Lake Manyara Tree Lodge (Lake Manyara) Tanzania
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only lodge in the small yet diverse Lake Manyara National Park. The lodge is located in the remote south-western region of the park, allowing for leisurely tracking of the park's famous tree-climbing lions and for unimpeded viewing of the flocks of pelicans, flamingoes and buffalo cooling in the soda lake.
Although it is Tanzania’s smallest park, Lake Manyara is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. The beautiful Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park, while the rest consists of steep mountainside, swamps, dense woodlands, open grassy areas and hot springs.
Each of the ten tree houses have been built on stilts, in the boughs of ancient mahogany trees, discreetly tucked away in the forest. The tree houses have been crafted from local timber and makuti (palm fronds) and feature large open decks and spacious rooms with large windows to invite the flourishing forest into the luxurious elegance of each room.
The interiors of the tree houses are a sumptuous combination of natural fibers, pure cotton linen and contemporary furnishings. The bedrooms consists of four-poster bed-like drapings and earthy, understated accessories in natural colors and textures. Overhead fans and mosquito nets as well as en suite bathrooms with baths and large twin hand basins ensure that every comfort is attended to. There is an exhilarating outdoor shower while the private verandas have comfortable furniture and offer extensive views of the lovely forest environment.
There is a magnificent open-plan guest area with an intimate and cozy atmosphere overlooking the forest boma, with enough seating for 20 people. Dodoma carvings, African artifacts and sumptuous fabrics and prints are framed by banana-fiber ceilings and wood-paneled walls.
There is also a stylish lap pool and a crafts gallery, which features a good selection of community craftwork. Lake Manyara Tree Lodge also offers the classic Tanzanian private butler service.
A gleaming, chrome-accessorized interactive kitchen includes guests in the preparation of delicious Pan-African cuisine. In the theatrical boma (reeded enclosure), tandoori ovens produce heavenly cuisine. Meals are enjoyed in the open-air boma, the dining area, on the decks in the guest area or on the guests’ private viewing decks. Breakfasts and picnics are also savored on the lakeshore.
Game Viewing / Activities:
There are two daily game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, lead by experienced rangers and guides. The wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park is habituated to the presence of humans and this makes our game drives and night drives all the more rewarding.
Maasai naturalists and a ranger will lead you on bush
walks in the vicinity of the camp, providing an ideal
opportunity for guests to learn more about the fascinating
fauna and flora in Lake Manyara National Park.
Accommodation Rates:- From $850 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary