My friend and I stayed at the Serengeti Resort at the beginning of a hot, Texas hill-country summer. We slept in an "Outfitter" tent advertised as a canvas one that could accommodate up to four people. Note that this means two adults and two kids, because four adults would kill each other in it. The tent itself was on a basic wooden platform, had two decently made double beds, a lamp and a portable air conditioner that stirred and cooled the air somewhat. However, our tent was made of nylon - not canvas - and that makes a huge difference in the heat.
Speaking of heat, the women's bath house was very air conditioned, tiled in stone and clean. Nice shampoo, conditioner and soaps are provided. Showers have changing areas with curtains. Minor problems are the lack of sinks, mirrors and outlets (only one of each) and the towels. They were not consistently stocked, so consider bringing your own.
Dinner each night is a set menu in the lodge. This night it was salmon or steak, with sides and a dessert (about $70 plus tip, per person) . Ours was very good, but be sure to make reservations for it, as they only buy enough food each day for those who did. A continental breakfast is provided for free.
The animals were few, but appeared to be well cared for and clean. I didn't rent the golf cart to see the animals up close, but if you have kids, they would probably appreciate it. The price of the cart seemed to be based on the number of passengers in it, so I heard the quoted price fluctuate.
Disappointments: Their pool was very dirty due to malfunctioning equipment, and had been for a couple of weeks, according to one of the staff. A sign posting this in the pool area would have been helpful.
Positives: Very helpful and friendly staff.
- Also Known As:
- The Serengeti Hotel Bergheim