What a beautiful, intimate property. The tents (more like luxe suites) were unequaled. The staff couldn’t have been nicer, or more attentive. There were only 2 other couples this evening, so dinner was fixed plate, not a buffet. Breakfast was buffet, plus eggs your way. Both were delicious & plentiful.
Oh the view . . . awesome. You could see forever. The Maasai herding their cattle across the vast plain, Lake Manyara for a backdrop. We savored a drink while birds flew overhead during sunset. I’m feeling dreamy just thinking about the experience.
Fun story . . . after settling in we had a drink in the common area. We met a mom & her 2 daughters that were volunteering at a nearby village. After an interesting, lively chat one daughter commented they should get going before it got dark. Seems they come here most evenings to wind down their day. Next thing we see them crossing the plains towards a distant village. The scene (see photo) mesmerized me until they became just tiny dots. Who knew a safari lodge in what I would call ‘the middle of wild’ would be a local pub :)
As to security, it looked very secure to me. Guards at every turn, I felt safe. If, in fact, a robbery did occur (I have no opinion on that, I wasn’t there) then I would say, “What, only one robbery?” In good old California there are multiple robberies on a daily basis. Yes, huge bummer any time, especially on a vacation, but crooks happen.
Hands down, if I were in the area again, I’d be begging to stay here.
Thanks Wildlife Camp (and Good Earth Tours)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp lies along the 600 meter Rift Valley Escarpment over the river basin overlooking the lake itself. Our accommodations and infinity swimming pool are built right at the edge of the escarpment and provide unparalleled views of the region. The camp is divided into cabins and safari tents, offering visitors a range of options for accommodations. We are located a short drive from Arusha and are most closely accessible from Kilimanjaro Airport and we offer shuttle service from those destinations. Our chefs prepare the most succulent cuisine you’ll find on your safari, offering a range of Continental, Asian and African cuisine and our bartenders offer great cocktails into the late hours of the night in our lounge area which is equipped with a big-screen tv and satellite, weather permitting. We offer bush dinners and late night safari drives for visitors upon request and are happy to accommodate meal preferences, special occasions and events. Accommodations are authentically safari themed and offer up authentic local furniture and electricity during generator hours. Let the Luxury Safari Adventure begin at Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp ... more less
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