Lake Manyara - best budget campsites
Lake Manyara is one of the most accessible national parks in Tanzania, and as such there are many accommodation options to suit all budgets.
Our favourite pick of the bunch in the budget range is Panorama Safari Camp, set on a prime location on the escarpment overlooking Lake Manyara. You can pitch your own tent, sleep in theirs ($20pp / BB) or sleep in an "African Igloo’’ for US$ 25 pp / BB. The facilities are basic, but the shared washroom and cooking facilities are clean. There is a basic restaurant and bar onsite with free WIFI.
Twiga Campsite & Lodge is an efficiently organized place in Mto wa Mbu village. They have a large lawn where you can pitch your own tent, swimming pool and various no frills but decently priced banda’s in the range of US$ 60 – 100 for a double on basis of bed & breakfast. The place lacks charm, but the shared cooking and washroom facilities are clean and having a pool can be a welcome relief during one of those warm days. Twiga Campsite is popular with Overlanders, so during high season, changes are slim you will be alone.