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Family Friendly with Spectacular Lake and Mountain Views

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Last updated: 03/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Arusha lodge description

Rift Valley Photographic Lodge is located in the world-renowned Rift Valley and surrounded by the most sought after photographic safari destinations. The lodge is set high, in a bush-cloaked ridge, with magnificent views over Lake Manyara.
Rift Valley Lodge provides visitors with an ideal base to explore the Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Lake Natron and Engaruka Ruins for the most extraordinary holiday where everything that is Africa, converges in a beautiful display. Rift Valley Lodge stands centre-stage to one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife arenas, providing visitors with ringside seats for the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’.
It is designed according to the circular motif of a traditional Masai village offering international sophistication with raw African beauty. The main lodge is built around an ancient Baobab tree in true Masai village style, with each public area designed as an individual unit with spectacular views over Lake Manyara. Relax in the lounge, enjoy fine dining in the restaurant or have sundowners at the bar, adjacent to the deck surrounding the baobab and overlooking the pool area.
Leading from the lodge by walkways, the lodge features individual private chalets, each with uninterrupted views, private verandas and on suite facilities. Furnished in rich leather, the units captivate the “African Bush” atmosphere.

11 private Chalets up to 4 people in each one, the quoted pricing includes 2 adults- each additional adult in the same chalet pays extra $75 (contact owner in advance for arrangements) Central lounge, restaurant, bar, Swimming pool and sundeck.
Daily excursions - to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Tarangire. Satellite TV (in communal areas only)
Special dietary needs catered for with advance notification.
Getting There: The lodge is located in Northern Tanzania, about km 120 west of the town, Arusha and is en route to the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti Plains. Airport transfers by road from Arusha, takes approximately 2 hours. All your trip needs can be arranged from the time you land -pickup from the Airport, Safari tours and flights within Tanzania eg Zanzibar, Pemba, Mikumi, Pangani etc. This is your one stop shop to make your stay in Tanzania as enjoyable as possible.

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Property Type

  • Lodge

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Included In Price
  • Dinner - Included In Price

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Have to be at least 18 yrs of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Please let owner know in advance. Pets will be considered on a case by case. Might be extra charges...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    In the balcony, no smoking in the rooms...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Kindly let us know in advance ...moreless

Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26, Beds for 2-26

Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Safari tours can be arranged at a reasonable rate if you are staying with us. Let us know in advance for customized package. Transport arrangements to be picked to and from the Airport is available at an extra cost....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Amazing sunset Lakeview from the pool area and balcony...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The lodge is set high, in a bush-cloaked ridge, with magnificent views over Lake Manyara....moreless

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View:

    The Lodge is surrounded by spectacular Mountain views ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Rift Valley Lodge is designed according to the circular motif of a traditional Masai village offering international sophistication with raw African beauty....moreless

  • Village:

    A walking distance to Massai Village and Bomas...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No need for Air Conditioner. Suitable climate all year round...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wireless in communal areas dining/bar/lounge and fire pit...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample parking available...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Access to mobile phone available, pay per call or rent the mobile phone for day....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry service available...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Let us know if advance if more bikes are needed...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thank you Season
Apr 15 - May 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$120
$700 $2,480
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200
$1,225 $4,800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Taxes Included

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 03/08/2015
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Location

170 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Kilimnajaro International Airport
Arusha
Nearest Barpub
Rift Valley Lodge Pool BAR
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Arusha Ngorongoro Crater Highway
Arusha
Nearest Restaurant
Rift Valley Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Rift Valley Photographic Lodge is located in the world-renowned Rift Valley and surrounded by the most sought after photographic safari destinations. The lodge is set high, in a bush-cloaked ridge, with magnificent views over Lake Manyara.

Rift Valley Lodge provides visitors with an ideal base to explore the Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Lake Natron and Engaruka Ruins for the most extraordinary holiday where everything that is Africa, converges in a beautiful display. Rift Valley Lodge stands centre-stage to one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife arenas, providing visitors with ringside seats for the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’.

Rift Valley Lodge is designed according to the circular motif of a traditional Masai village offering international sophistication with raw African beauty. The main lodge is built around an ancient Baobab tree in true Masai village style, with each public area designed as an individual unit with spectacular views over Lake Manyara. Relax in the lounge, enjoy fine dining in the restaurant or have sundowners at the bar, adjacent to the deck surrounding the baobab and overlooking the pool area.

 

Manager info

About: Abdul was born and raised in Tanzania and has been a professional safari guide for over 24 years. His involvement in wildlife activities started at a young age when he joined the Ranger Safaris and KUDU Safaris working in the tourism department. He graduated from Mweka Wildlife College and received a UNESCO grant to attend a course in Ireland as a professional guide. Abdul currently is the owner, company director and professional guide for Natural Agency and Car Hire in Arusha, Tanzania.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Owner is an experienced tour guide with over 20 years in the Safari business. He owns his own tour company and can arrange special packages at competitive rates.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, Swahili

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • View of our dinning room and pool bar

    View of our dinning room and pool bar

  • Our local Massai guide on adventure tour of the Lake.

    Our local Massai guide on adventure tour of the Lake.

  • Nature at its best

    Nature at its best

  • Dining and pool area built around the sacred Baobab tree

    Dining and pool area built around the sacred Baobab tree

  • Enjoyable evening by the fire with traditional Massai dancers and delicious bbq

    Enjoyable evening by the fire with traditional Massai dancers and delicious bbq

  • Traditional Challet-your private sleeping area. Sleeps up to 4 people w arrngmnt

    Traditional Challet-your private sleeping area. Sleeps up to 4 people w arrngmnt

  • Exotic birds right outside your window

    Exotic birds right outside your window

  • Incorporating nature with our surroundings

    Incorporating nature with our surroundings

  • Challet with double beds

    Challet with double beds

  • Traditional pool bar and our very own brick oven

    Traditional pool bar and our very own brick oven

  • View of surrounding mountains, lake manyara, pelican and stocks from the dinning

    View of surrounding mountains, lake manyara, pelican and stocks from the dinning

  • View of the lodge and background mountains from Lake Manyara

    View of the lodge and background mountains from Lake Manyara

  • Giraffes and other animals in their natural habitat -stroll by the lodge.

    Giraffes and other animals in their natural habitat -stroll by the lodge.

  • Elephants roaming freely

    Elephants roaming freely

  • Exotic Birds right outside your bedroom window

    Exotic Birds right outside your bedroom window

  • Pool area with a view

    Pool area with a view

  • Double sinks in your private Chalet

    Double sinks in your private Chalet

  • King bedroom

    King bedroom

$120 - $200 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
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Detailed Price

  • Sleeps
    26
  • Bedrooms
    11
  • Bathrooms
    11
  • Property type
    Lodge
  • Reviews
    2
Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Swahili
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/08/2015
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+255 784478955

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