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Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

10 rooms birding day game drives swimming
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the sole lodge in Tanzania’s smallest park, Lake Manyara National Park. The park’s size belies the abundance of the wildlife you will find there, making it one of the most appealing reserves in Tanzania. Here you discover diverse habitats including mountain, swamp, thick woodland, savannah, hot springs, and the magnificent Lake Manyara, which covers two thirds of the park. Ian Douglas Hamilton, scientist and conservationist, conducted a large portion of his elephant research here.

Accommodation & Facilities
Ten beautifully designed raised tree houses, nestling in the branches of old mahogany trees, peek out of the dense forest to add to your sense of adventure and seclusion. Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is constructed using locally sourced timber and makuti (palm fronds). Each house has an open deck, and airy rooms with huge windows so that you can enjoy the sights, sounds and ambiance of the forest.
Wildlife & Activities
Its position in the southwestern district of Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park makes the lodge a great base for tracking the park’s renowned tree-climbing lions. From there you will encounter pelican, flamingo, and buffalo as they visit the soda lake to cool down. Venture further afield to enjoy assorted game drives in 4x4s, a visit to a Masai village, and plentiful bird watching and picnicking opportunities by the lake.
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Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
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Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
5 5
    - LONDON, UK   
Again the way the rooms are built and decorated is made with a lot of charm and taste. I loved the outdoor shower, and the feeling to sleep in the trees but yet to feel safe and comfortable. again you feel as if you were alone, ... Read More

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Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
5 5
Tree houses, elephants galore, tree climbing lions, giraffe, great staff, delicious meals, beautiful scenery, a moving visit to the village and super guides. You tell me how it gets any better than that? Lake Manyara was a complet... Read More

1381285502 5
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
5 5
    - HAMPSHIRE, UK   
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, like all CCA properties, is very slick, tastefully decorated, with great food and service. The camp is positioned at the far end of the park making it feel a lot quieter than other areas. Although the park... Read More

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When is the best time to go on a safari holiday in Tanzania?
There are advantages throughout the year, depending on what you’d like to do and see as the climate varies between the national parks and reserves in the north and south of the country.

The Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park in the north and Ruaha National Park are all relatively high above sea level, so make sure you pack for cool mornings and evenings, with temperatures on the Crater rim dropping very low in the winter months. Selous Game Reserve and the coast are warmer throughout the year.

January to March
While the northern hemisphere has its winter Tanzania is basking in the hot sunny days that accompany East Africa’s summer months. Wildlife viewing is good in these months with the wildebeest relatively static in the south of the Serengeti in their calving grounds. 

Temperatures on the coast between January and March are perfect for a beach holiday.

April and May
As these are the months when the ‘long rains’ traditionally come to Tanzania, visitor numbers drop dramatically. Travel by road can be difficult and animals can be harder to find as their access to water improves, but lower prices, lush flora, and few other people on safari in the national parks and reserves, can mean excellent game viewing. 

June to October
These months are Tanzania’s high season and wildlife viewing is thought to be at its best. Areas dry up and animals are more concentrated around the water that is available, with the wildebeest migration travelling through the northern reaches of the Serengeti and into Kenya’s Masai Mara. The winter months do mean that leaves drop from trees while shrubs and grass die, but days are sunny and hot with pleasantly cool nights.

On the coast the weather gets warmer during these months with July onwards being a high season for holidays to Tanzania’s beaches. 

A low season with low prices to encourage visitors, November can be an excellent time for both safari and beach. There can be rain, but if it comes it tends to be in short sharp showers.

Tanzania is in high demand for safari and beach holidays over Christmas and New Year since wildlife viewing is good throughout the country and the temperatures on the coast are perfect for a beach holiday.

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