My husband and I stayed here in July 2013. We were coming from the Maasai Mara in Kenya, so it took us all day to fly here (from the Mara to Nairobi to Kilimanjaro to Lake Manyara and then a quite long drive to get to the Tree Lodge, just FYI).
On the drive to the Lodge we got to see a lion on a tree, which our guide told us has been harder and harder to see nowadays. We also saw flamingos which we hadn't seen and other new birds and animals that are "common" (elephants, giraffes, etc).
We arrived at the Lodge late so we were not able to enjoy the room or the amenities. We only stayed one night and we wished we would've stayed one more day just to enjoy the room (not so much the area or animals- we think the Mara and Serengeti were best for this). The room is beautiful and very raw, giving it a very natural feel. We have to say that you have to be warned that the shower is an outdoor shower, which is great, but when we got to the lodge, it was very late and we had to shower as if we were in the woods. This of course could be avoided because there is a tub inside that was full when we arrived, ready for us to use.
Dinner is served family style. We are not big fans of this, but we got to meet very interesting people and are so glad we were able to exchange travel stories. The food is delicious, if you are vegetarians just let the chef and whoever "checks you in" know. It is not a problem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only one in Lake Manyara National Park, andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is renowned for its romantic stilted treehouse suites that are shaded by a mahogany forest. After an exhilarating game drive, guests stop for sundowners on the lakeshore below the Great Rift Valley wall. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lake Manyara Tree Hotel Lake Manyara National Park