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Welcome to Africa Safari Lake Manyara

Located in Mto wa Mbu – Tanzania

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Africa Safari Lake Manyara lies between the foothills of Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, but even more striking is its location, which could easily be mistaken for the middle of a national park. Because of the large number of animals that are permanently present on the lodge's premises, end of 2021 the area and its surroundings have been declared a Game Controlled Area (GCA).

The accommodation is a safari in itself with different room types spread across the various sites. The Luxury Glamping accommodations are reached by walking through the subtle bush to your own private 'safari cabin', complete with hammock, raised wooden deck, living room and beautiful rustic wooden interior. The premium bungalows share the same view as the restaurant area and you can't imagine being closer to the wildlife. The Safari Comfort accommodations are spacious, and comfortable, having exterior canvas walls, a concrete floor and a permanent bathroom.

The swimming pool with sun loungers and umbrellas is conveniently located near the bar and main buildings. The solidly built restaurant offers a magnificent view of Lake Manyara itself.

Africa Safari Lake Manyara is considered a wildlife lodge and overnight stays are subject to GCA fees.


If you are looking for a Safari Lodge located between the foothills of the Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara, then you have found the right place.

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Relax comfortably in authentic African Style!

At our accommodation we offer 4 different room types, decorated in original African Style.



The Premium Bungalows are permanent structures looking out over the shores of Lake Manyara, the best place to enjoy your privacy. Enjoy watching the many birds flying by, and wildlife such as zebras and wildebeest grazing the grass. This type of accommodation has 2 different set-ups:

  • A 40m2 bungalow, furnished with a king-size bed. An extra single bed can be placed on request. Complete with a walk-in shower, a European toilet and a washbasin. An outside seating area on the terrace just outside the room, overlooking Lake Manyara.
    There are two rooms available
  • A 60m2 bungalow, furnished with a king-size bed and 3 single beds. Complete with a walk-in shower, a European toilet and a washbasin. Outside you will find a seating area of 15m2 on the terrace, overlooking Lake Manyara.

There is one room available..


  • Maximum occupancy 3 or 5 guests
  • King size bed (180 x 200) and single bed (90 x 200)
  • Fully equipped bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Charging points for mobile phones and cameras
  • Ceiling fan
  • Quality mattress and bed linen
  • Mosquito net
  • Balcony


Enjoy the experience of camping in luxury style in our Safari Luxury Glamping, being surrounded by the beautiful surroundings of Lake Manyara, and the many wildlife such as zebras and wildebeest grazing the grass on the campsite. This accommodation comes in three possible bed-set ups:

  • A 75m2 accommodation, furnished with a king-size bed and two bunk beds, a seating are and kitchenette. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, European toilet and a washbasin.
    There are 3 units available
  • A 50m2 accommodation, furnished with a king-size bed. On request an extra single bed can be placed in the room. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, an European toilet and a washbasin.

There are 7 units available.


  • Maximum occupancy 6 or 3 guests
  • King-size bed (180 x 200) and single bed (90 x 200)
  • Fully equipped bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Coffee and tea facilities
  • Charging points for mobile phones and cameras
  • Standing fan
  • Quality mattress and bed linen
  • Mosquito net
  • Balcony


Enjoy sleeping under a canvas in the beautiful environment of Lake Manyara. Enjoy the views of the lake, zebras and wildebeest grazing the grass on your very own private 10 m2 terrace, equipped with comfortable chairs. This Safari Comfort Accommodation is nice and spacious with 60 m2. The room is furnished with a king-sized bed and a single bed. Another single bed can be added in the room if necessary. You will find a comfortable seating area in the room and plenty of cupboard space to make you feel at home. The accommodation has a semi permanent bathroom with an European toilet, washbasin and walk-in shower.

There are 14 units available.


  • Maximum occupancy 4 guests
  • Double bed (180 x 200) and a single bed (90 x 200)
  • Inside and outside seating area
  • Fully equipped bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Charging points for mobile phones and cameras
  • Quality mattress and bed linen
  • Mosquito net
  • Terrace


Experience sleeping in our Safari Tent accommodation in the area of Lake Manyara. Get back to basics and enjoy the adventure. The Safari Tent is furnished with two single beds, and has a nice seating area just outside the tent. Located close to the main facilities of Africa Safari Lake Manyara, such as the swimming pool and spa.

There are 3 tents available.


  • Maximum occupancy 2 guests
  • Shared toilet and (hot water) shower facilities
  • Close to the reception area
  • Private location
  • Very suitable for overland trucks, budget groups and backpackers
Accommodation & Facilities


  • Located in the best safari region of Africa
  • 2 hours driving from Arusha, 3 hours driving from Serengeti central , 1 hour driving
    to the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire national park 45 minutes driving, Lake Manyara national park 15 minutes driving, 5 minutes driving to the village Mto wa Mbu
  • Year-round open, the animals are always around
  • Safari lodge built in safari style with luxury comfort
  • Top location, exactly in the middle of all famous National parks
  • Directly located on the border of the Janwani corridor / Lake Manyara
  • Near the airstrip is Lake Manyara airstrip, only few kilometres from the lodge
  • More than 30 accommodations
  • Wildlife in the camp
  • Ideal place for birders


  • Reception/information desk
  • RestaurantOpening hours:
    Breakfast: 05.30 - 10.00
    Lunch: 13.00 - 14.30
    Dinner: 19.00 - 21.00The restaurant is built in a private area directly on the border from the National Park, offering you stunning views of Lake Manyara. Enjoy watching the Maasai walking by herding their cattle, and wildlife such as zebras and wildebeests grazing the grass.The restaurant serves buffet and has an a-la-carte menu with local and international cuisine prepared with fresh products. You will for sure love it! In case of any dietary restrictions just let our chefs know and they will be happy to prepare a specially made dish for you.Inside the restaurant there is also a lounge and bar where you can order freshly prepared cocktails and other drinks.
    See below our different meal plans, which you can book in advance or upgrade on arrival:
    Accommodation = breakfast is always included
    Half-board = breakfast + dinner
    Full-board = breakfast + lunch + dinner
  • Lounge barIt’s a nice place to drink your first cold drink after your safari or hang out after dinner. The bar is well stocked and the WIFI is here working well to send your new made pictures to your friends.
  • Spa & WellnessAt Africa Safari Lake Manyara, we offer an air-conditioned Spa and Wellness Centre, a tropical escape surrounded by flowery fragrances and flowing waters. Our professional therapists provide holistic spa treatments with a high touch and low-tech approach to calm the mind.We are here to serve, to inspire and to share our passion for healing, rejuvenation and well-being. We are offering various treatments.
  • Campfire
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym, Boutique
  • Pool table and other games
  • Garden Lounge Area
  • Safari Comfort Accommodation
  • Safari Luxury Glamping Accommodation
  • Safari Tents with shared toilets and shower
  • Free WIFI in reception, restaurant and bar
  • Generator back-up
  • Water heated by solar energy
  • 24 hr security
  • Safari jeep with pop-up roof for hire (no self-drive) on request
  • Official TATO safari desk (Tanzanian Association Tour Operator)
  • Special Honeymoon and Wedding packages
  • Special planning for Easter & Festive period


  • Yes, we have multi-language reception and staff in the lodge
  • ATM not available. USD, Euro, Shillings & credit cards are welcome
  • Daily bus connections from Arusha
  • Daily many domestic flights from Arusha, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam
  • Check-in: 14.00h / Check-out: until 11.00h (other times on request)
  • Private transfers from on request
  • Is it safe? Yes! Follow the camp rules and listen to the rangers the camp is fenced
  • (Hot) water and electricity available
  • When is the best time to go? All year round! Lake Manyara enjoys a beautiful, mild
    climate with an average temperature of 25°C
  • Plug type: UK (type G), the Lodge is running on Solar with generator backup
  • We have on-site 4x4 Safari jeeps and bicycles for rent
  • Our staff speak multiple languages
  • The lodge has a VHF radio communication network and GPS tracking system
  • In the lodge, there is a Philips AED defibrillator and first aid kit.


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