Fodor's Expert Review Kirurumu Manyara Lodge

Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Manyara, Tanzania

The 30 secluded double tents of this intimate camp are set among indigenous bush high on the escarpment and will make you feel much closer to Africa than some of the bigger lodges. Spacious thatch-roof tents, each with its own veranda, are built on wooden platforms with great views overlooking Lake Manyara. Gaily decorated with animal-motif furnishings, woven straw mats, and carved bedside lamps, all tents have an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and ceramic hand basins. Larger family tents are also available. The camp is an ideal base for game drives in the park, mountain biking, hiking, and bird-watching and a highlight is their hike down to the waterfalls below the ridge, but you need to be quite fit for this. After an action-packed day sip your sundowner in the attractive open-sided bar with stunning views over the Rift Valley floor.


  • plenty of room for families
  • lovely view over the Rift Valley and Lake Manyara
  • coffee-making facilities in the rooms


  • can get incredibly hot in the tents and around the camp in summer
  • bad roads leading to the camp
  • drinks are expensive




Phones: 027-250–7011 | 027-250–7541


30 tents
Rate Includes: All meals

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