Reviews of Lemala Manyara
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Saved by the guide at Lemala Manyara
Location - misdescribed - no view of the distant lake.
Arrrival- no drinks offered in tent. No torches. No means of communication at night.
Food- Overcooked. Lamb chops inedible. Fish overcooked to the point of being very dry. Sweetcorn soup very salty and bitty - needed sieving. Sausages for Dinner are unacceptable. Water melon desert but already had been served in packed lunch.
Staff. Not motivated. Manager - disinterested. Did his accounts outside at meal times rather than talking to the guests. Left guests having drinks to talk on his mobile phone. Idle probably best describes them.
Wine Slips. Had to sign for the wine althjough it was included in the price we paid. One night one slip said eleven glasses of wine. My husband could not have drunk all this wine and I had none that evening! He pointed it out and the reply was' you don't have to pay'. Generally the amount on the slips for us to sign was more than twice what we had consumed. So why did they try to fiddle it?
Tent- Had to wait for six or seven minutes for the toilet to fill up. Difficult to flush. Shower- a joke - just a trickle of water.
Not recommended. Staff need retraining.
Lemala Manyara review
Lazy useless manager, Simon! Toilet not flushing, very hot tent which was bad as I was sick. Tents now faded and tired.Read more about the whole safari
Expert Africa comments
In February, Tanzania is hot and fairly humid. We spoke to this traveller directly by mobile phone at this camp soon after they arrived, and did our best to address their issues swiftly as did the team at the camp.
These travellers had been understandably very upset by an (exceedingly rare) incident of theft at their previous camp and we feel that at least some of their feelings of unhappiness here were due to that incident.