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Burudika Manyara Lodge

Experience Maasai culture and African Wildlife

We offer a variety of possible excursions, including canoeing, biking, walking safaris and cultural tours to a Maasai boma or market. Exploring the east side of lake Manyara offers you extraordinary landscapes where you will see flamingos, marabous, pelicans, geese, ibis as well as herds of zebra and wildebeest, giraffes, ostriches, gazelles, etc. Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Price: 20 US$

Lake Manyara: cycling

Crossing Acacia woodland, passing the grassland plains to the Lake Manyara, you will enjoy Avian life, come close to the local fishers and watch the Maasai herd their lifestock.
You have the possibility to spot Wildebeest, Zebra, Gazelle, Giraffe and many birds, such as Flamingo, Kingfisher, Starling, Pelican, Ibis, etc.
Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Price: 20 US$

Gunda swamp: walking and biking

To get to the swamp, you will cross rice and banana plantation. A refreshing swim is possible in clean natural water.
Endimic birdlife you're likely to spot are Giant Kingfisher, Black Crake, African Green Pigeon, Yellow vented Eromomela, Common bulbul, Weaver, and Black headed Oriole.
Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Price: 20 US$

Mto wa mbu and Local Market

On the local market, people are busy buying and selling their commodities.
As Mto wa mbu is blessed with many natural water springs, it results in extensive fruit and vegetable production, such as jackfruit, pawpaw, red and yellow banana, lemon, orange, mango, tomato and many others.
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Price: 20 US$

Kirurumu River

Passing through Kirurumu local village, following the Great East African Rift valley zone, you walk through the shores of this river that feeds Lake Manyara.
Come and see the undiscovered beauty of these areas.
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
Price: 20 US$

Lake Miwaleni and waterfalls

Visiting Lake Miwaleni and its 50 feet waterfalls at the base of the Great Rift valley, you will also enter a small surrounding forest, with good chances of seeing small and large mammals, such as Kirks Dik-dik, Baboon, Monkey and Hippo.
This tour can be done by bike or car.
Duration: full day
Price: 20 US$

Njoro water source

Walk under the shades of banana trees in the plantations of Mto wa mbu. The Njoro water source is situated in the natural spring forming the interacted canopy of the underground water forest.
Water is life, let's preserve it.
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
Price: 20 US$

Highland hiking

Hike along the Great East Rift Valley escarpment to the lateral view point of Mbuga ya Fisi (meaning 'the savanna of Hyenas') to gaze at the 350 years old Baobab and witness the beautiful view over Mto wa mbu and Lake Manyara.
You will visit the Kirurumo waterfall, hiking through forest rich in botanical and geological attractions.
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Price: 20 US$

Kigelia africana

Some endemic trees are connected to local believes. Our ancestors believed that under the shade of the African Sausage tree the spirits of our forefathers rest. The tree also has medical value.
Cath a breeze under this tree during the high humidity of the day.
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Price: 20 US$

Local life

In developing countries like Tanzania, local people engage themselves in different activities to improve their living standard.
You will learn how local food and beverages are prepared, e.g. the famous banana beer, and you will be able to taste them.
Duration: ? to ? hours
Price: 20 US$

Maasai Boma en Culture

The fascinating culture of the ethnic Maasai remains a big tourist attraction in Tanzania.
You can experience the structural organisation of Maasai bomas and the many entertainments, like dancing, singing and the fascinating way of jumping. Support their community by buying Maasai arts and handcrafts.
Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Price: 20 US$

Makonde Art

The Makonde are an ethnic group in Southeast Tanzania, originating from Northern Mozambique.
You will be able to see how the Makonde are carving and painting, with the chance to buy whatever they produce.
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
Price: 20 US$