Canoeing at Lake Manyara
Visitors to Lake Manyara now have the unique opportunity to partake in waterside game viewing, an unprecedented experience. Within the tranquil, shallow waters of this stunning soda lake, guests silently paddle along the shoreline in two-person canoes. As they drift past the buffalo, giraffe, and elephants on the banks, and encounter the boisterous hippopotamus and captivating aquatic birdlife in the water, this adventure offers a truly extraordinary and unforgettable safari experience, allowing wildlife to be observed from an entirely new perspective. We call it “Wildlife from Water.”
Included in this experience are transfers to and from the launching site, which includes an en-route game drive. Guests can anticipate spending a total of one and a half to two hours on the water, led by a qualified and experienced guide. Quality two-person canoes, dry bags, backrests, paddles, and footwash facilities are also provided. The package encompasses transfers to and from Lake Manyara National Park.
Here’s what to expect: A knowledgeable guide will accompany you to the launching site, conveniently just a short walk from the hotel. There, you will board a stable two-person canoe. The guide will lead you along the lake’s shores, circumnavigating the entire area before returning to the launching site. During this leisurely paddle, you will have the opportunity to observe fascinating birdlife, bask in the breathtaking beauty of this secluded natural haven, and inhale the fresh African air.
The entire excursion has a duration of approximately 5 hours, with 1.5 to 2 hours dedicated to canoeing.