Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only lodge in the small yet diverse Lake Manyara National Park. Although it is Tanzania’s smallest National Park, it is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. The beautiful Lake Manyara itself covers two thirds of the park, while the rest consists of steep mountainside, swamps, dense woodlands, open grassy areas and hot springs. Renowned scientist and conservationist Iain Douglas- Hamilton did much of his elephant research work in the park.
Accommodation & Facilities
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge comprises ten elegant tree houses, each of which has been built on stilts in the boughs of ancient mahogany trees, discreetly tucked away in the forest. The spectacular tree houses have been crafted from local timber and makuti (palm fronds) and feature open decks, spacious rooms with large windows, roll top baths, outside showers and allow guests to truly experience the sights, sounds and atmosphere of the forest. There is a swimming pool and deck area discreetly tucked away in the forest near the mess area.
Wildlife & Activities
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, flamingos and buffalo cooling in the soda lake. Activities from Lake Manyara Tree Lodge include game drives, Masai village visits, birding and picnics on the lake shore.