Lake Manyara

Wayo Manyara Green Camp


A hidden gem

Nestled in a forest under the Endabash Waterfalls, along a river that attracts elephants, buffalo and more year-round, Wayo Manyara Green Camp’s location is utterly breathtaking.

A comfortable camp with an ‘everything you need and nothing you don’t’ sustainable philosophy. Eight tents sit on teak decking and can set be set up as double, twin or triple for families. Some can be joined with covered walkways for those with older children. Expect comfy beds, crisp linen, classic bush showers and mesh windows looking out into the wilderness.

There’s a central mess tent and library, but almost all meals here are enjoyed outside, from feasts on the riverbed to private picnics up by the falls. This is a wonderful spot to relax and let the wildlife come to – for those wanting to explore, game drives, mountain bike rides, canoeing on Lake Manyara and village visits can be arranged.


At a glance

  • Eight tents

  • Mess

  • Library

  • Private dining experiences

Wayo Lake Manyara Green Camp Breakfast

Community & Culture

Wayo Africa strongly believes in training and employing Tanzanian people in key positions and almost all personnel at camp are Tanzanian. One of the main ways they support this is with their well-regarded guide training facility.

All the meals served use ingredients purchased from local markets, local shops and farms putting money back into local communities.


"Wayo" means footprint in Swahili, embodying an ethos of treading lightly as well as being out discovering Africa and meeting its people on foot.

Wayo's Green Camps have an incredibly light footprint operating in the most environmentally sustainable manner possible. The camp is solar powered and waste in the camp is minimised by preparing part of the meals in Arusha. There is no plastic in camp and waste is recycled or turned into compost for local farms and gardens. They are constantly aiming to improve operations and influence and educate others around us to do the same.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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