The Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is deep inside the Manyara National Park. We relived our childhood dream of living in a tree house here. The drive to the lodge doubled up as a safari as we drove along Lake Manyara. The Lake was a carpet of pink as we drove parallel to it. It was full of pink Flamingoes!!! It was a breathtaking sight. The tree lions of Manyara are very famous, though they alluded us. Though there is plenty of game, it is a little distant. A spectacular sight was a row of giraffes half a mile long, between the Lake and the road, all standing as if to welcome us!! The buffaloes chose to occupy the area around the hot springs, denying us access...... but it IS their territory, and we backed off. The Tree Lodge is large and luxurious with an immense feeling openness and being out in the jungle with large wire mesh see through doors. The open outdoor shower takes some getting used to with monkeys & babboons as spectators!!! Bushbabies (a small mouse like animal) play drums on the roof all night which can get unnerving and disturb sleep. They sometimes even fall into the room through the thatched roof!!!
- 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