Lake Manze Lodge

A great little lodge located on the banks of beautiful Lake Manze

Lake Manze Lodge

Lake Manze Camp is a great little lodge located on the banks of beautiful Lake Manze, well away from the main Selous lodges. It is a rich area for game, particularly during the long dry season when animals are drawn here to drink from the lake. A high quality of guiding and the lack of other tourists combine to create intimate wildlife encounters and a feeling of being truly in the wilds of Africa.

The twelve large safari tents are relatively simple yet come equipped with flushing toilets, open-air hot water showers, a small closet and some seating. The tents are slightly raised on earth mounds and have individual stone verandahs giving good views towards the lake.

Outdoor dinners complete the bush experience and being an open camp, you never know when your wild neighbours will wander through. The lodge does not have electricity in the rooms: storm lanterns provide more intimate lighting. There is also a small souvenir shop on site and a laundry service is available. Beside traditional game drives, boat safaris and walking tours are also available, which are fascinating ways to view wildlife.


Restaurant, bar, souvenir shop, private bathroom (no electricity in room) and laundry service (available at extra charge).

Local Wildlife

Selous is home to one of the largest population of carnivores in Africa including African wild dog, lion, leopard, cheetah, serval, caracal and spotted hyena. Large game such as elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, eland and kudu are resident year round. The rare Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, sable antelope and black rhino also occur in the park but are rarely seen.

Optional Activities

Like most lodges in Selous, boat trips and walking safaris are also available alongside the usual 4x4 game drives.

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Air Conditioning


Swimming Pool


Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

There is no electricity here, so bring a good torch and spare batteries. There is a charging point for camera batteries but best to bring plenty of spares. This is an open camp, so be prepared for animals to wander through at any time and keep to the camp rules about venturing out after dark.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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I had a fantastic time and I want to go again. Long may Tanzania conserve its natural heritage and friendly people. Thank you.

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