Dry season (May-October) best for forest walks although no problem in the light rains of October/November.
WHAT TO DO
The activities available on Zanzibar include: spice tours, dhow trips, diving, deep sea fishing, sailing, walking safaris, ballooning, bird watching, dolphin-watching, and visiting a number of interesting sites such as Jozani Forest, Chumbe Islands, or the historical ruins of Mbweni Palace.
E Unoto Retreat offers a relaxing escape in a setting of natural beauty in Tanzania and is the ideal location for your next holiday, romantic getaway or safari.
This five-star lodge is just one hour drive from Arusha and is in close proximity to famous national parks including Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara.
The E Unoto offers superb accommodation in 25 spacious bungalows.
All bungalows have been designed in Masai style and decorated internally with exquisite furnishings and carvings continuing the Masai theme.
Each bungalow is a private suite with its own balcony offering panoramic views of Lake Miwaleni and the towering escarpment.
4 of the bungalows are ideal honeymoon suites whilst another 4 are well designed to comfortably accommodate guests in wheel chairs.
LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge towers above the flamingo-infested expanse of Lake Manyara’s glowing alkaline waters. The Lodge boasts spectacular views across the floor of the Great Rift Valley.
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge is designed to reflect the glare of Lake Manyara’s rare bird life and is inspired by the traditional Masai ’Bomas’ (encampments).
The atmosphere of the Lodge is a merger of lakeside serenity, lofty volcanic splendor and adventure-full sporting activity.
The circular, closely-thatched rooms echo the traditional Maasai ’Boma’ style of construction whilst featuring a vibrant interior design concept that reflects the Masai peoples abiding love of brilliant scarlet-and-indigo checked *Shukas* (cloaks) and bright yellow, white, blue and orange bead work.
In total the lodge has 54 rooms:
LAKE MANYARA VIEW LODGE
Lake Manyara View Lodge is located at Manyara, next to the National Park, 3 km from Mto Wa Mbu. The lodge sis constructed using a combination of local materials and modern contemporary styles. The rooms command a view of the dramatic Tanzanian countryside, where one can spot the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, alongside flamingos and hippopotamus in the pool.
Lake Manyara View Lodge is fairly exclusive - just 29 rooms which can accommodate 58-70 guests per night.
Accommodation consists, 3 Baobab boutique rooms,1 Luxury tent, 4 Interconnecting rooms (family rooms),20 bungalow rooms and 1 Suite. The rooms have air conditioning and phones.
LAKE MANYARA TREE LODGE
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only lodge in Lake Manyara National Park and it offers an exclusive wildlife experience. The park is famous for its tree climbing lions, large herds of elephant and flamingo. The lodge offers spectacular Rift Valley view’s
Ten elegant stilted tree houses are cradled in the boughs of mahogany trees, ensuring privacy for all guests. Built of timber and makuti (palm fronds), the interiors are bleached, earthy and stylishly understated. Rooms are spacious with sitting areas and viewing decks. Ensuite bathrooms with a bath, outdoor shower, twin hand basins and private w.c. Guest areas are intimate and stylish, and feature an interactive kitchen. The sitting and dining areas overlook a charming forest boma lined with ngalawas (dugout canoes). The Lodge has a Safari Shop featuring signature community craft work and a range of lodge branded safari clothing.
Each suite is a lofty tree house with private veranda and large windows that open up to the lush forest, welcoming in the sights and sounds of the African bush. Woodchip paths and natural branch railings blur the edges between the natural and the manmade, while wooden interiors and thatched roofs invite the surrounding forest indoors. Spacious bedrooms and sitting rooms float in a sea of green, opening up onto a leafy canopy. Even a soak in the large, free-standing tub offers a panoramic view, with an open air shower behind a simple bamboo screen.