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Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge


3°12’34.8"S 35°28’42.5"E

Reviews of Ngorongoro Serena

Wildlife sightings and reviews

6 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Ngorongoro Serena and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Aug-2019, 1 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Ngorongoro Serena.
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Black Rhino

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Elephant

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Hippo

100% success

Spotted Hyena

100% success

Wildebeest

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Zebra

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Aardvark

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Buffalo

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Eland

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Pangolin

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Cardiff

"Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 1 Aug 2019
"Best place to stay on the crater rim." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Black Rhino

1 sighting

Elephant

1 sighting

Hippo

2 sightings

Lion

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

3 sightings

Wildebeest

5 sightings

Zebra

4 sightings

Ms P
San Francisco

"Ideal location in Ngorongoro"

2 nights Arrived 11 Oct 2016
"Overall we had a very pleasant two nights at Ngorongoro Serena. The location couldn't be beat, right on the rim and close to the entrance, making our safari more enjoyable.

Our room had an unobstructed view of the crater and a nice patio to watch sunrise and sunset. Staff was polite and professional, and the food was of high quality.

We would recommend this hotel to others." See all these reviews: 6n in Tanzania; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr J
Compton Martin

"Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 8 Mar 2016
"We chose this deliberately as the final place to stay at the finish of our trip, and we were not disappointed.

This a most luxurious lodge; the staff, food, accommodation and service generally were all of the highest order. The view down into the Crater from all the bedrooms was stunning and it was an unforgettable experience, with lions and buffalo right outside.

We had three nights here and the game drives were outstanding. Whilst it perhaps lacked the intimacy of some of the earlier camps (such as Ol Pejeta, Elephant Bedroom, Encounter Mara), it was a fitting climax to a wonderful three weeks in East Africa." See all these reviews: 11n in Kenya; 5n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs B
Leeds

"Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 26 Dec 2013
"A good Serena Hotel, a bit too big and busy for our personal tastes but glad we stayed here and I understand why this place was chosen, a great view of the crater, not too far from the route down and nice and warm." See all these reviews: 8n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs L
Sussex

"Great location on crater rim"

2 nights Arrived 6 Feb 2011
"Adequate room but needed some refurbishment (broken shaver point, slow draining shower) and clothes drawers very small.

Staff seemed less friendly in this very busy lodge." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs H
Reading

"Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 19 Oct 2008
"Worth staying just for the location. We were able to be down in the crater shortly after 6.30 am as our guide arranged 6.00 am breakfast for us - so we had a good 3 - 4 hours before we started to encounter other vehicles. Also the view from the bedrooms, and lounge especially was stunning and well worth any drawbacks caused by staying in a relatively larger establishment

The lodge was very comfortable, good food and friendly attentive service. We were warned that it could get busy with tour parties, but actually were lucky the first night as it was pretty quiet although the 2nd night there was a group of 20 Americans who were rather vocal, and monopolised a large part of the lounge/bar, but not really a problem.

We went on an evening walking safari, which was very interesting, plus lovely to stretch legs after all the travelling. Game viewing in the crater was excellent - a really wonderful introduction to a safari experience, seeing so many animals close up, with such stunning scenery as a backdrop." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
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