About The Lodge
For people who like to live life on the edge, this Ngorongoro safari lodge is a must-visit destination. Located on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge offers commanding views of the caldera, and makes arriving early into the crater for each morning game drive an absolute breeze.
Ngorongoro Crater is justly famed as an incredible wildlife destination, which also makes it popular with humans. By starting their days on the very rim of the crater, guests at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge are able to descend into it with ease, and enjoy the illusion that they’re the first ever safari enthusiasts to explore this almost prehistoric location.
Despite its lofty setting, this Ngorongoro safari lodge is kept grounded by its warm relationship with local Maasai communities. This adds a valuable cultural context to the experience, and gives guests the opportunity to appreciate not only aspects of Maasai life, but also the deep love and knowledge that the people have for their landscape.
Each of the lodge’s 75 rock-built rooms is designed to both fit into the stunning setting, and provide outstanding views – simply gazing at the vista definitely counts as a worthwhile activity. For guests wanting to be a little more active, the star attractions are of course game drives into the crater, but these are by no means the only ways to explore.
Guided nature walks enable a more detailed appreciation of this remarkable ecosystem, while bush breakfasts and lunches are the perfect safari punctuation marks. Time all but stands still during sundowners on the crater rim, with the sun seemingly reluctant to depart, and time travel of sorts is possible with Olduvai Gorge being accessible from the lodge – it’s one of the places where man began, and a fascinating destination.
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Safari Trips That Take You Here
This 15-day extravaganza is our longest established, signature safari. It’s perfect for the first-time traveller to East Africa.
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