This is second of our five stays in a serena hotel during our Tanzania trip (We spent total of 13 days in Tanzania and stayed at 5 different Serena hotel/lodge/tents. Our needs were: a great safari experience, safe and comfortable hotel (our daughter has nut allergies - so safe has a different meaning). As we researched our trip, we came across many tours that included serena hotels. On a whim, we called up Serena directly and they arranged our entire trip. A trip of a lifetime. Aloyce Otieno was our contact person and was excellent and his help).
After Lake Manyara, we stayed for 3 nights at Serengeti Serena Hotel, on our way to the hotel we did game drive and visited Odupai Gorge (as it is known in Masai). The services and attention to our needs continued to be excellent. The chefs and the wait staff cared for our needs and Chef Angela prepared specific meals at our request. Chef Rodrick Soy (sp?) was also excellent.
The location and the hotel itself is amazing. They had leopards on the hotel property in April; we saw dikdik, baboons, and apparently there was a lion the night before. You do have to (and we did) use escort services at night time to go back and forth to the dining area as you are in a jungle. It is 8 km from the main road (and you could get games during this drive... though we did not see any leopards here).
We did not use the pool, the wifi was good for facebook, IM, and Facetime.
The front desk and laundry services were great. Overall, a great experience. Would recommend to anyone with specific needs or a good experience.
This is a place wehre you can be completely disconnected and be in the nature if you wish.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inspired by a traditional African village this extraordinary lodge presents a vibrant design concept rich in indigenous craft and cultural detail that is without compare. Set high on a hill with rolling visas over the teeming plains of a natural amphitheater it also enjoys a ringside seat for the greatest show on earth, the annual migration of the wildebeest. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Jovago.com, getaroom.com, Southall Travel, Ebookers, HotelsClick, Odigeo and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Serengeti Serena Safari Hotel Serengeti National Park