Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
The Ngorongoro Serena Lodge offers basic-
Accommodation at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
The lodge offers 74 Standard Rooms and one Kimba Suite. All rooms have large private balconies over the crater. The décor is modern, if not contemporary, with Swahili touches and faux cave paintings. While comfortable this may seem rather trite compared to the natural beauty of the surroundings and the authenticity at various other safari camps. Some furniture and fittings may seem worn or sub-
Rooms feature direct dial telephone and WiFi, 24-
The Kimba Suite features a king-
Food and Drink at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
The hotel offers breakfast lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served as a buffet with cooked English options and continental standards available. Similarly, lunch is buffet style. Meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian options should be available. Dinner is more formal and features soup, a salad buffet, starters, mains, puddings and cheese and biscuits. Produce is locally sourced where possible, as the hotel prides itself on supporting local communities.
Serena Lodge offers various ‘Bush Dining packages’. Crater dinners, lunches and even breakfasts for the early riser, are on offer. Ask at the hotel in order to arrange your outdoor eating.
Food at the lodge is generally good, however during busier seasons the buffet can get very crowded, while in quiet periods less choice will be available. Food tends to be bland to cater for package tour groups. The Lodge can arrange children’s meals.
Service at Lake Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
The lodge offers an interpretation of luxury Western service. Many travellers to the region find this somewhat oppressive and formal. Furthermore the service can seem pushy as employees tend to expect tips and be forever asking what ‘additional services’ you are interested in (most of which incur extra charges). However, the staff are generally friendly and obliging with good English.
The service is tailored towards large package tour groups and the lodge attracts many older travellers who appreciate this ‘full-
The hotel offers a laundry and valet service, shoe-
Things to do at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
As well as meals in the bush and crater-
Daytime and evening the hotel puts on lavish entertainment in the bar areas including Maasai Dances, live music and shows. There are often cultural talks at the hotel. The hotel also offers entertainment for children in the form of games and books available to borrow, and guides happy to tailor tours and presentations to a younger audience.