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Explore Lake Manyara in Tanzania

The Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge stands on the 900-metre high Mto wa Mbu escarpment of Northern Tanzania. 130 kilometres from Arusha, it is immediately adjacent to the colourful market town of Mto wa Mbu (Mosquito Creek) where several tribes converge to form a linguistic mix that is one of the richest in Africa.

The Mgubwe, Sukumu, Iraqw, Gorowa, Irangi, Tatoga, Chagga and Maasai have used Mto wa Mbu as a trading post for centuries and it is the only place on the continent where you can hear the four major African language groups, Bantu, Khoisan, Cushitic and Nilotic spoken in the same area.

Lake Manyara is a shallow alkaline lake, which lies in a cleft in the Great Rift Valley.

40km long and 13km wide, its water level is highly changeable and can dramatically affect the numbers of water birds present. Lake Manyara National Park covers 325 sq kms of land, one third of which is typically covered by water.

Explore Wayo Activities

You want to add some active adventure to your safari in Tanzania? These safari activities awaken your senses.  It offers you a different perspective of the African bush and wildlife and gives you a real feel for the country you are travelling in.

Wildlife & nature activities

We offer you a thrilling wildlife experience in and around different national parks:

Cultural activities

The people are the country. So don't miss out the local tribes and cultures:

Leader in safari activities

We were the first outfitter of adventure activities in the  Tanzanian National Parks. Nothing about Wayo Africa is standard…we are and have always been setting the tone with the ‘new ’. Pushing the boundaries and recreating old and stale experiences to spice it up. 

For more information on Wayo activities, visit Wayo website.


Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

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Lake Manyara National Park
Mto wa Mbu Escarpment, Northern Tanzania

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude:  -3.37000, Longitude:  35.82750

Tel: (+255) 787444003 or 28253961
Fax: (+255) 272545368 or 272539164

Call: +254 732 123 333