- Game drives
- Bush walks in the vicinity of the camp
- Picnics or breakfasts on the lakeshore
- Lodge type; Luxury Safari Lodge
- Location; Lake Manyara
- Lodge size; 10 tree houses
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, set in the heart of a mahogany forest within the Lake Manyara National Park itself.
The experience of Tree Lodge is one of remoteness, privacy and understated luxury all set within one of Tanzania's most prized national Parks.
Experience the tree-climbing lions, over 400 species of birdlife, the flamingos on a soda lake, Rift Valley scenery, the Maji Moto hot springs and the amazing wildlife that surrounds them. This is Lake Manyara and this is one spectacular lodge.
10 stilted treehouse suites offer guests the ultimate in privacy and luxury with large decks, elegant bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms featuring a free-standing bath as well as indoor and outdoor showers.
All these suites have been crafted from local timber and have banana leaf roofs whilst all have been positioned in the shade of mahogany trees. The decor is one of natural colours, rustic yet stylish furnishings all in a minimalist non-obtrusive way.
The beds with draping mosquito nets are of a seriously comfortable nature, a good night sleep is almost guaranteed.
When it comes to mealtimes the kitchen at Tree Lodge is open to guests, ask the chefs questions about food preparation, what is for dinner, how did you cook that or just sit back and watch them work. This is one of the nicest aspects of the lodge, the willingness of the chefs to share secrets of their trade just adds another dimension to one's experience at the lodge.
Breakfasts are very flexible and are offered either at the lodge or in the form of a picnic feast while out on a game drive. Lunches again depending on what activities are planned is either at the lodge or as a picnic in the National Park.
Dinners are a 3-course affair in either the indoor dining area or outdoors in the Boma under the African stars and next to a roaring fire - weather dependent.
The main guest area at Tree Lodge features a thatched roof, wooden flooring and is open to the bushveld on two sides. The decor is sophisticated and stylish in an unobtrusive luxurious way. Comfortable couches, wooden tables with wildlife literature and local African artworks are dotted around. This is all on the second floor.
On the ground floor, there is the kitchen, dining area and a small safari shop. A short walk away one finds a swimming pool complete with deck chairs for those hot lazy Tanzanian afternoons.
- Swimming pool
- Interactive kitchen
- Safari Shop
- Boma for open-air dining
- Well stocked bar
Game drives are part and parcel of ones stay here at the famed Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, after all exploring the Lake Manyara National Park is why one is here in the first place. Early morning and late afternoon game drives with experienced guides and trackers showcasing all that is Lake Manyara, from the flamingos on the soda lake to the over 400 species of bird to the numerous wildlife sighting along the route.
Lake Manyara National Park is famed for her "Tree Climbing Lions" and huge herds of buffalo and elephants.
Activities that are also available but at an extra charge;
- Night drives
- Maasai cultural visits
- Explore Lake Manyara by bicycle or on foot on trails that run through the local community
Children are welcome at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge although there limited activities for kids under the of 5 years, kids over 5 though, have a whole host of activities available to them.
Activities for the young include;
- The WILDChild programme
- Tracking smaller wildlife
- Bird recognition
- Cooking lessons with the chef
- Butterfly walks
- Swimming pool
- Ping Pong
- Board games
Children 12 years and over are allowed on game drives, children under the age of 12 are allowed on games at managements discretion. Childminding services are available at an additional cost
A small yet luxurious Spa and massage house are available to all guests. The spa area is almost completely open to the surrounding bushveld offering complete privacy in an intimate and relaxing environment.
From US$ 875.00 pp
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
- Three meals daily
- Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees
- Refreshments on lodge activities
- Morning and afternoon game drives
- Emergency evacuation insurance
- Game drive transfer between airstrip and lodge
- A complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars per room for use during your stay
- Telephone calls
- Safari shop purchases
- All items of a personal nature
- Champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars
- Tourism Development Levy of USD 1.50
- Park and concession fees
- Administration fee