|The Serengeti is a natural paradise and home to one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth - the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle.|
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Location
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is set high on a hill with breathtaking vistas of sweeping grasslands and the unspoiled wilderness landscape of the Serengeti plains.
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Activities
Safari Lodge Wildlife Game Drives Safari Walking Culture Photography Birding Cuisine Day Tour Romantic Getaway Tour Price Range - East Africa: $250 plus
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Attractions
Big game feed in full view of the lodge. The Serengeti is a natural paradise and home to one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth - the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. Yellow fever trees and palm thickets line the Seronera River and its hippo pools. This is a superb area for seeing predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs, along with giraffes, topis, bohor reedbucks, defassa waterbucks, buffalos and impalas. The kopjes host hyraxes, dwarf mongooses, and redheaded agamas. The open grassland is home to large groups of Thomson's and Grant's gazelles, spotted hyenas, jackals, and such birds as the double-banded courser, yellow-throated sand grouse, red-capped lark, Fischer's sparrow-lark, and capped wheatear. More than a million wildebeest, accompanied by hundreds of thousands of other herbivores, descend upon the short-grass plains of the southeastern Serengeti at the start of the rainy season around December. After calving in January and February, they scatter over the southern and central plains. By May the rain ends, the grass has been reduced to stubble, and the animals begin their long march to dry-season grazing grounds near the permanent waters of the Serengeti's northern woodlands and Kenya's Masai Mara. Reaching these destinations by July or so, they remain until October, when they head back to the southeastern Serengeti.
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Facilities
The lodge design is simple but stunning. Inspired by a traditional African village, separate rondavels (huts) house the luxury guest rooms that have their own view of the vast Serengeti plains. From the overall impression to the smallest detail, the lodge is rich in local atmosphere created by indigenous handicrafts and art. A delightful water feature runs through the main public areas, creating a natural source of waterborne plants and provides a home to many indigenous species of reptiles, amphibians and birds. The uniquely crafted bedroom units maximize the use of local materials in order to blend with their surroundings. The grass capping of the roofs comes from locally occurring (but outside of the Serengeti Park) savannah grass. The buildings' stone facings utilized the stone shale that was found on the site and is common throughout the Serengeti area.
Each bedroom has its own self-contained private shower-room and toilet as well as its own balcony with views across the Serengeti plains. The architecture and design of Serengeti Serena Lodge makes maximum use of locally available, naturally occurring, materials and indigenous designs. Walking to the dining room and bar area of the Lodge, guests pass through open corridors with rich African carvings and high roofs. The lodge's cuisine is focused on its use of fresh food that is sumptuously prepared and cooked in front of the guests. The full-service lounge and bar serves fresh fruit juices, soft drinks, tea and coffee, cocktails, wines, spirits and liqueurs
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Additional Information
Hot air balloon safaris can be booked in advance or at the balloon safari reservation desk in the lodge. These unique and exciting adventures require a very early morning start and a one-hour drive to the balloon's take-off point. After "adventures aloft" and the thrill of viewing the plains game from the air (the flight is usually of a forty minute duration), a champagne breakfast is served under the shade of an acacia tree - in the midst of the Serengeti. Al-fresco, catered poolside barbecue can be pre-booked for groups of ten or more. The lodge can arrange a visit to the Serengeti Park headquarters and visitor centre as well as trip to Frankfurt Zoological Society Serengeti Centre.
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Children Policy
0 - 2 years - free
2 - 12 years - 50% of rate
13 - 17 years - 75% of rate
Check In Time: 02:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM