Taking its creative inspiration from nearby prehistoric site Olduvai Gorge, the aura of Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is one of ancient beauty and overlooks one of the most spectacular sights in Africa: the Ngorongoro Crater.
The lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vine so as to blend in with the landscape. Accommodations consist of seventy-five room scattered around the crater rim. Each room features its own private rock-enclosed balcony, brass lamps, embossed leather headboard, wildwood mirror, Maasai carvings, and stylized prehistoric cave paintings. The deluxe Kimba Suite offers spacious accommodation with sitting room, king-size bed, dressing area, natural stone en-suite bathroom, and fully stock mini-bar. For families, a triple room can be arranged as well as cots for the little ones.
The lodge is ideally located on the slopes of Ngorongoro Crater. Situated within northern Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains about 100 miles west of Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Created when an ancient volcano erupted and then collapsed upon itself, the crater is now carpeted with expansive grasslands dotted by a few acacia trees. The natural enclosure is home to impressive varieties and concentrations of wildlife including some 25,000 mammals. In addition to the zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest that graze the plains, the region is home to all of Africa’s “big five” mammals: lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant. The uniqueness of the crater’s topography and the accessibility of its wildlife make it a prime tourist destination in northern Tanzania.