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Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge


3°40’7.2"S 35°44’46.5"E

Reviews of Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

16 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Lake Manyara Tree Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Sep-2018, 2 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge.
Lion

100% success

Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Wild dog

0% success

Buffalo

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Wildebeest

100% success

Eland

50% success

Giraffe

50% success

Spotted Hyena

50% success

Striped Hyena

50% success

Zebra

50% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

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Ms S
Hertfordshire

"Another and beyond superb lodge and service"

2 nights Arrived 3 Oct 2011
"As expected with and beyond, the lodge, service and staff are all excellent. The rooms are great, superb guiding and warmth and hospitality. Had a great time and wonderful game viewing experience with my guide Malley particulary with the 300 or so elephants!!

They really know how to look after you and this is what I expect. Great lodge. My butler Liberati was also great and so was Scott the manager! Am running out of superlatives. As a single traveller I would recommend it to other single travellers. Don't have to worry about anything.

They pick you up feed you and really look after you and drop you back at the airport, making sure you have packed lunch or breakfast depending on the time of your flight. On arrival a table is laid out ready to greet you with tea coffee biscuits, lunch, etc depending on time of arrival." See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr P & Ms T
Ottawa

"Lake Manyara Tree Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 25 Sep 2011
"Beautiful rooms set up in the trees. Baboons and monkeys wandering around camp. Elephants came by chomping on the trees just in front of our room. Hot and cold running water, with electricity up until late (off overnight to safe generator). Excellent location deep in Lake Manyara park.

Overall, a but too 'luxury with animal viewing' as opposed to 'animal viewing with luxury' for our taste. It was all very nice but felt like a place for wealthy/elite people to stay (which is not us!).

Used lodge guide for local game drives - lots of great knowledge and information, but sometimes felt like a time-share salesman telling us about the other &Beyond camps and opportunities (you can get a membership! with discounts!). Game was a bit disappointing compared to Tarangire (and northern Serengeti). Enjoyable, but animals were seen occasionally, and in ones and twos (compared to large and plentiful herds).

Camp staff were a bit over the top - a butler eager to cater to our every whim at the drop of a hat as long is it included maximum quantities. When we asked for a small lunch (like soup and a bit of toast) we were still pressured into eating the 3 course meal. A gin and tonic before dinner included about 5x the amount of gin that we were expecting. Having all the staff turn out to sing to us when we arrived made us feel a bit uncomfortable.

Dinner was at private tables so there was no need to talk to other guests.

None of it was bad, it just wasn't to our taste." See all these reviews: 13n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs G
Michigan

"Tree Lodge"

2 nights Arrived 19 Oct 2010
"This is a beautiful lodge, but it is a long drive from the Manyara airstrip to arrive in camp. We left the airstrip at noon, and after stopping to look at every bird (as requested by the other couple in the car), we managed to arrive in camp after dark after 7:00 p.m.. It was an enjoyable, but tiring day.

We had a brief stop in our rooms where we intended to enjoy showers before dinner. The showers are outside, and we were confused to find the faucet handles tied together. A call to reception brought our butler Robert to straighten things out -- we learned that they have to tie up the handles to keep the monkeys from turning the water on! Our room was beautiful and spacious and very private. The open lodge facilities are comfortable, and the outdoor dining area with a blazing fire is lovely and romantic.

We left early on a game drive, then returned to the camp for a cooked-to-order brunch. An afternoon of rest and relaxation was very welcome, and then we joined our guide Msami again for an afternoon drive. The game was plentiful and interesting. We saw lions mating, and then watched two lion sisters climb a tree and rest together. While stepping into the bathtub at the end of the day, I looked up to find elephants walking by, just a few meters from our hut. What a delightful experience!

The staff was all wonderful, and they seemed to enjoy the game sightings as much as we did. The food was delicious, especially the crepes at brunch and the tandoori-baked naan one evening.

While we initially were unhappy that the lodge is such a long drive away from the park entrance, we realized that the remote location makes for wonderful, uncrowded game viewing once you arrive. You have the mornings to yourselves with the game, since no other vehicles are in the park for several hours. It makes it well worth the drive." See all these reviews: 13n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs B
E Susx

"Lake Manyara Tree Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 3 Nov 2009
"The Manyara tree lodge was a fantastic start to our safari. One minor point was that we could have done with a clear warning that as soon as we got to Manyara airport we would be going into a 4 hr game drive through the park. We weren't quite prepared in terms of clothing and sunscreen, but the drive was a brilliant start to the holiday. After all the flights and the game drive in, the bath and bubbles that were waiting for us were thoroughly appreciated! (it felt like they had read our minds)

The staff at Manyara were really welcoming and helpful, and gelled together well - they really seemed to enjoy us being there.

The game drives were amazing, and our guide (Emme) was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and took account of what we wanted to see. He seemed as thrilled as we were about all the wildlife we saw.

The accommodation at Manyara was very comfortable and probably our favourite of the lodges. The room (room 1) seemed completely secluded and the outside shower is a great feature. We also enjoyed watching the monkeys from our veranda while drinking our morning coffee." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 7n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Miss P-A
China

"Perfection!"

2 nights Arrived 24 Jul 2008
"Perfection! The lodge is lovely, the atmosphere that is created at this lodge is amazing..the candles, the bonfire at the dining area, the wildlife just passing in front of you, the excellent game drives..truly perfect!

We do remember one sundowner we had very close to the lake..it was fantastic! And we were very lucky to see the lions on the trees and the only cheetah on the park!

Our ranger and our private butler were absolutely great! The food was very good and the snacks before dinner were excellent! Our tree house was brilliant..romantic..perfect! We would certainly recommend this lodge our friends!" See all these reviews: 7n in Zanzibar; 6n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr T & Mr L
London

"Great Little Lodge"

2 nights Arrived 6 Jul 2008
"Nice to get away from the heavily trafficked northern part of the park. Really nice rooms and generally a much better camp than I had been expecting.

Lots of tree climbing lions." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 6n in Zanzibar; 1n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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