Lonely Plants guidebook described the Lake Manze Tented Camp as 'quite plain, but does the trick'. It did more than 'just the trick', and was a fabulous start to a safari holiday.
We had extremely comfortable tents (with solar powered fans for those hot nights) and an en-suite outdoor bathroom, where you would wash and shower outside at night with a star filled sky and a cacophony of natures sounds as a backdrop. Each tent had a verandah so that you could looked out on to the lake and watch elephants, impala and baboons roam unrestricted from the comfort of deck chairs. For those who might be put off by the thought of mosquitoes, the tents are equipped with heavy duty high quality netting at all entrances that can be zipped up whilst allowing for plenty of airflow.
The staff were warm, welcoming and extremely helpful, always seeking to ensure that their guests were happy. The evenings were particularly enjoyable, being a shared long table with other guests, where we ate by candlelight and an accompanying fire, and afterwards being accompanied back to your tents by the Masai guards. The food was varied, plentiful and of good quality, with a special thank you going out to the kitchen staff who served up fish that our children had caught earlier in the day on a river safari.
Finally, a special mention has to go to the drivers and guides - in our case Abuu, Victor and Elton, all of whom brought us closer than we ever thought possible to the wonderful wildlife that is so abundant at Selous, filling our shared time with so many interesting facts and stories.
- Also Known As:
- Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve Hotel Selous Game Reserve
- Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve Tanzania