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Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

This is not a place to stay . In fact this camp should be closed. we went in a group of 14 including kids and 5 armed gunmen entered one of the rooms at 1am and started firing and swearing . they took all it was in the room cash mobile phones . I saw everything with my own eyes before they came towards my room . security at the camp is rubbish they arrived at the scene after everything was over. later we were forced to withhold this information from other guest and our touring company so it does not spoil there name. People please please please do not go and stay there as its a big risk to yours and your families life. I thank God that we all came out alive from this horrifying experience. we also found bullets shells in the rooms but the next morning the camp management denied everything to our touring company who were investigating the incident. we were being forced to keep ours mouths shut.

Room Tip: don't ever stay here its very dangerous.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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6  Thank Gurpal J
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MARK G, Owner at Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Dear Guests

I am the Chairman of Wild Africa Limited trading as Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp at Losirwa, Mto wa Mbu, Manayara providing boarding and lodging services to local and foreign visitors to our game parks.

The incident is alleged to have occurred in the early morning of 20th April 2014 whereby one of the members of a groups of 12 local residents who stayed in the camp claimed to have been robbed resulting in him having lost Tshs.800,000= (Equiv of USD.500-)

No one was or appeared to have been injured and the rest of the family members appeared to be concerned.

Upon the claimant raising the alarm, all our guards and our management team including senior security officer gathered at the crime scene within minutes to comfort the claimant and his mother. They were then joined by few of his family members who were staying in the adjacent chalets.
Our Hotel Operations Manager was asked to come with the police who did so within 30 minutes to be joined by senior most officer from the District Headquarters who happened to be in the village to celebrate Easter Holidays.

The team was later joined by Regional Crime Officer who embarked upon an intense investigation after taking a statement from the claimant who was then moved to another chalet with a guard posted outside.

The investigation team attached extra ordinary importance to the alleged incidence given the sensitive nature of the tourist industry and the ripples it could cause within the tourism sector as a whole.

The Senior Officer stayed at the scene until 4:30am and advised against giving any statements to anyone until their investigation was completed and the final report issued. This was the first time ever for our camp to have encountered such a situation.

The guest and all his entourage left for Ngorongoro National Park at approximately 5:00am to return to the Camp at around 2:30pm for lunch.

It was then that the Claimant requested for the monetary loss to be reimbursed as he did not have any money on him to stay at the hotel in Arusha on their way back to Dar es Salaam.

The Management gave him Tshs.800,000= he claimed to have lost as a gesture of sympathy and assistance.

For us, this situation was and still is a matter of serious concern and, and it posed a serious potential threat to all lodges and camps within the vicinity of game conservation areas with armed culprits still at large.

We have since duly notified Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) of the incident for them to exercise extreme vigilance so as to avoid any such incidence and also to expedite the outcome of the police investigation.

We have a good name in the market and have so far operated without any significant incident to deter our guests visiting us.

Our services and customers care have also been duly recognized by the relevant authorities through selection among the only 3 hotels which were granted a certificate of Responsible Tourism in the region.
All we can do and what we have done is to learn from such an experience to enhance our vigilance and adopt further and extreme precautions to avoid such situations in future. We have since adopted the following:


1. Added 3 more security guards to include one armed guard to arrive at a total of 9nos. trained security guards for the night and 6nos. for the day time.
2. Introduced an hourly punching machine to ensure hourly vigilance.
3. Provided walkie talkies for instant communication
4. Provided 2 watch dogs with handlers
5. Added one more generator set to ensure a 24 hours power supply
6. Installation of lighting around each chalet and the tented camps.
7. Appointed a head of security to oversee the guards’ performance during the night
8. Made arrangements with the Police Department to recruit trained police officers for temporary assignments to replace absentee guards, if any.
.
The case relating to the incidents is being handled by Mr. Mapuri, the OCS and Mr. Morris Okinda, the OCD at Monduli Tel. 0754 530 418/0782 530 418 who can be contacted for further clarification if required.


R. Merani (Chairman)

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

we were there on Easter holidays this year 2014 in april, we had booked 1 night stay here,,,about 14 of us came from dar....booked 4 rooms....at night around 1:30 FIVE armed gun men enter my cousins room....gun pointing him and his mother...this went on for 1 hour with out the security's notice who were also given fire arms and guns for security of the tourist in the hotel,,despite all this they came took every thing...left the passports,,,,,and fired 2 shots in the room ceiling before they left,,,,and while they were in the room...1 of them went on the other side rooms to check if more people were there....but they left as they noticed they were creating their presence...the hotel management is denying if anything has taken place of this sort.... despite of tight security.....and armed security and masai people in the hotel.....sad but it happened

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
7  Thank jagroopjheetey
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MARK G, Owner at Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Dear Guests

I am the Chairman of Wild Africa Limited trading as Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp at Losirwa, Mto wa Mbu, Manayara providing boarding and lodging services to local and foreign visitors to our game parks.

The incident is alleged to have occurred in the early morning of 20th April 2014 whereby one of the members of a groups of 12 local residents who stayed in the camp claimed to have been robbed resulting in him having lost Tshs.800,000= (Equiv of USD.500-)

No one was or appeared to have been injured and the rest of the family members appeared to be concerned.

Upon the claimant raising the alarm, all our guards and our management team including senior security officer gathered at the crime scene within minutes to comfort the claimant and his mother. They were then joined by few of his family members who were staying in the adjacent chalets.
Our Hotel Operations Manager was asked to come with the police who did so within 30 minutes to be joined by senior most officer from the District Headquarters who happened to be in the village to celebrate Easter Holidays.

The team was later joined by Regional Crime Officer who embarked upon an intense investigation after taking a statement from the claimant who was then moved to another chalet with a guard posted outside.

The investigation team attached extra ordinary importance to the alleged incidence given the sensitive nature of the tourist industry and the ripples it could cause within the tourism sector as a whole.

The Senior Officer stayed at the scene until 4:30am and advised against giving any statements to anyone until their investigation was completed and the final report issued. This was the first time ever for our camp to have encountered such a situation.

The guest and all his entourage left for Ngorongoro National Park at approximately 5:00am to return to the Camp at around 2:30pm for lunch.

It was then that the Claimant requested for the monetary loss to be reimbursed as he did not have any money on him to stay at the hotel in Arusha on their way back to Dar es Salaam.

The Management gave him Tshs.800,000= he claimed to have lost as a gesture of sympathy and assistance.

For us, this situation was and still is a matter of serious concern and, and it posed a serious potential threat to all lodges and camps within the vicinity of game conservation areas with armed culprits still at large.

We have since duly notified Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) of the incident for them to exercise extreme vigilance so as to avoid any such incidence and also to expedite the outcome of the police investigation.

We have a good name in the market and have so far operated without any significant incident to deter our guests visiting us.

Our services and customers care have also been duly recognized by the relevant authorities through selection among the only 3 hotels which were granted a certificate of Responsible Tourism in the region.
All we can do and what we have done is to learn from such an experience to enhance our vigilance and adopt further and extreme precautions to avoid such situations in future. We have since adopted the following:


1. Added 3 more security guards to include one armed guard to arrive at a total of 9nos. trained security guards for the night and 6nos. for the day time.
2. Introduced an hourly punching machine to ensure hourly vigilance.
3. Provided walkie talkies for instant communication
4. Provided 2 watch dogs with handlers
5. Added one more generator set to ensure a 24 hours power supply
6. Installation of lighting around each chalet and the tented camps.
7. Appointed a head of security to oversee the guards’ performance during the night
8. Made arrangements with the Police Department to recruit trained police officers for temporary assignments to replace absentee guards, if any.
.
The case relating to the incidents is being handled by Mr. Mapuri, the OCS and Mr. Morris Okinda, the OCD at Monduli Tel. 0754 530 418/0782 530 418 who can be contacted for further clarification if required.


R. Merani (Chairman)

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

My husband and I stayed at Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp for one night in February. This is a small camp, and the service was very friendly and helpful. The tent was smaller than other places we stayed, but it had a beautiful view of the valley, a comfortable bed, and enough hot water for two showers in the bathroom (but not much more than that). We found a few holes in the mosquito net, so we patched those up with some duct tape we brought before we headed to dinner. The plated dinner was very good. Our favorite was a chopped vegetable salad in half of an avocado. Breakfast was just OK, and we were not thrilled with all the bees that were buzzing around the dining area and getting in our food. The staff was very accommodating and offered to move us closer to the pool to finish our breakfast, which helped a little bit, but we still had to rush through breakfast to get away from all the buzzing.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank cml014
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Our tent room had a very comfortable bed and clean and comfortable bathroom (with plenty warm water supply). The view was fabulous and we also enjoyed the animal sounds around us. Dinner buffet food was good and the staff made a great gesture for the birthday of my spouse after dinner. Evening entrertainment was provided; singing, dancing and acrobats whilst sipping on our after dinner drinks. A great stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Nico M
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We absolutely enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly, flexible and welcoming. The restaurant was among the best we had during our Tanzania trip. The viewof the Manyara lake from our luxurious tent was breathtaking. Because the capacity is limited, no big groups were present which is a positive thing. Very recommended!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
1  Thank CedricJM
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