Lake Manyara Airport (LKY)

Lake Manyara Airport (LKY)

Aerial gateway to Tanzania's scenic Lake Manyara National Park.

Dry season
Best Time to Visit
1,265 m

About Lake Manyara Airport (LKY)

Lake Manyara Airport (LKY) is nestled on the edge of the Rift Valley, offering direct access to Lake Manyara National Park, a gem in Tanzania's northern safari circuit. Known for its spectacular wildlife, including tree-climbing lions, large elephant herds, and an incredible diversity of birdlife, the park is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts. Th...

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Safety & Vaccinations
Safety in Tanzania's national parks is generally high, with park rangers and safari operators adhering to strict safety protocols. Recommended vaccinations for visitors include hepatitis A, typhoid, and yellow fever, in addition to malaria prophylaxis. Always consult a healthcare professional for up-to-date travel health advice.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Accessing Lake Manyara Airstrip typically involves a short flight from major Tanzanian airports such as Kilimanjaro International or Arusha Airport. These flights offer a scenic view of Tanzania's diverse landscapes and a swift connection to the park.
Getting Around
Transport within Lake Manyara National Park and to nearby destinations is usually provided by safari lodges or arranged through tour operators, with custom safari vehicles equipped for game drives and park exploration.
Tanzania requires most foreign visitors to obtain a visa, either upon arrival or via the online e-visa system. The process is straightforward, with applications recommended to be submitted in advance of travel. Ensure your passport has at least six months of validity beyond your stay. Visitors should check the latest visa requirements and ensure co...
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