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Escarpment Lodge, Lake Manyara

Imagine this. You’re sitting on the terrace of the lodge bar, cocktail in hand. A pelican soars lazily across the lowering sky, silhouetted against the faded gold surface of the setting sun. The view from the terrace stretches to infinity, or at least as far as the stunning Lake Manyara and beyond to the gorge. And, as the light lowers, the pulse of the night increases; nocturnal animals begin to exercise their vocal chords in a growing cacophony of wild calls.

Specify Escarpment Lodge as part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Tanzania and you’ll be staying in a chalet that reflects the style of the main lodge – supremely comfortable but with the picturesque thatched and wooden architecture that seems part of the natural landscape.

Escarpment Lodge, at a glance

  • Rustic lodge set in natural African bush, close to Lake Manyara
  • Just 16 private chalets offering luxurious accommodation with single, double and triple bedrooms
  • Private decks for watching the wildlife strolling through the grounds
  • Wooden floors and huge picture windows
  • Lounges with leather sofas
  • Bush and lake views from your bath tub
  • Chandeliers contrasting with Masaai artefacts
  • Excellent dining in the main lodge

For leisure and pleasure

  • Explore the lodge grounds with a Masaai warrior guide
  • Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Safari in Tarangirie National Park
  • Soar above the Serengeti in a hot air balloon
  • Guided walking safaris around lake Manyara
  • Expeditions to climb the Great Rift Valley
  • Relax in a luxurious bar with views of the visiting wildlife
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  • We have travelled with The Ultimate Travel Company six times, the most recent was to New Zealand last year. The trip was very well organised as usual, with excellent accommodation and a wide variety of experiences. Given our obvious satisfaction with Ultimate, we had booked to go to Australia with them this year but due to Covid this was unfortunately cancelled, Ultimate handled the situation very professionally and promptly refunded the whole of our deposit without any quibble. When travel becomes viable again we would definitely rebook with them.

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    DN, August 2020