The camp is set in a rich wild savannah bush location with an altitude of 1,075 metres above sea level. It backs onto the Losimingorti mountain range acting as a natural wildlife corridor from the Ngorongoro highlands through to Manyara conservancy and on into Tarangire National Park. Isoitok Camp Manyara offers a little more than just a place to put your head after a busy day of game drives and we do urge you to slow down as to fully appreciate the essence and importance of time relaxing and soaking in the African bush and her sounds with a few nights under canvas with us at Isoitok Camp Manyara. Time is completely on your side to forget work and recharge your internal batteries so you can actually leave Tanzania not needing another holiday once you get home. We do not offer 5 star services or an endless swimming pool but we do offer a grass root cultural experience and a true look behind the scenes into Maasai culture.
Families and slow paced safaris
The location of Isoitok Camp Manyara with regards to the 3 leading wildlife areas is a bonus for people who are exploring these areas for a couple of days. Experience has shown that this does well for families having young children since the camp serves as an appropriate, safe base to carry out day trips to places such as the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park plus Tarangire National Park as well as have cultural visits to the nearby villages.
The accommodation offered here includes the following facilities:
King size, double, twin or triple bed set
Traditional hang-man shower system with hot water on request
Writing desk and chair
Lazy reading safari chair
Flushing western-style toilet
Customized self-importance unit with mirror with flowing cold water
Outside safari style chairs and table
Solar lighting in the tent
Hand-woven mkeka mats
Maasai medicine walk
These are normally organized early in the morning along the gentle slopes behind this camp. Discover the various root & plant extracts that are being used up to date by the Maasai on a regular basis. The walks range from 30 minutes to one and a half hours based on your physical fitness.
Maasai boma visit
Experience the daily life of the Maasai on a visit to one of their traditional boma or dwelling. Check out ‘behind the scenes’ and personally witness the thrilling day to day lifestyle of these nomadic people. Meet the children, Elders as well as the Maasai women and get the complete explanations about the status and tribal ranking in the family age brackets.
Traditional goat sacrifice
Observe the goat sacrifice traditional in the Korongo close to the camp. The camp’s Maasai employees will disclose their butchery skills and reveal the significance of this practice that has passed down from several generations. Afterwards you will have a traditional goat BBQ in addition to a Swahili buffet.
Viewpoint walks with bush refreshments
In the company of our Maasai scout you will take head up to one of the numerous viewpoints looking over Lake Manyara plus the Great Rift Valley. There you will enjoy Sundowner snacks plus a beverage of your preference as you soak in the melting rays of the sunset beyond the Lake.