Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

| Arusha, Tanzania
 

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Overview

Set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, this lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Winner of numerous awards from the world travel press, it is perhaps the finest venue the Serengeti has to offer.

Centrally located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the living landscape. A series of traditional domed "rondavels" are widely spaced throughout the grounds, which are cooled by groves of acacia trees and watered by sparkling streams. On the very edge of the ridge is a 'vanishing horizon" pool, which looks out over the "endless plains" after which the Serengeti is named.

Each charmingly presented room is accommodated in a two-storey (one up, one down) stone-built, traditionally-thatched ‘Rondavel'. Looking out over the plains, each has its own private balcony, private entrance, spacious bedroom, natural stone bathroom and intricately carved furniture.

Situated close to the world-famous 2-million-year-old paleolithic site of Ol Duvai, "birthplace of mankind", the lodge has been styled to offer a showcase of cultural performance, heritage and traditional art, which is best illustrated by the lavish Makonde carvings which decorate both the rooms and the stunning domed dining room.

As for wildlife, the Serengeti National Park offers not only all the members of "The Big Five" (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo), but also the annual "migration" of over one million wildebeest and their attendant cast of predators.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
  • Serengeti Game Reserve
  • Arusha,
  • Tanzania

Location Summary
The Lodge is in the Serengeti National Park, 335 kms from Arusha.

The majority of visitors arrive by air, using the busy airstrip at the Seronera headquarters (30km from the Lodge). There are also daily flights to several other airstrips to include: Grumeti, Serengeti South and Lobo.

Road access from Arusha is via the Naabi Hill Gate at the south-eastern edge of the park. Naabi Gate is 75 kms from Seronera. Ndabaki Gate is about 140 km northeast of Mwanza along the Mwanza-Musoma road and gives direct access to the Western Corridor. The road from Ndabaka to Seronera is in good condition and should take around 2-3 hours. Petrol points en route from Arusha include Makuyuni, Mto wa Mbu and Karatu. Petrol is also usually available at Ngorongoro Crater Park Village.

Directions to Hotel
By road: transfers by road from Arusha take approximately 8 hours. By air: the airstrip is adjacent to the lodge and a ‘meet and greet' and transfer service is offered.

Highlights & Reviews

Meeting Space
Few venues can deliver the impact of the Serengeti Conference Centre, which offers a series of interlinked conference areas, private bars, scenic terraces and exclusive dining options.
Fine Dining On Site
Linked by shaded walkways and clustered around the roaring furnace of the central circular barbecue arena (operational breakfast, lunch and dinner), the high-domed halls of the two-tier dining room are supported by massive papyrus-topped pillars and embellished with sumptuous traditional "Makonde" carvings.
Child Programs
We appreciate the importance of quality family time. We are also committed to ensuring that you can relax, secure in the knowledge that your children are having as great a holiday as you are. With this in mind we offer a wide range of family-friendly accommodation options; children's dining; baby-sitting, and plenty of adventure, sports and educational entertainment for children of all ages.
Pool Outdoor
Vanishing horizon pool overlooking the plains.
Recommended Rooms
Serengeti Suite: Our suite offers a spacious bedroom luxuriously appointed with a king-sized double bed with walk-in mosquito net, sumptuous furnishings, dressing area and marble ensuite bathroom. The elegantly appointed sitting room, meanwhile, enjoys panoramic views and is and is tastefully and relaxingly furnished while offering: a fully stocked mini-bar, digital multi-channel TV and direct dial telephone. 24-hour room service is available and fruit and wine will be laid out to welcome our guests. The suite is set slightly apart from the rest of the rooms and enjoys its own private access.


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Amenities

Hotel Amenities
  • - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
Available Activities
  • - Ecological Tourism

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Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Arusha, Tanzania