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Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

LAKE MANYARA TREE LODGE

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is set in the heart of a mahogany forest, and is the only lodge in the diverse Lake Manyara National Park in northern Tanzania. Located towards the north of the country, Lake Manyara National Park boasts an incredible wealth of habitats, from swamps and a tranquil lake to the mountain escarpment of the Great Rift Valley.

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge has been designed to exert minimal impact on the environment. The lodge boasts 10 spacious tree houses cradled in the boughs of mahogany trees and is situated about a kilometre from the lakeshore. The lodge is a sophisticated blend of intimacy and romance, offering privacy and exclusivity in cool, leafy surrounds.

Each of the ten tree houses have been built on stilts, in the boughs of ancient mahogany trees, discreetly tucked away in the forest. The tree houses have been crafted from local timber and makuti (palm fronds) and feature large open decks and spacious rooms with large windows to invite the flourishing forest into the luxurious elegance of each room.

The interiors of the tree houses are a sumptuous combination of natural fibres, pure cotton linen and contemporary furnishings. The bedrooms consists of four-poster bed-like drapings and earthy, understated accessories in natural colours and textures. Overhead fans and mosquito nets as well as en-suite bathrooms with baths and large twin hand basins ensure that every comfort is attended to. There is an exhilarating outdoor shower while the private verandas have comfortable furniture and offer extensive views of the lovely forest environment.

There is a magnificent open-plan guest area with an intimate and cozy atmosphere overlooking the forest boma, with enough seating for 20 people. Dodoma carvings, African artefacts and sumptuous fabrics and prints are framed by banana-fibre ceilings and wood-panelled walls. There is also a stylish lap pool and a crafts gallery, which features a good selection of community craftwork. Lake Manyara Tree Lodge also offers the classic Tanzanian private butler service.

A gleaming, chrome-accessorised interactive kitchen includes guests in the preparation of delicious Pan-African cuisine. In the theatrical boma (reeded enclosure), tandoori ovens produce heavenly cuisine. Meals are enjoyed in the open-air boma, the dining area, on the decks in the guest area or on the guests' private viewing decks. Breakfasts and picnics are also savoured on the lakeshore.

Activities at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge include two daily game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, lead by experienced rangers and guides. The wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park is habituated to the presence of humans and this makes our game drives and night drives all the more rewarding.

Maasai naturalists and a ranger will lead you on bush walks in the vicinity of the camp, providing an ideal opportunity for guests to learn more about the fascinating fauna and flora in Lake Manyara National Park.

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