Accommodation

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquillity, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness.

Rooms

Price Range
$210.00 - $937.00

Amenities

Bar, Business Centre, Conference Centre, Games Room, Laundry Service, Restaurant, Room Service, Safe, Satelite TV, Swimming Pool, Wedding and Honeymoon Venue

Best time of year

All year around

Proximity

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About Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

The unprecedented range of high-adventure sports, meanwhile, include mountain biking, canoeing and forest walks, while cultural choices include tours of the neighbouring villages and dance displays by the local Iraqw and sukuma people.

Grouped around a central ‘vanishing horizon’ pool, this highly unusual lodge features a simple timbered reception area, built in traditional African style, which is accessed via a bridge over a small stream. Beyond reception, lies the central dining room, bar and veranda, below which lies the pool. Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, with stunning views over the lake is the pool bar and observation point. Dotted around the grounds, all with views over the lake, are a series of circular two-storey ‘rondavels’, which house the rooms.

Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara’s unique birdlife, the architectural motif melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai ‘Bomas’ , while the vibrantly coloured wall frescoes depict the colourful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.

Getting there
- The Lodge is in Mto wa Mbu, Northern Tanzania, 130 kilometres from Arusha.
- By road: transfers by road from Arusha take approximately 2 ½ hours.
- By air: the airstrip is adjacent to the lodge and a ‘meet and greet’ and transfer service is offered.