Location: Burudika Lodge is located in Lake Manyara within the Jangwani wildlife corridor of Mto wa Mbu Game Controlled Area (GCA) where different mammals and bird species roam freely between Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks ecosystem. Situated less than a kilometre from the lake to the west, the lodge is about 30 minutes drive to the main gate of Manyara National Park and 113kms or 1 ½ hours drive from Arusha town.
Accommodation: The lodge consists of 5 bandas (huts) with en-suite bathroom (shower and toilet), and one family banda with three bedrooms which can accommodate 6 guests sharing two bathrooms. The bandas are thatched with coconut leaves while the walls are partly made of concrete, canvas and volcanic stones. Furnishings are simple and the beds, with mosquito netting, are made of wood interwoven with sisal ropes in a unique traditional Tanzanian style. Each banda has a private verandah that offers a spectacular view of Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley to the west. Power is supplied by solar energy.
Facilities & Services: The restaurant is nested under the majestic huge Baobab tree and offers a tempting range of international and local inspiring dishes made of fi ne fresh ingredients. On sunny days meals can be taken under the shade of acacia tree. There is a bar and a curio shop. The area around the lodge is home to the Maasai, an ethnic group that values conservation and wildlife. The Maasai have co-existed with wildlife for a long time because of their non-hunting culture. Within this area it is not uncommon to meet the Maasai with cattle herds. The east side of the lake offers extraordinary landscapes where you can take a walking safari and visit a Maasai boma (home) with veteran Maasai guides.