Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquillity, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness. The unprecedented range of high-adventure sports, meanwhile, include mountain biking, canoeing and forest walks, while cultural choices include tours of the neighbouring villages and dance displays by the local Iraqw and sukuma people.
Grouped around a central ‘vanishing horizon' pool, this highly unusual lodge features a simple timbered reception area, built in traditional African style, which is accessed via a bridge over a small stream. Beyond reception, lies the central dining room, bar and veranda, below which lies the pool. Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, with stunning views over the lake is the pool bar and observation point. Dotted around the grounds, all with views over the lake, are a series of circular two-storey ‘rondavels', which house the rooms.
ROOMS & SUITES
THE SUITE: Overlooking Lake Manyara, with views to Losimingori Mountain, the Losimingori Suite is presented in sky blue and dusky pink, which echo the colours of the lake below. Secluded, exclusive, spacious and elegantly presented, it offers a degree of luxury and sophistication.
STANDARD ROOM: The rooms are housed in circular, double-storey, white-washed ‘rondavels' (traditional circular buildings with conical thatched roofs), which are strung out along the edge of the cliff so as to allow for maximum views. Each spacious circular room has its own small veranda while the interior décor reflects the blue of the lake and the pink of its flamingos. Behind each bed hangs a spectacular hand-woven rug, while the furnishings and fittings reflect traditional Maasai beadwork.
:: Telephone and WiFi
:: Laundry, valet and shoeshine services
:: Mineral water and toiletries
:: Bathrobe and slippers
:: Snacks and drinks room service
:: Hairdryers in the room
:: Safes (available from reception)
:: 24-hour medical service
:: Children's meals, beds, babysitting
Breakfast and lunch are presented in buffet-style and feature a wide range of international choices. In typical safari style, we offer a ‘full English Breakfast' as well as European options while our lunch menus will typically include meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian options.
Our table d'hôte dinner menus feature a salad buffet, soup, entrée, pudding, cheese and biscuits and tea or coffee. Vegetarian options are always available.
Our wine list offers a broad selection of old- and new-world wines, and local and imported beers and spirits.
We are expert in arranging breakfasts, lunches, dinners and cocktails in the bush. We have a number of dedicated sites, which are typically presented with tables, safari chairs, ‘bush bar' and a ‘bush kitchen', where a broad range of meats, poultry, fish and vegetables are cooked on-site (supplemented by fresh soups, salads and puddings from our hotel kitchens).
WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
We have extensive experience in planning and staging a wide variety of weddings and receptions, we can also take care of all the necessary formalities; from provision of registrar and certificates to working with you to determine the type of cake, reception and entertainment you would like.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
:: A selection of ensuite rooms and suites
:: Central dining room and bar
:: Outside dining terrace
:: Poolside bar
:: Swimming pool and pool deck
:: Bush dinner site within the grounds
:: Tented conference room
:: Wedding planning and honeymoon venue
:: Gift shop, business centre, WiFi
:: Satellite TV room
:: Extensive selection of sports and activities
:: Cultural dance and music
Accommodation At Lake Manyara National Park
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