Friends’ of manyara wildlife lodge and campsite is a budget accommodation found in Mto wa Mbu overlooking the great Lake manyara and great rift valley Tanzania Region. The houses are located 9KM away from Lake Manyara Airstrip and and an hour drive away from Karatu. The lodge is in the perfect base that gives a beautiful view of Rift Valley that Stretches across East Africa, lake Manyara and the famous Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day. One can be at the lodge by road transport from arusha town taking approximately 3- 4 hours’ drive from Arusha city ( the gateway destination to different parks of Tanzania ) and 50 minutes to fly to the close Manyara airstrip then few minutes to be transferred to the camp . The lodge is in quiet, secure and affordable for budget tourists and travellers who want to explore the park with its beautiful views and Rift Valley escarpment that gives memorable experience.
Friends’of manyara wildlife lodge and campsite consists of over 5 Separate spacious and comfortable rooms overlooking the beautiful views of the lake and gardens surrounding landscape built African Traditional style. There are also camping grounds for camp lovers with tents for hire. Rooms are well elevated with raised platform and furnished with private en suite facilities of flushing toilets, hot and cold showers, wrapped mosquito nets, free toiletries, complementary bottled water, slippers, air conditioning wash basins etc. Rooms have terraces and verandas that give stunning views of the lakeand surrounding areas. Rooms are well equipped with comfortable clean king and queen sized beds. Rooms vary in sizes with single beds for individuals, double beds for sharing and triple rooms that cost 150$ per night and above, during High/ peak season the rate is slightly different depending on the season.
Friends’ of manyara wildlife lodge and campsite offer more services and facilities which include;
A dining area that serves delicious meal types both international and local meals to meet guests choice with vegetables from their own farm .continental breakfast , lunch and dinners served by welcoming, friendly and organized staff . You can have meals in any place of your choice either restaurant or garden enjoying the morning sunrise overlooking the beautiful views.
A well- stocked bar with variety of drinks both alcoholic and nonalcoholic refreshments ie. Local, cocktail, wines, spirits and international beers, you relax and sip the monk tail while overlooking the spectacular view of the Rift valley and surrounding areas,
Services include; Free and ample parking space available, Laundry and house- keeping services available, Airport pickups and drop-offs offered,
Wifi hot spot internet in the main building that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Recreational Activities to do while at the lodge like boating at lake Manyara, game drive in the park that will give a chance to spot wide range of animals , Bird watching /birding mention but a few.
Lake Manyara National Park is situated in northern side of Tanzania occupying the total area of 352 Km squared including 230km squared of Lake Surface. The park is situated between lake Manyara and the great Rift Valley, it is found 126Km south west of Arusha in Tanzania. The park is among the most visited and protected area in Tanzania’s Arusha and Manyara Region. The park contains different animals which include; Elephants , Buffaloes ,Impalas, Antelopes, Zebras, Warthogs, Monkeys , Hippos ,Hyenas, Baboons, wildebeests , Giraffes etc and over 350 species of birds like; Eurasian Migrant Birds, Acacia Associated Birds, Raptors and 3 endangered Tanzania species like black collared love birds and ashly starling birds etc. Manyara national park is also famous for its Flocks of flamingos and tree climbing Lions. There are different attractions and activities in manyara national park which include; game drive since the park has more animals, you spot various animals while migrating from Tarangire , boat cruise at manyara lake, hot air ballooning, bird watching/birding since the park contains more bird species, nature walks in the park, , flying safaris, cultural visit in the local homes and many more activities. The park has different accommodations; Budget, mid -range and luxury which are convenient and affordable to guests choices especially In the northern part of lake manyara national park