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Live a well-travelled life in style and experience authentic cuisines, indigenous aesthetics and spectacular delights in some of the world’s most extraordinary locations with Serena Hotels. Our diverse collection of thirty-five hotels, resorts, safari lodges, camps and forts within East Africa, Mozambique and South and Central Asia are for those who lean towards distinctive and inspirational experiences.

We believe in introducing our guests to the true essence of their hosts. Our destinations offer unusually complex and colourful ethnic character, celebrating a charismatic mix of peoples ranging from the colourfully cloaked Maasai of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania to the vibrant Baluch people of southeast Pakistan. Whether it’s your maiden voyage to Africa or Asia or you are revisiting your favourite destination, discover how each of our properties offers its own distinguishing style, reflecting its locations cultural heritage and artistic idioms, where the delight is in the detail that delivers world class hospitality and exceptional service.

At Serena Hotels, your Serena Experience begins once you arrive. 

Kirawira Serena Camp

Country: Tanzania

Destination: Serengeti National Park

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Tented Camp

Number of Rooms: 25

Escape to the Africa of legend and myth with endless plains surrounding our luxury tented safari camp in the Serengeti. Styled to replicate the elegant hunting camps of legendary hunters such as Denys Finch Hatton and Baron Bror Blixen, Kirawira Serena Camp welcomes you to a destination where unforgettable safari adventures are complemented by crisp, professional services and five-star amenities. As the finest and most exclusive of the Serena Groups safari venues, we offer an experience beyond compare surrounded by the majesty of Serengeti National Park’s famous Western Corridor.

To arrive here is to be transported back to the safari camps of the early 1900s. Arranged in classically Edwardian style, Kirawira Serena Camp features 25 beautifully appointed luxury tents with spectacular views of the plains. It also includes elegant dining tents featuring Edwardian-styled dining furniture and staff attired in the classical Colonial ‘mess uniform of white Swahili robes. In addition, there’s a central meeting tent evocatively furnished with a tasteful selection of chintz-covered chaise lounges, Persian rugs, antique escritoire, wind-up phonograms and leather-bound travelling cases.

An abundance of discoveries awaits. Embark on action-packed game drives to see the Serengeti’s “Big Five” (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino). Witness the “Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth,” the annual migration of over one million wildebeest, or view crocodiles in the Grumeti Reserve. Partake in Swahili lessons or a cooking class or indulge yourself with a massage. Toast the end of another glorious day with sundowner cocktails and canapés in the bush. Then repair to the dining tent for a gourmet meal paired with world-class wines.


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Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp

Country: Tanzania

Destination: Serengeti National Park

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Tented Camp

Number of Rooms: 16

 

Guarded by three million year-old granite towers in the magnificent Serengeti National Park, Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp offers the quintessential African Serengeri safari experience. Our elegant tented camp is located on one of the main annual migration corridors for over one million wildebeest, half a million zebras and gazelles and their accompanying cast of predators; the camp also offers close proximity to lions, giraffes, hippos and all of the other fascinating wildlife that inhabits this 14,763 square-kilometre park.

Our sophisticated and exclusive Serengeti safari camp accommodation offers two comfortable queen beds with mosquito netting, free Wi-Fi access, hot showers and flushable WCs in the bathroom and large private decks with gorgeous views. Start or end your day with a delicious meal in our tented dining room, or treat yourself to a feast in the bush, and dine amidst the unmatched splendour of nature. Embark on a thrilling game ride through the park, take a expertly guided bird watching tour or enjoy a bird’s-eye view of your spectacular surroundings as you rise above the plains in a hot-air balloon. Allow us to help you celebrate your wedding or honeymoon, and trust our staff to anticipate your every need as you begin your lives together as a married couple. Or spoil your family with a wonderful safari holiday, and create a lifetime of memories.

Adventure and relaxation await you here in Tanzania; Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp at the heart of the Serengeti looks forward to your visit.


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Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Country: Tanzania

Destination: Serengeti National Park

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 66


Located adjacent to the famous Serengeti National Park Western Corridor and Grumeti River, set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views, the lodge has been designed to blend into the landscape.

Accommodation is in a series of two storey domed thatched ‘rondavels, each stone built, and consisting of a private balcony and entrance, spacious bedroom, natural stone bathroom and intricately carved furniture.

Room facilities include telephone and WiFi, laundry, valet and shoeshine services, mineral water and toiletries, bathrobe and slippers, snacks and drinks room service, safe and hairdryers (from reception), and 24-hour medical service.
 
The lodge also offers childrens meals, children’s beds, and babysitting services.

The rondavels are widely spaced throughout the grounds, which are cooled by groves of acacia trees and watered by sparkling streams.  On the very edge of the ridge is a ‘vanishing horizon pool offering a perfect vista over the endless plains after which the Serengeti is named.

Linked by shaded walkways and clustered around the central circular barbecue arena, the high domed halls of the two tier dining room are supported by massive papyrus-topped pillars and embellished with sumptuous traditional ‘Makonde carvings.  The scenic safari bar opens outside onto a circular timbered terrace, which looks out over the grounds towards the swimming pool.

Breakfast and lunch are presented in buffet-style and feature a wide range of international choices.   In typical safari style, a full English Breakfast as well as European options are served, while lunch menus will typically include meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian options.

The table dhôte dinner menus feature a salad buffet, soup, entrée, pudding, cheese and biscuits and tea or coffee.  Vegetarian options are always available.   The majority of the meat and dairy products, as well as fruits and vegetables, are sourced from the communities that surround the reserve.

The wine list offers a broad selection of old- and new-world wines, and local and imported beers and spirits.   Also available are a wide range of soft drinks, including an array of freshly made local fruit juices, fine Tanzanian coffee and tea, and fruit and herbal infusions.  Breakfasts, lunches, dinners and cocktails are also served in the bush at a number of dedicated sites, which are typically presented with tables, safari chairs, bush bar and a bush kitchen.  

In the evening, you can socialise with other guests around a traditional camp fire while sipping cocktails before enjoying a lamp lit dinner.   A broad range of meats, poultry, fish and vegetables are cooked on site (supplemented by fresh soups, salads and puddings from the hotel kitchens).
 
Situated close to the world famous 2 million year old paleolithic site of Ol Duvai, ‘birthplace of mankind, the lodge has been styled to offer a showcase of Masai dance and music cultural performance, heritage and traditional art, which is best illustrated by the Makonde carvings decorating both the rooms and the domed dining hall.  
 
Night and day game drives take place in custom built open-sided safari vehicles, giving you prime viewing of the rich migratory wildlife of the Serengati and the abundant  birdlife.   Professional nature guides also give nightly talks and video presentations sharing their knowledge of nature and the wilderness.
 
One of the most magically memorable of the Serengeti experiences, a balloon safari starting in the early morning, allows passengers to drift in silence above the splendour of the plains, and to enjoy a birds eye view of the wildlife theatre as it is enacted below.

Other facilities include a gift shop,  a business and conference centre with WiFi access, and a TV lounge with satellite reception.   The lodge also offers itself as a wedding and honeymoon venue.


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Serena Mivumo River Lodge

Country: Tanzania

Destination: Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve)

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 13

Discover one of the world’s most captivating destinations – and find true tranquility in the wild. Serena Mivumo River Lodge welcomes you with boutique sophistication, impeccable amenities and a breath-taking location within Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve. A World Heritage Site and the largest game reserve in Africa, Selous is four times the size of the Serengeti and larger than the entire nation of Switzerland. It is also home to the largest concentrations of elephants in the world.

Our Selous Game Reserve river lodge is tucked along the banks of the Rufiji River, and boasts glorious views over Stieglers Gorge. Meticulously furnished chalets combine graceful Edwardian design with modern perks including complimentary wireless Internet and 24-hour room service; our extravagant Mivumo Villa promises elegance beyond compare. Sample seasonal fare in our inviting dining room, unwind with a cocktail in the lounge or relax in the library. Take part in a game drive or a boating safari, followed by a swim in the pool or a massage at the spa. However you choose to spend your time with us, you can rest assured that our dedicated lodge staff will provide you with world-class service, from the moment you join us until the day you say your goodbyes.

An authentic African Selous safari experience awaits you here at Serena Mivumo River Lodge. We look forward to your visit.


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Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Country: Tanzania

Destination: Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia Islands

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Hotel

Number of Rooms: 51

Opened in 1997, Zanzibar Serena Hotel was created by restoring and rehabilitating two historic buildings, The 19th century old Extelcoms building and the 18th century "Chinese doctors residence". In so doing, the original architectural integrity of the buildings and their decorative finishes both exterior and interior were meticulously protected and where necessary, restored.

These interior and exterior spaces reflect a blend of early 19th century cultural influences typical of the Sultans of Zanzibar. In Zanzibar Serena Hotel, guests thus, experience and connect with the history, culture and lifestyle of what is today recognized as the "Zanzibar Style".

As part of the visual fabric of Stone Town, this respectful transformation was one of the factors that led to the declaration by UNESCO of Stone Town as a World Heritage site.

A stunning oceanfront setting. Interiors adorned in Arabic and Swahili opulence. Warm, gracious hospitality and alluring culinary journeys. Zanzibar Serena Hotel in Stone Town offers all of this and more.

The hotel is tucked into the Zanzibar seafront, amidst the exotic sultans palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours and bright bazaars of Stone Town. Comprised of two historic buildings designed in traditional Swahili style, this lavish retreat captures the elegance of a grander era since passed.

An ambience of relaxed sophistication has been created in each of the 51 rooms and suites, with wood-framed louver doors opening onto private balconies with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views. Cool, white walls, high-ceilings and crisp royal blues and whites give a sense of Zanzibar coastal serenity and charm. 

The rooftop Terrace Seafood Restaurant offers fresh-caught seafood and extraordinary views of the bay, the perfect place to unwind after a day’s venture into Spice Town. Weekly authentic Swahili banquets can be enjoyed by the pool at Baharia Restaurant, whilst Masahani Bar offers signature cocktails and live performances by traditional Taarab bands.


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Arusha Serena Hotel

Country: Tanzania

Destination: Arusha

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Hotel

Number of Rooms: 42

Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa is unlike any other hotel in Tanzania with authentic, bespoke experiences that stir the traveller’s soul while showcasing the breathtaking tranquillity of our surroundings. Set among the woodland slopes of Mount Meru at the edge of Lake Duluti, there’s no better destination for soaking in the beauty and magnificence of the Tanzanian “Northern Safari Circuit.”

The ambience of our Arusha hotel is warmly reminiscent of our origins as a colonial era coffee farm, beginning with the welcoming stone-built reception area and extending to cottage-style rooms neatly arranged among landscaped lawns and the colourful banks of Bougainvillea. Traces of our heritage present themselves in elegant, country-manor interiors featuring unique artefacts, leaded windows and French doors opening to extensive lake view gardens. Social areas within our Arusha hotel include a library, a lounge and a restaurant offering an enchanting wood fireplace and lake and garden views. 

Share in tailor-made experiences thoughtfully designed to enrich your visit. Allow your hosts to arrange an English breakfast on the Lake Duluti shoreline. Hike to the summit of Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain or explore the crater lakes of Arusha National Park. In the evening, relax in a safari chair and sip delicious sundowner cocktails by the lake as the sun sinks into the horizon.

Discover Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa - a place you must experience at least once in your lifetime. 


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Serena Dar es Salaam

Country: Tanzania

Destination: Dar es Salaam

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Hotel

Number of Rooms: 230

Experience urban living at its most cosmopolitan at Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel, located at the heart of the city centre business district, just moments from sandy Indian Ocean beaches, a bustling fish market and eclectic crafts markets, boutiques and restaurants. A garden oasis of tranquillity and charm, our five-star Dar es Salaam hotel promises the warmest of welcomes, vibrant experiences and vivid memories of your stay.

For discerning business and leisure travellers with a taste for the very finest, our distinctive five-star hotel is a place to call home. Exceptional security and impeccable service as well as world-class amenities and cuisine create the perfect retreat within a thriving metropolis.

Acclaimed as one of Tanzania’s most prestigious hotels, Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel offers a perspective that is the essence of the city itself: diverse and stylish yet exceedingly relaxed and down-to-earth.


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Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Country: Tanzania

Destination: Ngorongoro Crater

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Hotel

Number of Rooms: 75

Tanzania’s prehistoric Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Eighth Wonder of the World, has yawned heavenward for millennia. Deep within its immense walls is a breath-taking blue-green landscape dotted with plains, lakes and forests; an eerie, otherworldly “land that time forgot” thick with massive bull elephants, rhinos, wildebeests and the highest concentration of lions in Africa. 

Nestled high above the plains into the Crater’s jagged rim, cloaked in river stone and indigenous vines, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is barely visible to the naked eye. Framed by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its torch-lit walls are adorned with stylized cave paintings. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Rooms are looped around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock-enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below. Our Ngorongoro hotel lodge is a place that feels as ancient as the Crater itself, yet no modern comfort has been spared in an effort to bring you the best safari adventure in Africa and one of the most unique travel experiences in the world. 

Explore the Cradle of Mankind at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. 


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Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Country: Kenya

Destination: Masai Mara

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 74

Discover the Kenya safari of your dreams, a vast, gently rolling landscape of acacia-specked grasslands darkened by migrating wildebeest herds. Mara Serena Safari Lodge invites you to a world where dramatic sights and experiences are enhanced by gracious service and five-star amenities. As the only safari lodge in the famed Mara Triangle, we offer a setting matched by few other hotels in the world: perched high on a bush-cloaked hill with sweeping views of the savannah and the meandering shoreline of the Mara River.

Our Masai Mara hotel lodge is designed in the style of a traditional Maasai Manyatta while offering every modern comfort. Neatly arranged rows of rooms and suites are positioned to offer uninterrupted river views from private balconies. Equally breathtaking sightlines can be enjoyed from the restaurant and bar and rock-enclosed swimming pool. After a day in the bush, a steam shower and an Oringa Massage at the Maisha Spa & Gym offer an exquisite welcome back to civilisation.

Enjoy exhilarating excursions deep into the Masai Mara Game Reserve with activities and adventures as intrepid as you choose to be during your stay. Savour superb chef-prepared cuisine in our onsite restaurant and with unforgettable “Bush Dining” and “Sundowner” experiences. Rediscover how special family time can be with game drives, breakfasts by the hippo pool and visits to an authentic Maasai village.

From savannah to spa, experience Africa in all its wild grandeur at Mara Serena Safari Lodge.


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Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Country: Kenya

Destination: Laikipia

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 56

Embrace the awe-inspiring natural beauty of your surroundings, and set the stage for a visit you won’t soon forget. Located within the sprawling Ol Pejeta Conservancy, one of Kenya’s most noteworthy conservancies and home to the ‘Big Five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), Sweetwaters Serena Camp offers a holiday experience unlike any other.


Framed by picturesque views of Mount Kenya, our sophisticated tented accommodation offers a tranquil respite in the wild, with ensuite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and a private balcony or veranda. Begin or end your day with a delicious meal and superb views at our light-filled restaurant, enjoy a guided game drive on the conservancy, indulge in a massage in our treatment room or simply relax by the pool. With a dedicated event venue, modern facilities and exceptional planning services, our Ol Pejeta tented camp is one of central Kenya’s most stunning destinations for weddings and corporate retreats with a difference. And our unparalleled location in Ol Pejeta Conservancy facilitates exploration and discovery of the spectacular wildlife for which this region is famous. We look forward to helping you create cherished memories at Sweetwaters Serena Camp in Ol Pejeta.


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Amboseli Serena Lodge

Country: Kenya

Destination: Amboseli National Park

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Safari Lodge

Number of Rooms: 92

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge was created for adventurers with an African dream. With Mount Kilimanjaro soaring majestically just beyond the golden, acacia-specked savannah, the safari lodge offers a graceful blend of stark beauty and lavish comfort in the heart of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park.

Nestled in an acacia grove by a gentle mountain spring, our hotel, comprising a Maasai-inspired design, a garden restaurant and a palm-shaded swimming pool and sundeck, provides uninterrupted views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the surrounding landscape. In every detail, the ambience captures the essence of Maasai culture, warmth and indomitable spirit. The setting our Amboseli safari lodge is breathtakingly beautiful, the wildlife abundant and the cuisine, hospitality and amenities unrivalled.

Mornings bring stirring views of Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peaks. Whether embarking on a safari to see “The Big Five” (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino), planting your very own tree as part of our Re-Forestation Programme, or enjoying a bush dinner and glass of wine as the bonfire cinders waft into the indigo night, your stay will be infused with unforgettable moments.


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Kampala Serena Hotel

Country: Uganda

Destination: Kampala, Entebbe and Lake Victoria

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Hotel

Number of Rooms: 186

The Kampala Serena Hotel is an oasis of cool and green, with a secure environment ideally located in an excellent location in the heart of Kampala, which is the focal point of national, regional, corporate, political and social life.

Surrounded by 17 acres of beautifully manicured water gardens, our hotel attracts visitors to Kampala seeking 5-star amenities including elegant accommodation, gourmet cuisine and a superlative Conference Centre that sets Kampala Serena Hotel among the city’s premier business hotels.

Our 5-star Kampala hotel features 186 guest rooms of remarkable sophistication and comfort, including 14 spacious suites that range from unique, open plan Executive Suites to an exquisitely presented Royal Suite. Lose yourself in the beautiful, tropically styled free form swimming pool tucked among rock terraces, wooden bridges and a waterfall. Savor a fine dining experience like no other at the radiant Pearl of Africa restaurant, or unwind with friends or colleagues in the Champagne Bar. Explore a world of wellness at the Moroccan palace-inspired Maisha Spa and Health Club, home to Swedish saunas, Turkish steam rooms, a plunge pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Experience the wonder, inspiration and delight of the Kampala Serena Hotel.

The Kampala Serena Hotel is part of an international collection of 5-star hotels chosen for their architecture, design and distinctive cultural experiences.


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Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Country: Rwanda

Destination: Lake Kivu

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Hotel

Number of Rooms: 60

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel celebrates the shores of this African Great Lake as a destination of astonishing beauty, where pristine beaches and the sparkling waters of Africa’s sixth largest lake come together in breathtaking fashion. Your arrival is greeted by a bright, open-plan lobby giving way to a private stretch of beach reserved exclusively for hotel guests. We welcome you to experience unparalleled warmth, hospitality and relaxation at our tropically inspired hotel in Gisenyi, Rwanda.

With guest accommodations, restaurants and a spectacular swimming pool nestled among palm trees and manicured grounds and gardens, our privileged waterfront enclave provides all the amenities you would expect from a resort considered by many to be one of Rwanda’s best.

Boasting gracious, personalised hospitality and abundant recreational activities on land and water, this 66-room getaway is the perfect choice for an extended holiday or weekend escape. Guests may choose from a selection of beautifully appointed rooms and suites and savour exceptional dining highlighted by the lakefront Kiyaga Restaurant and evening sundowners on the beach at Ziwani Café. A modern conference centre and outdoor event venues overlooking the lake set us among the area’s premier hotels for corporate and social gatherings.

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel combines tropical serenity and waterfront exhilaration to create a truly unique Rwanda resort experience.

 


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Kigali Serena Hotel

Country: Rwanda

Destination: Kigali

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Hotel

Number of Rooms: 148

On an enchanting boulevard in the heart of Kigali, Rwanda, in a secure location just a five-minute walk from the CBD, lies Kigali Serena Hotel. A distinctively rich blend of Rwandan heritage, art and culture with contemporary 5-star comfort in 148 sophisticated rooms and suites, Serena Kigali hotel provides a private and peaceful retreat like no other for discerning international diplomats and executives.  

Enjoy a host of leisure amenities. Lose yourself in the tranquillity of our tropically landscaped pool. Indulge with a Mayan-inspired hot stone massage or a nature-based body wrap at Maisha Mind Body & Spirit Spa. Allow our restaurants to take you on a culinary journey, treating you to everything from expertly crafted Rwandese delicacies to enticing flavours from around the globe.

Kigali Serena Hotel is the city’s most exclusive private retreat for hosting signature social and business occasions of all manner and size with a state-of-the-art conference centre, a 500-seat auditorium and magnificent ballroom.

Discover a hotel renowned for going above and beyond to exceed all expectations and establish its reputation as one of the best hotels in Rwanda. Our unique sense of place, landscaped gardens and exquisite health spa and swimming pool set a serene backdrop for a truly extraordinary experience. 


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Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Country: Tanzania

Destination: Lake Manyara National Park

Property Group: Serena Hotels

Style: Hotel

Number of Rooms: 67

Tanzania’s towering Mto wa Mbu escarpment provides a remarkable backdrop for a one-of-a-kind visit. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge welcomes you with a peaceful location amidst the rich wildlife and unsurpassed tranquility of Lake Manyara National Park. The lake is home to over 300 migratory birds including flamingoes, long-crested eagles and grey-headed kingfisher; our 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.

Here, at our Lake Manyara lodge, you’ll find everything you need to relax, rejuvenate and discover the singular beauty of the region. Housed in circular two-storey “rondavels”, our accommodation pays homage to tradition, while also offering contemporary perks. Flamingo Restaurant, our central dining room, serves delicious cuisine and includes a veranda with picturesque views; we would be pleased to arrange a meal in the bush for you as well. Take part in an enchanting game drive or outdoor excursion, tour one of the neighbouring villages or simply lounge by the lodge’s “vanishing horizon” pool. Those hosting their wedding or group event with us can benefit from our modern facilities and gorgeous location, not to mention the careful attention of our planning staff. And with a range of family-friendly activities, our lodge is a delightful destination for visitors of all ages. The holiday of a lifetime awaits you at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.


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