Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge has often been voted as one of the best hotels. This is not only in Tanzania or Africa but in the world. This luxury 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 blends completely into the landscape. Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is invisible from the floor of the Crater.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge hugs the contours of the jagged Crater rim. This luxury safari lodge in Ngorongoro takes its inspiration from the locality. 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. The decoration is 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 which is always 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 luxury safari holiday experience.
Getting to Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area lies immediately next 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 take place.
Accommodation at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge has 74 guest rooms and one suite. They blend the almost indescribable beauty and stature of the Ngorongoro Crater. You wll have unparalleled standards for comfort and service. The rooms cling to the Crater rim beneath river stone and a cloak of native vines. These rooms are so entwined with the landscape. Those on Tanzania safari to Ngorongoro can’t help but feel as one with the natural surroundings.
The rooms have a private stone balcony opening onto the vastness of the Crater floor below. It’s like you’re living alone in the “cradle of mankind.”
Interiors feature brass lamps and embossed leather headboards. There are wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings and stylised cave paintings. The guest experience is made better with modern comforts like complimentary wireless Internet. There is also a 24-hour room service.
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 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 furnished while offering a 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.
Dining at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
The Main Restaurant at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is well well designed. It comes in the traditional style and décor of Tanzania. This is to create an enchanting dining experience. Savor a delightful range of local and international cuisines here. The food is from the finest and freshest meats, produce and ingredients.
The restaurant features charming stone-built architecture. It has a glowing fireplace and walls adorned with prehistoric cave paintings. There is flickering torchlight with the elegant yet relaxed dining space. This is ideal for any taste and occasion. The restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows. It comes with double doors leading out on to an expansive terrace. This complements each meal with panoramic views of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style. They feature a wide range of international choices. In typical safari style, the restaurant offers a full English breakfast. They also have European options. The lunch menus include meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian options. Our 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 meat, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, are from local communities. Kindly note that the restaurant caters to any special dietary requirements.
Bush Dining in Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge has experts in arranging meals in the jungle. This includes breakfasts, lunches, dinners and cocktails in the bush. This luxury safari lodge in Ngorongoro has some dedicated sites for this. The sites are presented with tables, safari chairs, ‘bush bar’ and a ‘bush kitchen’. Here a broad range of meats, poultry, fish and vegetables cooked on-site. They are supplemented by fresh soups, salads and puddings from their hotel kitchens. In the evenings, ‘sun-downer’ cocktails service is around a campfire. This can be followed by a lamp-lit ‘bush dinner’.
Conferences and Corporate Events at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
The Serena Group has unrivaled experience in organizing a unique range of events. This ranges from corporate to social events. This means that all manner of meetings and gatherings take place here. All 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 different conference venue offers all the features of a normal conference room. There is the added attraction of a stylish safari look and feel.
Cancellation / Prepayment
PAYMENT & RESERVATIONS POLICY
Reservation and confirmation of a room at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge has requirements. Clients are required to pay 50% down payment for the requested services. The balance will be required at least 14 days prior to your date of arrival.
African Safari Tour will hold a reservation for up to seven days at a client's request. This is to allow the client time to send a deposit payment. This is if Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge booking are over a month prior to the service. This must be received before we can confirm your booking. If confirmation is not received within the seven days all blocked rooms at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge will be automatically released for re-sale. The full amount of the service must be made within 14 days of date of arrival at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. As for bookings within a month of service, full payment shall be requested for. This will be required before confirmation of Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is undertaken.
All cancellations must be received in writing. This will take effect from the date received by African Safari Tour. The following cancellation charges will apply.
More than 56 days before departure: No cancellation fee
56-49 days before departure: 25%
48-29 days before departure: 35%
28-0 days before departure: 100%
The non-issuing of an invoice or non-payment of deposit will not exempt passengers from these cancellation and administration fees. We regret we can make no exception to the charges and strongly recommend that insurance is taken out to cover cancellation fees. These cancellation charges can vary subject to the trading terms of our suppliers.
Children and extra beds
Children older than 2 years are welcome at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. One child from 2 to 11.9 years is charged 50 % of the room stay per night and person in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds for children in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Accepted credit cards
Visa Card, MasterCard, American Express