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Escarpment Lodge

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- Sumptuous accommodation and spa
- Game drives and walking safaris
- Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks
- Ngorongoro Crater visits

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Escarpment Lodge is a first rate property situated on the periphery of Lake Manyara National Park, Northern Tanzania. Perched high on a steep slope with stunning views across Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley, the lodge is one of the most comfortable in the area and is well located near the park gates. There is a rich abundance of wildlife to enjoy, from baboons and blue monkeys to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, elephant and lion, and the birdlife is spectacular.

The main lodge is sumptuously furnished and has expansive outdoor decking with fabulous vistas of the lake where pelicans can often be seen diving into the water. There is a good-sized swimming pool with sun-loungers and stunning panoramic views, a spa offering a wide range of treatments, and a gift shop.

The accommodation comprises 16 very spacious chalets, each with private veranda, four-poster bed, private lounge area and a good-sized bathroom complete with indoor and outdoor showers and a large, deep bath. Being gently woken in the morning by the sounds of the wooden bells around the Maasai cow’s necks and the resident birdsong is a delight!

The activities are centred on vehicle safaris in both the Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, about an hour away. Tarangire National Park is also a 1-2 hour drive away and visits can be arranged on request. Night drives take place in the Lake Manyara National Park and day time nature walks with Maasai guides are offered around the lodge, allowing guests the slower-paced chance to get closer to nature amidst the breath-taking surroundings of the Great Rift Valley. More vigorous walking safaris can be arranged around Lake Manyara or in the more distant Serengeti. It may be possible, at times, to arrange hot air balloon trips (pre-booking essential).

Escarpment Lodge is in an excellent location for a variety of trips. It is a great option for those looking for a serious safari focus in a beautiful locality with comfort and pampering to boot.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

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based on 497 reviews


  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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