Burudika Manayara Safari Lodge is located in Lake Manyara within the Jangwani wildlife corridor of Mto wa Mbu Game Controlled Area (GCA) where different mammals and bird species roam freely between Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks ecosystem. Situated less than a kilometre from the lake to the west, the lodge is about 30 minutes drive to the main gate of Manyara National Park and 113kms or 1 ½ hours drive from Arusha town.
Accommodation and Meals
Burudika Manayara Lodge consists of 5 bandas (huts) with en-suite bathroom (shower and toilet), and one family banda with three bedrooms which can accommodate 6 guests sharing two bathrooms. The bandas are thatched with coconut leaves while the walls are partly made of concrete, canvas and volcanic stones. Furnishings are simple and the beds, with mosquito netting, are made of wood interwoven with sisal ropes in a unique traditional Tanzanian style. Each banda has a private verandah that offers a spectacular view of Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley to the west. Power is supplied by solar energy.
Each Banda at Burudika Manyara Lodge consists of a spacious bedroom with Tanzanian styled wooden beds interwoven with sisal ropes; mosquito nets and working desk. The en-suite bathrooms entail a hand basin, separated shower and separated toilet. Towels, slippers, toiletries and morning cloth are provided. From the reclining chairs on your private sheltered veranda you’re overlooking Lake Manyara and the majestic Great Rift Valley escarpment.
The restaurant at Burudika Manyara Lodge is nested under a majestic Baobab tree and offers a tempting range of international and local inspiring meals made of the finest ingredients. On sunny days meals can be taken under the shade of acacia tree. There is a bar and a curio shop. The area around the lodge is home to the Maasai, an ethnic group that values conservation and wildlife. The Maasai have co-existed with wildlife for a long time because of their non-hunting culture. Within this area it is not uncommon to meet the Maasai with cattle herds. The east side of the lake offers extraordinary landscapes where you can take a walking safari and visit a Maasai boma (home) with veteran Maasai guides.
How to get there: Burudika lodge is situated 113 kms from Arusha town or 1:30 hours drive. It is accessible on the Great North Road (Arusha – Dodoma), turn off in Makuyuni in the direction of Mto wa Mbu and Ngorongoro. The wooden signpost for the lodge is 19-20 km after the turn in Makuyini, on your left side. Then, it’s another 5 km of dirt road towards the lodge.
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