The Manyara treetop walkway or canopy walk is the first and longest treetop walkway in Tanzania. Walk among the treetops and experience the untouched nature of the forest and its wildlife from a unique perspective.
The canopy / treetop walk is 370 long and reaches a height of 18m above groud. It’s only opened for a few years so it’s quite a new activity. The walkway consists of a series of bridges. Each of the bridges end on a viewing deck situated around treetrunks. These treetop platforms are perfect places to stop and view the surroundings or take a photo (as we did)
Next to the beautiful forests you’re very likely to encounter more than a few blue monkeys (you guess which part is blue) and baboons who love to use the canopy as their playground. Apart from monkeys you can come eye to eye with a variety of birds such as the silvery-cheeked hornbill and several butterflies. If you’re lucky you might even see some of the bigger wildlife that hides in Lake Manyara’s forests.
The canopy walk / treetop walkway is located right at the entrace of Lake Manyara National park which makes it a great addition to your safari and lets you have a different perspective on it’s wildlife below. This tour is not done seperately but as an addition to a trip.
The whole route can take around 30-50 minutes. It is ment to be a relaxing activity to enjoy the surroundings of the forest and its wildlife. If you rush the bridges you will be done quite fast.