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Mto wa Mbu, Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania
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#3 of 22 Specialty lodging in Mto wa Mbu
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NSYA Lodge is located on beautiful Rift Valley at Lake Manyara National park. Sitting on the great rift valley surrounded by the acacia woodland, it takes approximately two hours to drive from Arusha to NSYA Lodge about 120KM away. NSYA Lodge has been developed in harmony with, and respect for, local community values, heritage and aspirations. Apart from the cottages and luxury tents we have a large campsite area, where you can enjoy camping under the sun at the most relaxing spots.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
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Seating area
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Lucy V wrote a review Sep 2022
Arusha, Tanzania12 contributions
We were accommodated in the double tent and enjoyed it more than the cottages. beds were comfortable , bathroom new and revamped. Food as usual was local fare, tasty, well presented. Cold crisp Serengeti beer available . Breakfast was a nice surprise as on previous trips had no time for an early meal. the chef presented the eggs as requested, fresh juice, decent coffee and selections of cocoa/Africacafe. Pool beds were in evidence, water a little low but during this time of year, it is too cold for a dip. I would definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: fast wifi available in the common areas only.
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Julia K wrote a review Aug 2022
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We stayed here for one night, during our Safari in Tanzania. The food was really good and the staff very friendly! We stayed in the tented lodges, which were very spacious and cozy. Could really recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chua XT wrote a review Aug 2022
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I was booked on this accommodation when I booked a safari tour with Budget Holiday Safaris in Kenya and 7 Wonders Safaris in Tanzania. There were a lot of issues with the above agent (see reviews on their page). Long story short, my itinerary was screw up and I had to miss one of the sites that I was promised to. I was very upset with the tour agent and I asked for an upgrade to a lodge that day instead of resting my night in the tent. However, I waited the above agents for 4 hours in the lobby but received no answer from them. Jambi, the staff on duty, knew about my situation because he saw me waiting there for 4 hours straight. I believe he would have overheard my conversation with the agent and saw how my emotions ran wild, sitting there crying and feeling absolutely helpless. To add on, the night is getting dark and chilly. Jambi approached me and told me that he had spoken to his lady boss and would like to offer me the complimentary lodge as there was one that is available. My heart was so full because someone can empathise my situation so much. Nsya really don't have to do this for their guests because of the fault of the tour agent, but because they know from the start what was my situation about. Good customer service goes a long way. I'd like to commend everyone at Nsya Lodge, lady boss and her team, Jambi for all that you have done. You guys made Africa even more amazing! I wish your business continue to prosper, stay safe, take care and may we cross path again! Book with Nsya and you won't have any regrets!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Nsya Lodge, General Manager at Nsya Lodge & Camp
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Andreas Lundh wrote a review Feb 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark5 contributions
This lodge is a very hospitable place in nice surroundings. The staff are very friendly and there are nice huts. The food was excellent. Good value for the money. I can definately recommend this place.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Nsya Lodge, General Manager at Nsya Lodge & Camp
Responded 28 Feb 2022
Thank you for choosing Nsya Lodge we are happy you had a wonderful stay with us, we look forward to seeing you again at Nsya Lodge
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XavierPendragon wrote a review Dec 2021
Italy53 contributions21 helpful votes
The property is located in Mto Wa Mbu, a few hundred meters in the countryside area, seen from a distance, it may look quite beautiful, but as you get closer, another world emerges: the bathrooms are dirty and malfunctioning, there is a stench everywhere and everything seems to be left to chance. The accommodations are all in all acceptable. The grade so low, however, does not depend on the structure itself, but on what is likely to happen, when interacting with some element of their staff: some of them are dishonest and dangerous people as they can try to cheat you, even putting you in a dangerous situation. I personally filed a complaint, but I'm not sure if this person has been removed from the structure, so I recommend staying away from this place and choosing something else. Local people can be very friendly, but criminals are always on the prowl. keep your eyes open and always say no to any request that is never disinterested.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Nsya Lodge, General Manager at Nsya Lodge & Camp
Responded 28 Feb 2022
Thank you for taking time to write a review we do sincerely apologize you did not experience a good stay with us, our bathrooms are cleaned twice a day we have a manager on site always very sorry to hear bathrooms were not clean, our staff are hard working but we shall speak to them thank you for informing us. Please do clarify on how the staff put you in dangerous situation as we have had our staff for almost 10 years, it would be unacceptable to put anyone in such a situation this matter has to be looked into closely our local staff are trusted well always, I am shocked to read such a comment, Kindly email me who you filled a compliant to. Local people are trustworthy and friendly we at Nsya do our best to make the stay wonderful as possible never in all the years have we had a complained we shall work with our staff always they are the ones who make the lodge and we support them truly and the local village. wish you all the best thank you for taking out time to write a reivew.
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nancyenpascal wrote a review Nov 2021
Brussels, Belgium3 contributions1 helpful vote
Was a really nice spot, frinendly, good meals and a fantastice (new) tents we could sleep in...nice pool and monkeys came to steal our food!! Nice only first night the dansers were a bit too insisting for bying stuff and that put a little downer but apart from that was really super place!!!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Nsya Lodge, General Manager at Nsya Lodge & Camp
Responded 28 Feb 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review, we are happy to hear you had a great stay with us, the tents are new addition! well noted for the dancers we shall inform our dancers to keep the volume of the sound lower.
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maryu970 wrote a review Nov 2021
Medemblik, The Netherlands2 contributions
Quietly located lodge on spacious grounds in Mto wa Mbu, close to Manyara NP. Friendly welcome and we spent the night in a beautiful tent that is fully equipped. Great bed. In the evening as a surprise a special performance with dance and acrobatics! The dining room could be made cozier, but the extremely friendly service makes up for it. In short: highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Nsya Lodge, General Manager at Nsya Lodge & Camp
Responded 28 Feb 2022
Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you had a wonderful stay with us, we have worked on our dining room recently making it cosy. Look forward to having you stay with us again soon!
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Frances P wrote a review Oct 2021
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In May 2021, we took our students to a camping trip based at Nsya Lodge. Firstly, we were given such a warm welcome by all the staff. This continued through our 2 night stay - the lodge couldn't have done more for us! The facilities were great, a peaceful place to camp and students loved the pool! The lodge arranged all our wonderful activities, from biking to painting. Students also loved the food for breakfast, lunch and dinner - and snacks! We would happily plan our next camping trip with Nsya Lodge. Many thanks for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 28 Feb 2022
Thank you for choosing Nsya Lodge letting us host students students represented a wonderful school. Look forward to the next camping trip your stay with us.
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Denis S wrote a review Jul 2021
Cozumel, Mexico7 contributions1 helpful vote
This lodge is proposing tents or luxury spacious bungalow with hot water, excellent beds , really clean. Vodacom 4g is good around the bungalows and free wifi is a decent option at the restaurant. The lodge area is very wide and provides a feeling of freedom and Serenity. Restaurant is excellent and really well organised. Staff is very helpful too always making sure to arrange your drop off and pick up with the safari companies. Swimming pool with bar in the wild is very nice as well!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: 3km from there is a rice , then a banana plantation that worth a visit.
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Robert W wrote a review Jul 2019
Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania11 contributions4 helpful votes
Nsya Lodge is a quiet, relaxing place away from the busyness of the town yet within easy walking distance. The place is safe and you don't feel threatened to leave and wander around. The rooms are adequate and clean and the grounds are spacious. The staff are polite and quick to help. Particularly good was the standard of food at supper. I would particularly recommend hiring bikes and exploring the area down to the lake. it is flat with easy cycling but take water and a pump.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There doesn't seem to be much to chose between rooms.
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TanzaniaArusha RegionLake Manyara National ParkMto wa Mbu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nsya Lodge & Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Nsya Lodge & Camp?
Nearby attractions include Lake Manyara (7.0 km), Lake Duluti (6.6 km), and African Galleria (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nsya Lodge & Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Nsya Lodge & Camp?
Top room amenities include a desk, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Nsya Lodge & Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Nsya Lodge & Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nsya Lodge & Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Kabisa, Ol Mesera Restaurant, and Taste Poa Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nsya Lodge & Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Nsya Lodge & Camp?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Nsya Lodge & Camp offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.