LIONS IN TREES
Famous tree-climbing lions
An incredible variety of approx. 600 bird species
Soda lake with pink flamingos strutting on the shoreline
COMMUNITY CYCLE VISIT
Scenic guided bike ride through the Mayoka community
NIGHT GAME DRIVES
Track nocturnal wildlife in the dark
In Lake Manyara National Park
Access to our lodge:
Daily flights from Arusha and Dar es Salaam to Lake Manyara Airstrip followed by a scenic 3½-hour drive to the lodge through the national park, with game viewing en route.
Nine Treehouse Suites
One Family Treehouse
Private butlers to take care of your every whim
WELCOMING CHILD POLICY
All ages welcome, introduce children to the bush early
Fun, interactive activities to discover new experiences and cultures
MASSAGE SALA TREATMENTS
Unwind with a holistic relaxing treatment
SPARKLING LODGE POOL
Tranquil pool immersed in lush surrounds
Authentic, handcrafted items from the region
Connect with the outside world with network throughout
Complimentary use for the duration of your safari
Travel in times of uncertainty
We are all in this together, our response to COVID-19
Welcome to Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Lake Manyara National Park offers a true wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Cradled in the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge blends into the natural beauty of its breathtaking surroundings.
Most people think that the famous tree-climbing lions here have developed their climbing habit to get away from annoying insects. At &Beyond, we have our own theory – they’re jealous of our magnificent treehouse suites.
Designed to exert minimal impact on the environment, the lodge 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 honeymoon, or a family safari.
Nine stilted treehouse suites, crafted from local timber and makuti palm fronds, boast a sophisticated blend of intimacy and romance, offering privacy and exclusivity in the cool, leafy surroundings, which often has elephant visitors passing through.
Overlooking a forest boma, or outdoor dining area, lined with traditional dugout canoes, guest areas are characterised by soaring spaces that house local artworks and tactile fabrics. An interactive kitchen allows guests to observe, or help with, the preparation of delicious dishes that are enjoyed in the theatrical boma or on the open dining decks. Treat yourself to a massage in the massage sala, surrounded by a lush forest or relax at the pool in the heat of the afternoon.
Why we love it
DIVERSITY OF HABITAT
This unique park, flanked by the dramatic Rift Valley and soda lake has an incredible diversity of habitats. The nine rivers, five of which are permanent, support a variety of wildlife and birdlife and extraordinary trees including baobabs.
SUNRISES & SUNSETS
The lake creates a spectacular translucence, making sunrises and sunsets truly spectacular. The only lodge in the park, experience your own private golden glow of sunset or watch the flamingos with every shade of pink.
TREE CLIMBING LIONS & MORE
The Park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant families it was established to protect. The shores of the lake, encrusted with seasonal pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of waterfowl and migrant birds.
SLEEP IN A TREE HOUSE
Sophisticated treehouse suites are graced by the sounds of the forest. Each exclusive treehouse offers guests a private eye into the lush surroundings of the lodge. Immersed in rich foliage, slumber with the night sounds enveloping you.
Going Beyond the Expected
Go ‘Beyond the Expected’ with a safari theatre experience. Led by our experienced guides, enjoy a morning bush cappuccino rendezvous and evening sundowner stop on your game drives, as well as a complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars, for your use during your stay with us.
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