Kirurumu Manyara Lodge

Reviews of Kirurumu Manyara Lodge

Good(82%) From 13 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 13 of our travellers who have visited Kirurumu Manyara Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Peter from Leatherhead
Arrived on: 29-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Kirurumu Mayara Lodge - a great location

The location with stunning views over Lake Manyara is great and the lodge is close to the park gate. the lodge was extremely quiet when we visited. The tent was adequate, and the torch was missing.

There were holes in the mosquito nets and some puddles appeared on the concrete floor of the tent when it rained heavily. A thunder storm caused the path lights to fail, so we struggled along to dinner in the rain and darkness. They did rectify the path lights once we reported the problem.

The evening meal was not very appetising and did not seem to be well cooked. Breakfast and the packed lunch provided were better. They failed to collect our bags when we asked and our guide had to request them to hurry up.

A great opportunity, but needs some TLC.

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Mr & Mrs R Australia
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
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Kirurumu Manyara Lodge review

Situated on the ridge-line, this tented camp offers stunning views over the Rift Valley and, in the middle distance, Lake Manyara.
Some tents have more unimpeded views than others, and our tent had quite good views from the verandah.
The tent was moderately basic but quite serviceable, and was reached after a short walk through the bush from the main centre. We appreciated the fact that the tents are set in a bush environment, and we observed a variety of birds around the lodge.
The food was quite good, although of limited choice.
We went on a most enjoyable guided walk with the Maasai guard/guide that was on offer. It went through a short section of grazing land to a small adjoining village and then on to the edge of the escarpment. We obtained a really good view down the Rift Valley from this point. Our guide was most approachable and answered a host of questions about the Maasai way of life, the local village (not a Maasai village) and local birds. Altogether, a worthwhile activity.

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Mr & Mrs S - East Sussex
Arrived on: 20-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
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Facilities:
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Kirurumu Manyara Lodge review

This camp was a one night stop over and difficult to give a true opinion.

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Ms K & Mr B - Connecticut
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
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Kirurumu Manyara Lodge review

We loved the Kilmanjaro unit we were given here. Beautiful views.

We felt that the masai guide was too hard sell on his book he had co written. He even posed on a rock for pictures while holding his book we he presigned and practically forced us to buy for $25.

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Ms M. from Lethbridge
Arrived on: 2-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Great view from our tent

We loved the feeling of privacy as our tent was surrounded by trees. The accommodation was clean and secured with a padlock.
It was a pleasure waking up to the sounds of birds early in the morning.

The staff worked hard to meet all of our needs. Nice location and nice facilities.

It is a longer drive down to the valley to visit Manyara National Park than we expected and the secondary road into the lodge could use road work.

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Mr and Mrs B - Leeds
Arrived on: 25-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Kirurumu Manyara Lodge

WOW!!! What amazing views of Manyara, could have happily stayed on our balcony for hours. As it was Christmas day we shared a bottle here and watched the birds.

An amazing place, with local entertainment put on for the evening and a great bar.

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Mr and Mrs D from Kent
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Glamping in style

Our first experience of glamping. We were initially wary of booking this hotel but were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the accommodation. Restaurant was lovely and the food was excellent.

The view from the bar across Lake Manyara was wonderful.

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Dr. W from West Glamorgan
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Staff surly and food main course inedible.

Asked for a wake up call - it did not come; room a long way away from the dining area and reception - we felt forgotten

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The B family from Swindon
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
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fantastic views

There are great views across Lake Manyara if you get the right tent. otherwise the tents are set back in the garden. The food and restaurant staff were lovely. The tent was spacious and well equipped. It is very close to the park entrance. They provided a Maasi guide for a free walking tour of the area.

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Ms S. from Bristol
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
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Kirurumu Manyara Lodge review

Location was good for Lake Manyara and airstrip.

Tented rooms were very basic but we had a comfortable nights sleep. Food was again basic but service was excellent and staff very friendly.

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