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Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

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7/10

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Highlights

- Spectacular views
- Large pool
- Private game drives available
- Community visits and guided walks

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Overview

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.

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  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

    MissingJohn B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022

  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
    Carly

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