Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only lodge in the diverse Lake Manyara National Park in northern Tanzania. Crafted from local timber and makuti (palm fronds), Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is discreetly tucked away in an ancient mahogany forest in close proximity to the exquisite soda lake. Each tree house suite features large windows to invite the lush forest inside. The classically elegant rooms are fitted with contemporary furnishings in neutral colours and textures.
Bedrooms have overhead fans, mosquito nets and earthy, understated features. The guest areas at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge are spectacular. Overlooking a forest boma , guest areas are soaring spaces housing Dodoma artworks and tactile fabrics. An interactive kitchen allows guests to observe the preparation of delicious Pan-African cuisine which may be enjoyed in the theatrical boma, on dining decks, or on the private viewing deck with spectacular forest views. Breakfasts and picnics are also served on the lakeshore.
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is renowned for its tree-climbing lions which may be seen resting in favoured spots. After a decade of heavy poaching, elephant numbers have recovered and the great pachyderms are regularly encountered – the Park was the site of Iain Douglas-Hamilton’s pioneering work on elephant societies.
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.
Due to the Lodge’s secluded location, there is minimal vehicle intrusion, allowing for leisurely tracking of the Park’s famous tree-climbing lions, and uninterrupted viewing of flocks of pelicans and flamingos in the lake. With 387 different bird species recorded at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge the lodge offers abundant birdwatching opportunities. Birding safaris take you to the beautiful soda lake where you will spot hundreds of thousands of flamingos and pelicans, to the evergreen forest inhabited by various species including the silvery-cheeked hornbill