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Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve

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P O box 3052 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a week here and actually loved the camp. The tents are spacious with a good sized bed and space to hang up things. However, be aware there is no electricity in the tent. There is solar power for hot water for showering that is best done in the afternoon when it is at its hottest. The bathroom is... More 

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you very much for your review of the Lake Manze camp. It is sometimes very difficult to cater for the so many different tastes and expectations of the varied guests that frequent the camp. Our chefs have been specifically trained by a chef to produce the best possible meals out here in the bush. We will however... More 

England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived, Milli and Shaun were there to meet us and make sure that our first safari was something we will remember and talk about for the rest of our lives. They are genuinely nice people and are delighted to hear about everyone's sightings when we get together for the evening meal under the stars - and... More 

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi guys Thank you very much for your kind words and a wonderful review. We know we are blessed to be able to spend quality time in the bush with so many travelers from all over the world. Your time here was special and we hope that one day you will return to do it again. As is said *Once... More 

Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop looking for the perfect safari experience and just book your stay at Lake Manze right now. After doing quite a bit of research I selected the Selous Game Reserve, which is located on what's called the southern park circuit, because I wanted an authentic safari experience away from the maddening crowds father north. I couldn't have been more pleased.... More 

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there We can't even guess who got the bigger surprise- the lion or us. A truly fantastic experience that makes you realize how close to nature Lake Manze truly is. An experience that will, even for us, never be forgotten. This encounter will make for a great story over our campfire dinners. Your compliments on the staff will be... More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well what can we say, our Safari experience at Lake Manze was absolutely amazing and made for the most memorable Honeymoon! Managers Shaun and Milli do the best job in making sure that everyone feels welcome and their organisation to make sure that all guests get the best out of their experience makes everything run so smoothly. We had a... More 

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi guys Thank you very much for your descriptive analysis of the goings on at Lake Manze Camp which is highly appreciated. Hippo on your way to the tent - Priceless. Hope that the rest of your honeymoon was eventful and that you have built up some cherished memories. Thank you for your great review. Hopefully see you again one... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We looked for a tented camp which would remind us of how living in the East African bush was 45 years ago. We found everything we were looking for at Lake Manze; candles and kerosene lamps, long communal table for dinner under the stars with a fire at both ends, Maasai with stick and knobkerry and torch to escort us... More 

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi guys You have just described what the image of the camp is - as close to nature as one can be. The passion for the bush and everything that comes with it runs in the veins of all the staff. Thank you very much for your good review and hopefully you will be back one day to discover that... More 

Blockley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing place! Being right in the heart of the bush so close to the animals was a privilege neither of us will forget. This being our honeymoon, was a once in a lifetime experience (although we hope to come back one day!) our wonderful hosts Millie and Shaun ensured it was extra special, we are so very grateful... More 

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi We can only agree that the breakfast with Elephants does make for an unforgettable experience and the dinner under the stars has its own magical spell while the fires are burning next to the dinner table. We will convey your compliments to all our staff that were instrumental in making your honeymoon extra special. Thank you very much for... More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful place this was. I would recommend it wholeheartedly, from the flight from Dar to the airstrip at Selous,being greeted with cold water for the safari by our smartly dressed guide and driver, the great viewing wagon, the exciting experiences on the 3-4 hour safari - hippos, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles for starters, to the arrival at Lake Manze... More 

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi It seems you have described the camp to a tee for which we say thanks, as it guides our other guests still coming to understand what a beautiful and unspoiled area the camp is located in. It is very special here. The young lady will remember her special birthday in the bush forever. Our Chefs are given * carte... More 

Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first safari experience and I loved every minute! Our hosts Shawn & Millie were fantastic and our driver Joseph and his driver were brilliant. The accommodation was amazing and I will be back. We were fortunate to find a leopard with his recent kill, an impala up a tree which was a real standout. Flights in & out with... More 

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Your experiences here at Lake Manze according to your sightings have been amazing and we even feel a hint of jealousy in not seeing it ourselves. We would love to have you back as there are so many more special sightings waiting for you. Thanks for your great review . Safe travels. Shaun and Milli More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manze Tented Camp in Selous was amazing and pretty wild and Millie and Shawn, our hosts, were great and couldn't do enough for us. Our tent was very comfortable with a proper bed and separate loo and shower and our own terrace, overlooking the Lake. Of the 10 Masaai staff there was always at least one keeping an eye on... More 

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mr Norris We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you very much for your review. Nightly visitors around the tents are common but do not normally rub against them as in your case.Their favorite food must have been close by, probably a Hippo. Glad that you enjoyed the assistance from the... More 

New York
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115 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Great location, wonderful wildlife viewing, superb and engaging guides, welcoming/flexible hosts, friendly visiting elephant, fine food, great tents. We've been on 4 sarafis so know how tough the competition is. This experience Couldn't have been better!

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Lake Manze Camp D, Manager at Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, responded to this review

It is always a pleasant surprise when guests come back to Lake Manze for a return visit and find all the right attributes to make it a pleasant and memorable trip. Thank you for a great review and hopefully we will see you for a third time. Safe travels. Shaun, Milli and the Lake Manze team More 

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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lake Manze - Experience adventure! Keep it natural! Feel the thrills of having an elephant eating Doum palm seeds right outside your tent. Hear the sound of its rumbling stomach and see how tender a mother is to her calf. We have so much to learn from our animal friends, teachings that can help us create a better world. We keep everything as it was before we arrived and this is why animals use the camp as much as our guests. Experience this magical, romantic camp on the shore of the Lake Manze with stunning lake views from your own veranda. Experience the sunrise on a walking safari. Enjoy a delicious picnic bush breakfast or lunch during your game drive as you spot lions and wild dogs. Take a fishing trip on the lake. Get close and personal with hippos and crocodiles and thousands of exotic birds on a sunset boat safari. Delight in a sumptuous candlelight dinner on the lake shore to the symphony of the surrounding. You'll never want to leave! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve

Address: P O box 3052 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Lindi Region > Selous Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
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Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve Tanzania
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