Serengeti Serena Lodge
Central Serengeti – North east Seronera
Mid-rangeOverall good quality. This is a wide category, but you can expect a comfortable stay.
Serengeti Serena Lodge
This family-friendly lodge has pretty much everything you’d want from a hotel, with pool, spa, hairdresser and shop, but it’s in central Serengeti so you still have that safari adventure feel, not least when wild animals wander through the grounds… This is a good value option if tented camps aren’t your thing but you want to be in the heart of the wildlife action.
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is the perfect base for a family safari with minimal travelling. The resident game is good and you are within a day’s game drive of the Western Corridor migration hub. If you’re looking to feel the canvas walls of your tent tremble to the roar of a nearby lion, this isn’t the place for you. However, if you want hotel-style permanence, convenience and facilities while still being able to look out into Serengeti wilderness and encounter its wildlife, this could be ideal.
Set high on a hill, this permanent lodge’s lofty position offers stunning views – on a cloudless day, you can just about see Lake Victoria. It’s highly family-friendly, very well geared up to cater for youngsters, with children’s entertainment and mealtimes, while facilities such as pool, spa and shop, buffet restaurant, bar and lounge with satellite TV give you all plenty to do when you’re not out game viewing. There is also a central BBQ area and water gardens to enjoy. But if you do want to take part in the traditional safari relaxation activity of chilling out on a balcony, sundowner in hand, gazing out at elephants or zebras, you can also do this here.
Times to Go
Wildlife viewing is excellent all year round, with the migration on the move around here from May to July.
Serengeti Serena Lodge highlights
- Family-friendly lodge in central Serengeti
- Lovely Serengeti plains’ views
- Superb wildlife
- Spa treatments available
- Hotel feel and facilities
- Great for children
Serengeti Serena Lodge location
Serengeti Serena Lodge
- Open all-year round
- 66 rooms
- Children of all ages welcome
- Wifi in public areas
- Spa and hairdresser
- Swimming pool with lifeguard
- Doctor on site
- Disabled access and rooms
- Laundry facilities (optional)
- Money exchange
- Gift and curio shop
- Children’s menu and mealtimes
- Children’s entertainment
- Baby sitting
- Evening entertainment – local dancers and musicians
- Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti
- Guided nature walks
- Bush breakfasts and dinners (optional)
- Balloon safaris (optional)
- Spa treatments and hairdressing (optional)
Serengeti Serena Lodge rooms
The 66 rooms are housed in the beehive-shaped rondavels, with two rooms upstairs, one downstairs.
The standard rooms come in twin, double and triple configurations, and two of them have disabled access.
Most rooms are semi-circular in shape and have African rugs and soft furnishings, stone floors and carved wooden furniture.
Each room has a balcony with chairs, and each room is en-suite, with tiled-floor bathrooms featuring flush toilets, plus shower and washbasin.
There are three sets of interconnected family rooms, plus a suite accommodating four people, which has a separate sitting room and 24-hour room service.
Twiga the giraffe likes this because…
“Serena Hotels provides subsidised medical care to the local community and has several other community initiatives in place. The lodge has a code of responsible practice relating to energy conservation, waste recycling, non-CFC use and noise reduction.”
And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Tanzania Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.
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Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.