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Set on the edge of Lake Manze in Nyerere National Park, this rustic camp offers a truly authentic and adventurous safari experience

Cost Per Night
Perfect For

Families (children over 6 years), Couples, Honeymoons

Nestled amongst Doum palm and Terminalia trees on the shores of Lake Manze in Nyerere National Park, this simple yet comfortable safari camp has no electricity, which only enhances this incredible wilderness experience.

The camp is situated in a rich wildlife area and is frequently visited by wildlife, including bull elephants who wander through the camp munching on palm nuts that fall between the tents.

 The camp offers nature walks, boat safaris and 4WD game drives. You can watch the sunrise on an early morning walking safari, enjoy a bush breakfast during an exciting game drive, and spot crocodiles, hippos and various exotic birds on a sunset boat safari. In between your safari activities you can return to your tent and enjoy excellent game-viewing from your private verandah.

 In the evenings the camp is lit by lamps and candles, creating a magical atmosphere. You’ll sit with other guests in the open-sided lounge and dining area or beside the lake, enjoying a delicious three-course meal whilst sharing stories of the wildlife youve seen on your game drive that day.

After dinner you can relax by the fire with a drink and listen to the sounds of the animals and birds out in the bush, and when you’re ready to return to your tent, a Maasai askari will accompany you as you walk through the camp, adding to the excitement of this authentic Tanzanian safari experience.

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The camp

Accommodation at Lake Manze Camp comprises of 12 Meru style walk-in tents. The tents all well-spaced out offering privacy and tranquility, and each tent has its own veranda, built out of large stone slabs, where you can sit and take in the spectacular views and watch the wildlife that comes to drink at the lake. The spacious tents feature double/twin beds, a simple shelving unit and a large wooden chest where you can lock away any valuables. At the back of each tent there’s a simple open-air bathroom with a flush toilet, ceramic sink and bush shower.

​The camp’s communal area is a large L-shaped thatched roof which covers a sandy floor. There’s a relaxing lounge area with locally made wicker sofas and armchairs topped with colourful cushions, and a well-stocked bar with tables and directors’ chairs where you’ll sit and enjoy your meals - although sometimes you’ll dine out under the stars.


There’s a communal lounge/dining area, a well-stocked bar and a small curio shop that sells Maasai beads and handicrafts.


All meals consist of simple, wholesome food. Breakfast and lunch are usually eaten at individual tables, and evening meals are eaten with other guests at a large table.

Why Wayfairer

Lake Manze Camp is dedicated to conserving and preserving the wilderness and wildlife of Selous Game Reserve. The camp was built with careful consideration of its impact on the environment and was designed to blend in with its natural surroundings - all the tents are situated unobtrusively in the shade of stands of doum palms and other trees, and when viewed from the boat it is almost impossible to see the camp at all. There is no electricity in the tents, so their power generating requirements are minimal. Hot water for the showers comes from solar-heated panels.

Tanzania Safaris Featuring Lake Manze Tented Camp

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


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