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Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks. The dramatic western escarpment of the Gregory Rift Valley forms the park’s western border. On the east is the soda Lake Manyara covering a third of the park. The size of the lake varies significantly during the wet and dry seasons. The Lake shores attract an abundant birdlife, including the pink flamingos the park is famous for, waterfowls and migrant species. A total of 400 bird species can be spotted at Manyara. The character of the vegetation in Lake Manyara varies from savanna grasslands to swampland to perennial underground water fed forest. With its 11 ecosystems, Lake Manyara supports one of the highest biomass densities of large mammals in the world. Whether it’s the rare tree climbing lions or matriarch elephant herds the park was established to protect, or the largest troops of Olive baboons in Tanzania, Manyara exposes one to a wilderness in a very different natural environment.
Located in a low traffic area, &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only permanent lodge in the park. Designed to exert minimal impact on the environment. The ten stilted treehouse suites which boast a sophisticated blend of intimacy and romance are all suspended above the forest floor. 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. © &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. Enquire for more.
Taking as its muse the glorious bird life of the fabulously soda-encrusted and pink-flamingo-fringed Lake Manyara, the Swooping curves of this elegantly evocative lodge defy description. As do the soaring views of the Great Rift Valley, the rose-gold sunsets over the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment and the utterly unique tree climbing Lake Manyara lions. Spread along the edge of the cliff to allow for the most incredible views, this accommodation consists of circular, double-storey, whitewashed “rondavels”, which include their own small veranda. The interior décor echoes the blue of the lake and the pink of its flamingos. Behind each bed hangs a spectacular hand-woven rug, while furnishings and fittings reflect traditional Maasai beadwork. © Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge. Enquire for more.
Gibb’s Farm awakens the senses in a nurturing, peaceful luxury inn environment, a unique and authentic experience based upon East African traditions and hospitality. Nestled beside the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater, the gentle rhythms of Gibb’s Farm nurture and restore the tired, yet exhilarated traveler on safari to Tanzania. Step back in time to discover an uncommon experience with all of the modern amenities you’d expect from a luxury inn in Tanzania. You will discover an organic oasis, replete with natural beauty, healthful food and sustainable living. The oldest guest house in northern Tanzania, Gibbs Farm is committed to the well-being of their guests, community and natural environment. © Gibbs Farm. Enquire for more
Like a green oasis, The Plantation Lodge rests on the red-brown hills. The individually furnished rooms and suites melting harmoniously into the flowering garden offer comfort and relaxation. Everywhere you look, you can see and even feel the personal atmosphere of this owner-run lodge with furnishings that were selected with great attention to detail. The Plantation Lodge's cordial service leaves no wish unfulfilled. The lodge's location promises maximum safari enjoyment: a stone's throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Lake Manyara national park, and just a short journey from the Tarangire national park and the Serengeti. © The Plantation Lodge. Enquire for more