Lake Manyara Tree Lodge: Information from the owner
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About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 14 Dec 2021
Facilities at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Bar, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Meal on Request, Pool, Restaurant
- Room facilities
- Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Cycling, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Massages, Night Drives, Safaris, Walks (Guided)
- Nearby activities
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Mountain Biking, Safaris
Room types at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Crafted from local timber and makuti palm fronds, the Family Suite is cradled in the boughs of ancient trees. It boasts two classically elegant ensuite rooms, connected by an entrance hall. A generous deck suspends above the forest floor and large windows invite the lush forest inside. The main bathroom boasts a freestanding bath and an outdoor shower, whilst the second bathroom features a shower. The Family Suite can accommodate two adults and two children (three children can be accommodated on special request).
Cradled in the boughs of ancient mahogany trees, ten stilted treehouse suites, crafted from local timber and makuti palm fronds, boast a sophisticated blend of intimacy and romance, offering
privacy and exclusivity in cool, leafy surroundings. Each treehouse suite features generous decks suspended above the forest floor and large windows invite the lush forest inside.
Activities at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
A sleepout under the stars (Additional Cost)
Beyond your average fly camping experience
Spend an evening under a blanket of a million stars, on an unforgettable sleepout adventure, at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge.
After your evening game drive*, you will be ushered to a secluded and exclusive sleepout spot within the Lake Manyara National Park. Here, luxuriously adorned beds, swathed in romantic netting, as well as a private campfire (and all the amenities you require to feel comfortable) await you.
After a scrumptious dinner and a restful evening spent serenaded by the sounds of the Tanzanian wilderness, you will be collected and taken back to the lodge, in time for your morning game drive.
Due to the nature of this experience, this adventure is for guests 16 years and older and has been crafted to cater for a minimum of two, and maximum of four, guests. A guide will be your host for the evening and there will be guards on patrol throughout the night to ensure your safety.
*Should a private vehicle be booked, guests can arrive at the sleepout venue as the sun is setting and can directly head out from there on an evening game drive.
andBeyond Foundation community trip (Additional Cost)
Visit the Kilimamoja School. Here you will have the opportunity to meet the headmistress of the first school in the district to build fully-equipped science laboratories, funded by the Africa Foundation. Get to meet a few of the students and teachers and explore the school. (School children will not be available during school holidays but guests can still do the community trip)
Explore more of Lake Manyara (Included)
Guests who spend two or more nights at andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, will receive a complimentary game drive at night and a scenic bicycle ride exploring Lake Manyara. &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is one of the few places in Tanzania where guests can experience evening game drives, and the opportunity to encounter sightings of nocturnal predators.
The leisurely bike ride through the nearby Mayoka community is hosted throughout by an expert andBeyond guide. Guests can cycle through this bustling village and interact with the friendly, local people. They may even cross paths with the nomadic Mang’ati tribe (also known as the Datooga tribe), adorned with traditional animal skin cloaks, textured skirts and colourful beads. Once your guests have left the village behind, they can peddle on a picturesque route to the lakeshore, where they can admire bright pink flocks of flamingos.
Exploring Lake Manyara by Bicycle (Additional Cost)
Guests visiting andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge can enjoy a memorable scenic and cultural mountain biking excursion through the nearby Mayoka community, hosted throughout by an expert andBeyond guide. After a quick game drive to Mayoka, located just 4 km (2.5 miles) south of the lodge, you will collect your bicycle and embark a sensational journey. Begin your adventure by travelling through this bustling village and interacting with its friendly people. During your adventure, you might have the opportunity to encounter the nomadic Mang’ati tribe (also known as the Datooga tribe), who are adorned with traditional animal skin cloaks, skirts and colourful beads.
Once you have made your way through the village, you will continue along a picturesque route, which lends itself to exceptional photographic opportunities. The course eventually snakes its way towards the unforgettable surrounds of Lake Manyara, where you can admire the flocks of flamingos as well as other beautiful bird species that congregate along its shoreline. Nothing quite describes the extraordinary sight of the pink cloud that erupts over the lake as hundreds of magnificent flamingos take off in unison. All proceeds from this tour go directly to the Mayoka community.
Alternatively, should you not be inclined to hop onto a bicycle, there is a guided walk along the same route. Maximum of 14 guests, available at an additional cost.
Available at an additional cost. Maximum of 14 guests.
Game drives (Included)
andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only permanent lodge set in the remote southern region of the reserve, far from the park’s entrance gate. This means that game drives explore areas of the park that cannot be reached by day visitors and your game viewing is unlikely to be disturbed by vehicles from other lodges. Each morning and afternoon you will set off in the company of your guide and tracker team in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a canvas canopy as protection from the sun. Your guide will help you explore the many diverse habitats of the park, stopping on the lake shore to admire the different bird species and look for pink flamingo. You will traverse a mosaic of acacia woodlands, grassy floodplains and tall forest in search of wildlife, including Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions and family herds of elephant. You may also choose to go out on a night game drive (available at an additional cost) to discover the nocturnal life of Africa’s predators.
Healing Earth Wellness Treatments (Additional Cost)
&Beyond has partnered with Healing Earth, a leading natural, eco-friendly and holistic spa & skincare company, to produce a truly authentic African spa experience for the mind, body and soul. Therapeutic in its approach, Healing Earth only uses all-natural ingredients and essential oils. The luxuriant spa products & soothing treatments are inspired by the wisdom of Africa’s traditional healers & celebrate our continent’s vibrant heritage, communities and plant life.
Maasai Village Visit (Additional Cost)
Experience the unique culture and fascinating way of life of these tribal people. Guests are invited inside the low traditional homes known as enkaji, made using branches and twigs overlaid with a mixture of soil, cow dung and ash. Several enkaji are arranged in a circular fashion around a central livestock pen or kraal. Join in a traditional meal of milk and cow meat or sample other Maasai delicacies. The Maasai women, renowned for their exquisite beaded jewellery, will have a selection of handiworks available for sale.
Available at an additional cost.
Night Game Drives (Additional Cost)
Night game drive in Lake Manyara National Park to observe nocturnal wildlife.
andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is one of the few places in Tanzania where guests can experience night game drives. As the sun sinks over Lake Manyara, the African bush comes to life with predators and other nocturnal creatures. Guests may have the opportunity to encounter fascinating species not normally seen in daylight.
Available at an additional cost.
Private Vehicle (Additional Cost)
With a dedicated game ranger and tracker, as well as a private game drive vehicle, guests have the luxury of tailor-making their own safari experience; choosing their own game drive times and spending as much time as they want at sightings.
Treetop walkway (Additional Cost)
Take to the trees on an unforgettable adventure in Tanzania’s spectacular Lake Manyara National Park. The Treetop Walkway offers a series of suspended bridges, flanked with netting for safety, which snake through a dense forest canopy to various viewing platforms. Reaching heights of up to 18 metres (59 feet), the platforms provide wonderful opportunities to enjoy a unique view of the surrounding wilderness.
WILDchild Experiences and Adventures
&Beyond’s WILDChild programme was designed especially for children* visiting our safari lodges and camps in Africa. The programme at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge offers fun, interactive activities that allow children to flourish in an environment that advocates exploration, discovery and learning. Deeply rooted in a love for the African bush, it not only creates a series of unforgettable moments for the whole family, but forges strong bonds between our young guests, our planet and its people.
Exciting fun-filled activities
• Interpretive nature and butterfly walks
Walk around the camp alongside your very own guide, and participate in an adventure learning ranger skills. Discover how to tell different animal tracks apart, identify bugs and creepy crawlies, and learn about butterflies, birds, plants and so much more.
• Marshmallows and bao
Gather around a roaring fire in the evening, roast gooey marshmallows with new friends and ask your ranger to show you how to play the traditional East Africa bao board game.
• Wild young chefs
WILDChild kids can spend some time with our expert chefs in the interactive kitchen. Delight in baking the famous Manyara choc chip cookies – the perfect snack to enjoy on a game drive!
Participation in the WILDChild programme
*For safety reasons, there are age restrictions for certain lodge activities such as game drives or walking safaris.
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