We stayed at Migunga Tented Camp for 1 night on a recent safari in Tanzania. There were lots of monkeys, bush babies and other small animals around the camp which was lovely, and the large migunga trees throughout the camp were nice. However the camp is situated in a rather swampy area near the Lake Manyara National Park, which was very convenient for game drives through the park but also meant there were a lot of mosquitos and bugs around the camp and even inside our tent. We had a few very large spiders in our tent which made us feel uncomfortable about sleeping there, despite the tent being quite nice. The staff were all very friendly, helpful and courteous and the food was great, it was just the setting and number of insects around that we really did not like. The camp may be alright in the dry season when there is less water (and therefore fewer bugs) around, but during the rainy season it was not that pleasant. Overall the camp is not bad for the price, just come prepared with your insect repellant or spend a bit more and stay somewhere nicer.
- 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