Lake Manyara (LKY / HTLM) Airport

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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.

Getting Here

  • 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.


  1. Wi-Fi – no WIFI
  2. ATM – no atm
  3. Forex  No
  4. Restaurants & Lounges –
    A basic service consisting of hot and cold beverages nd snacks
  5. Toilets – The toilets are western styled.
  6. Disabled Facilities – Wheelchair access is not a problem

Quick Facts

GPS Coordinates: 3.3757° S, 35.8189° E

Altitude:4150 feet above mean sea level (MSL)

Time Zone: GMT +3

Contact: Phone: +255 732 979 004

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