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Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Large suited rooms at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge in Tanzania

Outstanding hospitality

Sumptuous evening meals

Views from the lodge

Enjoy breakfast with views into the bush

Lantern lit pathways

Lake Manyara Tree lodge is an inviting luxury lodge in Tanzania

With tree climbing lions drapped on hot branches...

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is located at the foot of an escarpment, which forms the western barrier of the Rift Valley in Lake Manyara National Park. This wonderful reserve boasts an incredibly diverse selection of habitats which are home to an abundance of plant and animal species. The park was establish and now famous for it’s impressive elephant herds. It is also very well known for it’s tree climbing lions and a rich diversity of birds in particular waterfowl and migrants.

Although it has to be said that it is a fairly expensive place to stay, the huge advantage of Lake Manyara Tree lodge is that it is situated well to the south of the other lodges in the Lake Manyara region and you will therefore be able to enjoy your game drives in privacy, avoiding the mass market traffic which rarely ventures so far south.

High in the branches of some magnificent trees in a remote corner of Lake Manyara National Park the lodge blends romance and naturally honed sophistication. The lodge sits nestled in the forest between the lakeshore and the steep escarpment of Africa’s Rift Valley.

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge offers just ten tree-house style rooms set on raised wooden platforms with palm-thatched roof, each surrounding a huge tree that forms part of its structure. The wonderfully airy rooms consist of both lounge and bedroom areas, private bathroom and large private veranda running along two sides, which makes an ideal viewing point. The rooms are elegantly styled with contemporary furnishings in neutral colours and textures, with grand four-poster like beds with soft draping linens and understated yet interesting accessories. Each of Lake Manyara Tree lodge’s room has a large twin hand basin en suite bathroom and in addition to a large bath there is an exhilarating outdoor shower. The comfortable bedrooms have overhead fans and mosquito nets and fabulous views into the lovely lush forest surroundings. Opening onto the veranda are three sets of double doors, all with insect-proof screens, so you get the forest breeze through the room in the evening.

After an exciting day out game viewing guests like to refresh before dinner in the shaded lodge pool. Dinner is usually served on a split level dinning area that sits between the trees and soft sofas are found in more cosy corners for a welcome nightcap.

As the chefs cook dinner aromas drift from the open, interactive kitchen, and guests are encouraged to watch their delicious meals being prepared.

The lodge is crafted from local timber and makuti (palm fronds), and it is located discreetly in an ancient mahogany forest in close proximity to the exquisite soda lake. In the evenings guests can gather in the open air boma for exquisite dining and wonderful nightcaps under the stunning night sky.

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is known for its tree-climbing lions that lazy in the shading branches of the trees during the mid day heat. After ten years of intense poaching, elephant numbers have recovered and large numbers are often encountered. The Park was even the site of Iain Douglas-Hamilton’s pioneering work on elephant societies. From Lake Manyara Tree Lodge professional and skilled safari guides will lead you on interpretive game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles in the game-rich Lake Manyara National Park.

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