number of other animals grazing on the shoreline and quenching their thirst. You should be able to see zebra, giraffes, elephants, hippos, and even buffalo as you cruise up the water at a leisurely pace.
Canoe safaris in Lake Manyara availability dependent on water levels.
Canoe Safari Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania Rates
Canoe Safari Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania Rates Include:
Drybags + Backrests + TANAPA canoeing fee + Paddles and foot wash + Quality two-man canoes + Game drive along the way + Lake Manyara Park Entrance Fees + Transfer to and from the launching site + Return transfer to and from Lake Manyara National Park & 2.5 hours on the water with one qualified experienced guide
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* Age Limit: 8yrs+
* This activity is rated as low to medium
* Guests will need to pay TANAPA Conservation Park Fee – 50 US Dollars Per person adult & child 8 to 15 years pay 15 US Dollars
* A guide will lead you to the launching site and will escort you along the shores of the lake, all the way around, and back to the launching site
Canoe Safari Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania Rates Exclude:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Accommodation in Arusha
* Minimum of one person required
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)