Twiga Lodge & Campsite – Lake Manyara National Park
Twiga Lodge and campsite is considered to be both Budget and Mid-range accommodations found in Mto Wa Mbu areas close to the gates of entrance of the Lake Manyara national park. The lodge is located close to the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Twiga Lodge and campsite is convenient and business friendly to guests visiting lake manyara national park with spectacular views of the rift valley escarpments and surrounding areas. One can be at the lodge by road transport from arusha town on an excellent tarmacked road taking approximately 2-3 hours drive and 50 minutes to fly to the close Manyara airstrip then 7miles to be transferred to the lodge .
Twiga Lodge and campsite contain over 40 spacious and comfortable rooms and campsites with tents available for hire built-in African Traditional style with natural materials like local woods and some with grass-thatched room and modern comfort. Rooms are well decorated, furnished, and elevated with raised platform with private en suite facilities like flushing toilets, hot and cold showers/Bathtubs, outdoor bathe room for campers , wrapped mosquito nets, complementary bottled water , Air conditioning ,hair driers, extinqushers flat screen Tvs ,private bungalows ,sitting areas and verandas that gives stunning views of the lodge , distant lake manyara and surrounding areas. Rooms are well equipped with comfortable clean queen sized beds. There are fire places/campfires at the lodge that provides warmth to visitors staying during the night especially those who do camping. Rooms are in different categories and sizes; single , double and triple rooms that cost 150$ per night and above ,during High/ peak season the rate is slightly high than in Low season.
Twiga lodge and campsite offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant that serves delicious meal types both international and local meals to meet guests choice ; continental breakfast , picnic lunch and dinner in the main dining room and in the bush served by well trained, welcoming and organized staff , A well stocked bar with good selection of drinks both alcoholic and nonalcoholic refreshments ie. local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers, you relax while overlooking the great rift valley escarpment , the park and surrounding areas , Asmall swimming pool at the lodge available surrounded by tropical flowers , trees and shrubbery with a pool bar , Free and ample parking space available , 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 , 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 on the northern side of Tanzania occupying a total area of 352 Km squared including 230km squared of the 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 Lake Manyara national park which include; game drive since the park has more animals, you spot various animals while migrating from Tarangire, boat cruise at Lake Manyara, 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.