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at Africa Safari Lake Manyara

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... had a restroom, hot shower, plenty of room – really a beautiful room. This place also has a large dining area, a bar area, a gym area, bikes, pool (see photos below). One thing I liked about this place is that we got to know a number of the fellow guests at the bar after dinner. We ran...
... Manyara at the beginning of our Tanzania safari. It's a great place to stay. The new restaurant, completed since our previous visit earlier in the year, is wonderful. The food is excellent.The swimming pool is wonderful for cooling off after a long day safari in the nearby Lake Manyara NP.
The tented camp lodge is located near the Lake Mayanara Park entrance and has spacious tents, great food and a swimming pool... It borders the park but there is no direct entrance from it - you still have to drive back through town to the main gate...

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CristinaTravelPlans wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York38 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed here for the first 2 nights of our seven day safari – excellent! (Our guide picked us up from Arusha early in the morning…we spent the day in Tarangire National Park, spent the first night here, spent the next day at Lake Manyara, spent the second night here, then left for Ngorongoro Crater early that morning…). I LOVE this place. Our tent had a restroom, hot shower, plenty of room – really a beautiful room. This place also has a large dining area, a bar area, a gym area, bikes, pool (see photos below). One thing I liked about this place is that we got to know a number of the fellow guests at the bar after dinner. We ran into one group later at a place we stayed in the Serengeti. I read another review explaining that the dining area was a bit of a walk from the tents….true, but necessary – animals at night! I could tell they had people outside keeping watch all night and keeping animals away. And someone was always there to accompany you and walk you anywhere you needed to go. The wifi worked in the check-in area and in the restaurant. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Bert Schoonveld... Z, Eigenaar at Africa Safari Lake Manyara
Responded 17 Apr 2020
Dear CristinaTravelPlans, thank you for staying in our Safari Camps and taking the time to write this review. Great to hear that you had a marvelous stay!! The location between the parcs is great and easy to reach. Nice that you met fellow guests and run into one group later. Also our staff is there to keep you safe and help you when needed. Thanks for the rewards as they indeed also work at night. Thank you for recommend us to others! Mucht appriciated.
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Jenny C wrote a review Jan 2020
Hamilton, Victoria, Australia25 contributions7 helpful votes
We had two days at Africa Safari Glamping Lake Manyara at the beginning of our Tanzania safari. It's a great place to stay. The new restaurant, completed since our previous visit earlier in the year, is wonderful. The food is excellent.The swimming pool is wonderful for cooling off after a long day safari in the nearby Lake Manyara NP.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Discover774233, Owner at Africa Safari Lake Manyara
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Dear JennyC217, We are pleased to know that your experience with us was a good one. Thank you for trusting us and for taking a moment to recommend us to others. Bert S. (Owner)
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Mike V wrote a review Jan 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
The tented camp lodge is located near the Lake Mayanara Park entrance and has spacious tents, great food and a swimming pool...
It borders the park but there is no direct entrance from it - you still have to drive back through town to the main gate...
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Discover774233, Owner at Africa Safari Lake Manyara
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Dear E9614PSmikev, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you value the efforts we have put toward creating a great environment! Bert S. (Owner)
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martinagiot wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent establishment, food and location. Very close to Manayara National Park, but also excellent location from Tarangire to Ngorongoro / Serengeti. Lovely tents, garden and pool. Easy access to village close by.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Discover774233, Owner at Africa Safari Lake Manyara
Responded 21 Nov 2019
Dear martinagiot, Thank you very much for sharing the travel experience you had in Africa Safari Lake Manyara with others here on Tripadvisor. We hope to see you again soon. Bert S. (Owner)
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Amel B wrote a review Aug 2019
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Following a 3 night stay at Africa Safari Glamping Lodge. My friend and I have put together a fair and realistic review on the property. Here is the breakdown:

Scoring 1-5
1 is terrible
2 is poor
3 is average
4 is good
5 is excellent

1. Welcome Meeting Point (2/5)

No welcome drinks upon check in
Showing around the property was dismissed. As it huge and has alot to offer.
Everything was pointed out by finger.

2. Room layout (5/5)

Very spacious
Extra bed was not needed but was there
Dressing table is a big plus for female travellers
More than enough plug points
Clean rooms and linen
Design and decor is in theme with the Glamping Tanzania feel

Minus point : it gets very warm in the tent due to lack of ventaltion. A fan would have been perfect to help ventilate. Even if curtains were open, limited air flow was throughout the night.

3. Hotel recreation(2/5)

Big lack of information on the activities provided by the employee. We had to show the screenshot of email sent for activities provided on site and off site.

Pool facility is adquete with proper sun loungers and umbrellas. Yet, it exposes the guests to the village next door. Planting higher trees or bushes will provide privacy for guests at the pool. As well as respect conservative villagers from touristic activities.

Pool bar is the main attraction in the hotel yet the most under developed facility with regards to bar snacks or food. As simple as having peanuts with a drink or pop corn which is the easiest option to
offer. Plus point is the charging points and wifi. Only area available with wifi

The spa was closed due to sick leave of 1 employee hence for 3 consecutive days spa was closed so was the souvenir shop ran by the same person. No alternative was suggested. After a kilimanjaro trekk we were very much looking forward to that.

The gym, in our very humble opinion, is the most unnecessary space with irrelevant equipments. I think having a movie night/lounge would have a better use. As no TVs are provided in the room.

4. Food and beverage (1/5)

Decent breakfast with basic items such as eggs, sausages, and pancakes.
Recommend fresh milk instead of powered milk

Lunch was a huge disappointment. HUGE. as the food provider was restricted. A plate with a small variation is offered. If you have reached satiety, there is nothing they can do for you. One person gets 1 pre platted meal not of choice. No a la Carte. And no option to go somewhere to eat. As simple as it is. Just like prison :)

Dinner on the other hand was a buffet with decent variation from soup,
gravy, protein of some sort and starch/carbs, and desert.

In between meals, no room service nor any option to order in case of hunger. Have to wait till meal times. Especially around the pool bar.

5. Staff

Very friendly and helpful
Have great potential but not utalized to its basic.
Not very knowledgable I.e. Lunch timings, excursions, comprehend basic instructions.

6.suggestions

Junior guide should be accompanied by a knowledgable senior guide.

Cooking class on board would have been good

Interact with the Masai employees during bon fire for folk stories

Farm tour or help with farming

More interactivities within the hotel

Lack of ambiance in the facility.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Discover774233, Public Relations Manager at Africa Safari Lake Manyara
Responded 30 Aug 2019
Good morning Amel B, thanks for your review. We'll answer you using your points: 1.- Welcome Meeting Point Welcome drinks (and refresh towels) are always offered to guests on arrival. Showing around the property: we do explain where everything is on the way taking the guests to their tent and are also happy to assign a staff member to walk around the whole camp if they would like to be shown around. The camp is quite big so it might not be possible always to go around everywhere immediately but certainly if requested we will take a guided tour with guests. We do provide a fan for the tent on request. 2.- Room layout Thanks for this, we really care about our guests' comfort. We will take in count your recommendation about fans in the tents. 3.- Hotel recreation Our pool is not exposed to a village. There is no village next door. Bar snacks are available now. Spa and shop are also open. The gym is liked by many guests. We do not provide TVs in the bush camp, sorry. 4.- Food and beverage We are not using powdered milk. It is the widely available long-life milk you will find in most of the places around. You were served plates of excellent food (pasta with meatballs and homemade tomato sauce) that you liked so much that you wanted more. As there were no more meatballs (as you had not been counted in due to late-appearing) we gave you more spaghetti and sauce which you happily ate... and you were not charged for all of this, even though you were hosted in Bed & Breakfast meal plan. 5.- Staff Our staff is very knowledgeable and for specific questions, we do encourage you to go and speak to reception or Safari Office etc. Our staff like gardeners etc may not be able to give you answers to all your questions. Our junior guides despite their young age are also very good at taking you on the tours eg waterfalls and village tour you did. They are from here so despite being junior they are very knowledgeable about the area. 6.- Suggestions Cooking classes - we will take this into consideration and plan for the future when we have space in the new restaurant which opens next month. (The existing kitchen cannot, unfortunately, accommodate courses). We are also planning other activities to take place on the camp like interaction with the Maasais - dances during bonfire etc. unfortunately this was not yet in place. All improvements will certainly add to the ambience. Lots of guests compliment our African ambience already and prefer peace and quiet too. Thanks for your review, it'll help us grow.
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