MANYARA’S SECRETE LODGE- LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Manyara’s secrete lodge is a mid range accommodation found at the edge of lake manyara national park in Tanzania. The lodge is set in Mto wa Mbu areas . The lodge is situated 15 minutes drive to Lake manyara national park and an hour to drive away from Tarangire national park . 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 lake Manyara airstrip then few minutes to be transferred to the lodge . The lodge is convenient and affordable for guests with its beautiful views over the Lake Manyara and surrounding areas.
Manyara’s Secret lodge contains 10 permanent elegant and comfortable tented rooms with the breathtaking views of the lake overlooking the Rift valley escarpment built in African Traditional style with natural materials like local woods . Rooms are well decorated , elevated with raised wooden platform and furnished with private en suite facilities like flushing toilets, hot and cold showers with Bathtubs , wrapped mosquito nets, flat screen Tvs , Air conditioning ,hair driers, extinguishers ,private bungalows ,sitting areas and verandas that gives stunning views of the lake .
Rooms are well equipped with comfortable clean king and queen sized beds. There are fire places at the lodge where guests relax and share experiences about the safaris not only that it also provides warmth to visitors staying during the night. Rooms are in different categories and sizes depending on single , double and triple rooms that cost 200$ per night and above, during High/ peak season the rate is slightly high than in Low season.
Manyara’s secret lodge offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves delicious meal types both international and local cuisine to meet guests choice ; continental breakfast , lunch and dinner in the dining room and in the bush served by well trained, welcoming and organized staff , A well -stocked bar and shared lounge 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 lake Manyara , the great rift valley escarpment and surrounding areas , a swimming pool that cools off the hot afternoon , Free and ample parking space available, complementary bottled water , Laundry services available , Airport pickups and drop-offs offered , Wifi available at the lodge that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends, Business centers with meetings place and honey moon package etc , Massage services offered ,Excellent and comfortable clean beddings, Craft shop available at the lodge with more African style gifts like shoes, safari essentials , Recreational areas available at the lodge like boating at lake manyara, game drive, football playing , hiking 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.