Rift Safari
Traveling along the Rift Valley:
Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve


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Manze Camp Selous

Lake Manze Tented Camp is a small permanent tented camp located on a small promontory [at the centre of the picture above] overlooking the Lake Manze lagoon on the right handside and on a territory seasonally flooded area by the Beho Beho River on the left handside. The waters of the lake abound with hippos and crocodiles and the surrounding plain is one of the richest and most beautiful areas of the Selous hosting cats, buffalos, elephants, wild dogs and a large variety of birds species.

Lake Manze is a mid specification tented camp suitable for more outdoorsy travellers but yet very well organized. It consists of 12 safari tents [including 1 family] able to provide all necessary comforts and a good degree of intimacy. Tents are slightly raised with stone flooring and shaded Doum Palms and Terminalia Trees. Each has ensuite bathroom with open-sky shower [hot water supplied by solar panels] and a wide outdoor verandah overlooking the lake. Like all tented camps it is not fenced and you should never wander around alone.

Activities:
• Game drives in the beautiful plain which lies between the River Beho Beho and Rufiji River. They can be customized according to your interests [vehicle may be shared with the other guests].
Motor boat safaris
: mainly in the calm waters of Lake Manze. On request it is possible
to reach the Rufiji River as well. The sunset offers probably the best photo opportunities but also dusk, with the mist upbeating from the lake, it is a charming moment [boat shared with other guests].
Walking safaris: these are
subject to park authority permission and not allowed to youngsters under 16. Minimun 2 nights required.

RATES 2011 per night per person [min. 2 pax]
High Season $ 335 per person
Low Season $ 305 per person

High season = from 6 Jul to 31 Oct - from 21 Dec to 9 Jan.
Low Season = Nov. to 20 Dec - from 10 Jan to 31 Mar - from 1° Jun to 5 July..
Closed in April & May

Kids 7 - 16 sharing with 2 adults: 50% of adult rate
Kids 0 - 6 not allowed
Rates include:
Transfer from Siwandu Airstrip to camp and return [1Hr]
Choice of 2 safari a day between game drives in 4x4 and boatsafari or full day game drive with picnic in the park. Walking Safari min. 2 night and subject to park authority permission
Full board basis excluded drinks.
Rates do not include:
Park fees [usd 50 per day]
Conservancy fees [usd 25 per day]
The restaurant
 
visitstent interior
view over Lake Manze from the tenttent shaded by Doum palmsopen-sky shower