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Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge


2°23’0.5"S 34°42’12.1"E

Serengeti Serena: Information from the owner

General information

Type
Safari Lodge
No. of rooms
65
Check-in time
12:30 pm
Check-out time
10:00 am

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Serengeti Serena, which contains our own observations and views.


Last updated by Owner
20 Jun 2024
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Facilities at Serengeti Serena

Property facilities
24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Business Centre, Communal Dining, Conference Centre, Disability Services, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa, TV Room
Room facilities
Balcony / Deck, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Disabled Rooms, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Wheelchair Friendly
Activities on site
Big 5, Bird Watching, Cooking Courses, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Gourmet Picnic, Massages, Natural History Tours, Night Drives, Practice Green, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided), Wildlife Tours
Nearby activities
Animal Encounters, Big 5, Bird Watching, Child Friendly Activities, Cooking Courses, Cultural Tours, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Health and Fitness Centre, Historical Tours, Hot-air Ballooning, Massages, Natural History Tours, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided), Wildlife Tours
Languages
English

Room types at Serengeti Serena

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Serengeti Suite

Our suite offers a spacious bedroom appointed with a King bed with a walk-in mosquito net, sumptuous furnishings, a dressing area and a marble ensuite bathroom. The elegantly appointed sitting room, meanwhile, enjoys panoramic views and is both tastefully and relaxingly furnished while offering a fully stocked mini-bar, a digital multi-channel TV and a direct dial telephone. In addition, 24-hour room service is available and fruit and wine will be laid out to welcome our guests. The suite is set slightly apart from the rest of the rooms and enjoys its own private access.

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Standard Room

Our beautifully appointed Standard Room boasts a King bed with a hand-carved wood headboard and a private balcony with stunning wilderness views.

Activities at Serengeti Serena

Balloon Safari and Bush Breakfast

One of the most magically memorable of the Serengeti experiences, a balloon safari allows you to drift in silence above the splendour of the plains. You will dip down to visit the hippo pools of the Grumeti River and enjoy a bird's eye view of the wildlife theatre as it is enacted below you.

Awakened by an early morning cup of tea, you’ll be driven to the balloon take-off point. There, you will meet your fully qualified balloon pilot and watch as the team inflates the enormous rainbow-coloured balloon. As dawn breaks and the balloon slowly rights itself, the guests are helped into the wicker basket, the sandbags are cast off and the balloon rises majestically into the cool of the morning air.

After a 45-minute flight, your balloon will descend to the plains, where the ground crew will greet you with a glass of chilled champagne. Later, you’ll be treated to a full English breakfast, which is traditionally cooked on the burners of the balloon. After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely game drive back to the lodge.

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Balloon Safaris

One of the most magically memorable of the Serengeti experiences, a balloon safari allows you to drift in silence above the splendour of the plains, to dip down to visit the hippo pools of the Grumeti River, and to enjoy a bird's eye view of the wildlife theatre as it is enacted below you.

Awakened by an early-morning cup of tea (around 5.30 am) you will be driven to the balloon take-off point, where you will meet your fully-qualified balloon pilot and watch as the team inflates the vast rainbow-coloured balloon. As dawn breaks, the balloon slowly rights itself, the guests are helped into the wicker basket (a typical balloon carries around 8 passengers and is equipped with seats and safety belts), the sandbags are cast off, and the balloon rises majestically into the cool of the morning air.

Driven by the wind, and guided by jets of hot air from the gas-burners (which allow it to rise or fall according to the pilot's direction), the balloon will fly for a period of around 45 minutes (trailed by a team of ground vehicles). Eventually, it descends to a gentle controlled-landing on the plains. To celebrate, the ground crew offer the guests a glass of chilled champagne, while the pilot prepares their personal ‘flight certificates'. Later, everyone sits down to a full English breakfast, which is traditionally cooked on the burners of the balloon. After breakfast, guests can enjoy a leisurely game drive back to the lodge.

Game Drives

Our custom-built open-sided six-person safari vehicles offer comfort, panoramic viewing, dedicated safari guides, refreshments on-board and radio-links for fast location of game. Traditionally, game-drives take place early morning (you are woken with tea and arrive back in time for breakfast) or late afternoon. They can also be timed to coincide with sundowners in the bush.

The vast and sensational Serengeti, covering 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah plains, is Tanzania's first-established, largest and most famous park wherein tens of thousands of hoofed animals roam in a constant and unremitting search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends. Here, the million-plus wildebeest are the predominant herbivore and also the main prey of a huge cast of large carnivores, principally lion and hyena.

Whilst the annual migration is the Serengeti's most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its lion, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements may be tracked, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog.

Guided Nature Walks and Bird Watching

Slow in pace and wide-ranging in scenery, the Serengeti nature walk is designed to offer gentle exercise and a fascinating insight into the world of African trees, flowers, insects, reptiles, birds and animals.

Tanzania offers more than 1,000 species of birds, half of which can be seen in the Serengeti. Most commonly spotted are the Masai ostrich and Kori bustard and, on the lakes, the lesser flamingo.

Endemic to the park are the Fischer's lovebird, the rufous-tailed weaver and the grey-breasted spurfowl. Migrant species are present between October and April and include white storks, rollers, cuckoos, swallows, Montague's and pallid harriers and Caspian plovers.

For the amateur and serious ornithologist alike, we offer a range of half or full day outings which can be custom-tailored to the interests of your ornithological party. The services of a professional ornithologist and up-to-date bird checklists are included, and picnics, bush lunches, camp suppers and sundowners can be scheduled to suit your needs.

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