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…
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)!
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
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.
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.