Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Reviews of Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Excellent(93%) From 152 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 152 of our travellers who have visited Lake Manze Adventure Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs T - Chesterfield
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Lake Manze Tented Camp review

river/lake and vehicle game drives very good, guides observant and keen to pass on information about what is being seen.

early morning walks are short on distance and duration but guide was well informed on what he was showing.

dinner was served late on occasion when followed with the early morning starts

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Ms L & Mr DB - Oxshott
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Lake Manze Tented Camp review

please refer to the previous review on this camp [Ed: see below]

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Ms L & Mr DB - Oxshott
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lake Manze Tented Camp review

Generally satisfied with this camp.

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Ms M - London
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Great bush experience

It was a really special experience at Lake Manze. The camp is right in the bush and it really does feel back to nature. The tent was comfortable and clean and we never got tired of sitting on the veranda with impalas and baboons close by, not to mention frequent visits from elephants.

The staff at Lake Manze were excellent - always friendly and helpful. Sara, the manager makes sure there is a great atmosphere and everyone is made to feel like part of a big family. The safaris were great, and we particularly liked the boat safaris, which were a new experience for us. We managed to see everything except the a leopard, but we did see a pack of wild dogs, which made up for it.

The food was better than we thought t would be given the remoteness of the camp, and there were nice little touches, like nibbles before dinner. The only (minor) quibble is that I would have liked a bit more lighting in both the tent and the main area. It was very difficult to see and candlelight gives me migraine!

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Miss C & Mr S from London
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lake Manze Tented Camp review

Lake Manze was the second stop on our first safari and very similar to Mdonya, if not a little bit more cosy in the communal area.

Again the the staff were fantastic, the guides very knowledgable and the managers were all very welcoming and friendly. Due to the location near the lake it was possible to see more animals within the camp itself which made for a very interesting walk back to the tent after dinner, however we felt very safe in the company of the experienced masai's.

Would thoroughly recommend this camp.

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Mr & Mrs M - Belfast
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The highlight of our trip

We were really happy with our stay at Lake Manze and felt it was the highlight of our honeymoon. We were safari first-timers and would definitely recommend this place to others.

In hindsight a 3-night stay would probably be perfect here but to achieve that we'd have had to cut back on other parts of our trip to stay in budget, and 2 nights was very definitely worth it: we saw lions on five occasions, and even a hyena, along with countless giraffes, hippos and other animals. We really liked the 'no fences' style of the place, and it was amazing having elephants in front of our tent two days running (a bit scary too, but the Masai security were looking out for us).

Every member of the staff team came across as being totally professional, and gave excellent service without ever being pushy or smarmy. Our main guide and driver (Roger and Ally) were a great team (Roger very informative, Ally an excellent driver across difficult terrain) and seemed to have eyes like hawks! Sara the manager was very helpful in suggesting what trips were best use of our limited time.

The food was very decent - veggies and vegans will be well catered for, although hardcore carnivores will be a bit disappointed and a bit more choice might be better. Initially we weren't too sure about the communal dining but it probably improved our overall experience. We were impressed that the bar was very reasonably priced - out here it would be easy for them to overcharge if they wanted to, but it increased our confidence in the place that they didn't.

The tent was great - I was a bit concerned about the open bathroom as my wife doesn't like insects, but apart from the odd encounter it wasn't too bad and it was fun seeing elephants and baboons out the back. The lack of electricity was no problem at all as there were sufficient light sources in the tent and cameras could be charged at the bar, and sitting for a drink in the lamplight was quite romantic.

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Mr. & Mrs. F - Harrow
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
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Service:
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First camp of four

A great start to our holiday. A good mix of water and land safaris and activities.

Great to be able to plan your own days.

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Mrs & Mrs M - New York
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Lake Manze a Great Camp to Start our Safari

We loved everything about Lake Manze camp, even not having electricity and a semi-outdoor bathroom, which made it feel like a romantic adventure. Sara was an extremely nice and efficient manager, making sure we were aware of our safari options and got to do exactly what we wanted each day.

The food was quite good, the staff wonderful, and we were thrilled that the elephants and other animals had free run of the camp (with maasai warriors standing by to insure our safety). Our guide, Victor, and driver, Daniel, were superb. Victor had so much knowledge about the animals and plants and excellent enough English to convey complex ideas. Daniel was an excellent driver, very conscientious about our comfort and safety, and on some truly challenging roads.

We also enjoyed two walking safaris and felt safe with ranger George, and two water safaris with our very experienced and interesting guide, Elton.

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Mrs K & family - London
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lake Manze Tented Camp review

We were overawed by the amount of animals we saw and at such close quarters. The guides were enormously informative and obliging.

The tents were comfortable, the food was excellent and the general organization was very efficient.

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Mrs H & Mr S - Monkswood
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lake Manze Tented Camp review

We had a superb time at Lake Manze camp and it was a great place to begin our holiday in the Selous. Our experience begin before even reaching the camp with giraffes on the airstrip! We had a fantastic guide in Giovanni and it certainly helped having a separate driver as we saw the most game here out of the three camps we stayed in. The highlight was seeing a lioness feeding her two tiny cubs.

The facilities at the camp were excellent and the tents very comfortable. We loved having the toilet and shower open to the skies and the lack of electricity gave a wonderful atmosphere at night. Hearing elephants right outside the tent was a fabulous experience as was their company at breakfast!

The food and service was first-rate and the waiters loved our ten-year old. Travelling as a family of five, the only draw-back was the communal dining at lunch and especially at evening when it was a race to sit together.

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