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Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve

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Dorset
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stayed three nights in this wonderful camp.....................from the second we landed to the second we took off we saw animals pretty much non-stop!!! Camels galloping along the runway on arrival, several Prides of Lions, baby elephants playing in the mud, just about every type of animal you'd expect to find in this area. Expert guides, always seeming to find...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Game viewing is at an optimum and you are able to see many a species wandering about. We are content that our guiding team could show you the plentiful animals around and sharing the moments of fun and laughter. Thank you very much for your great review of the camp and we hope to see you again one day....

Melbourne Beach, Florida
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This camp exceeded our expectations. Our guides, Alfred and Zahor, were fabulous; personable and fun. We are birders, so just as interested in the birds as the animals. Both Alfred and Zahor knew their birds and made the trip a wonderful experience. The host managers, Sean (Shawn) and Millie were also engaging and made the meal times a fun and...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for your great review of Lake Manze camp. It is highly appreciated. The camp seems to be blessed with knowledgeable and fun guides and drivers that really enjoy taking the guests on outings an sharing their knowledge. All staff here seem to go the extra mile to help create the fantastic memories of guests safaris....

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017

WOW. Where. To. Start. Well, my wife and I have always loved animals, Africa has always been our perfect honeymoon destination and after researching Africa for several weeks we decided that Lake Manze Tented Camp in the Selous reserve was perfect for us, reading about what sounded like a little patch of paradise is what persuaded us to visit Tanzania...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi and wow to you to. Thank you very much for your amazing review of the camp. Unfortunately we cannot take all the credit here in camp and have to mention the holding company Essential Destinations and all their staff that have set up an amazing camp with amazing staff and contributed immensely in making the camp the success it...

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My first safari and I fell in love with Africa. Both camps were friendly and welcoming, providing comfortable accommodation and good food with good company. Everybody was so helpful and guides were very knowledgable. So good in fact I hope to go again next year.

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi We will welcome you back with open arms to come and enjoy the splendor of the bush and experience the diverse nature and animals around the Selous and Lake Manze camp. Thank you for your great review of the camp and we look forward to your return. Safe travels. Shaun, Milli and the Lake Manze team

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I stayed in Lake Manze Camp from 01.11.11 - 06.11.2016. It will be an unforgettable time for me due to the warm-hearted and familiar atmosphere provided by Melli and Shawn O'Driscoll and the whole Lake Manze staff. The tents are spacious and very well attended as well as the rest of the camp. The surrounding are spectacular and you get...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for the great review and your compliments all round. It is very much appreciated. Animals tend to frequent the camp area on a regular basis and make for an excellent veranda safari. The camp does offer a varied selection of activities and we are glad that would could make your experience memorable. Hopefully one day...

Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We were at manze in dry season, just before the short rains. Lake manze was dried out; advantage was that all animals went to another lake to drink. We have seen all animals. Guides were joyful and fantastic! Thanks kinasti! Sean and milly were very hospitable, without being in your face all the time. Food was more than excellent! We...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your excellent review of the camp. Unfortunately we are still waiting for the short rains to ignite. We had one storm of about 25 mm. The follow up rain is now needed. Your compliments to the staff will be carried over to them. Glad that you were able to see so many animals that you can carry...

Sebastopol, California
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Lake Manze Camp is a wonderland of wildlife just out the door of your tent. Selous is an important wetland complex of global significance and the wildlife frequenting the area around the camp is rich and plentiful. Most notable was encountering African painted wild dogs. I've been trying for 6 safaris over 10 years to seem them and finally...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Your review humbles us all. Thanks for your valuable input. The Selous has been recognized as an important heritage site in Africa. One that is appreciated by all our staff attending to the guests needs. Wild dogs are always a treat to see. We at Lake Manze have the privilege of seeing them during most of the season. Glad...

Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The lake manze tented camp experience was the best ever. Yes they are tents and they do not have power. Accommodation is extremely clean and tidy, linen and towels the same. A small lamp burns at night for safety and security. A solar fan provides comfort for sleeping. The managers are friendly and well organised helping with every detail to...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for your great review of the camp. You have described the camp to a tee and the ambitions of all the staff. The staff are trying to do their jobs to the best of their ability and satisfy all guests needs. The Masai do provide the security and have the presence to make all feel...

Bristol
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stayed here for 4 nights following on from a 4 night stay at Mdonya Old River Camp. I have to say we loved both places. In many ways the camps are quite similar but the scenery and game viewing are very different. Our tent here was very similar to that at Mdonya, comfortable without being luxury. The food was...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Guys Your many compliments of the staff highlighting their enthusiasm and knowledge will be carried over to them. It will be nice for them to know that their talents are been recognized and appreciated. Dinner under the stars is a special event enjoyed by all the guests. A great memory. Glad you guys enjoyed your trip and hopefully we...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We have visited East Africa over a number of years and for the past few years have made sure we stay at this camp. We are never disappointed and our recent visit was again superb. This is not an out and out luxury camp but rather an ecologically friendly camp designed to allow the visitor to get closer to the...

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi It is always pleasing when your guests return a couple of times to visit Lake Manze camp and leave with some very special memories that is the draw card for the next visit. We are trying to be as eco friendly as possible with as little interference with nature and the animals as possible. Our efforts will continue into...

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Lake Manze - Experience adventure! Keep it natural! Feel the thrills of having an elephant eating Doum palm seeds right outside your tent. Hear the sound of its rumbling stomach and see how tender a mother is to her calf. We have so much to learn from our animal friends, teachings that can help us create a better world. We keep everything as it was before we arrived and this is why animals use the camp as much as our guests. Experience this magical, romantic camp on the shore of the Lake Manze with stunning lake views from your own veranda. Experience the sunrise on a walking safari. Enjoy a delicious picnic bush breakfast or lunch during your game drive as you spot lions and wild dogs. Take a fishing trip on the lake. Get close and personal with hippos and crocodiles and thousands of exotic birds on a sunset boat safari. Delight in a sumptuous candlelight dinner on the lake shore to the symphony of the surrounding. You'll never want to leave! ... more   less 

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Address: P O box 3052 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Lindi Region > Selous Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 12
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