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Lake Manyara is one of Tanzania’s smaller charming parks. It’s located on the edge of the Rift Valley and consists of a huge soda lake that covers two-third of the park. It is well known for its large troops of baboons, tree-climbing lions and rich variety of bird-life – from thousands of pink-hued flamingos to pelicans and eagles. Manyara holds a wide variety of habitats, such as groundwater forests, swamps, acacia bushes and the hot springs.
The best accommodation in Manyara:
Lake Manyara Serena
Standing high on the edge of the escarpment, Serena Lodge overlooks the Great Rift Valley and the extensive Manyara soda lake. This African-styled safari lodge is a great option in this area given the fabulous location and that it’s only 20 minutes away from Manyara National Park. The traditional ‘rondavel’ cottages are dotted over a large area, creating good space between one another. The most spectacular feature of the lodge is the swimming pool. It is right on the escarpment rim and has stunning views.
From $150 - $330 (fullboard)
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is an extraordinarily luxurious lodge situated at the edge of the serene lake. Each of the rooms sits at around 10 feet above the forest floor and has spacious decks and verandas with huge windows, which open up into the lush forest. The outdoor shower, toilet and enormous bath offer supreme luxury. It’s the only lodge in Lake Manyara National Park, which makes this treehouse even more exclusive. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the shores of the beautiful lake while you immerse yourself in your surroundings.
Price range: $670 to $1300 pp (fullboard)
Feel free to mix and match the different accommodation styles to create your dream safari!
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