In the remote southern end of Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only lodge in the Park. Here the Great Rift Valley is at its most impressive, with the Escarpment dropping some 500 metres (1640 feet) down to the flamingo-rimmed shore of the lake. Situated in an ancient mahogany forest, the lodge blends into the natural beauty of its surroundings.
The lodge offers an exclusive wildlife experience with only ten luxurious yet intimate suites located in a remote corner of the reserve. The stilted tree houses are built of timber and makuti (palm fronds), and the interiors are earthy and stylishly understated. Rooms are spacious with sitting areas and viewing decks. Each has an en suite bathroom with a bath, outdoor shower, twin hand basins and private WC.
Game drives take place twice a day when guests can go in search of Lake Manyara's famous tree climbing lions and vast herds of elephant on early morning and late afternoon/early evening game drives accompanied by an expert ranger. Guests may be lucky enough to spot a pride of lion guarding the remains of last night's feast or a cheetah heading back from the hunt. Large herds take advantage of the cool morning hours to graze before the heat of the day. On late afternoon game drives, guests can watch the sun slowly sink over flocks of flamingo on the shores of Lake Manyara.