Lake Manyara Tree Lodge – The only permanent lodge in Lake Manyara National Park
andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge comprises ten spacious ‘tree house’ suites. These are raised on low stilts which blend seamlessly into the natural beauty pretty Lake Manyara National Park in northern Tanzania. Each suite combines intimacy with romance, with a generous lounging area on the deck, earthy contemporary décor, outdoor shower, and freestanding bath indoors. Massive windows open up to the lush forest below so that you can enjoy a relaxing bath whilst gazing over the sea of green.
Woodchip paths lead to the main building with its split level sitting and dining areas all under high thatched roofs which creates a sense of space. Warm wood interiors, neutral colours and comfy sofas offer intimacy and comfort. Dinner each night at andBeyond Lake Manyara is prepared and served in the open dining boma. A lakeside sala is also used for dinners, picnic lunches and sundowners. There’s a refreshing pool which provides a cool oasis during the heat of an African day.
One of the advantages of Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is its remote and private location. This ensures very exclusive game drives in the southern part of Lake Manyara Park – a big plus in Tanzania. Lake Manyara is famous for its tree-climbing lions, large herds of elephants and of course its pink flamingos. Lake Manyara has over 380 species of birds which make this park a mecca for keen birders. Another attraction is the variety of habitats nearby. It varies from wetlands, floodplain to groundwater forest. These are all framed by the magnificent backdrop of the towering Great Rift Valley escarpment.
Activities at andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
At Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, you have morning and evening game drives with experienced rangers. In addition, you can learn about the history of the park and enjoy guided nature and birding walks in the forest escorted by Maasai askaris (at a small additional cost). Night drives are also on offer but both night drives and bush walks need to be pre-booked as they need to be agreed with the park authorities.
TreehousesCradled in theboughs of ancient mahogany trees, ten stilted treehouse suites, crafted from local timber and makuti palm fronds, boast a sophisticated blend of intimacy and romance, offering privacy and exclusivity in cool, leafy surroundings. Each treehouse suite features generous decks suspended above the forest floor and large windows invite the lush forest inside.
The classically elegant bedrooms are fitted with contemporary furnishing in neutral colours and textures, overhead fans and billowing mosquito nets. The bathrooms have freestanding baths with a forest view and an outdoor shower.