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Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater

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The unique Ngorongoro Serena Lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater in the world.

Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the crater some 600 metres below.

Deep within the crater, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests, including bull elephants, rhinos and lions.

Guests staying at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge can enjoy a variety of activities, including daily game drives down into the crater, sundowner drinks on the rim of the crater, picnic lunches, early morning breakfasts in the crater itself, guided nature walks around the crater rim, and nightly Maasai dancing.

Visits to local Maasai villages and cattle markets can also be arranged.

Each of the 75 rock-built rooms are strung around the crater rim. Each has its own rock-enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below. The rooms feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, and locally inspired decor including Masai carvings and stylised cave paintings.

The spacious Kimba Suite has a dressing area and natural stone en-suite bathroom, and an elegantly appointed sitting room with crater views and a stone-built balcony.

The main lodge areas are linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks. The lodge walls are also decorated with stylised prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flickering torchlight, and at the heart of the lodge there is a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight.

The main restaurant is beautifully designed in a traditional Tanzanian style to create an enchanting dining experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows and double doors leading out on to an expansive terrace complement each meal with panoramic views of the Ngorongoro Crater.

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Our standard rates for a Standard Room
1 June 2022 to 31 October 2022 GBP 366 USD 418 ZAR 7,141 EUR 421 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 November 2022 to 20 December 2022 GBP 237 USD 270 ZAR 4,618 EUR 272 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
21 December 2022 to 31 December 2022 GBP 366 USD 418 ZAR 7,141 EUR 421 per person sharingStandard1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Fee (pppn)
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023 GBP 62 USD 71 ZAR 1,211 EUR 71 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Ngorongoro Crater Fee (per vehicle per visit to the crater floor)
1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023 GBP 263 USD 300 ZAR 5,132 EUR 303 per vehicle per visit to the crater floorStandard1+ nights

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge Peak Perod Supplement
24 December 2022 to 26 December 2022 GBP 39 USD 44 ZAR 753 EUR 44 per person per nightStandard1+ nights
31 December 2022 to 1 January 2023 GBP 39 USD 44 ZAR 753 EUR 44 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

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Rates Include

All crater/concession fees and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included. Game drives are taken with your private driver-guide.

Children Policy

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 Ngorongoro Serena Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.

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Destination: Tanzania.

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.

Based on 4 Star Accommodation:

  • 1 Night at Mount Meru Game Lodge
  • 1 Night at Tarangire Sopa Lodge
  • 1 Night at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
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  • 1 Night at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
  • 6 Nights at Breezes Beach Club & Spa
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*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.

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General Information For Guests

All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, bathrobes, slippers, mineral water, hair dryers, in-room safe, telephone, private balcony and a work desk and chair.

In addition the Kimba Suite has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a sitting room with a mini bar. 

The main lodge has a restaurant, a bar, central fire and a gift shop.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.

A 24 hour room service is available.

A house doctor is on call 24 hours.

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

Additional activities include walking safaris and hikes, Empakai Crater day visits, massage treatments, Masai village tours, and wildlife and cultural talks/presentations. Please enquire with the lodge on arrival regarding costs and booking.

Breakfast is served from 06:30 to 09:30, lunch from 12:30 to 14:30 and dinner from 19:30 to 21:30.

The lodge is 180 km from Arusha.

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