Accommodations at Lake Manyara and surrounding area

Kirurumu Tented Lodge

is the only owner-run safari camp and the most atmospheric, with permanent tented rooms built onto a stilted wooden base all designed to give each a private bush enclosure with its own undisturbed view. The open-sided dining room and naturally sanded wood and rock-enclosed bar also make the most of the location, and food and service are excellent. Meals rely heavily on fresh fruit and produce, and vegetables and herbs from their own organic garden, and are greatly enhanced by a selection of fine wines from the bar.


The Lake Manyara Serena is constructed to an intriguing design with barely a straight line to be seen, so that the whole rather resembles a rambling trogladite village all centred around a wonderful drop-off pool and bar. The views from this central point are clear and far-reaching, and a large fixed telescope to play with, almost rivals Ngorongoro for the sundowner safari experience. Rooms are individual and provide all amenities expected of the Serena standards, including immaculate decoration and reliably delicious restaurant repast

Lake Manyara Tree Camp

Conservation Corporation tented camp, and with tents appropriately vast and impressively decorated to suit the Cons. Corp. style. The camp is intended to allude to the Arabian influences in East Africa, with banana palm thatched huts, artisan beds and fine decoration throughout.