Zakale Expeditions

L.Manyara Tree Lodge


Cradled in the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest, Lake Manyara Tree 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 ten luxurious yet intimate suites located in a remote corner of the reserve.

As the only lodge in Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is romantically exclusive with only 10 elegantly intimate stilted tree house suites. Located within a remote corner of the reserve, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is cradled within the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest. Furnishings and decor combine intricate details of luxury and the natural beauty of this incredibly breathtaking reserve and the cool leafy area that surrounds it.

Get lost within the luxurious space of the bedrooms and sitting rooms, the generously wide open decks and massive window areas as you while away time, enjoying this magnificent piece of heaven in the wild. Warm wood interiors and comfortably cosy sofas in the split level guest areas provide warmth and texture to this wonderful lodge. Although spacious, Lake Manyara Tree lodge is cosy and warm, a true delight in luxurious accommodation.


  • Interpretive privately guided Tanzanian safari
  • Night game drive
  • Massage
  • Birding safari

Lemala Manyara


Deep inside the park and far from the crowds, Lemala Manyara has an incredibly beautiful location on the edge of Acacia woodland overlooking the lake. The area is frequented by elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and even lions which are sometimes attracted by the seasonal waterhole in front of the campfire.

All the tents face the lake and are constantly cooled by the breeze from the lake. Guests are treated to beautiful sunrises, while in the evening they may enjoy sundowners on the lakeshore as the sun sets over the escarpment behind the camp.

Each spacious tent is fitted with large single or king-size beds with warm duvets, wooden flooring with rugs, 24-hour solar lighting, and en-suite bathrooms with a dressing area, flush toilet and a great safari shower. The mess tent is beautifully furnished with grand sofas, lamps, book shelves and corner cabinets in old wood, chests and rugs.

8 classic tents and 1 family tent. Each spacious tent can accommodate triple. The family tent can accommodate 2 adults and 2 to 3 children


  • 4x 4 game drives
  • Al fresco meals
  • Sundowners
  • Night game drives
  • Guided walks

Serena Safari Lodge


Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquility, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness. The unprecedented range of high-adventure sports, meanwhile, include mountain biking, canoeing and forest walks, while cultural choices include tours of the neighboring villages and dance displays by the local Iraqw and sukuma people.

Grouped around a central ‘vanishing horizon’ pool, this highly unusual lodge features a simple timbered reception area, built in traditional African style, which is accessed via a bridge over a small stream. Beyond reception, lies the central dining room, bar and veranda, below which lies the pool. Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, with stunning views over the lake is the pool bar and observation point. Dotted around the grounds, all with views over the lake are a series of circular two-storey ‘rondavels’, which house the rooms.

Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara’s unique birdlife, the architectural motif melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai ‘Bomas’ , while the vibrantly colored wall frescoes depict the colorful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.

The rooms are housed in circular, double-storey, white-washed ‘rondavels’ (traditional circular buildings with conical thatched roofs), which are strung out along the edge of the cliff so as to allow for maximum views. Each spacious circular room has its own small veranda while the interior décor reflects the blue of the lake and the pink of its flamingos. Behind each bed hangs a spectacular hand-woven rug, while the furnishings and fittings reflect traditional Maasai beadwork.


  • A selection of en suite rooms and suites
  • Central dining room and bar
  • Outside dining terrace
  • Poolside bar
  • Game drives daily
  • Swimming pool and pool deck
  • Bush dinner site within the grounds
  • Tented conference room
  • Wedding planning and honeymoon venue
  • Gift shop, business centre, Wi Fi
  • Satellite TV room
  • Extensive selection of sports and activities
  • Cultural dance and music

Escarpment Lodge


Escarpment Luxury Lodge nestles along a rift wall at high altitude, offering a magnificent view of the lake.
A spreading deck surrounding the main lodge affords you breathtaking views of the lake and the gorge upon which the lodge perches – watch pelican sweep the skies as you take sundowners, see the sun slip like a segment of orange into the hills and listen to the sounds of Africa nestle up to you as night slides in.

Escarpment Luxury Lodge has 16 excellently appointed and private chalets offering double, singles and triples. Each chalet has its own private deck from which you can view the lake below you and watch wildlife as it drifts through the lodge grounds. Abundant bird life fills the trees and bushes which grow right up to your deck, which makes the unique outdoor shower facility a novelty, either under the evening stars or with the early morning birdsong. Artifacts used in Masaai culture complete the look of your chalet where you are afforded the luxury of chandeliers and soft linens and leather sofas as well as the ethnicity of local goods.

Wooden floors and wide windows and doors add to the natural feel of the lodge and a spreading deck that surrounds the main lodge affords guests breathtaking views of the lake and the gorge that stretches below.

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