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Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Overview

A place which offers tranquillity atop a towering terracotta escarpment, allowing amazing views of the lake and the landscape.

Accommodation is in circular thatched rooms based on traditional Masai bomas and each room has a verandah. Public areas are reached via a wooden bridge over a stream and consist of dining room, bar, infinity pool and a stunning observation point.

Highlights

Our Thoughts

The rooms are based on traditional bomas and the Serena level of service is always evident at this lodge. The views down over the lake are superb and although only a two night stay is really recommended here it is the perfect location at which to begin a Tanzanian safari before you hit the big guns of Ngorongoro and the Serengeti.

  • Central dining room and bar
  • Outside dining terrace
  • Poolside bar
  • Game drives daily
  • Swimming pool and pool deck
  • Bush dinner site within the grounds
  • WiFi
  • Cultural dance and music
  • Dining Room
  • Bar and Lounge
  • Bush Breakfast, lunch and Barbeque Dinner

The rooms are housed in circular, double-storey, white-washed ‘rondavels' (traditional circular buildings with conical thatched roofs) which are set in beautiful gardens. Each spacious circular room has its own small veranda while the interior décor reflects the blue of the lake and the pink of its flamingos. Behind each bed hangs a spectacular hand-woven rug, while the furnishings and fittings reflect traditional Maasai beadwork.

  • Standard Rooms
  • One Suite
  • Nature/ Bird Walks
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Billiards (pool table)
  • Board Games
  • Massage Service
  • Game Drives

The lodge offers its own swimming pool (supervised by a qualified life-guard but not suited to small children other than under parental supervision).

They also offer a great educational platform with African inspired books, videos and games as well as night walks with rangers, but to name a few…

  • Family game drives in our custom-built open-sided safari vehicles, which are ideal for children
  • Family breakfasts in the park or on the escarpment
  • Guided walks, bird spotting and cultural tours
  • Cultural dancing and heritage displays
  • Educational evening talks by our resident naturalists
  • A selection of board games and books on Africa and wildlife
  • We can also arrange for culturally-interactive trips to local villages and/or schools.

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