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Korea street, Mto wa Mbu, Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania
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#6 of 22 Specialty lodging in Mto wa Mbu
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Fig Tree Lodge & Camp is located in Arusha province in the small village of Mto wa Mbu, located in the lower part of the Great Rift Valley and north of Lake Manyara. Here you are in the middle of the national parks of Lake Manyara (5 min to the gate), Ngorongoro crater (40 min), Tarangire (30 min) and Serengeti with its endless plains (3 h). "The Fig" is a true oasis with a nice garden and a relaxing pool, located just one street from the center of Mto wa Mbu, in the middle of "where everything happens". Here at Fig Tree Lodge, Pia and Susan will take good care of you. In Mto wa Mbu, with its 13 000 inhabitants, you have the opportunity to visit the Manyara Secondary School, Sister Monicas Health center, the huge massai market (every thursday) and much more. You can always do a "walking safari" in Mto wa Mbu and you'll come to banana plantations, beautiful rice fields, cooperative painting, woodcarving and more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Car hire
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Walk-in shower
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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Halfmanna wrote a review Aug 2022
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Generally OK, but make your shower early top not have to make it with cold water. The role are OK and the wifi is useful. Unfortunately the swimming pool is not clean hence doesn't invite to dive into it... The ladies au the reception are very nice and welcoming.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lowasa Nemnungu, Owner at Fig Tree Lodge & Camp
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you so much Halfmana for review we will as you said, Karibu Tena.
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Marion S wrote a review Dec 2021
Moshi, Tanzania342 contributions64 helpful votes
In 2006 I stayed here for the first time and still I’m coming back, whether it’s for work or for leisure. This was the first time coming with my family and we loved it. You think you can’t expect much for the rate offered, but the rooms are clean, have a great hot shower, a good mosquito net and enough space. There is a swimming pool and a lot of green in the garden. And then…there was breakfast! A big pile of freshly cut fruits and a big plate with pancakes, eggs, croissant, potAtoes and sausages. Lastly, it’s in the middle of town, but quiet and green, so you can easily experience local life!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alice S wrote a review Nov 2021
Lund, Sweden602 contributions287 helpful votes
We stayed here our last night of our safari with Safari Soles Africa. We had a good room and slept well. The internet worked just fine and the garden was nice. The pool didn't have any water in it unfortunately. Our own chef made the food so I cannot comment on the food. But the facilities was overall good. 
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sam J wrote a review Oct 2021
New York City, New York2 contributions
Fig Tree is a very comfortable lodge en route the northern circuit safari. Rooms are clean, hot showers, and incredibly kind staff that will go out of their way to make sure you feel comfortable and recharged. The surrounding area is pretty relaxing too. It's a very enjoyable experience.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Agus O wrote a review Aug 2021
Barcelona, Spain11 contributions
Very nice lodge near Lake Manyara. We stayed there for two nights while visiting the area, and before going to Serengeti. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the garden is tidy, clean and comfortable. There’s a swimming pool too. Everyone working there was really nice 🙂
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maryna M wrote a review Oct 2019
Detroit, Michigan23 contributions23 helpful votes
We stayed there one night in between the Norongoro Crater Tarangire park safaris. Very comfortable place. the rooms are big, clean and perfect for a good night's rest after an eventful safari. The breakfast was very good. The dinner - a perfect Tanzanian cuisine.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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TimSeattle1 wrote a review Feb 2018
Seattle, Washington162 contributions61 helpful votes
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I spent 8 nights here during a 3 month solo bicycle tour of East Africa. I had become sick during my ride from Arusha to Mto. After I had arrived in Mto, the doctor in the local clinic had diagnosed me as having brucellosis, and had started me on a course of 7 daily injections. Unbeknownst to me, his diagnosis and treatment were incorrect. The 3 ladies at the camp (Desderia the manager, and her assistants Pia and Susan), were responsible for taking me to see a different (US) doctor where I received a different diagnosis and medicine, and then nursing me back to health over the following week. The Lodge was owned by a Swedish couple, who visited 3 or 4 times per year. They supported women and children, and part of the profits went to help local kids. The lodge was run by the women, with some men to cook and garden. The TLC provided by the 3 women kept my spirits up during the first few days, when I was feeling very poorly. I had not felt so down in 20 years. I had vertigo, diarrhea and had lost my appetite. I had so little energy that visiting the bathroom required a major effort. I vomited up almost everything. They started me on bland foods, gradually increasing the taste and variety as my stomach became settled. I cannot think of a better environment in which to convalesce. Desderia, the smart and articulate young lady manager of the Fig Tree Lodge, had studied 2 years of medicine as part of her 4 year wildlife science degree. While I was working on bland maize meal at my first breakfast, she listened to my symptoms and to the local dispensary's doctor’s diagnosis. She said that for a white vegetarian tourist to contract brucellosis would be very unlikely. After mixing me 1.5 liters of “ORT” liquid (Oral Redrydration Therapy, used worldwide to reduce childhood deaths from diarrhea), she bundled me into one of her vehicles and summoned her driver to drive us to the “Fame Hospital” in Karatu, about 35 km west. The hospital had been founded in about 2008 by Californian cardiologist-anesthesiologist Dr Frank and his teacher wife Susan. It had since expanded to offer surgery, Ob-Gyn including C-sections, and most other modern medical services. It had 7 local doctors and several US trained MDs. Despite the long line of patients, I was seen by Dr Frank after a short wait. He agreed that brucellosis was unlikely. I had brought along stool and urine samples and he quickly organized a blood sample. All were analyzed in about 20 minutes, at which point he called me to his office. He and his US colleague felt I had 2 bacterial infections on the go. One was gastro-intestinal. The other was a general blood infection. He prescribed a 14 day course of Cipro, plus 24 tablets of ibuprofen. The total cost of the consultation and medicine was 35k TSH, or USD16. The consultation was free. When I asked how US doctors would probably have charged more than 20x as much, he said that US medical costs were out of control. He had no explanation, Pleased with my more credible doctors, I rejoined my companions and we drove back to the hotel. Desderia refused payment for the trip, saying her job was to take care of guests. What a kind, solicitous lady. The Fig Tree hotel was comfortable and had a pleasant garden with outdoor seating and birds. It was usually peaceful although one heard the occasional loud motorcycle in town. Temperatures were mild: around 18-24C (65-79F). I did not see a mosquito, although I used my malarial net and fan, and took my daily Mozitech anti-malarial (a Malarone generic from India). My hot shower worked great. Much of my recovery I owe to the 3 ladies at the Fig Tree Lodge, Desderia, Pia and Susan. Not only did they recognize the incorrect diagnosis of the local doctor, but they took my to see Dr Frank in Karatu, fed me bland food until I stopped vomiting, and provided crucial TLC to keep my spirits up. At the end they refused payment - all I had to pay was for the B&B. I tipped all three well.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Bárbara M wrote a review Sep 2017
Santiago, Chile29 contributions2 helpful votes
There are no enough words to express my gratefulness to Pia and all of the staff working here. Excellent bedrooms, great food and nice atmosphere. Hot water, free high speed wifi and great housekeeping treatment (just in case your looking for this).
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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_roland_k_johansson wrote a review Jan 2017
Gothenburg, Sweden1 contribution2 helpful votes
My wife and I spent ten days at this lodge and we found it clean and the staff personal gave us very good service. We were served breakfast and dinner every day and the food was delicious. The lodge is situated in the center of the village Mto Wa Mbu and it has a nice swimming-pool with fresh water. Staying at this lodge is good for persons who want to experience the Tanzanian way of living and it is just by Lake Manyara National Park and not far from Tarangiere National Park and Ngorongoro crater.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Beauty_in_journey wrote a review Sep 2016
Madeira, Portugal194 contributions46 helpful votes
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I spend there one night. The WiFi is working in the lounge. There are busy with renovating the area around the rooms. The room was spacy, bathroom in a bad condition and we had no warm water. Friendly staff mostly as some of the staff did not respond us when we were gretig them. I will not recomend to. My friends.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from DanielAugusta, Manager at Fig Tree Lodge & Camp
Responded 2 Dec 2016
Hi, we were indeed renovating the premises and now it is finalized. Welcome again.
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PRICE RANGE
$39 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionLake Manyara National ParkMto wa Mbu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fig Tree Lodge & Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Fig Tree Lodge & Camp?
Nearby attractions include Lake Manyara (5.5 km), Lake Duluti (4.0 km), and African Galleria (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fig Tree Lodge & Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Fig Tree Lodge & Camp?
Top room amenities include a mosquito net, a pool view, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Fig Tree Lodge & Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fig Tree Lodge & Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fig Tree Lodge & Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Kabisa, Ol Mesera Restaurant, and Taste Poa Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fig Tree Lodge & Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Fig Tree Lodge & Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Fig Tree Lodge & Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Fig Tree Lodge & Camp?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fig Tree Lodge & Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.