Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
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.
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge Reviews
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, the way the tables are set and illuminated in the evening is beautiful, I liked also the aperitif near the lake at sunset. Service excellent and also amazing food.
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 complete surprise and we’re so glad this was our base to see it.
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 is probably more synonymous with views over the vast soda lake tinged with pink from the flamingo, this camp is set in dense, lush and very shaded forest. It actually makes it a very peaceful and cool sanctuary from the park.
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