Situated about a kilometre from the lakeshore, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge has ten treehouses built on stilts in the boughs of ancient mahogany trees, discreetly tucked away in the forest. It also has a spacious family suite.
The tree houses have been crafted from local timber and makuti (palm fronds) and feature large open decks and spacious rooms with large windows to invite the flourishing forest into the luxurious elegance of each room. The interiors of the tree houses are a combination of natural fibres, pure cotton linen and contemporary furnishings. The beds can be either double or twin. Overhead fans and mosquito nets as well as en suite bathrooms with baths and large twin hand basins ensure that every comfort is attended to. There is an outdoor shower while the private verandas offer extensive views of the lovely forest environment.
The family suite, also built from local materials and finished to an equally high degree, consists of 2 en-suite bedrooms linked by a hallway. The main bathroom has bathtub and outdoor shower, while the second has a walk-in shower. It is set on an elevated deck with lots of outdoor relaxation space overlooking the forest. It sleeps two adults and two children, though a third child may be accommodated on request. Children at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge have the chance to participate in the WILDChild programme, specially designed activities to keep youngsters happy, involved and informed.