Escarpment Lodge was absolutely gorgeous, we arrived 30 minutes before sunset and experienced an amazing sunset into the moutains. The staff greeted us with amazing warmth and hospitality. The property was amazing, with the best views of Lake Manyara you could imagine. Edwin the manager and Adolf our server, butler, and everything else were fantastic. It was New Years eve, and it happened to be that we were the only guests that night. You would never know it from the staff. The fires were lit, and the decorations were all up. Our room was magnificent. It was a freestanding building, and our room was probably 800 square feet. A private balcony overlooking Lake Manyara, and outdoor and indoor shower, and a bubble bath that had been drawn right before our room arrival, it was the best room. We quickly enjoyed our Champagne and fruit that Adolf prepared, cleaned up, then hung out by the fire pit. There we were entertained by a singer that had been hired for the evening, and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and company. We sat there and enjoyed African Dawas (honey, lemon, and vodka). We had a gourmet 5 course dinner, which was again one of the best meals you could imagine on the deck. The chef was second to none, and we had a fantastic time dining and talking to everyone. On the dining table were New Years Eve Party favors to utilize at midnight. After dinner the staff launched fireworks, brought out champagne for a toast and made this the most memorable New Years celebration. Upon arriving back in our room, Adolf had put a Happy New Years card on our bed. It was so thoughtful.
The next morning we went on a nature walk with Adolf and our Maasai guard, enjoyed the beautiful infinity swimming pool, and had a made to order breakfast. After breakfast we were surprised with an anniversary cake, and singing. The staff presented us with a gift on our way out. Again we were brought to tears by the amazing staff and hospitality we were shown. We would love to visit this lodge again. They are extremely thoughtful and go the extra mile in many small ways. Edwin does a fanatastic job and the staff adores him.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With its wrap around decking affording breath-taking views from high over Lake Manyara, Escarpment Luxury Lodge feels every inch the explorer's outpost. This serene haven offers 16 luxurious chalets, with single, double or triple occupancy. Each unit features a private deck with spectacular views of the lake and abundant nature around the property, oversize bed, leather sofa, a freestanding bathtub, as well as an indoor and an outdoor shower. ... more less
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