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).
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.
Like most lodges in Selous, boat trips and walking safaris are also available alongside the usual 4x4 game drives.
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.
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Big thanks to Jonathan Morris for preparing an excellent trip – one of our favourite holidays to date. The guide at Sand River couldn’t do enough to ensure we saw and did everything of interest. The guides were very happy to do walking safaris, and we fit in a walk every day, as well as some boating and fishing trips.