Live amongst the treetops, alive with monkeys and bush babies, in this secluded camp set in an emerald mahogany forest. The only accommodation within Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge offers luxuriously furnished suites built in the canopy of the trees. The park boasts incredible scenery, fabulous birdlife, tree-climbing lions, plenty of elephant and a huge baboon population.

Highlights
  • Only accommodation in Lake Manyara National Park
  • Suites open to the sounds of the bush (only net screens)
  • Spectacular Rift Valley scenery in the park and a wide range of habitats and wildlife
  • Unfenced so wildlife roam through freely
  • Day and night game drives can be organised
  • Bike rides to local village
  • Spa on site for some pampering
  • Perfect honeymoon destination

The 10 suites, or treehouses, are scattered amongst the mahogany forest, built on stilts into the canopy of the trees. Each suite has a spacious bedroom and en-suite bathroom with a free-standing bath and outdoor shower behind a bamboo screen. The suites are open and airy, with screens for mosquitoes, giving wonderful views into the forest and from your private wooden veranda. Woodchip paths lead between the tree houses and the main lodge.

Because the lodge is unfenced, a guard is always on hand to escort you from your treehouse to the lodge.

Main lodge area

The main lodge blends into the forest, with its high thatched roof and split level decks incorporating dining and sitting areas and the open, interactive kitchen. Outside, a welcoming pool and beautiful dining boma are set amongst the trees.

A small shop at the lodge sells fabulous gifts to take home, and some necessities and the spa offers great pampering!

Game viewing activities

Morning, afternoon and night drives through Lake Manyara National Park can be organised. Expect to see multitudes of baboons, plenty of elephant, blue monkey, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, tiny dik-diks and the intriguing tree-climbing lions. Be sure to look up to spot them lazing in the acacia trees.

With a surprisingly diverse number of habitats in a small area from forest, grassy floodplains, the lake itself to acacia woodland, the park provides a home to a wide range of animals and incredible birdlife. It's a birdwatcher's paradise, with over 400 species, including pink-plumed flamingos and many raptors.

Getting there

By road - Lake Manyara National Park is about 150 km from Arusha, making it a 2- to 3-hour drive away. The lodge is situated in the far south of the park.

By air - Arusha is served by two airports. Arusha Airport has daily flights from numerous local destinations and Kilimanjaro International Airport has daily flights from local, African and international airlines. A 30-minute flight can be booked from Arusha to Manyara Airstrip. From there, it'3.5-hour game drive to reach the lodge).

Our take on Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Perfect for a romantic getaway or honeymoon, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is beautifully set in lush, green forest and is far enough to the south of the park to feel secluded and private. You can expect excellent service combined with luxury deep in the African bush.

Includes
  • Accommodation, three meals, teas and coffees
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Refreshments on lodge activities
  • Laundry
  • Safari activities
  • Emergency evacuation insurance
Excludes
  • Telephone calls
  • Champagne, cognac, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars
  • Safari shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tourism development levy
  • Park and conservancy fees
  • Transfers Lake Manyara airstrip and Ngorongoro Crater Lodge or vice versa
  • Private safari vehicles subject to availability
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