Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Suspended above the forest floor and opening up to a wooded embrace

Most people think that the famous tree-climbing lions at Lake Manyara have developed their climbing habit to get away from annoying insects. Perhaps they’re just jealous of the magnificent treehouse suites at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge!

Cradled in the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest, the lodge blends into the natural beauty of its breathtaking surroundings. The only lodge in Lake Manyara National Park, it offers an exclusive wildlife experience with only 10 luxurious yet intimate suites located in a remote corner of the reserve.

Each suite is a lofty tree house blends intimacy and romance in cool, leafy surrounds. A private veranda and large windows open up to the lush forest, welcoming in the sights and sounds of the African bush. Woodchip paths and natural branch railings blur the edges between the natural and the manmade, while wooden interiors and thatched roofs invite the surrounding forest indoors. Spacious bedrooms and sitting rooms float in a sea of green, opening up onto a leafy canopy. Even a soak in the large, free-standing tub offers a panoramic view, with an open air shower behind a simple bamboo screen.

The lodge pool beckons like a cool oasis in an ocean of shady green. Generous decks suspended above the forest floor open up to a wooded embrace. Split level sitting and dining rooms combine with high thatched ceilings to create a sense of space, while warm wood interiors and understated sofas carve out cosy corners. Tantalising aromas drift from the open, interactive kitchen, luring guests to watch as simple but delicious meals are prepared. The theatre of the open kitchen is translated into the drama of the dining boma, encircled by a tall fence of gnarled wood.

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