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About this Property

Tanzania’s prehistoric Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Eighth Wonder of the World, has yawned heavenward for millennia. Deep within its immense walls is a breath-taking blue-green landscape dotted with plains, lakes and forests; an eerie, otherworldly “land that time forgot” thick with massive bull elephants, rhinos, wildebeests and the highest concentration of lions in Africa.

 

Nestled high above the plains into the Crater’s jagged rim, cloaked in river stone and indigenous vines, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is barely visible to the naked eye. Framed by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its torch-lit walls are adorned with stylized cave paintings. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Rooms are looped around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock-enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic Amphitheatre far below. Our Ngorongoro hotel lodge is a place that feels as ancient as the Crater itself, yet no modern comfort has been spared in an effort to bring you the best safari adventure in Africa and one of the most unique travel experiences in the world.

Accommodation

The 74 guest rooms and one suite at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge blend the almost indescribable beauty and magnitude of the Ngorongoro Crater with unparalleled standards for comfort and service. Clinging to the Crater rim beneath river stone and a cloak of native vines, our accommodation is so seamlessly entwined with the landscape, guests can’t help but feel as one with the natural surroundings. With a private stone balcony opening onto the blue-green vastness of the Crater floor below, it’s like you’re living alone in the “cradle of mankind.”  

Interiors feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings and stylised cave paintings. The guest experience is enhanced with modern comforts like complimentary wireless Internet and 24-hour room service. 

With a private stone balcony opening onto the blue-green vastness of the Crater floor below, it’s like you’re living alone in the “cradle of mankind.”  

Standard Room

Standard Rooms at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge feature elegant interior spaces infused with a locally inspired décor and private stone balconies overlooking the Crater.

Room Facilities

  • Mineral water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Eco Boutique bath amenities
  • 24-hour medical service
  • Children’s meals, beds, babysitting
  • Laundry, valet and shoeshine services
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Private balcony
  • Coffee/tea making stations
  • Work desk and chair
  • 24-hour room service
  • Safe

 

Kimba Suite

The spacious bedroom is luxuriously appointed with a king bed with walk-in mosquito net, sumptuous furnishings, a dressing area and natural stone ensuite bathroom. The elegantly appointed sitting room enjoys panoramic views and is tastefully and relaxingly furnished while offering a fully stocked mini-bar, digital multi-channel TV and direct dial telephone. The room also features a generous stone-built balcony overlooking the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. 24-hour room service is available and fruit and wine will be laid out to welcome you.

Room Facilities

  • Flat-screen TV with cable and satellite channels
  • Eco-Boutique bath amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Mini bar
  • Mineral water
  • Bedroom with king bed
  • Welcome gift of fruit and wine
  • Sitting room with mini bar
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Private balcony
  • Coffee/tea making stations
  • Work desk and chair
  • 24-hour room service
  • Safe
  • DVD player

 

Hotel Amenities

  • 75 rock-built rooms with panoramic private balconies
  • Rock built dining room and bar with central fire
  • Extensive viewing terraces
  • Wedding planning and honeymoon venue
  • Gift shop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tented conference centre
  • Extensive selection of sports and activities
  • Cultural dance and music
  • Inside National Park