Great midway location between Serengeti and Arusha. Rooms are adequate and the grounds are pretty and visited by many monkeys. Nice area to hang out by the restaurant and bar. Bring mosquito spray and wear long sleeves and pants as there can be a lot of mosquitos here.
The female staff, especially Rosa, was great. The guys had difficulty if things didn't follow the script-- they told the same joke to every table about karibu sana even if the guests already showed they understood that it's not a food item but the phrase "you're very welcome" or when they served a beer that was flat, couldn't understand that it wasn't good.
They have a pretty good cook here for breakfast and evening meals. The curry they serve is delicious and if you get a chance to try their cooked banana as a side, go for it, sooooooooooo divine. The boxed lunches are very average. As apres-safari they serve lovely popcorn.
Lake Manyara area is more of a transit point, but it is definitely a good option if you are staying in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Migunga Tented Camp is nestled in a quiet corner on the northwest ofLake Manyara. The camp is ideally situated in shade of a yellow barkedacacia forest, only 5 minutes from the entrance of Lake Manyara National Park. The national park spreads out across the Great East African Rift Valley and is often called Tanzania's water wonderland due to the large number of birds and animals the lake supports. This is also the only area where lions climb trees..Migunga Tented Camp is nestled away in a quiet corner of 35 acres of acacia forest and consists of 21 semi-luxury permanent tents on raised platforms with en-suite bathrooms and a private veranda overlooking the lush forest. All the tents are discreetly placed around a central glade, offering shade and privacy but still only a short walk to the restaurant and bar.At Migunga you wake up in the morning to the sound of the forest, with the beams of the sun finding their way through our the tall trees. In the afternoon you can enjoy our mountain bike ride trail through Lake Manyara’s backyard or enjoy watching our vervet monkeys muck about on the central field. The evenings are resonating with the typical sounds of forest creatures, making you fairytale complete. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Migunga Forest Camp Hotel Lake Manyara National Park