Lake Manze Tented Camp is situated deep inside the vast Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, on the banks of Lake Manze. The authentic tented camp shelters under huge doum palms and is perfectly positioned to enjoy the daily ritual of elephants trampling the old, well-worn path that runs in front of the camp.
The camp has 12 Meru style walk-in tents with stunning views across the lake, each with twin or double beds, flush toilet, outdoor shower and private veranda. There is a large thatched communal area above a sand floor, with armchairs and sofas for lounging with a drink to watch the animals come and go.
This is a Big 5 area – with regular sightings of lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes and many other species.
Game drives are in open 4×4 vehicles with only 4 guests, and timings and routes are tailor-made to your wishes – but usually in the early morning, later afternoon or for a full day with a packed lunch.
Bush walking safaris in the early morning or the late afternoon is with an armed ranger and an informative guide. The focus is to appreciate the smaller things, such as spoor, plants and trees – but guests do also encounter large dangerous wildlife species, and so children of 15 years and younger are not permitted to go on walking safaris.
Boat safaris on the lake can also be arranged in either the morning or the afternoon.