Lake Manze Tented Camp

Lake Manze Camp is set under a grove of palms on the shores of Lake Manze, in the heart of the northern photographic region of the Nyerere National Park.

Lake Manze Camp is a down to earth tented camp which offers superb game viewing and a lovely location overlooking Lake Manze. The camp offers a close to nature experience, with animals constantly in and around camp, especially elephants, baboons and hippo that leave the lake in the evenings to feed. The tented accommodation is comfortable but simple in style and not luxurious, and the central areas have a rustic, bush camp feel with locally made furniture and a large camp fire area. Management and staff are friendly, guiding is good, and food is simple but tasty, but this camp does not offer high levels of sophistication. With a great location and offering access to the best game viewing in Nyerere, Lake Manze is easily the best option if you are looking for somewhere ‘affordable’. We feel Lake Manze offers good value for money and an unfussy, traditional style camp with a relaxed safari experience.


Lake Manze caters for around 24 guests in 12 comfortable and simply furnished walk-in tents, each set on a concrete plinth. Each tent has plumbed en suite open air bathroom attached to the rear, with a flush toilet and shower. At the front…


The Nyerere National Park is Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary, covering over 54,600 sq. kms. (almost the size of Ireland). The region is dominated by the Great Ruaha River and Kilombero rivers which join to form the Rufiji, East Africa’s greatest…


Although the wilderness of the Selous is perhaps not a natural destination for families with small children, Lake Manze is well suited to families with children six years and older. When required, an extra smaller tent is attached to…

Conservation & community

The power consumption at Lake Manze is reduced due to the fact there is no electricity in the tents and the water is heated by solar power. All possible are recyclables are sent for away to be recycled. The camp does not use…

Location Lake Manze, Nyerere National Park
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Siwandu and 1 hour drive
Open June to mid-March
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented camp
Focus Big game / Birding
Children 6 years + (16+ for walking)
Activities Game drives (by day) / Boating on Lake Manze / Fishing / Walking
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 4
Private Vehicle Options Subject to availability
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 12 tents (including family tents)
Family Accommodation Extended family tents
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed outdoor shower
Power for charging Communal (solar)
Lighting Lanterns / Candles / Torches
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Solar fans
Room Safe Yes (box)
Laundry Service Additional cost
Communication in room Whistle
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception Intermittent
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Online 3G payments