Lake Manyara Safari Lodges and Campsites

Luxury Lake Manyara lodges

Lake Manyara Serena safari lodge (Luxury game lodge)


1 (1)It is difficult to imagine a more spectacular setting for Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment, overlooking the Great Rift Valley and the stunning Manyara soda lake. The circular shape of the buildings is a tribute to indigenous architectural traditions.

Lodge and rooms

The 67 spacious guest rooms at Manyara Serena Lodge each with private balconies, with panoramic views of the valley and lake Manyara. The rooms are housed in circular, double storey rondavels, strung out along the edge of the cliff, to allow for maximum views. The room’s interior decor, compliment the bird life of the Manyara region.


  • Telephone & Wi-Fi.
  • Swimming pool with a vanishing horizon to Lake Manyara
  • Room service
  • Satellite TV room
  • Currency exchange open 24 hours.
  • American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Barclays credit cards accepted.
  • 24 hour electricity
  • 24 hour medical service
  • Laundry and Valet service
  • Baby sitter on request.
  • Gift shop & Safari Boutique.
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Canoeing at Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara permanent tented camps

Migunga forest camp (Permanent tented camp)


2 (1)Migunga is located close to the northwest of the lake and only 5 minutes from the entrance of Lake Manyara National Park. It is an ideal place for starting and ending a safari to northern Tanzania. It is on the doorstep of some of the finest wildlife reserves and scenery in Africa. Migunga Forest Camp is set on 35 acres of acacia forest in a secluded part of Migungani Village. The lake is two kilometres away. Bushbuck and other antelope are sometimes seen on the property.

Camp and tents

The camp consists of 19 permanent tents on raised platforms with attached bathroom and private veranda. The tents are located around a central glade, offering shade and privacy, only a short walk from the restaurant and bar. Bathroom: flush toilet, shower, wash hand basin, towels, soap and bottled water.

Facilities3 (1)

  • Mosquito nets in tents
  • Electric lights in tents and bathroom
  • Charging of cameras, batteries etc
  • Restaurant with bar
  • Room service
  • Campfire
  • Year round green garden
  • Mountain bike hire and bike trail from camp

Kirurumu tented camp (Permanent tented camp)


Kirurumu Tented Lodge is set high on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, enjoying a marvellous, uplifting and panoramic view eastward over Lake Manyara to Mt. Losimingori. Miles of seemingly untouched Africa. Impact on the Lodge’s surroundings has been absolutely minimal, all utility lines are carefully placed underground and hot water is created by solar panels. As a result, bird life around the lodge has increased and even the shy Dik-Dik, the smallest of the antelope family, has remained resident around camp.

4 (1)Lodge and rooms

The 27 tented rooms are secure, secluded and spacious with deck-style wooden verandas. All tents are insect proof with modern en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water, electricity and flush toilets. The thatched dining room offers a wonderful views and selection of excellent local and European dishes.


  • Bar with incredible views from the sundeck.
  • Maasai guided ethno – botanical walks
  • Dining room with waiter service.
  • Mountain biking on request
  • Half day treks / hikes

Lake Manyara standard game lodges

Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge (Standard game lodge)


Built 1,400 meters above sea level on the western escarpment of the huge Rift Valley, Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge overlooks the glassy lake of the Manyara National Park. The lodge offers magnificent panoramic views of the national park below, and of the seemingly unending surrounding landscape.

5 (1)Lodge and rooms

Each of the 100 rooms has private veranda’s offering magnificent views of the Lake Manyara National Park. The rooms are decorated in authentic African style with en-suite bathroom and mosquito netting over the air vents. The restaurant gets its daily produce from a local farm, and the bar is a friendly meeting point where guests can relax with a cocktail in hand and exchange stories of their day’s adventures.


  • Swimming pool.
  • Bar
  • Curio shop
  • TV lounge with selected DSTV channels
  • Full housekeeping service, laundry & baby sitting on request
  • Telephone currency exchange facilities

Lake Manyara adventure camping

Twiga campsite


Based at Mto wa Mbu to town, just outside Lake Manyara. The accommodation and facilities are very clean. The campsite is 5 minutes from the park gate. Mto wa Mbu means Mosquito Village in the Maasai language.


  • Tent area for campers.
  • 8 Self contained rooms.
  • 3 Showers with hot water for campers.
  • 4 Toilets.
  • Restaurant & Bar.
  • Curio shop.