LODGE FOR YOUR SAFARI
Burudika lodge is affordable accommodation within the Jangwani wildlife corridor that joins the wildlife ecosystem of Tarangire and Manyara National Parks. The lodge provides a spectacular view of Lake Manyara National Park and is situated on the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley.
“Banda” is a Swahili word for a single standing house. Our stylish bandas are constructed using local building materials to reflect Tanzanian creation and skills. The roofs are thatched with coconut leaves while the walls are partly made of concrete, canvas and volcanic stones, which were formerly submerged in the lake. The beds are made of wood interwoven with sisal ropes in a unique Tanzanian style.
Each banda has a private verandah that offers a spectacular view of Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley with a cool eastward air breeze. You will have an opportunity to watch different bird species coming to drink water from the trough in front of your verandah.
- Hot Shower
- Power Supply by: Solar
- Private Veranda
- Mosquito Nets
- En-Suite Bathroom
Activities at Burudika Lodges
There are a variety of possible excursions, including trekking and camping on which you will see many pink flamingos, marabous, pelicans, geese, ibis as well as herds of zebra and wildebeest, giraffes, ostriches, gazelles, etc.
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.
Location and Accessibility
The lodge is situated in northern Tanzania, 157 kilometers from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), 2:30 hours drive, and 113 kms from Arusha town or 1:30 hour drive. It is accessible on the Great North Road (Arusha – Dodoma). From Arusha to the turn off Makuyuni – Mto wa Mbu, it is 30 minutes to the main gate of Manyara National Park. Light aircrafts can land at Manyara airstrip near Mto wa Mbu.
It is the ideal place to spend a quiet night while en route to and from the great wildlife areas of Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti.