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Manyara Tree Lodge - Lake Manyara, Tanzania
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Rates from R9596 per night · Safari Style · 10 rooms
Cradled in the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge hotel blends into the natural beauty of its breathtaking surroundings and offers a truly outstanding adventure.Hidden away high in the trees in a secluded corner of the national park famous for its tree climbing lions, large herds of elephants and flamingo, the Lodge offers a sophisticated blend of natural indulgence and romance. Nestled in dense forest between the lake shore and the steep Rift Valley escarpment, the lodge is perfectly positioned to explore the park’s wealth of habitats.
Most people think that the famous tree-climbing lions at Lake Manyara have developed their climbing habit to get away from annoying insects. At &Beyond, we have our own theory - they’re jealous of our magnificent treehouse 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.
The only permanent luxury lodge in Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is renowned for its romantic stilted tree house suites that are shaded by a mahogany forest.
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10 elegant stilted treehouses are cradled in the boughs of mahogany trees, ensuring privacy for all guests. Built of timber and makuti (palm fronds), the interiors are bleached, earthy and stylishly understated. Rooms are spacious with sitting areas and viewing decks. Ensuite bathrooms with a bath, outdoor shower, twin hand basins and private WC.
Each of the ten suites private veranda’s open up to the lush forest, welcoming in the sights and sounds of the African bush. Woodchip paths and natural branch railings blur the edges between the natural and the man-made, while wooden interiors and thatched roofs invite the surrounding forest indoors.
Spacious bedrooms and sitting rooms float in a sea of green, opening up onto a leafy canopy. Even a soak in the large, free-standing tub offers a panoramic view, with an open air shower behind a simple bamboo screen.
Fully inclusive rates include: accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, scheduled safari activities, emergency medical evacuation insurance and transfers from Manyara airstrip to Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Guest areas are intimate and stylish, and feature an interactive kitchen. The sitting and dining areas overlook a charming forest boma lined with ngalawas (dugout canoes).
Generous decks suspended above the forest floor open up to a wooded embrace. Split level sitting and dining rooms combine with high thatched ceilings to create a sense of space, while warm wood interiors and understated sofas carve out cosy corners.
The lodge pool beckons like a cool oasis in an ocean of shady green. The Lodge also has a Safari Shop featuring signature community craftwork and a range of lodge branded safari clothing.
Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Here, the Great Rift Valley is at its most impressive, with the escarpment dropping some 500 metres down to the lake shore.
Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect. The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and the forested valley slopes.
Troops of several hundred olive baboon appear alongside Sykes monkey and short-eared Galago. Cape clawless otter, Egyptian mongoose, hippo and klipspringer are other park residents.
An interactive kitchen brings a touch of theatre to breakfast and lunch. Breakfasts and picnics are also served on the lake shore. Dinner each night is prepared and served in the open dining candle-lit boma, encircled by a tall fence of gnarled wood.
- Twice daily game drives early morning/late afternoon and early evening go in search of tree climbing lions and elephants
- Explore the remote southern reaches of the Park in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of your guide
- Head out on game drive as the dawn breaks over the walls of the Rift Valley and the animals begin to stir
- On late afternoon game drives, guests can watch the sun slowly sink over flocks of flamingo on the shores of the Lake
- Enjoy excellent birdwatching and picnics at scenic picnic sites overlooking the Lake
- Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is one of the few places in Tanzania where guests can experience night game drives
- After a busy morning on a game drive, pamper yourself with a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own room
- Cool off with a refreshing dip in the Lodge pool, or indulge in an afternoon siesta
- Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is closed annually during April
- Best game-viewing August to September and December to February
- A National Park Fee $35.00 per person per day is charged to all guests. An additional Park Fee of $85.00 per guest is charged for night drives (subject to change)
- Children are welcome.Travel to Tanzania is recommended for children 8 years and older
- Regretfully, children 5 years and younger cannot participate in the regular game drives. Children aged 6 to 11 on game drives at lodge manager’s discretion
- An extra bed can be arranged for a child 16 and younger sharing it’s parents’ treehouse
- No more than one triple in the camp at any one time
- Check in: 12h00. Check out: 11h00