- An open-air 'Crater Barbecue lunch' by a hippo-filled pool on the Crater's floor
- Wildlife in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Authentic displays of Maasai dance, song, performance and music
- Activities include game drives and view cave paintings
- Our accommodation choice would the Kimba suite :)
- Some of the most classic East Africa scenery out there
- Morning wildlife walks around the lodge with resident naturalist
- Visits to authentic Maasai villages and schools
- Lodge type; Classic Safari Lodge
- Location; Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- Lodge size; 75 rooms
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Experience The Beauty Of The Ngorongoro Crater and Stay At Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a triumph of ecological and architectural fusion, perched on the jagged rim of the crater, wreathed in the morning mist, camouflaged in river stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers.
Sensitively constructed so as to take nothing from its environment whilst affording endless vistas over the heat-shimmering reaches of the crater below, the clustered boulder-built buildings of the Lodge hug the crater rim, linked by rope-lashed timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a unique blend of world-class luxury, timeless volcanic splendour and ethnic style. As for the views, from lilac-streaked sunrise to indigo star-studded night, the immeasurably ancient Ngorongoro Crater delivers a theatre of vistas, most unchanged since the dawn of time.
Rooms and Suites
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge offers 75 luxurious guest rooms, with 74 of them being standard rooms and one being a suite.
All the rooms are equipped with features to give guests an unforgettable experience. The rooms feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards and wildwood mirrors to provide an elegant atmosphere.
To further enhance your stay, the rooms also feature Maasai carvings and flamboyant prehistoric wall motifs depicting fleeing giraffes, stylised gazelle and plunging buffalo.
Each room is painted in a cave-grey, indigo-blue and jasper-red colour scheme, fully air-conditioned, and offers spectacular uninterrupted views over the crater.
You can take in the amazing beauty of Ngorongoro from your own rock-enclosed balcony. Whether you choose a standard room or a suite, you are guaranteed to have an incredible and unforgettable stay at this luxurious safari lodge!
Cuisine and Wine
The Cuisine and Wine at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge are a unique and unforgettable experience. The split-level dining area features two-tier walls of windows cascading down to the constantly changing views of the crater below. This allows for an incredibly picturesque dining experience that no other dining area can offer.
The menu offers a variety of traditional Maasai fare, long-time safari favourites and internationally themed dishes. You will find all your classic comfort foods like grilled meats, stews, and freshly made pastries, as well as more adventurous items like ostrich or baobab fruit.
The wine selection is just as impressive. The Lodge has a variety of wines from all across the globe, ranging from crisp white wines to rich reds to light rosés. Whether you're looking for something sweet and fruity or earthy and bold, there's something here to please even the most discerning palate.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge offers an array of facilities and property amenities to ensure comfort and convenience during your stay. The rock-built dining room and bar provide a central fire for a cosy evening in, while the extensive viewing terraces offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
A wedding planning and honeymoon venue are available, as well as a gift shop, business centre, room service and free Wi-Fi.
There is also a tented conference centre for any professional needs. The lodge offers an extensive selection of sports and activities, including cultural dance and music.
The TV room can be found in the main lounge, with satellite TV available for your entertainment. Air conditioning is available throughout the lodge.
At the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, visitors can experience an array of safari activities that are sure to create lasting memories. Start out with a morning wildlife walk around the lodge, led by the resident naturalist, who will provide insight and knowledge about the surrounding area. The naturalist will help identify birds, mammals, reptiles, and other wildlife species.
For a unique and exciting experience, guests can enjoy an open-air 'Crater Barbecue Lunch', while overlooking the hippo-filled pool near the crater's floor. Adventure hikes around Ngorongoro Crater and the nearby volcanoes of the Crater Highlands also offer great opportunities to explore the area and its wildlife.
Authentic displays of Maasai dance, song and performance can also be arranged with visits to select Maasai villages. For a more educational experience, visitors can take a day trip to Olduvai Gorge, the 'cradle of mankind', and learn about early humans.
As the sun sets on the crater rim, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge guests can enjoy 'Sundowners', a special event where the beauty of the setting sun sets the entire Crater ablaze.
Nightly wildlife and cultural talks, videos, and film shows are also offered to enhance the experience.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is an ideal choice for families looking for a luxury safari experience. With its stunning natural setting and family-friendly amenities, the lodge is sure to offer a memorable African adventure.
The Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is an absolutely amazing safari lodge that offers guests a luxurious and unforgettable experience. The views from the lodge are stunning, and the cuisine and wine are top-notch.
There are also plenty of facilities and amenities available to make your stay comfortable. With so many activities offered, you're sure to find something that piques your interest.
Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway or an exciting adventure, this lodge has everything you need!
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Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Rates
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollars
*Rates may vary according to season