Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp, Tanzania Safari Lodge
Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp is perched on a hill overlooking the floodplain of Lake Manyara. Offering permanent tents and cottages that blend into the bush, it’s a quick drive to the Lake Manyara National Park, with its diverse fauna and flora, prolific birdlife and wide range of animals, including tree-climbing lions and abundant elephant herds.
* Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp Highlights
- ∞Beautiful views across the floodplain of Lake Manyara
- ∞Easy access to Lake Manyara National Park
- ∞Accommodation available in both tents and cottages, all with private viewing decks/balconies
- ∞Bicycle hire available for bike safaris
- ∞Infinity pool with a view over Lake Manyara’s floodplain
- ∞Great restaurant and bar facilities
- ∞Bush dinner with traditional Maasai dancers can be arranged
More about this accommodation
Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp has 10 permanent canvas safari tents and 16 cottages, all with king-sized beds, mosquito nets, en-suite showers and private viewing decks or balconies overlooking the Manyara floodplain. The Honeymoon Suite boasts two private viewing decks and a Jacuzzi bathtub, to add to the romance.
Main Lodge Area
The thatched double-volume main lodge houses the restaurant, bar and upstairs lounge, all with views across the floodplain. An infinity pool in front of the lodge shares the view and is a wonderful place to cool down after a hot day viewing game in the park. If you want to catch up on the news or sport, there is a flat-screen TV in the upstairs lounge.
We’d recommend, however, a cold cocktail in the relaxed lounge, or outside next to the pool, as you watch the sun set on another spectacular day in Africa.
Cuisine At Manyara
The lodge restaurant offers a mix of traditional, Indian, Italian and continental dishes throughout the day. Meals can be served in the restaurant dining room, the garden next to the pool, or the relaxed upstairs lounge.
For a special experience, a bush dinner can be arranged. Dinner (a barbecue) is set up at the bottom of the cliff – a short walk down a lantern-lit path from the camp. Delicious food is served under the stars, followed by traditional dancing by local Maasai performers.
Things To Do
- Game drives through Lake Manyara National Park
- Visit a local Maasai village and learn about the culture
- Bicycle tours can be arranged
- Relax next to the pool (or in it) marvelling at the view
- Night drives, by pre-arrangement, to view Africa’s nocturnal goings-on
By car: The camp is about 100 km out of Arusha on tarred road. The trip takes around 2 hours from Arusha and the camp can organise a chauffeur from either Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport.
By air: Arusha is served by two airports. Arusha Airport has daily flights from numerous local destinations and Kilimanjaro International Airport (50 km on the other side of Arusha) has daily flights from local, African and international airlines. Manyara Airport (30-minute drive from the camp) operates charter flights.
Our Take On Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp
Comfortable accommodation with great views over Manyara floodplain and friendly staff make this camp a great place to stay. Easy access to Lake Manyara National Park with its beautiful and diverse scenery.
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