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Mbingwe Valley, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#53 of 184 Specialty lodging in Serengeti National Park
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.4
Value
4.1
Travelers' Choice
Inspired by a traditional African village this extraordinary lodge presents a vibrant design concept rich in indigenous craft and cultural detail that is without compare. Set high on a hill with rolling visas over the teeming plains of a natural amphitheater it also enjoys a ringside seat for the greatest show on earth, the annual migration of the wildebeest.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Kids club
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Mountain View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

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Mbingwe Valley, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
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Seronera Airport10 miSee all flights
Kirawira B Aerodrome36 miSee all flights
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Zoe C wrote a review Aug 6
Leeds, United Kingdom64 contributions47 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights during our safari holiday. The location is great and although it takes about 20 minutes drive to reach the main circuit roads, you are seeing game as soon as you leave the hotel. Being set on the top of a hill affords great views from the pool and terrace areas especially. The welcome at check-in was efficient and friendly. The rooms were clean and comfortable as expected from the Serena chain The draw of the Serengeti as a safari destination makes this hotel busier than the 3 other Serena hotels we stayed at in Arusha, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara and it seemed to attract larger groups of guests. This resulted in several split parties in the dining area; with adults sitting oblivious at one large table (or even outside) while their children were grouped at another being really noisy and with nobody in charge of them. It just spoiled the tranquil setting a bit for us. The dining area itself was rather dark and I felt the food was not quite as good as the other places either although there was still sufficient choice and the service was good. Staff take the safety of guests very seriously and you are escorted from your rooms to the main building and back after dark as there is no fence to keep animals from entering the grounds. We were told that buffalo and leopard have both been regular visitors to the pool after dark. Special thanks to Gerard; pool waiter who was keen to talk about Tanzania with us and also taught our daughter a couple of good card games which she really enjoyed. Don’t get me wrong, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here, it just didn’t quite have the edge of the other Serena hotels - but then we were well and truly spoiled in terms of where we stayed.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Vincent Matei, General Manager at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Zoe, Thank you very much for choosing the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge as your second home during your recent visit to Tanzania, and for taking the time to write such a thorough rave review of our property and service. It is only through feedback. that we are able to improve. I am however sorry that our food offer did not really meet your expectations and for that; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. Kindly rest assured that we shall adequately and with utmost urgency address the lapses in our food offer. Will also improve our lighting system in the dining area. Once again, thank you for your valued feedback and we hope to serve you again whenever your travels bring you back to Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. Your sincerely, Vincent Matei - Lodge Manager.
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alex wrote a review Jul 2022
Boston, Massachusetts3 contributions
We spent two nights here for our honeymoon and we were given a room with a wonderful view. It is incredible they can operate such a luxurious and clean hotel with amazing food out on the Serengeti. It was a great experience and the service was fantastic, especially John who took great care of us at meals.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jen Mackenzie wrote a review Jul 2022
England, United Kingdom136 contributions21 helpful votes
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We loved this hotel. We stayed two nights in the little thatched bedroom houses, and it was all amazing. The staff are very friendly and the food is delicious. The rooms and bathrooms, grounds and pool as well as the common areas of the hotel, are stunning. The views over the Serengeti and the cocktails are fantastic!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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appenz wrote a review Jun 2022
Menlo Park, California70 contributions27 helpful votes
Stayed here in 6/2022 and of the 5 lodges we visited this is my #1 choice. Beautiful rooms, very nice common areas, really amazing food, nice bar, very friendly staff and a great location. Unless you want to splurge for the Four Seasons, this is as good as it gets. Serena's property at Ngorongoro is also highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Adam P wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom93 contributions69 helpful votes
Tough to review as I spent so little time actually using the lodge, even though I stayed for 4 nights! Leaving for safari at 6am and not returning til 7pm (or later), with boxed breakfasts & lunches don’t leave much time to experience the lodge itself. But I’ll do what I can. Checking in is a bit hectic If multiple parties arrive at once. But the staff are friendly. You are required to call reception for an escort from the rooms to the main lodge, all of the guards were extremely friendly, pointing out any wildlife in the grounds as you walk. The evening dining experience was also a little hectic, usually a buffet style, whilst the food itself was excellent, if you’re there at a busy time, some of the behaviour of other guests can be challenging! My toes we’re the victims of overzealous fellow travellers at the hit plate a couple of times. The rooms are good, not the size of the Serena Arusha or with the dramatic views of the Serena Ngorogoro but perfectly fine. I would stay here again and recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Riley wrote a review Jun 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
The location of the hotel speaks for itself, we watched wildlife from our balcony in the evenings. What really stood out however was the outstanding staff who really makes our stay here special and memorable.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Lilian M wrote a review May 2022
Shangani, Zimbabwe2 contributions3 helpful votes
Sol adventure they a good organise. Before you travel their make sure your ticket,your budget, very friendly and welcoming. They are always willing to help you to choose trip you need. Was great experience for us. We recommend this Sol adventure if you visit Tanzania Tips: They are good to help you. Asante Sol Adventure
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Nikhil_Advani wrote a review Apr 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia511 contributions182 helpful votes
This is an older lodge, but the rooms were still quite nice, as was the main dining/bar area. Food was excellent, especially the nights they had live stations. A few things though which no longer make Serena the brand of choice in east Africa. Our twin room had three beds! The rooms are small as it is, and this resulted in even less space. I also can't believe they still charge for water!! No other lodge does. You get one tiny bottle of water in the room each day, and everything else you have to buy.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Aliraza R wrote a review Mar 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
It is a lovely place with a fantastic, friendly and very welcoming staff. They are always willing to help and will accommodate to your need. It was a great experience for us and we had a great time staying here. I highly recommend this hotel if you visit Serengeti
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Kathurima Mburugu , General Manager at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Responded Mar 21, 2022
Dear Alirazar, Thank you very much for taking the time to review and share your wonderful experience. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and that our offer and service delivery met with your satisfaction. We look forward to another opportunity to be of service to you hopefully in the near future. Best regards, Vincent Matei - Lodge Manager.
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Larry C wrote a review Mar 2022
Placerville, California35 contributions48 helpful votes
Stayed at the lodge via Amazonia Expeditions on safari. It was wonderful and the staff were accommodating and just plain friendly! On the side I had many of them teaching me to speak Maasai. Always solicitous of our comfort and well-being. Peaceful and interesting stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: If some random staff member grabs you and wants to show you something do it! I was one of the...
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Response from Vincent Matei, General Manager at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Responded Mar 22, 2022
Dear Larrycl, Thank you very much for choosing the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge as your preferred place of residence during your recent visit to Tanzania and for taking the time to write such a thorough rave review of our property and service. We are truly honored and delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you find our property exceptional in all ways. Management will be sure to share your encouraging feedback with the entire team. Thank you once again for sharing your wonderful experience and we pledge to continue offering the very best of the Serena Hospitality and Service. Thank you. Vincent Matei - Lodge Manager.
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$547 - $1,260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
TanzaniaSerengeti National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
66
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Frequently Asked Questions about Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Does Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.