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Tanzania Hotels

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge


  • Amazing views of the crater from each room
  • Close to crater entrance
  • Free Wi-fi


  • Common areas can get crowded when the lodge is full
  • Rooms are dated but some are being upgraded
  • There are a lot of stairs across the lodge

Updated 12/03/2014

Fodor's Review

Emerging from the natural surroundings and indigenous vines of the western rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serena Safari Lodge is home to one of the most famous views this side of the Mara River. The large lodge, built from local river stone, spreads out to maximize your ability to sit back and gaze over mountain-ringed caldera. Walk to your room through tunnels of stones and enter a large space with wooden flooring, a small desk adorned with a hurricane lantern, and large bathrooms where recently renovated touches include a glass door instead of a hanging shower curtain. Because of the lodge's size and the fact that it caters to large groups, you might find it difficult to find a quiet resting place outside your bedroom. But when it comes to the views over the forest and the beautiful expanse of the crater, you'd be hard-pressed to find better without breaking the bank.

Hotel Information


Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania


027-254–5555; 027-253–7053

Hotel Details:

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

Updated 12/03/2014

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