Aligned with soaring flamingos, Mandhari Lodge is situated high on the Manyara Escarpment which forms part of the Great Rift Valley. ‘Mandhari’ means ‘view, scenery, landscape’ in Swahili, and with a bird’s eye view of the great expanse from Lake Natron to Mondulli Mountains and across Lake Manyara, this lodge offers breathtaking views from sunrise to sunset.
Swaddled in the colours of the earth, the lodge offers a unique medley of accommodation options; nine dramatic, glass-fronted standard suites, one honeymoon nest suite, one cosy family suite for up to 4 people and one incredible 4-bedroom (up to 8 people) Nasikia Villa with private plunge pool. All suites and villa have an unobstructed view across the dreamy landscape below.
With 100% locally sourced materials, the lodge has been built with a passion for it’s environment and a respect for its beloved history. The large, core gathering area of reception, dining, lounge, bar and swimming pool is largely an open, eucalypt platform filled with hand-crafted furnishings and woven delights.
Use the lodge to delve into the hearts of Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater – or simply remain in the grasp of its surroundings with an extensive range of cultural delights to absorb; traditional spa treatments, highlands hiking, Tinga Tinga painting lessons, Swahili cooking lessons, African drumming, customary dancing, the ancient art of yoga and more. Welcome to soulful Tanzania.
Lake Manyara game driving
Ngorongoro Crater game driving
Walking through the farms and villages of the crater highlands
Swahili cooking lessons
Arabian inspired spa treatments
Tracks and signs walks
This lodge is open all year, and from its location watches the changing colours of the environment below during the wet and dry seasons
Not applicable at this lodge
Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge, under the strict supervision of parents at all times. This is still a wildlife zone with potential ‘visitors’.
Wildlife viewing and bird watching game drives within the central Serengeti are offered twice per day. Experienced guides encourage guests to see and experience the Serengeti through their eyes, sharing a world of small and large wonders that only they truly know and understand.
Balloon safaris are a romantic and evocative way of experiencing the wilderness of East Africa, as you silently fly over the plains teeming with herds of wildlife in the early morning. Typically, a balloon safari begins around 6 am and lasts for around 1-2 hours. Balloon safaris (additional cost) in the Serengeti take off from designated sites in the nearby Seronera area. The safari is followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush, a fitting end to a memorable flight in the wild.
The adventure starts here! Kaskaz Camp welcomes children 6 yrs. and over. We guarantee a private safari vehicle to families of 4 more during the low season, but during high season families with children under 12 are obliged to use a private game-viewing vehicle at extra cost. Our bush guides have a wealth of insightful experience and they will fascinate you and your children with bush-wise facts, wildlife know-how, games, local customs and incredible stories of life in the wilderness.
Explore the intriguing wilderness on foot with our in-house armed walking guide; follow the tracks, smell the herds on the breeze and hear the crunch of fauna underfoot.Ideally these are at dawn and dusk, before and after the heat and stillness which prevails around the middle of the day when the animals (and most people) take a rest. Our bush guides have a wealth of insightful experience and they will fascinate you with bush-wise facts, wildlife know-how, local customs and incredible stories of life in the wilderness.
We’re here to help you plan the trip of a lifetime, and our Travel Expert team is on hand to assist you with your enquiry.
Nasikia Camps! was – by far- our favourite spot and a true slice of heaven.
We’ll do everything we can to make your safari magical