In the heart
Deep inside the park and far from the crowds, Lemala Manyara has an
incredibly beautiful location on the edge of an Acacia woodland
overlooking the lake. There are virtually no Tsetse flies in this
section of the park.
All the tents face the lake and are constantly cooled by the breeze
from the lake. Guests are treated to beautiful sunrises, while in the
evening they may enjoy sundowners on the lakeshore as the sun sets
over the escarpment behind the camp. The area is frequented by
elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and even lions which
are sometimes attracted by the seasonal waterhole in front of the
campfire. There is also a wide variety of birdlife around the camp for
the bird enthusiast. Manyara hot springs are easily acccessible from
the camp and is often the hangout for buffalo and tree-climbing lions.
Our traditional seasonal safari camp is supremely comfortable and
blends into the surroundings. Each spacious tent is fitted with large
single or king-size beds with warm duvets, wooden flooring with rugs,
24-hour solar lighting, and en-suite bathrooms with a dressing area,
flush toilet and a great safari shower. The mess tent is beautifully
furnished with grand sofas, lamps, book shelves and corner cabinets in
old wood, chests and rugs.
We recommend a minimum stay of 2 nights as there is plenty to do and
enjoy here – day or night game drives, guided walks, sundowners,
outdoor meals, birding around the camp, stunning scenery and lakeshore
location. There are
5 walking trails to explore around this section of the park. Optional
night game drives are also available but need to be booked in advance.
We believe Lemala Manyara has one of the most beautiful spots on the
northern circuit. Together with all the activities on offer in a
gorgeous, virtually tsetse-free and crowd-free corner of the park, we
are sure that you will fall in love with this camp as many previous
guests have already done.
OPEN: All year round
SIZE: 8 classic tents and 1 family tent. Each spacious tent can
accommodate triple. The
family tent can accommodate 2 adults and 2 to 3 children
ACTIVITIES: 4x4 game drives, al fresco meals, sundowners.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: night game drives, walks
LOCATION: After Endabash Ranger Post, lake-shore
NEAREST AIRSTRIP: Manyara
APPROX. DRIVING TIMES:
From Lemala Ngorongoro - 3.5hrs
From Lemala Ndutu - 6hrs
From Lemala Ewanjan Seronera Valley - 7.5hrs
From Arusha - 3.5hrs
RATES: Available on game package or drive-in rates inclusive of meals
and house drinks.
Children rate applies from 6-16 yrs. For complete inclusions and
please see the rate sheet.
MIN AGE - 6 Yrs
About Manyara National Park
National Park lies between the towering wall of the Great Rift Valley
and Lake Manyara. The waters of the lake with its swampy fringes, the
ground water forest, the woodland and the scrub combine to provide
habitat for a high density of wildlife. Waterfalls tumble from the
terracotta cliffs, streams babble and the lions here climb trees to
catch the breezes! In the south of Manyara, near the Endabash river,
you will find "Maji Moto", literally "hot water". These hot springs
bubble up to the surface heated by geothermal activity. This is also
the park to visit for tree climbing lions or if you love elephants - a
positive plethora of pachyderms may still be found. It was here that
Ian and Oria Douglas-Hamilton lived while they gathered material for
their major work on the elephant world, "Among the Elephants", and
Oria's children's book. Zebra and buffalo graze, monkeys chatter in
the forested glades while warthog root underneath and the lake itself
hosts hippo (particularly where the river feeds the lake), clouds of
flamingo at certain times of year, pelican, cormorant, duck, storks
and ibis. The birdlife is wonderful, around four hundred species
inhabit the park.