About Manyara’s Secret

Manyara’s Secret is a small-scale and exclusive lodge on the edge of Lake Manyara National Park, with stunning views over Lake Manyara.

The Dutch owners have bundled their Africa experience in this lodge, with an eye for the environment and the inhabitants of this beautiful area.

There is a nice atmosphere at Manyara’s Secret. Your own personal host ensures that you lack nothing.

The property

The nine villas of Manyaras Secret have one or more double rooms with en-suite bathroom, an outdoor shower, a plunge pool and a terrace with breathtaking views over the savanna and Lake Manyara.

The chef of Manyara’s Secret prepares delicious à la carte meals (including vegetarian) in his open kitchen in consultation with you. With a drink in hand you can watch his tricks up close. You can dine in your own villa, the restaurant or by the pool.

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Manyara’s Secret offers the following facilities:

  • Full Board
  • Spaciously designed
  • Luxury bed
  • Ensuite bathrooms with shower and toilet
  • Outdoor shower
  • Hot water
  • Tea / coffee facilities
  • Bathrobes / slippers
  • Safe
  • Solar energy
  • Private plunge pool
  • Seat
  • Terrace
  • Beautiful view
  • À la carte dinner service
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry service


At Manyara’s secret they know the following villas:

  • Privat villa, plunge pool, king (2p)
  • Honeymoon villa, plunge pool, fire pit, privat dining, king (2p)
  • Savanna / family villa, plunge pool, 2xking (4p)
  • Safari villa / family villa, plunge pool, living room, fire pit, 3xking (6p)
  • Baobab villa, privat pool, living room, fire pit, 4xking (8p)


Manyara’s Secret is a wonderful place to relax between safaris or at the end of your safari and an ideal place for cooking workshops or groups that would like to cook together.

Manyara’s Secret offers the following activities:

  • Jeep safari Lake Manyara National Park (15 min drive)
  • Jeep safari Tarangire National Park (1 hour drive)
  • Visit local market Mto wa Mbu by tuk tuk
  • Bike safari
  • Swahili cooking class
  • Stargazing
  • Moped tour
  • Village tour Mto wa Mbu
  • Walk along the lake
  • A look behind the scenes
  • Campfire sunset

Price indication

From € 110 to € 145 pppn (full board)

Extras for a 2 night stay: walking safari along the lake, behind the scenes tour of the Manyara’s Secret grounds, visit Mama Issayia’s Boma, high tea, meet & greet chef, campfire under the stars.
Extras for stays of 3 nights: visit banana plantation, rice fields and local market in Mto Wa Mbu.

Please note that the final price for the accommodation depends on the season and currency fluctuations. And does not include additional costs such as transport, entrance fees for the parks, etc.

Socially responsible

The owners fell in love with a piece of land in the “floodplain” of Lake Manyara. In the distance you can see the pink of the flamingos. The weather is always wonderful at this place. Warm, but not too warm. With a breeze.

They soon came to the following principles:

  • building materials and equipment from local entrepreneurs
  • fully solar powered
  • in consultation with the community
  • respect for nature
  • water from a well
  • own water basin for drought periods.

Due to the construction of the water pipeline, the surrounding Maasai villages now also have clean water.
The surrounding community also flourishes through the collaboration with local entrepreneurs.


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Manyara’s Secret takes the corona virus into account and has adapted its method accordingly. It provides its staff and guests with a safe environment, observes all necessary safeguards, without you as a guest having to miss out on the truly authentic Manyara’s Secret experience.

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