Night Game drive at Lake Manyara
The night game drive commences at the Lake Manyara National Park gate at 19:30. Upon arrival, you will be introduced to your knowledgeable guides and provided with a brief orientation regarding the “do’s and don’ts” for a night game drive. At around 20:00, your expedition sets off, venturing into the dense groundwater forest of Lake Manyara. The forest often plays host to porcupines, genets, and civet cats, making for frequent and intriguing encounters.
From the heart of the forest, your journey leads you downhill towards the lake, tracing the course of the Simba River to the hippo pools. Hippos, primarily active at night, offer a high likelihood of sighting these magnificent creatures as they graze along the roadside. Witnessing a hippo out of the water is a rare and captivating experience.
Your return route takes you through the groundwater forest once more, bringing you back to the park gate at approximately 22:30.