Giraffe in front of the lake at the Lake Manyara National Park

Safari tours to Lake Manyara

About Lake Manyara National Park

It's not every day you get to see a pack of lions lounging around up above your head. At the Lake Manyara National Park this sight is a daily occurrence as the area is home to the curious tree-climbing lion. The reason for its unusual choice of resting place is still up for debate making these mysterious creatures all the more fascinating. Other creatures that reside within the confines of this National Park include elephants, giraffes, baboons and impalas. While many tours do not include this park, as it is one of the smaller of the country, it is certainly worthy of a visit if purely for its sublime scenery.

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Lake Manyara National Park Tours

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Lake Manyara National Park Hotels

If you are planning a Lake Manyara National Park holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

E'Unoto Lake Manyara National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

E'Unoto is a beautiful lodge, run by the Maasai community, with spacious bungalows and thatched roofs as well as comfortable furnishings, making this accommodation stylish and luxurious. The huts are decorated in traditional Maasai style with rich wooden furnishings. Each has a private suite with its own balcony. There is also an open air pool on site from which the surrounding park and the terrific Rift Valley can be seen in all its glory. The lodge is a 15 minute drive from the entrance of Lake Manyara National Park.

Kirurumu Tented Lodge Lake Manyara National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

The Kirurumu Manyara Lodge is located at the edge of the Rift Valley and offers breathtaking views over the Maasai veld and Lake Manyara. Through its elevated location, the Lodge offers a fantastic panoramic view over the plains of the African escarpment. The 27 safari tents have their own en-suite bathroom with a flushing toilet, a wash basin and shower. Warm water and power are available day and night.

Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge Lake Manyara National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge is an elegantly designed lodge with authentic, traditional African style decorations. Each of the 100 rooms has stunning views out across the lake. From the pool, yet more panoramic vistas of the Lake Manyara National Park are to be had. The restaurant gathers it produce from a local farm, making the dishes it serves both delicious and fresh. The lodge is on the very edge of the western escarpment of the Rift Valley.

Manyara Tree Lodge Lake Manyara National Park

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge

Mayara Tree Lodge features suites situated inside lofty tree houses with private wooden decks. Spacious bedrooms and sitting rooms look out over the tree tops, even the free-standing tub has a panoramic view. With its leafy location, the Manyara Tree Lodge is the ultimate accommodation for those looking to reconnect with nature whilst surrounded by luxury. There is also a pool fringed by sunloungers where guests can relax after a long day of safari. Manyara Tree Lodge is the only lodge in Lake Manyara National Park.

Rift Valley Photographic Lodge Lake Manyara National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Set high up in a bush-cloaked ridge and around an ancient Baobab tree, the Rift Valley Photographic Lodge has superb views across Lake Manyara. The private chalets are furnished with rich leather and exude a real African Bush flavour. The balconies and verandas of each chalet offer magnificent views across the lake. In the evening you can enjoy fine dining in the restaurant or sip sundowners at the bar. The lodge is perfectly located in one of the most sought after photographic safari locations, in the Rift Valley next to the dazzling Lake Manyara.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Lake Manyara National Park Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Lake Manyara National Park.

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Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

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