Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Lodge welcomes you to this peaceful location. The lake is home to over 300 migratory birds including flamingoes, long-crested eagles and grey-headed kingfisher, and the lodge is designed to mimic this extraordinary birdlife, with an architectural motif featuring swooping avian curves and vibrantly coloured wall frescoes depicting the intricacy of bird migratory patterns.
Safari activites include morning and afternoon game drives around the lake itself, night game drives, canoeing safaris on the lake and morning bird walks. Other activites that can be arranged are boating trips around the lake and its ecosystem, visits to the villages of the Mbu Cultural Tourism Programme offering village walks (with lunch), bicycle tours and dance displays, high-action mountain biking around the Park, and day trips to nearby Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park.
The main reception area of this highly unusual lodge is built in a traditional African style, and is accessed via a bridge over a small stream. Beyond the reception lies the central dining room, bar and veranda. Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, with stunning views over the lake is the 'vanishing horizon' swimming pool, the pool bar and the observation point.
The 67 rooms are housed in circular, double-storey, white-washed 'rondavals' (traditional circular buildings with conical thatched roofs), which are strung out along the edge of the cliff so as to allow for maximum views. Each spacious circular room has its own small veranda while the interior décor reflects the blue of the lake and the pink of its flamingos. Behind each bed hangs a spectacular hand-woven rug, while the furnishings and fittings reflect traditional Maasai beadwork.
The Losimingori Suite features a spacious bedroom with a kingsized double bed, walk-in mosquito nets, sumptuous furnishings, a dressing area and a marble en-suite bathroom. A separate sitting room provides panoramic views and there is a balcony overlooking the infinity pool. 24 hour room service is available, and fruit and wine is laid out to welcome you. The suite is set slightly apart from the other rooms, and enjoys its own private access.
All meals are included. Game drives are taken with your private driver-guide.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Lake Manyara Serena Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.
Tanzania Safari of a Lifetime
Mount Meru Game Lodge
Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara Serena
Breezes Beach Club
On this 'safari of a lifetime' holiday, especially if you are travelling between April and June, you’ll drive across the Serengeti which will be alive with the migrating herds of zebra and wildebeest, explore the vast volcanic Ngorongoro Crater, traverse through Tarangire National Park in search of wandering herds and predators on the prowl in the twilight, and explore the shorelines of Lake Manyara. You’ll balance out the energetic start to your holiday by heading to sultry Zanzibar, where castaway beaches are blended with swaying palms and sparkling seas.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, The Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Zanzibar.
For the wildlife-mad family, this safari holiday gives you the chance to explore Tanzania's Northern Circuit with a private driver-guide, taking in 4 different National Parks, before heading to Zanzibar for some R&R at the end of the holiday. If you are looking for a family holiday which gives you some of the best wildlife viewing imaginable, then this is the one for you.
This is a 14 night itinerary including Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, The Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Zanzibar.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge Location.
General Information For Guests
All rooms have a veranda, a telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, safe, robe and slippers, ceiling fan, work desk, mosquito nets and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The Losimingori Suite has a balcony and sitting room, complimentary Wi-Fi, a mini bar and a flat-screen TV.
The main lodge areas feature a dining room, bar and lounge, gift shop, Safari Boutique, swimming pool and pool deck. Satellite TV is available at the lounge.
Additional activities can be booked, including boat trips, night game drives, village visits, mountain biking, bird/nature walks, wildlife talks, archery and water colour painting.
Room service is available on request.
All day complimentary tea/coffee is offered.
A laundry service and babysitter services are also available (additional cost).
The lodge has 24 hour on-call medical services.
The lodge is 130 km from Arusha.
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