Close to Olduvai Gorge, the cradle of mankind, the stunning Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge has been built around the theme of prehistoric life. Constructed into the crater rim in stone, the walls and terraces are skilfully set to match the existing contours of the site.
The Lodge has 75 en suite rooms, all overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater. Strung around the crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony, the rooms feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings and flamboyant prehistoric wall motifs depicting fleeing giraffes, stylised gazelle and plunging buffalo. Each room draws on a cave-grey, indigo-blue and jasper-red colour-scheme, is fully air-conditioned and enjoys uninterrupted views over the Crater’s unmatched splendour.
The Maasai-inspired, split-level dining and bar area features a two-tier wall of windows looking down on to the constantly changing vistas of the crater below, a traditional circular fireside meeting area, and a recurrent motif of massive ‘prehistoric’ cave paintings, stone-studded walls, Maasai spears and blazing jewel-hued wall lamps. The atmosphere is relaxed and candle-lit whilst the menu choices include traditional Maasai fare, long-time safari favourites and internationally themed menus alike.
An imaginative range of Crater breakfasts, barbecue lunches, atmospheric sundowners and vibrant cultural entertainments. Action-packed forays into the wildlife-teeming world of the crater. A vibrant selection of traditional music, culture and dance.The ‘Serena Active’ selection of high-action adventure activities.Beauty treatments, massage and hairdressing. Extensively stocked Africana Gift shop and Safari boutique.Internet connectivity and a wide range of board games plus a full library of books on Africa as well as African safaris.Currency exchange services.