Of our fourth hotel, probably the busiest. (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).
We stayed for two nights and its a largest hotel we stayed at. Probably showed as the attention we received wasn't the same as what we were used to. This is not to say that it was bad, just not the same as other Serena. Probably has to do with 2 factors (most people stay one or two nights) and its a busy place so the personal attention wasn't the same.
We had no issues with the food (most foods were safe).
The view is gorgeous from the room. We had second floor room and I think the views are better from there. THe hotel is on the rim... don't be surprised to find "mist" in the morning that blocks your view). The sunset is amazing.
And yes, it is cold here. Wear layers.
- 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