We arrived here after driving from the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge and entering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Our appetites were expecting spectacular scenery and this Lodge provided amazing views over the Ngorongoro Caldera/ Crater. It is a stone faced building built right into the edge / rim of the Crater and presents wonderful views across the whole valley. Yes with binoculars you can see a whole range of animals.
The rooms are comfortable and spacious, yes with traditional facilities , but perhaps not 5 star, but good quality and very comfortable accommodation.
Restaurant was of a good standard with buffet food for dinner and breakfast , drinks were served in good time and at reasonable prices. After dinner an excellent night of drummers and dancers and acrobats provided very good entertainment.
We were greeted by Maasai dancers and singers on arrival, it was spectacular. We were on middle level of the hotel / Lodge and had a good view , but believe the 3rd level would have been even better.
Please be conscious of the walk from reception to rooms and various levels of stairs need to be negotiated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched on the jagged rim of the crater, wreathed in morning mist, camouflaged in river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers, the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a triumph of ecological and architectural fusion. Sensitively constructed so as to take nothing from its environment whilst affording endless vistas over the heat-shimmering reaches of the crater below, the clustered boulder-built buildings of the Lodge hug the crater rim, linked by rope-lashed timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ngorongoro Serena Safari Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area