Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

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Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is a large yet comfortable hotel built onto the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Its size and decor may mean that it lacks the ambience or style of other lodges but it makes up for this by providing the most magnificent views of the Crater and a convenient access for game drives.

The lodge has 75 rooms in total including a suite, twin, double and triple rooms and connecting rooms making it popular with families. Each of the rooms enjoys uninterrupted views over the Crater from individual rock-enclosed balconies.

The split-level rock-built dining and bar area features a wall of windows looking down on to the constantly changing vistas of the crater. The menu choices include traditional Maasai fare as well as international cuisine with the opportunity to dine al fresco from a safari breakfast under an Acacia grove to a BBQ lunch by a hippo-filled pool. A rim-flow swimming pool provides a welcome cool down during the day.

How to get to Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

The Ngorongoro Serena Lodge lies 180 km from Arusha (an approximately 4 hour drive, depending on weather conditions). A flight from Arusha would take around 30 min into Manyara airstrip followed by an approximately 45 min drive to the lodge.

Activities at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Game drives, guided hikes around the Crater, bush walks, picnic lunches, Crater breakfasts, barbeque lunches, sundowners, excursions to the nearby Oldavai Gorge, the 'Birthplace of Humankind' and a variety of cultural events.

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Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Client Score: 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews 4.5 View more reviews
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Julie Honse and Brian Behrens

4

Very crowded - but still very nice. This felt more like a "regular" hotel being all in one building--but the views were definitely breathtaking.

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Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Alison Armstrong

5

amazing view of the sun rise - we were up anyway but worth getting up for. Food very good as was service, lovely atmosphere at dinner far more luxury than we would usually have but - we enjoyed it and made the most of it tea maker in the room would have been great

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