Lake Manyara Camps & Lodges

Lake Manyara

LAKE MANYARA SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara National Park sits Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of safari opportunities, peace and tranquility, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness. . Grouped around a central ‘vanishing horizon’ pool, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge features a simple timbered reception area, built in traditional African style, which is accessed via a bridge over a small stream. Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara’s unique birdlife, the architectural motif melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai ‘Bomas’. The luxury Lake Manyara accommodation in the lodge includes a choice of circular, double-storey, white-washed ‘rondavels’ (traditional circular buildings with conical thatched roofs), which are strung out along the edge of the cliff so as to allow for maximum views. Each spacious circular room has its own small veranda while the interior décor reflects the blue of the lake and the pink of its flamingos. Secluded, exclusive, spacious and elegantly presented, it offers a degree of luxury and sophistication rarely found on a safari holiday. The spacious bedroom is luxuriously appointed with a king-sized double bed with walk-in mosquito net, sumptuous furnishings, dressing area and marble ensuite bathroom. The elegantly appointed sitting room: enjoys panoramic views and is tastefully and relaxingly furnished while offering: a fully stocked mini-bar, digital multi-channel TV and direct dial telephone. The suite is set slightly apart from the rest of the rooms and enjoys its own private access. Sports activities include mountain biking, canoeing and forest walks, cultural choices include tours of the neighboring villages and dance displays by the local Iraqw and sukuma people.

KIRURUMU MANYARA LODGE

Kirurumu Manyara Lodge (formerly Kirurumu Tented Lodge) is a simple but comfortable property which is often used as a base from which to explore both Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater with a guide. It has a spectacular location right on the edge of the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, with picturesque views back across Lake Manyara. The bush around the lodge has been left in its original state, so instead of manicured gardens there is native vegetation, which in turn attracts a lot of birdlife; birdsong is ever-present at Kirurumu. Many of the endemic plants have been labelled along the winding stone paths that lead between the main areas and the rooms. Each of the 30 tented rooms at Kirurumu Manyara Lodge sits on a raised wooden deck and has a spacious bedroom, en-suite bathroom and private veranda. These rooms are simply styled and have large beds, plain but attractive furniture and makuti mats on the polished stone floors. Kirurumu Manyara Lodge also has three suites which are similar in style to the standard tented rooms, but are larger and more like tented cabins as they feel more permanent. With two bedrooms in each, they work very well for families. The best feature of Kirurumu Manyara Lodge is its bar area, which has wonderful views over the Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara. This canvas-and-stone building is scattered with lounging chairs and has a small library. Canvas flaps roll up to create a totally open front overlooking a broad wooden deck on which you'll find directors' chairs from which to admire the breathtaking views.

ESCARPMENT LUXURY LODGE

Perched high on the rim of the Great Rift Valley, Escarpment Luxury Lodge is a serene haven overlooking the wonder of Lake Manyara below. Offering 16 private, tastefully decorated chalets, this luxury en-suite accommodation provides visitors with breathtaking views of the picturesque biosphere around Lake Manyara National Park. The main lodge area features a tastefully designed lounge bar just off the restaurant, serving exquisitely crafted dishes. A selection of soothing massages, along with an array of activities such as walking safaris, cultural tours, game drives, bush dinners and breakfasts, make this a truly idyllic destination to escape the stresses of daily life! Escarpment Luxury Lodge boasts 16 luxurious appointed, private chalets offering single, double, and triple occupancy. Each chalet has its own private deck to take in the magnificent sight of Lake Manyara and wildlife passing through the lodge grounds. Abundant bird life fills the trees and bushes growing directly around the decks of each chalet, affording a sense of complete immersion with nature. Artifacts used in Maasai culture complete the well-appointed interiors. Each of our luxury chalets feature both indoor and outdoor showers. Imagine the glory of taking a shower under African night sky while listen to the sounds of the bush around you, or after rising to the sound of bird life during the early hours of each day.Enjoy oversize beds with soft linens, leather sofas, handmade and recycled finishes in keeping with our intention to encourage an eco-friendly environment, and a deep, freestanding bath to soak away while surveying the beauty of the bush and the lake. Wake in the mornings to the gentle sound of a traditional wooden cow-bell, before rising to a new day of adventure or pure relaxation.

LAKE MANYARA TREE LODGE

MMost people think that the famous tree-climbing lions at Lake Manyara have developed their climbing habit to get away from annoying insects. We have our own theory – they’re jealous of our magnificent tree house suites at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge! Cradled in the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest, the lodge blends into the natural beauty of its breathtaking surroundings. Designed to exert minimal impact on the environment, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge offers an exclusive interpretive safari in a remote, game-rich wilderness. Overlooking a forest boma, or outdoor dining area, lined with traditional dugout canoes, guest areas are characterized by soaring spaces that house local artworks and tactile fabrics. An interactive kitchen allows guests to observe the preparation of delicious dishes that are enjoyed in the theatrical boma or on the open dining decks, with spectacular forest views. The guest accommodation consists of ten tree house suites built on stilts each with en-suite bathroom, outdoor bathroom areas and a private wooden deck overlooking the forest. Each tree house suite features large windows to invite the lush forest inside. The rooms are fitted with contemporary furnishings in neutral colors and textures. Bedrooms have overhead fans, mosquito nets and earthy, understated features. The lodge also features a Safari Shop that boasts signature community craftwork and a range of lodge branded safari clothing.

LEMALA MANYARA CAMP

Lemala Manyara is a traditional safari camp with an incredibly beautiful lake-facing location at the edge of an acacia woodland. Guests who stay here love the isolation and the scenery that it offers. There is a constant parade of wildlife passing by – lions, giraffes, elephants, zebras and wildebeest – and the camp has a perfect location for viewing the park’s spectacular birdlife, including flamingo. Your game viewing starts at the camp and like other Lemala camps, there is no queuing or time wasting at the park gates. The camp also offers early morning or late afternoon lakeshore walks with a resident guide and an armed ranger, which is a great way to stretch your legs and learn more about the wildlife of the park. Lemala Manyara’s location undoubtedly brings out the best of this gem of a park. The camp consists of 9 comfortable en-suite tents including a family tent which is suitable for 2 adults and 2 children. As all tents face the lake, guests are often treated to beautiful sunrises. Each tent is spacious and has large single or king-size beds with warm duvets. In addition, there is wooden flooring with rugs, 24-hour solar lighting, and en-suite bathrooms with a dressing area, flush toilet and a great safari shower. The mess tent is elegantly furnished with grand sofas, lamps, book cabinets in old wood, chests and rugs. Guests enjoy campfires, communal dinners and bush meals, taking advantage of the outdoor life as much as possible. House beverages are included at meal times

MANYARA RANCH TENTED CAMP

Tanzania has a remarkable record for wildlife protection including in Manyara, having recognized a major national asset and turned over a quarter of its total country land area to national parks and other conservation initiatives. Human population pressures are increasingly trapping wildlife within reserves surrounded by farms, villages and roads, but to sustain the conservation effort, local people and animals must be considered together, not shutting human inhabitants out and animals in, but motivating the local communities to preserve their natural heritage by showing how they can co-exist for mutual benefit. Manyara Ranch Tented Camp contributes to preserving the game corridor through which hundreds of thousands of mammals, particularly gnus, elephants, zebra and their assorted predators that wander annually. This deluxe safari camp is now widely recognized for its innovative range of activities and the quality of accommodation and services it provides as a base for tours in Manyara. It com[rise of 8 good-sized, immaculately clean and deluxe, insect proof canvas tents, each measuring approximately 30 square meters, afford safari-style comfort for adventurous visitors, with permanent hot and cold running water in an en-suite bathroom as part of a joint tarp extension behind the bed. This is a level of African wildlife presence unrivalled. The dining keynote of an African tour based at Manyara Ranch Tented Camp is the freedom and flexibility of bush dining to enable you to take full advantage of the nature of this 35,000 acre private conservation area Yearning around a campfire after dinner, under a million stars undimmed by any hint of light pollution, you may listen to the comforting hum, rumble, bark and twitter of a unique night on holiday in Tanzania at Manyara Ranch.There is a convenient patio outside each tent to sit and watch local wildlife, which moves about freely within the camp. The patio is shaded by graceful acacia trees and commands excellent views of lightly wooded grassland where elephant and giraffes feed. Leopard, lion, and cheetah have been seen, as well as beautiful genet cats. 

BURUDIKA MANYARA LODGE, MTO WA MBU

Burudika Manyara Lodge is an affordable accommodation within the Jangwani wildlife corridor area that joins the wildlife ecosystem of Tarangire and Manyara National Parks. The lodge provides a spectacular view of Lake Manyara and the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Jangwani wildlife corridor area is within the MT WA Mau Game Controlled Area (GCA) where different mammals and bird species roam freely between Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks. It is home to a stunning diversity of wildlife in the typically sun-drenched savannah of East Africa. This area also is home to the Maasai, an ethnic group that values conservation and wildlife. The Maasai have co-existed with wildlife for a long time because of their non-hunting culture. Within this area, it is not uncommon to meet the Maasai with cattle herds. It comprises 4 double, 1 twin and 1 family. Built from walls decorated with volcanic stone and topped with coconut thatched roofs, all Bandas reveal a genuine Tanzanian atmosphere. The use of canvas windows with secure mosquito netting, not only allows for constant air-flow, but also intensifies the safari experience. Each Banda consists of a spacious bedroom with Tanzanian styled wooden beds interwoven with sisal ropes; mosquito nets and working desk. The en-suite bathrooms entail a hand basin, separated shower and separated toilet. Towels, slippers, toiletries and morning cloth are provided. From the reclining chairs on your private sheltered veranda you're overlooking Lake Manyara and the majestic Great Rift Valley escarpment.

MANYARA WILDLIFE SAFARI CAMP

Somewhere in the middle of the rolling grasslands of Tanzania, against the dramatic angles of the Rift Valley Escarpment and the overlooking Lake Manyara stands The Lake Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp. The 600 meter high golden Rift Valley Escarpment creates a crater on the edge of which the camp is located. Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp is able to offer the most luxurious safari accommodations while remaining true to the natural element of the safari experience. The camp comprises of ten luxurious canvas tented lodgings and sixteen self-contained cottages, all with private balconies overlooking the real Africa, majestic, unfiltered and unadorned. Our Honeymoon suite is particularly impressive, with two private viewing decks, Jacuzzi bathtub and King Size bed with rich furnishings including luxury bathrobes and offers the most unbelievable private view of Lake Manyara. The Bush Dinner experience is not to be missed, as special performers will join you at the dining site to showcase some real Tanzanian culture. The camp also offers night drives upon request, enabling you to view Lake Manyara’s diverse nightlife. The renowned restaurant caters to all tastes, serving up a delicious variety of Barbeque, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Continental dishes until from 7am to 11pm. All of the bedrooms include large beds, en-suite bathrooms, private balconies or viewing decks, electricity during fixed generator hours, luggage storage space as well as an infinity swimming pool. 10 canvas safari tents and 16 self-contained cottages are scattered across the camp to blend into the natural surroundings and offer unique views from individual balconies of the real African wilderness. Tents and cottages are designed with comfort and location in mind, with our individual balconies giving you an unobstructed view of the Lake Manyara region and impressive Rift Valley Escarpment. Our accommodation features natural furnishings with wooden beds, traditional ‘Nyazi’ roofing and lush dining area. Bedrooms come equipped with en-suite bathroom, luxurious hot shower, comfortable bed, extra blankets, bedside lamps, elegant mosquito nets and unrivalled view of what Ernest Hemingway called “The Most Beautiful Place on Earth”.

MIGUNGA TENTED CAMP

Migunga Tented Camp is nestled in a quiet corner on the northwest of Lake Manyara. The camp is ideally situated in shade of an acacia forest, only 5 minutes from the entrance of Lake Manyara National Park. This is the ideal base camp to discover the beautiful surroundings of Lake Manyara, or pay a cultural visit to the colorful town of Mto Wa Mbu. The camp is set in 35 acres of acacia forest and consists of 21 permanent tents on raised platforms, all with en-suite bathrooms and a private veranda overlooking the lush forest. All the tents are discretely placed around a central glade, offering shade and privacy, but still only a short walk to the restaurant and bar. At Migunga you wake up in the morning to the sound of the forest, with beams of the sun finding their way through the tall trees. In the afternoon you can enjoy our mountain bike ride trail through Lake Manyara’s backyard or enjoy watching our vervet monkeys muck about on the central field. The evenings are resonating with the typical sounds of forest creatures, making your fairy tale complete. The camp has 21 semi-luxury tents on a raised platform with a private veranda.with an attached bathroom,shower, flush toilet, wash hand basin, towels, soap and bottled water, Mosquito nets, mosquito coils & mosquito room spray, candles & matches. The Camp site is set underneath canopy of acacia trees, close to the shore of the lake. Electrical lighting is provided in the tent and bathroom. Charging possibilities are available for cameras, batteries, etc. In the evenings enjoy a fairy tale setup with lamps and dimly lit candles. A wood and thatch main building in the campsite also serves as a reading area. The Restaurant caters for savory dishes with daily changing 4 course menu. Special diets or vegan/vegetarian dishes can also be made available on request..

OL MOSERA TENTED CAMP, MTO WA MBU

Overlooking the African savannah, Ol Mesera Tented Camp is located 14 km north of Mto wa Mbu, 1 hours’ drive from the Ngorongoro Crater. It features a restaurant, garden and barbecue facilities. The camp is surrounded by traditional Maasai villages. Ol Mosera’s tented rooms each offer a private balcony with views over the valley. The beds are draped with a mosquito net and the unit has a private entrance. Each bathroom contains a shower and toilet. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers local and international cuisines. Breakfast in the room is available upon request. The small camp offers a variety of activities, from hiking to bird watching and the tour desk can assist guests with arranging excursions to the surrounding attractions of Lake Manyara National Park which is a 20-minute drive away and the Mto wa Mbu market is 14 km away. Ol Mesera is an exclusive tented camp where you will find a lot of privacy. All 5 tents have splendid views of the valley and the escarpment across the valley. All tents have a private ensuite with hot running water and Western style toilet. Electric lighting is available throughout the night. The beds are large to accommodate taller guests. Of course all beds are equipped with large mosquito nets for a comfortable sleep. Wake up with the sound of hundreds of birds and the beautiful changing colors of the escarpment. There is a family room and children of all ages are welcome, however, there are no cots available.

HAVEN NATURE CAMP & LODGE

Welcome to Haven nature Safari Camp and Lodge. This is a truly African Camping resort offering comfort and relaxation amidst nature’s own endowments. Its tranquil and unspoiled natural surroundings exude peace and calm, amidst exotic flora and fauna, and appeals so magically to the lover of nature, open space and outdoor experience, a world’s far away from the bustling city life. Havennature Safari Camp and Lodge Located at the heart of the most world’s most famous Northern Tanzania National Parks that’s include Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Authority Area and Serengeti National Park. The Geography of the region the change from savanna to the thick forest land, then to savanna again present a natural phenomenon that has remained unadulterated for millions of years. The Dining area and bar raised on viewing platform, with large comfortable area, and bush environment. Cultural and natural environment with fresh air makes the most of African influences and local fresh fruit, vegetables & spices. Haven nature Safari Camp and Lodge has enough space and tents for all causing activities for even more than 100 campers, accommodation is provided in tents of different size to suite individual family or groups requirements. The camp has unique appeal for the eco tourist, researchers and the average holiday maker. 

BARA EMANYATA BARKA VILLAGE

Boasting a fitness center, Baraka Emanyata Maasai village is set in Mto wa Mbu, within 12 km of Hippo pool and 12 km of Hippo Pool. Free Wi-Fi is provided. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units. A Full English/Irish breakfast is served daily at the property. The homestay offers a children's playground. Baraka Emanyata Maasai village offers a business center for guest use. If you would like to discover the area, cycling is possible in the surroundings and the property can arrange a bicycle rental service. Hippo Pool Viewing Platform is 12 km from the accommodation.

TWIGA LODGE AND CAMP SITE, MTO WA MBU

Twiga Lodge & Campsite is located at Mto wa Mbu -one and a half hour drive from Arusha town. Its extensive facilities and beautiful setting has made Twiga a very popular stopover along the route to many Northern Circuit Tourist attractions. Walkers and cyclists might be pleased to note that the excellent site and provides fresh air and good views of the wonderful surroundings. If you would like to sleep under the stars, they have a few extremely affordable options for you: You can choose to pitch your own tent, bring a camper van or hire one of our budget tents. They also have excellent rooms complete with AC, bathroom and Wi-Fi for those that prefer cuddle up in a cozy room. Twiga also offers supplies to overland travelers and their vehicles as well as equipment and solution for their many travelling needs. Whether you are setting out on your great Tanzanian adventure or returning from a safari, make sure that Twiga Lodge & Campsite figures prominently on your itinerary.

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