Manyara Best View Lodge

Located atop the Rift Valley escarpment in Mto Wa Mbu, this lodge with its en-suite facilities offer beautiful views of the Rift valley stretching across East Africa, Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro (can be seen on a clear day), Lake Manyara, some small villages and banana plantations which look distinctly spectacular, all from one single location. Hence the name ‘Best View’. You may enjoy sumptuous meals and beverages from their restaurant, bar and lounge, relax in the outdoor swimming pool or undertake various activities offered by the lodge.

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  • Single Room (Silver Room) - USD 228 per night
  • Single Room (Golden Room) - USD 293 per night
  • Double Room (Silver Room) - USD 351 per night
  • Single Room (Platinum Room) - USD 410 per night
  • Double Room (Golden Room) - USD 468 per night
  • Single Room (Diamond Luxury) - USD 468 per night
  • Triple Room (Silver Room) - USD 527 per night
  • Double Room (Platinum Room) - USD 584 per night
  • Double Room (Diamond Luxury) - USD 643 per night
  • Triple Room (Golden Room) - USD 701 per night
  • Triple Room (Platinum Room) - USD 877 per night
  • Triple Room (Diamond Luxury) - USD 965 per night


Located to the north of Lake Manyara national park and Karatu-Mto Wa Mbu road by extension, it is just a 20 minute drive towards the entrance gate of Lake Manyara national park and just 3km away from Lake Manyara airport.

Staying at Manyara Best View Lodge

There are Silver rooms, Golden rooms and Platinum rooms available.

1) Silver room -King-sized bed with 2 single beds. -Toilet and shower -Luxurious interior -High standard mattress. -Morning coffee/tea while enjoying sunrise from the private veranda

2) Golden room Extra amenities as compared to Silver room -Faces escarpment to the left and Lake Manyara to the right -Has an outdoor shower -Rooms are more luxurious

3) Platinum room Extra amenities as compared to Golden room -Best views -Rooms are more luxurious -Butler service -Complimentary wine -Private area with own bush -Private bush bathtub


As mentioned in the description, the lodge offers incredible views of various well known destinations. In addition, - the entrance with an open lodge followed by a garden leading towards the infinity pool on top of the terrace is a beauty in itself. - the rooms with their private verandas offer distinguished views depending on room type. The morning sunrise while you enjoy a cup of tea/coffee is much loved by the guests. As the room type is upgraded, it offers much wider views of the surrounding areas such as the lake and escarpment. - the dining room offers a view of the infinity pool. Enjoy a glass of cocktail while you relax in the pool.

Surrounding wilderness level

Moderate - You are still in the wilderness but the amount of wildlife around the camp is not quite high and you might not get to hear them through the night on all days.

Food (based on clients feedback)

The food has been rated well by most clients.


  • Conference facilities
  • Wifi
  • Infinity pool
  • Bar / lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Complimentary tea
  • Complimentary welcome drink
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
  • Wine / champagne
  • Poolside bar
  • Entertainment staff
  • Car hire
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Mosquito net
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Sun terrace
  • First aid kit
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Laundry service
  • Gift shop


  • Hiking
  • Bicycle tours

Watch out for

  • Beware of scorpions.
  • Wi-Fi may not be available in the rooms. The main lodge has a good connection.

Location on map

Drive time from points of interest

  • From Lake Manyara gate - 20 min
  • From Karatu - 45 min
  • From Tarangire gate - 1 hr
  • From Ngorongoro gate (lodoare) - 55 min
  • From Ngorongoro crater floor - 1 hr 35 min
  • From Arusha city center - 2 hr 15 min
  • From Kilimanjaro airport - 3 hr 15 min
  • From Serengeti gate (Naabi hill) - 3 hr 30 min
  • From Central Serengeti (Seronera) - 4 hr 30 min


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