Kirurumu Manyara Lodge

This wonderful cliff-top lodge enjoys breathtaking views of Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley floor.  The 27 tented guest rooms are simple but very comfortable, containing ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold water as well as romantic hurricane lanterns for lighting. There are also two honeymoon suites and two standalone family cottages for utmost privacy.

Shared amongst all guests are a central dining room with attentive waiter service as well as a bar complete with expansive sun deck offering panoramic views of the lodge’s surrounds. Sip a sundowner drink by the fire bowl or relax on your personal veranda as the sun slips below the horizon.

Kirurumu Manyara Lodge is close to Lake Manyara – famous for flamingo and tree-climbing lions – where you can embark on Maasai guided nature walks, go mountain biking, hiking or even fly camping.


How to get to Kirurumu Manyara Lodge

Guests can fly into Lake Manyara Airstrip which is 15 minutes from the lodge, or drive from Arusha. The journey by road takes between 2 and 2.5 hours.

Activities at Kirurumu Manyara Lodge

  • Guided nature walks
  • Mountain biking
  • Half day treks or hikes
  • Fly camping

Kirurumu Manyara Lodge Highlights

  • An affordable, comfortable lodge with Rift Valley views
  • A range of well-appointed tented rooms and suites
  • Close to Lake Manyara and its national park
  • Opportunity to walk with a Maasai guide
  • A chance to fly camp overnight in forest

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Why Tanzania: Few places in the world can offer the immense diversity and quantity of game found in Tanzania, nor the ease of viewing it. Tanzania is also the arena for the great wildebeest and zebra migration and has some of Africa’s most stunning scenery.

Game Viewing: The best time to visit is November to May when the wildebeest herds amass on the Serengeti’s southern plains. Feb/Mar is when the herds are calving. The dry season (Jun to Sep) is the best time to visit Tarangire and the Selous.

Culture: With some 120 tribes, Tanzania is culturally very diverse, with peoples ranging from the Nilotic Maasai to Hadza bushmen, the Makonde (famous for their wood carvings) and Swahili-speaking coast-dwellers, some descended from Arabs.

Climate: Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000 ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between Nov – May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

Combine With: Kenya. Most visitors arrive via Nairobi in Kenya so it is easy to combine parks in the two countries. Kenya’s famous Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti and the wildebeest migration can be found here in September/October.

Getting There: You can fly via Johannesburg in South Africa then north to Nairobi in Kenya. Or fly via the Middle East to Nairobi. We can organise road transfers from there to Arusha, the “safari capital” of northern Tanzania; alternatively, you can fly into Kilimanjaro Airport.

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