Hidden away high in the trees in a secluded corner of Lake Manyara National Park; Lake Manyara Tree Lodge offers a sophisticated blend of natural indulgence and romance. andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is renowned for its romantic stilted treehouse suites; that are shaded by a mahogany forest and is the only permanent luxury lodge in the park.
Lake Manyara National Park offers a true wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara is most well-known for its huge flocks of flamingos and its tree-climbing lions but; there’s much more that makes it well worth a visit. Not far from the Ngorongoro Crater on the shores of Lake Manyara, is a belt of precious wilderness reserve some 100 km long that provides sanctuary for an abundance of pink flamingos which feed in the shallows of the lake, as well as tree-climbing lions, giant elephants, gentle giraffes, proud buffalos and herds of graceful antelope. The forest areas of Lake Manyara National Park are home to many species of exotic playful monkeys and colorful, rare birds.
The Lodge is designed to have minimal impact on the environment and offers an exclusive interpretive safari; in a more remote area of the National Park. Gentle Tanzanian hospitality is exuded from the team who have a passion for delighting guests; whether you are on a honeymoon or a family safari.
Sunrises and Sunsets
The translucence of the lake, juxtaposed against the dramatic escarpment makes for breathtaking sunsets and sunrises in this special park. When the park closes, only &Beyond vehicles and guests are allowed to remain here. Experience your own private golden glow of sunset or watch the flamingos with every shade of pink. Make the effort to rise early to the sounds of the forest, to be on the lake for a cup of coffee; as the pinks and oranges start to filter through the night and the birdlife awakens.
Wellness and Dining
The ultimate spot to rejuvenate mind, body, and soul; wellness is a pivotal thread at the Lodge and the lush forest environment is the ideal cocoon to recharge. Holistically centered, enjoy healing therapies, organic practices, and connecting with nature. Dine on nourishing dishes with the food-to-table philosophy, sip the freshest juices and smoothies. Work out in your room with a convenient Gym in a Basket and afterward; you can unwind with a massage in the massage sala. Relax at the sparkling pool in the heat of the afternoon or spend time with the Maasai running through local communities.
Overlooking a forest boma, or outdoor dining area lined with traditional dugout canoes; guest areas are characterized by soaring spaces that house local artworks and tactile fabrics. Split-level sitting and dining rooms combine with high thatched ceilings that create a sense of space; while warm wood interiors and understated sofas carve out cozy corners. Tantalizing aromas drift from the open, interactive kitchen, luring guests to watch as simple but delicious meals are prepared. The theatre of the open kitchen is translated into the drama of the dining boma, encircled by a tall fence of gnarled wood.
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge Accommodation
Romantic treehouse suites are graced by the sounds of the forest with elephants often walking past the decks. There are 9 x stilted treehouse suites, crafted from local timber and Makuti palm fronds; that weave a sophisticated blend of intimacy and romance and offer privacy and exclusivity in the cool, leafy surroundings.
Each suite is a lofty treehouse; with generous decks suspended above the forest floor and large windows that open up to the lush forest; welcoming the sights and sounds of the African bush. Woodchip paths and natural branch railings blur the edges between the natural and the manmade; while wooden interiors and thatched roofs invite the surrounding forest indoors.
Spacious bedrooms and sitting rooms float in a sea of green, opening up onto a leafy canopy. The classically elegant bedrooms are fitted with contemporary furnishings in neutral colors and textures, overhead fans, and billowing mosquito nets. Even a soak in the large, freestanding tub offers a panoramic view; with an outdoor shower behind a simple bamboo screen.
There is wifi available in all rooms and guest areas.
Family Safari at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
|Rates at Lake Manyara Treehouse Suites||Per Person|
|16th June until 30th September 2022||$1,395|
|1st October until 20th December 2022||$875|
|21st December 2022 until 10th January 2023||$1,395|
|11th January until 28th February 2023||$1,260|
|1st to 31st March 2023||$960|
|1st to 30th April 2023||Closed|
|1st May until 15th June 2023||$960|
|16th June until 30th September 2023||$1,535|
|1st October until 20th December 2023||$960|
|21st December 2023 until 10th January 2024||$1,535|
|Rates at Lake Manyara Treehouse Family Suite*||Per Suite|
|16th June until 30th September 2022||$4,885|
|1st October until 20th December 2022||$3,065|
|21st December 2022 until 10th January 2023||$4,885|
|11th January until 28th February 2023||$4,410|
|1st to 31st March 2023||$3,360|
|1st to 30th April 2023||Closed|
|1st May until 15th June 2023||$3,360|
|16th June until 30th September 2023||$5,375|
|1st October until 20th December 2023||$3,360|
|21st December 2023 until 10th January 2024||$5,375|
*Maximum 2 x adults + 2 x children (3 children on request).
Best Time to Travel to Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara is an excellent year-round destination, however; the best game viewing is from August to September and December to February. Temperatures are generally pleasant, with minimums of 15°C / 59°F and maximums of 40°C / 104°F. Lake Manyara has a warm to hot climate all year due to its proximity to the equator. Rain generally occurs in April and May, then again in November.
Lake Manyara National Park Seasonal highlights
The Park has exceptional game viewing all year round including sightings of the resident prides of tree-climbing lions.
The best time to see large flocks of flamingos is between November and March as they are dependent on the rain patterns.
From June to December, you will see abundant Manyara butterflies while from November to March, you will see migrant birds.
Getting to Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
A number of airlines operate scheduled flights from Arusha Airport or Dar es Salaam to Lake Manyara Airstrip. From the airstrip, it is a scenic 3½-hour drive to the lodge through the national park; with game viewing en route.
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge Activities
Safari Game Drives (Included in nightly rate)
Nestled in a dense forest between the lakeshore and the steep Rift Valley escarpment; the lodge is perfectly positioned to explore the park’s wealth of habitats. As it is in the remote southern region of the park; you would be surprised to see another vehicle on your game drive. The nine rivers, five of which are permanent, support a variety of wildlife and birdlife and extraordinary trees including baobabs.
Each morning and afternoon set off with your guide and tracker in an open 4×4 safari vehicle with a canvas canopy. Together you will explore the diverse habitats of the park; stopping on the lakeshore to admire the different bird species and look for pink flamingos. You will traverse a mosaic of acacia woodlands, grassy floodplains, and tall forests in search of wildlife, including Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions and large family herds of elephants.
After an exhilarating game drive, guests stop for sundowners on the lakeshore below the Great Rift Valley wall.
Keen birders will delight in the opportunity to birdwatch in Lake Manyara. The variety of ecosystems brings a large diversity of birdlife; approximately 400 species are found in this small park.
Long Stay Rates
Stay more than 3 nights at any &Beyond lodges in Africa (subject to the seasonal availability of the offer), for the same guests on a single itinerary and get up to a 15% discount. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other &Beyond offers, including Signature offers.
Also, don’t forget about our Explore More of Lake Manyara Offer:
Stay for 2 or more nights at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge and receive a free night game drive and a scenic bicycle ride exploring Lake Manyara.
Valid from 11th January until 10th January annually
Honeymoon Safari offer
One partner pays the full rate and the other partner pays 50% of the accommodation rate for the whole stay. The honeymoon offer is valid for stays of 2 or more nights; throughout the year; within 6 months of the date of marriage. However; due to the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions; guests qualify for the honeymoon offer if they travel within 12 months of the date of marriage; if they travel before 15th December 2023.
Lake Manyara Tree Camp Wedding or Blessing
We can also arrange weddings, blessings / renewal of vows, and engagements at the lodge; however, a legal wedding does get extremely costly and takes quite a while to arrange. We suggest doing the legalities at home for ease.
Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania