Lake Manyara National Park temporary closure due to rains

Heavy rains are still raging Northern Tanzania and most of East Africa including national parks in Kenya and Tanzania including Lake Manyara National Park which has been closed temporarily due to the sweeping away of the drift used to cross Marera River by the heavy rains.

Some of the national parks and reserves ordinarily continue receiving visitors throughout the long rains season between April and May and we usually continue offering safari goers great Tanzania Safari tours though out of the this period. A few places like Selous Game Reserve are not encouraged and so is Tarangire National Park despite the accessibility in the latter.

The Selous Game Reserve in the Southern Tanzania Safari Circuit usually sees a big range of its lodges / tented camps close during this period for the rainy season because the roads are mostly impassable (due to its swampy nature) but also the accommodation properties use this period to make some needed repairs and refurbishments after along safari season that runs between June and March.

As for the Tarangire National Park the park is well known for its muddy fertile black cotton soils that makes the park water logged during this period and therefore resulting to the bigger game including elephants (which the park is famed for) migrate out to the drier plains like Silalei Plains nearby.

Lake Manyara National Park – closed temporarily.

This time however the little gem which is Lake Manyara National Park has been hit hard by the rains and flood waters flowing down the Marera River resulting to the sweeping away of the only drift that links the parks gate and therefore Tanzania National Parks Authority management decided to close the park temporarily. The Authorities however have told Tanzania Safari Supremacy that TANAPA Engineers are working day and night to ensure the park is back to normal operation within no time and we have no reason to doubt them.

The Park is a famous for being ever green and for the legendary tree climbing lions although you can now see the lions climbing trees everywhere from Tarangire to the endless plains in Serengeti. Lake Manyara National Park is also a birders haven with more than 400 bird species having been spotted and recorded within the park and its surroundings. Some of our short safaris in Tanzania that include Lake Manyara National Park are our 4 Days Midrange affordable safari Tanzania.

Meanwhile Tanzania Safari Supremacy continues to offer great Tanzanian safari, safari tours in Tanzania with Zanzibar beach extension as well as safari in Tanzania with extension to Rwanda and Uganda for the Gorilla Trekking tours.

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