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Maramboi Tented Lodge

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- Fantastic bird viewing
- Private access to Lake Manyara
- Comfortable tented accommodation

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Maramboi Tented Camp is located in the Lake Manyara area of Northern Tanzania. A large camp with access to both Tarangire and Manyara National Parks, this beautiful conservation area provides impressive scenery and reliable wildlife viewing.

The main house has a thatched roof and fantastic views of the plains. The lounge and dining areas are great places to relax surrounded by palm trees and looked after by attentive staff. The camp also offers a particularly lovely swimming pool with views across the bush.

Although the game viewing here is not as diverse as other reserves, it is reliable and includes great access to the migration corridor between the two national parks. Game drives are taken in private vehicles with private access to the southern sector of the reserve, meaning busy roads can be avoided. The nearby Lake Manyara offers excellent bird viewing opportunities. Flamingos, egrets and pelicans are here in abundance and guests can wade out across the flats for a closer look. Activities also include ‘Bush Sundowners’ on the shores of the lake and gentle nature walks with views of Rift Valley.

One of the larger camps on offer in Tanzania, Maramboi has 40 large guest tents. These permanent structures are surprisingly spacious inside and tastefully furnished with large beds and lots of light. Each en-suite tent has its own private veranda and 24-hour electric lighting. There is also the option of two interconnecting rooms, ideal for families.

Children of all ages are welcome and accommodated for at Maramboi, although specific activities and programmes are not offered. Parents should note that the camp is unfenced and while it’s unlikely that animals will approach tents or humans, they must supervise their children at all times.

This pleasant and restful camp is one of the most affordable in the area due to its larger size and offers a slightly different safari experience. For those with a keen interest in birds, Maramboi is highly recommended.

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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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