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Lake Manze Camp

Superb value for money in the best region for game

Excellent Five stars from 42 votes
Lake Manze Camp - elephant in camp
Lake Manze Camp - elephant in camp

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Lake Manze Camp is set right in the heart of the best game area in the Selous, and is, arguably, one of the best value options in Africa! Set up around 4 years ago on an elephant run it has simply gone from strength to strength and, based on our ratings system, where the most expensive is not necessarily the best, this definitely ticks all of the boxes as far as we are concerned!


Lake Manze Camp is what a "roughing it" camp is all about. They originally chose the location of the camp, on the shores of Lake Manze, for the prolific game that is resident in the area. In the camp itself they regularly have bull elephant wandering through, munching on the palm nuts that fall in-between the tents.


The tents themselves are simple with running water, showers and comfy double/twin beds in each. They also have a verandah area out at the front from which to watch the elephants and the world go by. There are not real frills to talk of, but they have just what you need to make the most of this stunning area.


Again, the communal areas are fairly simple and the food, likewise, is wholesome rather than gourmet....but this all just adds to the charm of the place. The focus in Lake Manze Camp is on the experience of the game and the service. All of the staff are really welcoming and friendly and, at the end of the hard day out in the bush, it is great to be able to relax with a G&T around the camp fire....this is what being out in the bush is all about!


We have a price match guarantee on this property that means, as preferred suppliers, we can guarantee you the best rate available for the property.

Contact us for a quote or call 01525 840 149. *****************************

Superb location, excellent game viewing, good service, great value

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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Manze Camp

  • How many rooms are there?

    There are 12 ‘Meru’ style tents with ensuite facilities, outdoor shower and private verandah.
  • Is the camp suitable for honeymooners?

    The camp is well equipped to cater to honeymooners with approximately 2 staff members per client. The camp offers private dining, surprise bush meals and personalised service to make the stay all that much more special.
  • Are the park and game viewing activities included in the rates?

    The rates we use include Full Board accommodation, park entry fees and game viewing activities with the exception of walking safaris which incur an additional charge, payable locally.
  • Does the property have laundry facilities?

    The camp offers a laundry service at a supplemental cost. You can expect to pay in the region of 2USD per item and the service in normally (weather permitting) turned around in a couple of hours.
  • Does the camp comply with sustainable tourism principles?

    The camp is located on the site of a former wild dog research station and was built to be as least impacting on its environment as possible. The Meru tents are powered by solar panels that generate electricity for the hot water and lighting. The staff are predominantly employed from local villages and the food and water are also sourced within a 10 km environ of the camp.
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