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Lake Manze Camp

Lake Manze Camp

A rustic camp reminiscent of some of Africa’s first safari camps, Lake Manze Adventure Camp is a charming collection of canvas tents on the shores of Lake Manze, near Tanzania’s Selous Wilderness area. Rich in diverse wildlife including the largest concentration of endangered wild dogs on the continent, the Selous Game Reserve encompasses over 30,000 square miles and has been designated a World Heritage Site.

A simple thatched roof above a sand floor provides a gathering area for drinks and meals, animal viewing, and relaxing chats in comfortable armchairs and sofas.

From your tent each morning, enjoy the daily ritual of elephants tramping along the trail in front of the camp towards the river. Each of the twelve Meru-style tents provides simple accommodation, with twin or double beds, flush toilet, outdoor shower, and private veranda with comfortable camp chairs.

Morning, afternoon, or full-day game drives are tailor-made to guests’ wishes. Explore the impressive Beho Beho area on a full game drive, complete with picnic lunch. Open plains with incredible wildlife sightings and a stop at the Maji Moto hot springs make this a memorable journey. The Selous itself is perfect for a morning or afternoon safari, and guests thrill to numerous sightings of lion, elephant, wild dog, hyena, zebra, monitor lizard, hippo, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, and a host of birdlife.

Walking safaris offer the best opportunities to track animals at close range. An armed ranger and informative guide lead interactive walking safaris that cater to adults and children fifteen years of age and older.

Boat safaris onto Lake Manze or along the lake channel running to the Rufiji River make for exciting morning or afternoon excursions. Expect to see hippo, crocodile, and over forty species of birds as well as numerous other animals coming to drink.

Both novice and experienced fishermen enjoy the challenge of fishing for the famous tigerfish, a distant relative of the piranha. Known for putting up a fight, these powerful fish are a challenge to catch. Catfish also thrive in the lake, and guests are sure to see a variety of animals along the shores.

Recent guests comment, “Wow! What an experience! From the Maasai alarm clock to the sleeping hyenas, this place has exceeding every expectation: great food, peaceful nights, exciting days. We will be back for sure!”

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