Fodor's Expert Review Lake Manze Tented Camp

Selous Game Reserve, Lindi, Tanzania

Manze camp is found in the far eastern section of the reserve in a bountiful game-viewing area—just follow the well-worn elephant trail from the river to a large thatch roof spreading out over the sand floor. Meru-style walk-in tents perched between shady palms come with private verandas, flush toilets, and an outdoor shower. It's all basic but authentic and beautiful. Game drives are customized to your specifications and walking or boating safaris to view crocs, wild dogs, hippos, lions, elephants, zebras, and hundreds of bird species are offered. It might be slightly more expensive than the cheapest camp in Selous, but the value and the attention to detail of the staff of Lake Manze is well worth the extra money.

PROS

  • great value
  • food is plentiful
  • hospitality is above and beyond

CONS

  • not a luxury camp, but that is part of its unpretentious charm

QUICK FACTS

Resort
QuietCasual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

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HOTEL DETAILS

12 tents
Rate Includes: All meals

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