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Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Our rating

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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Average Rating

based on 501 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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