Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only lodge within Lake Manyara National Park. The towering escarpment of the Great Rift Valley is a breathtaking backdrop. The privacy of the location ensures near exclusivity of game drives in the southern section of Lake Manyara National Park. The Park is famous for its tree-climbing lions, and 350 species of birds make for good bird watching, thus offering a great diversity of habitats. Open 4×4 safari vehicles are available. Sundowners and lakeshore picnics too.

A number of scheduled airline services operate a twice-daily scheduled flight from Arusha Airport and Coastal Air operates daily flights from Dar Es Salaam – both to Lake Manyara airstrip, followed by a scenic 2 1/2 hour leisurely game drive to the lodge through the National Park.

Ten elegant stilted tree houses are cradled in the boughs of mahogany trees, ensuring privacy for all guests. Built of timber and ‘makuti’ (palm fronds), the interiors are bleached, earthy and stylishly understated. Rooms are spacious with sitting areas and viewing decks. Each room has en suite bathrooms with a bath, outdoor shower, twin hand basins and private w.c. telephone, hairdryer

Public Areas

Public areas are intimate and stylish, and feature an interactive kitchen. The sitting and dining areas overlook a charming forest ‘boma’ lined with ‘ngalawas’ (dugout canoes). The Lodge has a Safari Shop featuring signature community craft-work and a range of lodge branded safari clothing.

Morning and afternoon game-drives in open safari vehicles in Lake Manyara National Park, excellent bird watching and picnics at scenic picnic sites overlooking the Lake. Night game drives are also available.

Laundry Included Yes
Suitable for Disabled Guests No
Check In/ Check Out 12h00/ 11h00
Power 220v AC
Private 4×4 safari vehicle If available, extra cost
Childminding Yes
Credit Cards Visa, MasterCard
In-Room Massage Yes


Warm to hot climate year round due to proximity to the equator

Best time to travel:
All year round, best game-viewing August to September & December to February.

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is situated in a Malaria area and necessary precautions should be taken

Child Policy
Children are welcome. Travel to Tanzania is recommended for children 8 years and older. Regretfully, children 5 years and younger cannot participate in the regular game-drives. Child minders can be booked at an additional cost. Children aged 6 to 11 years are accommodated on game-drives at the lodge manager’s discretion. An extra bed can be arranged for a child 16 and younger sharing their parents’ tree house. No more than one triple in the camp at any one time.

Lodge closure: April