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Lake Manyara Hotel
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Lake Manyara Hotel


... previously know as Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge, is located in the Lake Manyara area of Northern Tanzania.

+ beautiful views from the top of the escarpment
+ classic example of an early safari lodge
+ private vehicles
+ reliable wildlife viewing
+ great birding

- very large size
- heavy and very dated design
- open to vehicles from different safari companies
- not situated in a wildlife area
- busy main road access to the park entrance gate
- very high traffic in parts of the reserve
- limited area for safari
- relatively low predator sightings
- no off-road driving

Situated on top of the rift valley escarpment above Lake Manyara, this place is used to be part of a chain of large government hotels, but is now in private hands.

It is essentially a 1960's Los Angeles style motel, complete with parquet floor, giant chess and around a hundred rooms with cardboard walls and sliding glass doors. The main difference is its remarkable setting on top of a sheer escarpment above the park.

The safari world has moved on and left Lake Manyara Hotel as something of a time capsule, despite recent makeovers.

Although we do find ourselves being strangely attracted to the place, the bottom line is that we only tend to include it in trips extremely rarely, maybe for a very large corporate group or during the off season when prices can become irresistibly low.
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