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There’s just so much to choose from when you’re finding a place to stay at the Lake Manyara National Park. Some of the these properties redefine the concept of luxury while others offer quaint and enriching experiences that linger in your memories for ever. The following are some of the top Lake Manyara hotel and lodges to look at.
Located in one of the most secluded corners of Lake Manyara, andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only permanent lodge in the park. This magnificent oasis takes luxury to the next level with 9 romantic treehouse suites that are surrounded by a dense mahogany forest, boast of outdoor showers and present the best amenities. andBeyond also features a spa that’s suspended above the forest floor, an experience worth savoring with a loved one.
If you’re looking to mix peace, natural beauty and the thrill of living in nature in one gala adventure, look no further than the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. Located on the edge of a terracotta escarpment, this unique lodge reflects the rich birdlife of Lake Manyara at its diverse best. Rooms are located in two-storey structures which are dotted all over the grounds and offer views of the lake, and the lodge also boasts of a pool bar and observation point perched on the very edge of the cliff.
Offering stunning views of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge is an ideal base to discover most northern heavyweights –Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara. The lodge occupies acres of lush gardens and even offers views of Mount Meru on a clear day. The best thing to do here is to do nothing at all. Just sit next to the outdoor fireplace and watch the sun set over the Great Rift Valley with birds and animals to keep you company.
Set against the dramatic Rift Valley, Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp is one of the best options for those searching for luxurious accommodations without having to make the splurge. It consists of ten canvas tent and sixteen cottages, each having its own private balcony that overlooks the stunning beauty that Lake Manyara National Park has to offer. Don’t miss out on the Bush Dinner experience, where you get to see local performers showcase Tanzanian culture.
Burudika Lodge hosts six bandas, each with private verandahs, offering a unique experience into African wildlife. Roofs thatched with coconut leaves and walls decorated with volcanic stones ensure that the lodge feels in unison with its surroundings. Beds feature sisal ropes interwoven in wood in a style that’s unique to Tanzania. And the views from every private verandah are mesmerizing to say the least.