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Kirurumu Tented Lodge

With spectacular views and one of the best bars in Africa.

Kirurumu Tented Lodge - bedroom
Kirurumu Tented Lodge - bedroom

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Of the accommodations around Lake Manyara and along the Rift Escarpment, Kirurumu Tented Lodge stands out for its views, the personal touch of the staff and its bar...which, we would argue, is one of the best in Africa! Usually only used as a stopping place on the way through to the Ngorongoro Crater, we often also recommend using Kirurumu as a base for exploring this fascinating area a little more.


Kirurumu Tented Lodge is a great little camp that has the feel of a camp that is owner managed and, therefore, has the small details that are only there if care has been taken. Looking out over the sweeping Rift Valley and towards Lake Manyara National Park, there is nothing like arriving after a long journey to Tanzania, putting your feet up and sipping on a G&T as the sun goes down.


The rooms at Kirurumu are fairly simple using the traditional safari construction of wooden plinth and balcony with palm roof and the main canvas tent hanging off this frame. This construction is great in that it allows the tent to remain cool in the heat of the African day, while also offering some shade to look out to the view. Moreover, it allows for plenty of room inside the tents and the simple but spacious design works well.


A whole host of activities can be done out of the camp such as guided walks along the Escarpment, game driving in Manyara National park or even night driving, which is a relatively new addition to the options. This is definitely worth a stop at some point in the itinerary.

Stunning views, homely feel to the camp, good value

Some would argue that there is little reason to visit Manyara NP

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