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Maji Moto
Lake Manyara National Park

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When Ernest Hemingway swashbuckled his way through East Africa on the hunting safari that inspired his book, Green Hills of Africa, he made camp in the shade of giant Fever Trees where hot springs bubbled from the floor of the Rift Valley. His guides called this camp "Maji Moto", KiSwahili for hot water. He described the area as "the loveliest that I had seen in Africa". Today, on the exact spot where Hemingway pitched his tents, lies Maji Moto Tented Camp, on the shores of Lake Manyara.

The canopied main lounge area and viewing deck
The canopied main lounge area and viewing deck

Maji Moto is an exclusive 20 bed secluded camp overlooking the shores of Lake Manyara. Just ten tents are secluded in the shade of a small evergreen forest of Mahogany, Wild Mango and Fig trees. The large classic safari-style tents are erected on raised platforms. The tents are aglow from soft lighting and feature en-suite bathrooms with separate showers.

Secluded tents in the forest
Secluded tents in the forest

Manyara is one of the best places to see a wide variety of wildlife at close range. The extraordinary bird diversity within Lake Manyara National Park draws birders from around the world. Flocks of braying Silvery-cheeked Hornbills and dazzling Fischer's Lovebirds delight the eye. There are nearly 400 bird species, including seven vulture species, 12 eagle species and five owl varieties. The lake attracts abundant waterfowl, including flamingos and pelicans. Elephant, giraffe, buffalo and lion are conspicuous, as well as four primate species.

Luxurious tented accommodation
Luxurious tented accommodation

No matter what route you take to Lake Manyara, the approach is a dramatic spectacle. Cradled beneath the sheer walls of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara is a gleaming jewel in the African savannah, and a natural gateway to the biological wonderland of the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park.

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