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    Default Camp sites and Routing in Lake Manyara NP in Aug 2022

    We are doing a self-drive self-catering Epic Overland and seek input to the Stage around Lake Manyara. En route back from Lake Natron, we wish to drive from Mto Wa Mbu round the West side of the Lake ultimately to Magara and then down the escarpment to the Intersection between the B141 and A140.

    So the Qs are:

    a.) Can one drive (we have a 4x4 Land Cruiser etc) through the National Park ? There is a Road, even if it is dirt, gravel or whatever.

    b.) South Park Gates (to Exit NP) are where ..... ? GPS Coordinates would be a Bonus.

    c.) Where could we Camp - we wish to be way away from Mto Wa Mbu ... ? Ablutions and Water, would be a Bonus.

    Thanks v v much

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    Default Re: Camp sites and Routing in Lake Manyara NP in Aug 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by Safariholic View Post
    We are doing a self-drive self-catering Epic Overland and seek input to the Stage around Lake Manyara. En route back from Lake Natron, we wish to drive from Mto Wa Mbu round the West side of the Lake ultimately to Magara and then down the escarpment to the Intersection between the B141 and A140.

    So the Qs are:

    a.) Can one drive (we have a 4x4 Land Cruiser etc) through the National Park ? There is a Road, even if it is dirt, gravel or whatever.

    b.) South Park Gates (to Exit NP) are where ..... ? GPS Coordinates would be a Bonus.

    c.) Where could we Camp - we wish to be way away from Mto Wa Mbu ... ? Ablutions and Water, would be a Bonus.

    Thanks v v much
    a - yes

    b - I'm pretty sure somewhere in the Kenya part of the forum is a trip report from Wazungu Wawilli that details driving out the southern gate of Lake Manyara NP.
    The gate is Iyambi gate, coordinates S3 42.324' E35 43.858'. (all available on T4A, very helpful for this sort of trip)

    c - The public campsite in Lake Manyara was rustic, and when we were there a few months ago was totally unusable and closed. I detailed our visit in a blog post if you want more info: https://stuckinlowgear.com/lake-manyara-and-covid/

    You might get more responses if you post this in the Overland part of the forum.
    Blog of our African travels: stuckinlowgear.com

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