Lake Manyara (LKY) Airport Guide
Geographical Location – see map below
The airport sits high up on the top of the Great Rift Valley wall, a short distance from the town of Karatu. The location and posiitoning of the airstrip makes the approach and take-off scenic and fun. The drive down to the entrance of Lake Manyara National Park, at the base of the Rift Valley Wall, takes less than 20 minutes.
- Taxi – There are taxis which will get you from the nearby town of Karatu
- Shuttle Bus – The airport does not operate one.
- Alternatives – Hotel transfer service. There are a number of hotels in the vicinity most of which provide a pick-up and drop-off service
- Car Parking & Fees –There is an automated POS parking system at the airport and it is 1,000Tzs per hour. Long stays should be pre arranged by contacting the airport authority.
- Auxiliary Information
Car rental: it is easy to hire a car for pick-up at the airport. It is advisable to reserve your vehicle in advance.
Hotels & Transit Accommodation
Being a popular tourist spot, and only a short distance from the LAke Manyara National Park entrance, there are a numbe rof hotels in the vicinity of the airport.