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Standing at the gateway to Olduvai Gorge and the Serengeti, Kirurumu Manyara Lodge is ideally located for exploring Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Unpretentious and stylish, Kirurumu is set high on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, with a marvellous, uplifting and panoramic view eastward over Lake Manyara, the valley floor and Mount Losimingori. 

The accommodation has 27 tented rooms, two honeymoon suites and two family cottages, all with en suite bathroom and electricity. The bar has stunning views over the Rift Valley escarpment, and meals are served in the dining room just behind. 

Activities include ethno-botanical walks with a Masai guide, half-day hikes, fly camping in the forest (on special request) and mountain biking.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Spirit of the North

Experience the major wildlife highlights and contrasting locations of northern Tanzania on this excellent value, classic safari. Combining the wide open plains of the Serengeti, the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire’s outstanding birdlife, this is a perfect introduction to Tanzania.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,845 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Lake Manyara National Park

Often seen as just a stopping off point on the popular Northern Circuit, this small park definitely warrants a visit in its own right. Mahogany and sausage trees are abundant and well laden with fruit for the wildlife to feed upon, and it is a sanctuary for its most famous residents – the tree climbing lion.

  • Where: Manyara District
  • Ideal for viewing: African elephant, hippo, leopard, lion, augur buzzard
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris