Maramboi Tented Camp

Stylish tenting in a private concession

Maramboi Tented Camp

Maramboi is a large, upmarket tented camp set amongst an oasis of palm trees, in a peaceful, private concession south-east of Lake Manyara. Just around the corner from Tarangire National Park, it’s close to all the big game action, with rolling views of open plains that showcase the surrounding wildlife. As an established camp, it operates like a well-oiled machine, ensuring all your needs are met and often exceeded. Despite its heart-of-the-bush location, guests can expect many of the creature comforts associated with with slick city hotels, but at a fraction of the price tag.

At the lodge

The hotel

The centrally positioned main area is built and situated to make the most of the stunning surrounds. Connected by raised wooden paths and built-on raised wooden floors, it boasts views of golden grassed plains that stretch as far as the eye can see. The lounge is inviting and spacious with comfortable sofas and chairs, characterful hardwood furniture and hand-carved ornaments. Dining under swaying palms with a gorgeous view is the order of the day. Of course there’s also the ever entertaining “bush television” - the campfire with its flickering flames and stories of the wild.

The rooms

The camp consists of forty large, well appointed, en-suite tents evenly spread out to create a sense of privacy. The decor is beautifully simple with wooden floors, four-poster beds and wrought iron furniture. The tents, conveniently connected to the main areas by either sand or wooden walkways, are raised off the ground to maximise the striking views of the Great Rift Valley plains. On very clear days, it is possible to see Oldonyo Lengai, a mountain revered by the Maasai. The private veranda, complete with directors’ chairs and a coffee table, is the perfect spot to savour this picture.

On safari


At Maramboi, you get the benefit of game drives in both Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park. There are also Maasai guided bush walks which focus on smaller wonders such as animal tracks, insects and anything else you might bump into on your way to the water's edge of Lake Manyara. The lake’s shore is also a great spot for bird watching and sipping on cocktails, celebrate the beautiful sunset. Don’t feel like venturing far? Take a dip in the lodge’s sparkling pool and soak up the views and the sun under one of the pool-side umbrellas.

When to go

Lake Manyara by month


Season: Wet


Season: Wet


Season: Wet


Season: Wet


Season: Dry


Season: Dry


Season: Dry


Season: Dry


Season: Dry


Season: Dry


Season: Wet


Season: Wet


Lake Manyara National Park is famous for its flamingo-laden waters, where the pink glow of thousands of birds blankets the scene. But the lake also has an incredible diversity of other species, with vast herds of buffalo, zebra and wildebeest congregating in the area. The landscape ranges from ground-water forest, to grasslands, acacia woodlands and hot springs all converging on the lake itself. Stay in the park and explore further afield, encountering more than 400 different species of bird, and if you are persistent, a lion draped across the branches of an old mahogany tree.


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