Lake Manyara

Tanzania. Endabash Public Campsite, Lake Manyara NP. Sunday 5 July. Week 12, Day 85.



“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving”.


After saying good bye to our new friends from Panorama, most of them travelling with tour operators and mobile camps, we left for the very nearby park entrance gate. Most of these people were Americans and many were their queries about our vehicle, the dangers and the planning involved in our trip. Perhaps we have a few self-drive converts.

GEEKS: Tanzania. Panorama Camp. Friday 3 July. Week 11, Days 83.

For a very pleasant change this was a very short day’s travel from Tarangire to just outside Lake Manyara NP. Panorama Camp is easy to locate on T4A.

ROUTE: Tarangire NP – Dodoma to Arusha road – Makuyuni – Mto wa Mbu – Panorama Camp.

Distance and time taken.

From Tarangire main gate to Panorama Camp, 72km, 1hr 20min.

The road was tar all the way.


Camping US$ 10pppn.

Tanzania. Panorama Camp. Friday 3 July. Week 11, Days 83.

We only had to be out of Tarangire NP by 12H00 as they apply the 24hr rule, so we had time for a leisurely start to the morning and set out to see if we could find the lions that that been roaring through the night towards the river, fairly close to public campsite no 1. No such luck. After driving a few of the river loops and enjoying the herds of zebra, wildebeest, elephants and impala we decided to explore the far north of the park and see what public campsite no 2 (Simba Camp) looked like.

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