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Isoitok Camp - Manyara

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was looking for a week-end escape and found exactly what I was looking for! friendly staff, amazing and fresh food, attention to details and amazing walks to the hill with breathtaking views on Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley! Never saw such a sunset in front of me and a moon rise in the back, those images will stay...

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Safari_Chris_2015, Owner at Isoitok Camp - Manyara, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share what sounds like an amazing experience - A message back to you and all our guest; is we look forward to the day you return once again to be enveloped by mother nature and let the team at Isoitok spoil you with a fine bush cuisine and friendly services that come always...

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We stayed here only one night, a real pity for this is heaven on earth. Sympatic and professional Joseph treats you as really special guests: he gave us so much service and attention this camp became a place we will never forget. The food is of a rare class so tasteful, the white wine is perfectly cold, and the location...

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Safari_Chris_2015, Owner at Isoitok Camp - Manyara, responded to this review

Great to read - i like the 6 balls bit :-) we should get back to T/A on that !! i'm heading to camp today in fact so will share all the reviews with the Team i'm sure Mr smiley ( AKA - Joseph ) will be smiling even more when he digests your comments. Its very nice to read...

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst we visited Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater for our safari before heading to the Serengeti. The camp was lovely - nice bedroom and bathroom (although we just used the bush shower as this was ready to use and you have to order showers for the room). The evenings were great, a campfire and...

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Safari_Chris_2015, Owner at Isoitok Camp - Manyara, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and i think you have captured the essence of what safari is about !! i have lived and worked in Tanzania for 17 years now! always involved in the safari industry as a tour operator and since 2007 as the creator/owner of Isoitok tented camp. The key ingredients to any safari is allowing the time...

Moddergat, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent ambiance with very personal hospitality. The camp reflexes a very sympathetic view on tourism in Africa. Visiting a Masai boma here gives you a real insight in Masai live (contrary to the road side bomas in Ngorongoro)! A once in a live time experience!! Food in the camp and accomodation are good.

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Safari_Chris_2015, Owner at Isoitok Camp - Manyara, responded to this review

Thanks you for your review and very happy to read your comments as to our approach to responsible/sustainable tourism as this is a key to our existence and any existence i personal believe when working as we do with ethnic groups as we do with our Maasai neighbors. Its a hand in hand relationship as all we simple do is...

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We set out for Isoitok Camp on the outskirts of Lake Manyara for a new years getaway. What a treat! Nestled in the hills of Manyara this stunning camp pops up out of no where! Excellent accommodation! Great food! The chef whipped up creme caramel for dessert that would take strips off any of the best restaurants in the world!...

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Safari_Chris_2015, Owner at Isoitok Camp - Manyara, responded to this review

Sounds like the perfect New Year away from the crowds but still in good company - glad your Isoitok Experience slipped into the new year with great food, great company, style and grace!! Can think of no better place to be than sitting on top of the viewpoint staring out over the vistas of calm and tranquility. Look forward to...

Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a great camp and the staff are very attentive. The only negatives are they push for you to spend more on activities and tips and there is no mosquito net in the rooms. They claim you don't need this as they spray but the first night we had mosquitos in the room.

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Safari_Chris_2015, Owner at Isoitok Camp - Manyara, responded to this review

Dear Guest Very sorry to hear of your experience, it is the very first time we have had such feedback but thank you for letting us know as through your review we have already looked into things with further guidance and scenarios presented to the Isoitok staff and Maasai guides as best how to advise and react in situations as...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Our family had the pleasure to stay at this magical and imaginary place amidst nature overlooking the great rift valley. The food and service as well as the building style are all exquisite and authentic. The portions of the food so generous, such a variety and freshness in the middle of the bush! We were impressed with the respect between...

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Safari_Chris_2015, Owner at Isoitok Camp - Manyara, responded to this review

Happy xmas to you all - and thank you for your comments and future recommendations to those you meet. Your review captures everything we have set out to do and how we co-exist with our Maasai neighbors, we are fully integrated into the community of Esilalei and have been over the 8 year relationship. This makes our relationship very special...

Reviewed 15 December 2016

Friendly and professional staff, the rooms are beautiful and the food of course is delicious. You can also visit the local Maasai community and learn about their customs and traditional medicine. Highly recommend!

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Safari_Chris_2015, Owner at Isoitok Camp - Manyara, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us! and happy to read that your time at Isoitok lived up to what others have said about our little piece of bush haven in the heart of Maasai lands...the Maasai are now very happy as the short rains have delivered what they and their livestock have been waiting for - "water and...

Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We spend a whole day at the camp. Met with the local Maasai, learned about their culture, traditions and use of trees and shrubs for medicines. Had a wonderful lunch at the camp and walked some more in the unique environment. Enjoyed the views and the birds and the wildlife. Definitely will go back.

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Safari_Chris_2015, Owner at Isoitok Camp - Manyara, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and helping get the word out there to other "Arushians" and fellow travelers - i hope the little rain we have now had has painted the bush some with a splash of green heading out tomorrow so will be good to see what new bird species are currently in the area. Karibu tene and hope to...

Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Utterly Fabulous. Great food, friendly staff, authentic glamping. The tented rooms were luxurious. All run on solar so great carbon footprint. There is an option to shower in your room OR have a "moon shower" which I would recommend to EVERYONE. Its located in easy reach of Tarangire, Manyara and of course the Crater so you can use Isoitok as...

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Safari_Chris_2015, Owner at Isoitok Camp - Manyara, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments and compliments will be sure to share with the team and now that you understand what awaits you after a very short drive then we hope to see you again anytime you feel like escaping the madding crowds, hustle and bustle of Arusha. Think we need to push the bird count to 150 before...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Isoitok Camp – Manyara is not just another tented camp, it’s an experience you wished you had longer for! The camp is surrounded by the Maasai community of Esilalei offering draw dropping views overlooking Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley basin. Private, surreal bush experiences await those who visit. Five deluxe tents sculptured into the natural surroundings with a night chorus out of "Born Free." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Isoitok Camp - Manyara

Address: Makyuni - Mto Wa Mbu Highway, Lake Manyara National Park PO box 11914, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Lake Manyara National Park
Price Range: $348 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Highly recommend the activities on offer, specially the walk to the hill”
 of 5 bubbles 27nicolev, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try the communal outdoor shower. You have a shower in the tent but the outside shower is a treat.”
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“Choose a room that is secluded from the wind”
 of 5 bubbles alejandrob405, 13 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Use the main shower - which is longer and very relaxing under the stars”
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