It is difficult to imagine a more spectacular setting for Lake Manyara Serena Lodge - on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment, overlooking the Great Rift Valley and the stunning Manyara soda lake. The abundant bird life inspired the design of Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge - swooping curves are complemented by soft, geometric patterns; stylish murals depict bird migration patterns. The circular shape of the buildings is a tribute to indigenous architectural traditions.
At a glance
- Accommodation - Capacity - 108
- Bush dinners
- Open-air bar area
- Atmospheric sundowners
- Full housekeeping services (laundry, valet, babysitting on request, children’s menus and dining, and shoeshine)
- Beauty treatments and massage services
- Scenic Flights
- Night game drives
- Village walks
- Forest hikes
- Nature walks
- Game and bird walks
- Boating and sailing
- Horse riding
- Mountain biking
Each spacious guest room at Manyara Serena Lodge has a private balcony with panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley and the soda lake of Manyara. The room's interior decor compliments the bird life of the Manyara region. The unique architecture of the Lodge continues in the restaurant and bar with colourful mouldings and intricately detailed African ceilings. The bar and restaurant offer guests both indoor and outdoor seating at each meal. Sumptuous menus, buffets and barbecues are served to guests alongside authentic African dishes.
The full-service lounge and bar serves fresh fruit juices, soft drinks, tea and coffee, cocktails, wines, spirits and liqueurs. With their graceful domed ceilings, curved walls and colourful murals, the guest lounge is the ideal venue to relax after safari or before and after meals. Both areas offer terrace seating with breathtaking views over Lake Manyara. There is also a swimming pool with vanishing horizon to Lake Manyara and a pool bar and pool viewing platform.
Day wildlife watching and game driving safaris in the park. Swimming in the fresh water pool, which lies below the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, on the very edge of the escarpment with mesmeric views across the still waters of the lake and the age-old majesty of the Great Rift Valley. Horse riding around the park. Abseiling. Canoeing safaris on the tranquil and beautiful waters of the Lake Manyara. Boating trips around the Lake Manyara and its ecosystem. Mountain biking around the park and adjacent landscapes. Spectacular vanishing horizon swimming pool with panoramic Rift Valley vistas. Wildlife talks, audio-visual presentations and lectures on the heritage and traditions of local tribes. Visits to the lodge's botanical garden and seedlings nursery. Relax on your chair on the veranda gazing between trees, or enlighten yourself with some reading, or noting down a journal on your sketchbook.
Child under 2 years sharing a room with 1-2 adults is accommodated on a complimentary basis.
Child 2 -12 years of age sharing a room with 2 adults is charged 50% of the adult rate.
If own room a child is charged 75% of the adult rate.
Young adult 13 -17 years of age is charged 75% of the per person adult rate whether sharing or on their own.