We turned off the main road onto a rocky track leading to Wild Africa Lodge . The Manager must have seen our dust cloud coming as he was there to greet us with his two Masai assistants.
They stood and waited while we drank our welcome juice, which was very humbling.
And then they carried our bags to our tent. It had a deck out the front and a big kingsize bed & ensuite.
Basic if you are thinking hotel, but quite nice if you are thinking tent, and perfectly clean too.
We were the only guest at the lodge that night anhd I had the impression there had not been many guests recently . We were told it was the slow season.. We were then shown to our tents - quite large, 2 double beds, large bathroom, porch over looking a plain. with small mountains in the background.
Masai cattle occupied the plains in front of the tented cabins. - a pleasant view. Two Masai assistants carried our baggage to the cabin - and stood guard near the cabins throughout the night.
The layout of the lodge is a tribute to indigenous architectural traditions. Beyond the superb standards of service offered, there is a spirit of tranquility that prevails... Skip and Kelly, the managers, are welcoming you with warm hospitality.
The lodge consits of 9 tented thatched chalets, all on suite and 1 tented-thatched luxury honeymoon suite. Swimming pool, bar, spacious lounge, dining room, all over looking Lake Manyara, and the land of the Maasai People. Traditional dance presentations are held every night.
Some of the activities are the normal game drives in Lake Manyara National Park, bycicle tours, cultural walks, bird watching or just relaxing on the lodges' own pool!
The extraordinary bird life has made this place world renowned among ornitologists, who come to observe the masses of pink flamingoes and great birds of prey.
The mornings and sunsets are just one of the awesome sights, flamingoes on the lake providing a spectacular reflection from the morning sunrise.