Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge is perched on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment with one of the greatest views over the Great Rift Valley and its soda lake. It is difficult to imagine a more spectacular setting. The lake is renowned among ornithologists for its birds of prey and the famous tree-climbing lions that inhabit the woodland that nestles between the lake and the Rift Valley.

The rooms are housed in individual thatched circular buildings and are a tribute to local architectural traditions. They are strung out along the edge of the cliff so as to allow for maximum views. Each room has its own small veranda while the interior decor reflects the blue of the lake and the pink of its flamingos. Serena Safari Lodge offers 67 bedrooms including 1 executive suite, 41 twin rooms, 12 triple rooms and 13 single rooms.

The central areas include a dining room, bar and veranda, below which lies the pool. Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, with stunning views over the lake is the pool bar and observation point.

How to get to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Approximately 2 hour's drive from Arusha, and up to 3 hour's drive from Kilimanjaro Airport. The Manyara airstrip is approximately 15 min drive away.

Activities at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Game drives, walking safaris, lake breakfasts, barbecue lunches, bush dinners and atmospheric sundowners, mountain bike and canoe safaris, mountain climbing, nature walks and traditional dance performances in the evenings.

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Client Score: 4.6 out of 5 based on 5 reviews 4.5 Showing 1 - 2 of 5 reviews
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Christopher & Geraldine Reynolds



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Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

David& Susan Lyon


A little tired, compared to the others, but still very nice. The staff were very friendly and helpful but they appeared inexperienced (compared to the other Serena lodge we were in). The pool view was amazing, including the baboon visitors. Would recommend staying here, too. This hotel's strength was the outdoor pool and places to sit and relax post-safari.

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Lake Manyara

Kenya and Tanzania Luxury Safari and Beach Holiday

Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $10,450 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Kenya, Tanzania
Masai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Zanzibar Island