Lake Manyara Tree Lodge has mastered the delicate balance between the opulent and the unassuming. While it is certainly stylish and luxurious, it does not feel detached or out of place in the surrounding bush; it also manages to be very warm and welcoming. This may be in part because of the understated style, yet also a credit to the excellent team running the lodge. The staff to be incredibly friendly, and the food and service exceptional.
It is one of only two lodges inside this national park – and its position at the other end of the park from the main entrance gate ensures that game drives from there don't see too many other vehicles. If you want a few days to take a proper look at Lake Manyara National Park, there isn't a better lodge to use as a base. Its only real down-side is a relatively high price tag.
As the only lodge in Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is romantically exclusive with only 10 elegantly intimate stilted tree house suites. Located within a remote corner of the reserve, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is cradled within the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest. Furnishings and decor combine intricate details of luxury and the natural beauty of this incredibly breathtaking reserve and the cool leafy area that surrounds it.
Get lost within the luxurious space of the bedrooms and sitting rooms, the generously wide open decks and massive window areas as you while away time, enjoying this magnificent piece of heaven in the wild. Warm wood interiors and comfortably cosy sofas in the split level guest areas provide warmth and texture to this wonderful lodge. Although spacious, Lake Manyara Tree lodge is cosy and warm, a true delight in luxurious accommodation.
Breakfast is very flexible – you can eat something before your morning activity, take a packed breakfast with you or have an early brunch when you return to the lodge. If you choose to have breakfast or brunch at the lodge, a vast array of cereals, dried fruit, yoghurt, fresh bread and pastries will be brought to your table, and you can then order a cooked breakfast from the waiter.
A three-course dinner is served from 7.00pm – but there is no set time. A waiter will escort you to your table, usually set out under the stars, with storm lanterns to create a cosy and romantic atmosphere. The varied menu is normally announced earlier in the day, with enough time to make any alterations if it's not to your taste.
WHAT TO DO
Renowned for its tree climbing lions, Lake Manyara, Tanzania offers a truly remarkable and intimate wildlife experience. Vast herds of elephant and buffalo, thousands of flamingos, cheetah, Masai giraffe, impala olive baboons, Sykes monkeys, hippo, Egyptian mongoose and many more incredible sightings are set to be discovered on an early morning and late afternoon / early evening game drive through the Lake Manyara National Park.
Take in the unique sights and sounds of the area and feast your eyes on a rich array of spectacular game viewing opportunities, both during the morning and late afternoon / evening. Each game drive is sure to bring a unique experience like nowhere else on earth.
:: Explore the wilderness at night on an exhilarating night game drive discovering the movements of predators and other nocturnal creatures
:: Pamper yourself with a truly relaxing and luxurious massage in the privacy of your own suite at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
:: Rich in birdlife, a birding safari, accompanied by a specialist birding ranger, at Lake Manyara is a truly special experience.
Accommodation At Lake Manyara National Park
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