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In the heart of the Rift Valley ~ Welcome to Maasai-land

One of the chief's wives...

A visit to Isoitok Camp is always high on our list. This award winning eco-camp is located near Lake Manyara, between the village of Mto wa Mbu and the turning to Tarangire National Park. It's a perfect destination wherein to learn a little about genuine Maasai culture, stretch your legs on a hike and just plain relax in a lovely bush setting.

The entrance to camp...

The camp supports a nearby Maasai boma (small village) by partnering with them in a sustainable way to improve, but not change, their environment and customs. Specific benefits include the provision of water and education as well as other projects. Isoitok was one of the first camps to pass the mark set by Responsible Tourism Tanzania and has gone on to win multiple awards in the field. You can read more about their philosophy on the website.

Beauty in the bush, Terminalia tree with guests on a bird walk in the green season....

One of the joys of this camp is the ability to walk, due to the absence of large predators. Whether guests chose to enjoy a short birding excursion (this is an excellent spot for birds), a longer several-hour hike or a guided walk to the sunset viewpoint, the experience of being on foot in the African bush is never forgotten.

Our medicine walk guide, Rubin...

A morning visit to the boma is a must while staying here. Meet the chief and his family, watch the livestock being milked or herded, chat with the women and perhaps buy some hand beaded articles from the mamas as a souvenir.

Morning coffee or tea served to your tent...

The camp is small, with only eight beautifully built classic safari tents permanently set on wooden platforms with tiled bathrooms. Hot water on demand, flush toilets, in-room safes, outside seating and comfortable beds are among the accommodation amenities. Meals are served alfresco, under the stars or in the open dining area. Staff members provide excellent service and hospitality and the well-stocked bar and large campfire area complete the scenario for a perfect stay at one of the best kept secrets in Tanzania.

This is us, enjoying the sunset over Lake Manyara after our short hike to the viewpoint...

Any mention of Maasai would not be complete without cows! A favorite end of the day camp activity is enjoying drinks with friends in the small lounge above the bar while watching the cows go by on their way home. The tinkling of cowbells combine with the cooing of doves into one of the classic sounds of the African bush.

We hope you'll enjoy your stay with us at Isoitok Camp!

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