Tanzania Hotels

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge


  • Lovely infinity pool with views over the lake
  • Two rooms are wheelchair-friendly
  • Close to the air strip
  • Free Wi-Fi in main lodge


  • The lodge is large and can feel impersonal
  • Not all rooms have been upgraded nor do they all have views and a request will not necessarily mean you will get a room with a view
  • Mass dining

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

On the edge of an escarpment this lodge presents a cluster of clean furnished en suite, double-story rondavels with breathtaking views over the lake. The decor might be slightly on the garish side and the showers tiny, but what it lacks in aesthetics it makes up for in a program of varied activities. You can take Swahili lessons, amble along a gentle nature walk, or jog around the demarcated track of the lodge. There's also hiking nearby where you can explore thickly forested hillsides. A special outing is a village walk to the nearby town of Mto wa Mbu, which is home to more than 100 different tribes and one of the richest linguistic mixes in Africa.

Hotel Information


Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Manyara, Tanzania


027-253–9162; 027-254–5555

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 67 rooms
  • Rate includes: All meals

Published 03/07/2016

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