Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Location: Lake Manyara National Park
Style: Luxury Treehouse
In a secluded corner of Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is nestled in an ancient mahogany forest between the lakeshore and the steep Rift Valley escarpment.
Due to its remote locality in the southern region of this park, other game viewing vehicles are seldom seen.
Created to protect its magnificent elephant herds, Manyara National Park is equally famous for the unusual behaviour of its fascinating tree climbing lions and for the flocks of pink flamingos that inhabit the lake's shores.
Within a wealth of bio-diverse habitats, the park is richly populated with game including cheetah, leopard, Masai giraffe, hippo and large herds of buffalo. It is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with more than 400 species, particularly waterfowl and migrants.
The 10 stilted treehouse suites with wooden interiors and thatched roofs have private verandas and large windows opening up to the lush forest. Woodchip paths and branch railings blur the edges between the natural and the man made.
Each bedroom and sitting room is shaded by a leafy canopy, while a large, free-standing tub offers you a panoramic view, with an open air shower behind a simple bamboo screen.
An interactive kitchen is provided for breakfast and lunch, whereas each night your dinner is prepared and served in the open dining boma, encircled by a tall fence of gnarled wood.
Positioned in the shade is the lodge pool.
Generous decks are suspended above the forest floor. Split level sitting and dining rooms combine with high thatched ceilings to create a sense of space.
Twice daily game drives - early morning and late afternoon / early evening – are accompanied by an expert ranger. Personalized interpretive wilderness experiences for guests with special interests are available at additional costs.