- Spectacular views
- Large pool
- Private game drives available
- Community visits and guided walks
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is located in the Seronera area of the central Serengeti, Northern Tanzania. The scattered hillside layout of this extraordinary lodge affords guests a real sense of privacy despite the property’s large number of rooms, and the views from its elevated position are spectacular. The lodge can be reached by road or by plane to the adjacent airstrip.
The thatched main areas have a rustic, African feel and comprise a reception area with curio shop, and a stunning domed dining room with separate lounge and bar. The semi-circular ‘vanishing horizon pool’ is set in a stunning location on the edge of the hillside, with breath-taking views across the Serengeti plains.
Activities comprise daily ‘Big 5’ game drives, guided nature walks and local community visits. The annual wildebeest migration is a must-see spectacle and the birdlife is wonderful. Cultural dance displays and nightly wildlife talks are also offered, as are balloon safaris and massage treatments.
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge falls into the larger hotel category of this area with 66 ‘beehive style’, thatch-roofed rondavels spaced out amidst the acacia trees. Each ronadavel contains three modestly-sized hotel rooms, each with its own outside entrance and a simple but pristine en-suite bathroom with flushing toilet, shower and twin basins. Rooms of double and twin formation are available, and many of the rooms can work as triples. Adjoining rooms can also be arranged.
Children of all ages are welcome and families are well catered for. The large pool is a real draw, although young children must be supervised by parents despite the presence of a lifeguard. Meal times are reasonably flexible and cots and babysitting services are available. Note that the lodge is unfenced with game free to roam through camp, and while it’s unlikely that animals will approach humans, parents must keep children under close supervision at all times.
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge offers comfortable, good value accommodation. Although it’s a popular hotel and can become rather busy, the excellent central Serengeti location, high level of creature comforts, and wonderful views make for a delightful stay.
Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.
We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.
We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).
We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)
Jeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019
I had just the most incredible time on the climb.
The team were incredible and just so accommodating. I really only have good things to say as it was such a great experience.
George was as good as a guide as it gets, very articulate and made sure I was comfortable the whole way up with frequent briefings.
Finn R reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 10 May 2019
We had an amazing time thank you. The itinerary was great as we felt like we saw lots of different things and it kept it interesting for our daughter. She especially loved the gorge at Hells Gate.
Unfortunately the Menengai Crater walk was a bit hard for her although that probably had something to do with how hot it was!
We especially loved the Sunbird Lodge - it is such a beautiful place and all the staff were so incredibly welcoming and friendly.
Our guide, Joseph, was exceptional too and we can’t speak highly enough of him.
Suzanne S reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 30 April 2019