Lake Manyara Safari in Tanzania

Lake Manyara Safari

You may have seen from one of the very first blog posts on here that I travelled out to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro.

I couldn’t possibly return to England without doing a safari. So I donned my cargo shorts and my Kilimanjaro safari hat and headed to Lake Manyara for the first day of our safari.

Author Bio: Jessie Moore

Jessie Moore is a luxury travel expert with years of experience travelling the world to find the best destinations, hotels and adventures.

Bumbling Baboons

On arrival we were greeted by a few stray baboons. Hilarious animals, I could have watched them all day… but I had a safari to do!

Safari Baboon Tanzania

Lake Manyara Baboons

Safari landscape

We drove on into the vast open landscape of Lake Manyara. Here we began the search for all the animals I’d dreamt of seeing for real ever since I watched The Lion King.

Lake Manyara Zebra

Tanzanian Safari

Driving around in the jeeps is a bumpy ride of fun. I’d highly recommend standing up for the majority of the journey (if your guide allows it) as there is no better feeling than catching the wind in your hair.

The fresh, wilderness kind of wind, not the polluted stuff you get over here in London!

Safari in Lake Manyara

Tanzanian Safari Jeep

Lake Manyara Birds

Giraffe in Lake Manyara

“It’s the Ciiiiircle of Liiiiiife”…

Manyara Giraffes

Lake Manyara Safari Africa

Manyara Safari

Lake Manyara Tanzania

^ trying hard to resist the urge to burst into song

Lake Manyara Giraffes

Elephant family

Just as we were leaving the Lake Manyara park, we got a wonderful little surprise as an elephant sprang (more like thumped) out the bushes.

Lake Manyara Elephant Safari

Followed by Baby Elephant…

Baby Elephant Lake Manyara
Elephant Tanzania

And then what I presume to be Daddy Elephant!

Lake Manyara Elephants

We left the park with a rude farewell from one of those pesky baboons…

Baboon Safari Lake Manyara

Finally we drove around the Lake Manyara park and up so we could look over the magical expanse we’d just been exploring.

Lake Manyara Safari Tanzania

We returned to our tents for some much needed sleep to prepare us for the second day of our safari.

Stay tuned for some more (even better) Lion King fun!

Jessie Moore
Jessie Moore

Jessie is a luxury travel expert with years of experience travelling the world to find the best destinations, hotels and adventures.

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  1. permanentprocrastination
    24th July 2015 / 7:16 am

    Wow! What an amazing experience! Gorgeous photos too Jess!
    Tegan xx – Permanent Procrastination
    Btw check out my sweet Lightbox Giveaway if you haven’t already!

  2. Jessie
    24th July 2015 / 7:47 pm

    Thanks Tegan! It was an incredible experience 🙂 Love the giveaway – such a nice, quirky idea xx

  3. 15th January 2016 / 10:16 am

    Beautiful Tanzania post, Jessie Emma!

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