Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is a beautiful lodge built on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania, the exterior natural stone and ivy-covered walls blends in nicely with the surroundings, making it difficult to spot from a distance. It’s an ideal destination for wildlife watching holiday, guided crater nature walks and cultural interaction tour.
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Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is one of the Serena groups of hotels; strategically set on the rim of the crater overlooking the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater - the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Beautifully designed and decorated on a theme based on the nearby Olduvai Gorge painting, the lodge’s external walls are nicely decorated with river stones, timber decks and decorated with prehistoric cave paintings.
Ngorongoro Serena lodge has a selection of 75 rooms overlooking the Crater, the rooms are in various room categories that include Superior and deluxe rooms, family and executive suites; All rooms are superbly designed and furnished with a king/queen size bed, mosquito net, own bathroom, dressing area, fully air-conditioned, internet access, LED television, a personal safe, coffee/tea making facilities, hair dryer, direct dial Telephone, own rock-enclosed balcony and 24 hour room service among other luxurious amenities.
Meals at Ngorongoro Serena lodge are well planned and prepared from freshly produced product, this includes African and western breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals are usually served in the dining area/restaurant or on a special set candle lit bush dinner/breakfast (on special request).
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge has various hotel facilities that include a fully equipped fitness center, restaurants with wide range of dishes, spacious indoor and outdoor lounge areas, a spa center, a bar, modern meeting and conference rooms, a laundry, Wedding planning and honeymoon venue, a gift shop and ample parking space. Additional services 24 hour on call medical services, 24 hour electricity supply, babysitting services, Laundry and shoe-shine and currency exchange services.
Activities at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge include morning and evening game drives, secure nature walks, enjoying various health Spas and entertainment on offer, cultural visit to Masai villages, bird watching trips and hot air balloon safaris.
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is located about 180Km from Arusha town, it’s about 4 hours’ drive or 50 minutes from Arusha to Ndutu airstrip; there are daily scheduled flights from Arusha to the Ndutu airstrip; other airstrips in the vicinity are Seronera and Manyara.
Other attractions near Ngorongoro Serena Lodge would include visiting Empakai Crater, Olmoti Crater, Olduvai Gorge or extending the drive to the nearby Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara national park, Tarangeire national park or cross over to Masai Mara in Kenya.
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is located in the middle of a very remote area; there are no modern shops or market places nearby; so it’s advised to buy all your essential items in major towns before traveling to Serena Lodge.
Camps and lodges with similar settings and standard to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge include Crater Lodge, Lemala Ngorongoro Camp, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Grumeti Tented Camp, Serengeti Serena Lodge, Lobo Wildlife Lodge, Serengeti Bushtops, Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Mbuzi Mawe Camp, Ndutu Lodge and Spake Bay Lodge.