Explore wildlife in the bush at night in Lake Manyara and Tarangire.
A whole new world of animal species (nocturnal) await you on a night game drive. It gives you a different perspective of the park and wildlife. Especially a night game drive in Lake Manyara and Tarangire national parks.
Lake Manyara and Tarangire are the ideal location for a night game drive because of its many ecosystems. Manyara and Tarangire have good reliable water year round and animals here are in prime condition making wildlife viewing even better. The less seen animals are generally active at night and Lake Manyara and Tarangire are full of them! Porcupines, white tailed mongoose, bush babies, owls, hyenas, pangolins, honey burgers, genets and civet cats are frequent visitors to the forest. Hippos are nocturnal animals (active by night) and it is highly likely to see many of these beasts grazing in the open plains. Lake Manyara and Tarangire is well known for a large number of Leopards and although it is not a common occurrence these elusive cats are spotted on a regular basis. Lion sightings are more common and where lions are mostly sleeping in day time at night they are almost always active.
Note that night drives are designed for animals who are active at night so if we come across elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes and all animals which are easily seen during the day we will pass since the light affects them more although we use a red filter to minimize the impact of the light to the animals.