Home of a fascinating and diverse set of landscapes and wildlife.

Proclaimed by Ernest Hemingway to be the loveliest lake he had seen throughout all his travel in Africa, it is also the home of a fascinating and diverse set of landscapes and wildlife.

Although Lake Manyara Park was established specifically to protect the elephant herds that have made this area world renowned, the reserve boasts an incredible diversity of plant and animal species. The park itself occupies 203 square kilometres, but 142 of these are made up of its vast alkaline lake, which attracts vast flocks of pink flamingos. Unsurprisingly, Lake Manyara is a birding paradise with more than 400 species thriving in the area, particularly waterfowl and migrants. Most commonly known for its baboons, the lake and its environs is also home to hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs and giraffes, making it an enticing African safari destination.

Of course, where there are so many herbivores, you’re bound to find a few predators. The forests surrounding the lake are famous for lion sightings. Lions hunt on the grassy shores of the Lake, and are renowned for their habit of climbing and lounging in the trees, a unique sight along the shores of this vast, beautiful lake.

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andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is set in a remote corner of the national park.

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Stay at andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Set in a remote corner of the national park, andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, is located in the south, away from the crowded northern region and is famous for its tree climbing lions, large herds of elephant and flamingos. Cradled in the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest, the lodge offer a unique African travel experience. From a treetop vantage point, guests have limitless vistas of the towering Rift Valley escarpment and the forest below.

The lodge comprises ten exclusive suites, each of which is a lofty tree-house with magnificent views facilitated by large windows and a spacious private veranda. The guest areas are large and spacious whilst offering warmth and intimate spaces within which to find private relaxation. An interactive kitchen brings a touch of theatre to breakfast and lunch and invites guests to look in on the master chefs as they cook up a storm.

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“I have been a guest of Timeless Africa Safaris for many years and have done several trips with them. They never fail to deliver the very best itineraries, the very highest level of service and the best understanding of what i and my family need.”

Scott Saunders, UK | TAS adventure

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"I have been traveling in and around Africa for many years and have never been looked after in a more personal and attentive manner than by Timeless Africa Safari. I have since recommended TAS to many of my family and friends who travel to the African continent particularly if they are interested in enjoying a safari experience."

Neville Brauer | TAS Adventure

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"Traveling to and experiencing the people, places and amazing animals of Kenya and Tanzania was beyond fabulous made even that much more magical because we worked with Timeless Africa Safaris in planning this once-in-a-lifetime trip."

Jack & Judy | Kenya & Tanzania Trip

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“I have been a guest of Timeless Africa Safaris for many years and have done several trips with them. They never fail to deliver the very best itineraries, the very highest level of service and the best understanding of what i and my family need.”

Scott Saunders, UK | TAS adventure