Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge has regularly been voted as one of the best hotels. This is not only in Tanzania or Africa but in the world. This unique luxury safari lodge in Tanzania clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. The Crater is the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. This Tanzania luxury safari lodge in Ngorongoro is built from local river stone. Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is camouflaged with indigenous vines. This luxury safari lodge in Ngorongoro is designed to blend completely into the landscape. Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge hugs the contours of the jagged Crater rim. This luxury safari lodge in Ngorongoro takes its inspiration locally. This is from the so-called ‘Cradle of Mankind’. The prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Its walls are linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks. They are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches.
At the stone heart of this luxury safari lodge in Ngorongoro burns a glowing fire. This is kept constantly alight. The rooms at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge are decorated with cave paintings. These rooms are strung around the Crater rim. Each room has its own rock- enclosed balcony. They all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below. The location, service and luxury make Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge an ultimate destination. This is for those looking for a unique Tanzania safari holiday experience.
Getting to Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area lies immediately adjacent to the Serengeti. This is some 180 kilometers from Arusha. You can get to Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge by road. The transfer by road from Arusha takes approximately 4 hours. You can also get to this luxury safari lodge in Ngorongoro by air. There is an adjacent airstrip and a ‘meet and greet’ and transfer service is offered.
Accommodation at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
The standard rooms are strung around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock-enclosed balcony. At Ngorongoro Serena Safari lodge you are assured of luxury Tanzania accommodation. The rooms feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards and wildwood mirrors. There are also Maasai carvings and stylized prehistoric cave paintings. Each room enjoys uninterrupted views over the Crater’s unmatched splendor.
Master Suite in Tanzania Luxury Safari Lodge in Ngorongoro
The master suite at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is called Kimba Suite. This suite enjoys a perfect view of the crater. It is one of the most desirable accommodation choices in Tanzania. The spacious bedroom is luxuriously appointed with a king-sized double bed. It comes with walk-in mosquito net and sumptuous furnishings. There is a dressing area and natural stone en suite bathroom.
The elegantly appointed sitting room enjoys panoramic views. It is tastefully and relaxingly furnished while offering a fully stocked mini-bar. This room comes with a digital multi-channel TV and direct dial telephone. The room also features a generous stone-built balcony. This overlooks the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. 24-hour room service is available and fruit and wine will be laid out to welcome the guests.
The Main Restaurant at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is beautifully designed in the traditional style and décor of Tanzania to create an enchanting dining experience. Savour a delightful range of local and international cuisines crafted from the finest and freshest meats, produce and ingredients.
Featuring charming stone-built architecture, a glowing fireplace and walls adorned with prehistoric cave paintings and flickering torchlight, the elegant yet relaxed dining space is ideal for any taste and occasion. Floor-to-ceiling windows and double doors leading out on to an expansive terrace complement each meal with panoramic views of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style and feature a wide range of international choices. In typical safari style, we offer a full English breakfast as well as European options while our lunch menus include meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian options. The table d’hôte dinner menus feature a salad buffet, soup, entrée, pudding, cheese and biscuits and tea or coffee. Vegetarian options are always available. The majority of our meat and dairy products, as well as our fruits and vegetables, are sourced from local communities.
THE CRATER BREAKFAST
One of the highlights of the Crater visit, the bush breakfast is an experience not to be missed. Typically, guests are awakened by a very early morning cup of tea; they then set off down the steeply winding road that leads to the Crater floor.
After a game drive through primeval forests and acacia groves, the guests arrive by the selected spot where a spectacular cooked breakfast is served. After breakfast, the game drive continues around the 120 km of roads that circle the lakes, forests and plains of this unique conservation area.
THE CRATER LUNCH
Because entrance to the Crater is strictly limited – and also because there is so much to see – many guests prefer to take lunch on the Crater floor. This can be provided as a picnic, which can be enjoyed in one of the forest clearings, or as a full cooked lunch, which is typically cooked and served in the acacia groves.
Before and after lunch, the guests are then free to enjoy extensive game drives around the Crater floor.
SUNDOWNERS ON THE CRATER RIM
An essential part of traditional safari life, the concept of having drinks whilst watching the sun go down dates back to the time of the great safaris of the 1920’s, all of which featured the serving of elegant ‘bush’ cocktails against the unforgettable backdrop of the African sunset.
Timed to commence as the sun starts its descent, which on the Equator is usually around 6 pm, the Ngorongoro sundowner begins with a gentle drive to a scenic spot on the rim of the Crater, where chairs, lamps, campfire and bush bar with cocktail snacks will already have been set up. Musical entertainment can also be provided.
Conferences and Events at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
The Serena Group has unrivalled experience in organizing a unique range of events. This ranges from corporate and social events to all manner of meetings and gatherings. All of the events are supported by state-of-the-art facilities. They are orchestrated by highly-trained personnel. While at it you are assured of luxury accommodation. There is also world-class catering and diverse leisure options.
The luxury safari lodge in Ngorongoro has a dedicated under-canvas event space. This stands in the grounds with stunning views over the crater rim to the plains below. This venue is exceptionally spacious. It features a raised wooden floor and canvas walls and ceilings. This supremely different conference venue offers all the features of a normal conference room. There is the added attraction of a stylish safari look and feel.