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Mto wa Mbu, Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania
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#32 of 51 Specialty lodging in Lake Manyara National Park
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3.9
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4.0
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4.0
Value
4.2
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
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Bicycle rental
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Curious23747051198 wrote a review Apr 2022
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Placed near to the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and only a couple of hours from Arusha makes it an idea stopover. With its little pool, friendly staff and clean rooms, it is very very comfortable, The rooms and showers are a bit tired and dated, but spotlessly clean. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, and as regular visitor it feels like home from home.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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joe wrote a review Dec 2021
United States9 contributions1 helpful vote
They were really messy, and I would never use them again. I had very bad experience with Fanaka because of one guy ( the swimming pool guy ) and the management. We check in from Arusha to Fanaka Camp at lunch time. We had our meals ready and we showed where we will sleep for 2 days. Complain: After the meal we went to the swimming pool for swimming. This is were the problem starts . As I get my feet in the swimming pool the pool guy shout at me that I can’t swim just because we didn’t pay in front of other guests. I felt very negative about that as our leader was processing the payment for the 2 days at Fanaka camp. I asked him what is the problem with that as we had meals and tents to sleep for us without paying anything as planed to pay before Checking out. He’s was so rude with us and didn’t want any explanation than stoping us around the pool area. With small mind you will think that it’s is Racism because other guest swim without paying anything. I will not recommend this property for accommodation and swimming but the meal was great. I going to post this to all reviews website even if they will delete my review but this information will help you to decide .
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Stephen C wrote a review Feb 2021
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We stayed here on the night between a 2-day safari. Due to covid they were at low occupancy and upgraded us for free from a camping accommodation to a room accommodation which was very appreciated! When we arrived we were greeted at a registration tent that was a little dilapidated. We also given a dinner menu upon arrival and we were confused if we were eating there or not. Turns out we were just signing in Our host introduced himself as "Mr. Perfect", because he wanted our stay to be perfect. He was nice and took good care of us. When we were greeted there were 4 other staff at the registration tent just kind of watching us, which felt a little weird The rooms were pretty decent, including a shower. We were given the caveat that at any time the power could go out and we wouldn't be able to shower. Our room had a small 14-inch TV that we didn't try using. Also, there was no air-conditioning and was instead 2 ceiling fans. We didn't try the shower, so I can't speak to that The dinner restaurant was great and the staff were excellent! The food was very good! I would have eaten there again Two downsides fo the campus were that some of the campus was in disarray. Some of the camping tent sites were collapsed and left in dissary, which gave the vibe that they weren't especially organized. I feel like it would have been better if the tents were fixed or removed instead of left collapsed and just lying around. Also, there was a souviner shop on campus and the shop attendant was pretty persistent on trying to get us to come to the store. I don't like when people try to push me to purchase things from them. Especially at the place I am staying at where I don't feel like I can escape from them. I appreciate having a souvenir shop, but it should be up to me if I want to go in and the shop owner shouldn't come and approach me trying to coax me to go buy his wares Overall, we had a pleasant stay and were thankful for Fanaka's accomodations
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Date of stay: February 2021
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KDH wrote a review Feb 2020
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In February 2018 (not March 2019), I and my extended family (2 seniors, 8 adults, 3 kids, 1 infant) stayed for a week at Fanaka. The staff were great, management was excellent, food was plentiful, and we enjoyed ourselves greatly and love to remember our time there! Bottled water and mosquito nets were provided, and they went out of their way to find what we needed for our infant (including a super-cute crib)!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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DODO GROUP TANZANIA LTD wrote a review Feb 2020
Moshi, Tanzania158 contributions131 helpful votes
Best standard lodge in Manyara Tanzania, It's affordable for standard budget travelers. They have half and full board service, Its clean and in central of Tarangire and Ngorongoro, Easy to get there and friendly place to stay
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Simon S wrote a review Feb 2020
Odense, Denmark44 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed 1 night during a safari. We stayed in a tent provided by the tour company which also provided a guide and a private cook. The camp site was generally fine, if a bit noisy. It is fenced off with guards for security. The camp has a pool, washrooms and a dining area. The staff seemed nice although most of the interaction was done by our guide. As always when travelling, don't leave valuables in your tent if you are not there.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Emily wrote a review Feb 2020
Warren, Pennsylvania7 contributions1 helpful vote
I spent 2 weeks 'living' at the Fanaka Lodge in early February. While there, the staff took excellent care of me, everything from remembering how I like my breakfast to making sure there was bottled water in my room. The were friendly and happy to help.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Della L wrote a review Nov 2019
Golden, Canada189 contributions4 helpful votes
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We were surprised by our safari company with a finale stay after our 8 day safari. Super clean pool!happy staff. Peaceful in November. Private dinner pool side thanks to Abu our private safari chef. The room...wow, clean.hot water. Spacious. No neighboring buildings. A side road so it was peaceful. Comfy poolside chairs. We recommend an upper floor room. Room 15! Air conditioning. Plenty of room to tent camp if you like with sheltered cooking area. Nice bar also.A food shop of you forgot some food for camping AND walk 20 meters to a local fruit and vegie stand.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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snylen wrote a review Oct 2019
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I spent 2 nights at Fanaka as a part of my safari. I stayed in a room in the main building, attached to the dining area. It was a little loud being so close to the kitchen and dining areas, but I was too tired to care. Room was quite small, but perfectly satisfactory. The water to my sink and shower were not turned on when I first arrived, but management got in on pretty quickly. Water pressure was painfully weak, but there was hot water. No fan or AC, so the room was a bit stuffy at night. There was also a lot of ants in the bathroom. Food was good, and the staff was very pleasant. Didn't see or use the pool.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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sueb02 wrote a review Sep 2019
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom84 contributions55 helpful votes
Myself and friends stayed here for two nights whilst on safari. The property is gated and very safe to stay here. The rooms are beautifully clean with hot water for showers, my room had a balcony which was lovely. There was also a fan provided in my room. Free wifi was available. There is a pool which is very clean located in well kept gardens with sunbeds to chill out. There is an area near to the dining room with a small shop selling souvenirs should you want to buy them, the gentleman who owns the shop will negotiate on price! The dining area is lovely and clean, with very friendly helpful staff, food was good with plenty of choice. All the other staff were friendly and helpful. A great place to stay
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Date of stay: September 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$69 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionLake Manyara National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fanaka
Which popular attractions are close to Fanaka?
Nearby attractions include Lake Manyara (4.1 miles), Lake Duluti (3.5 miles), and African Galleria (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fanaka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Fanaka?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Fanaka?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fanaka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Kabisa, Ol Mesera Restaurant, and Taste Poa Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fanaka?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Fanaka have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fanaka offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Fanaka have airport transportation?
Yes, Fanaka offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Fanaka?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fanaka?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.