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Serena Mivumo River Lodge

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#11 of 23 Specialty lodging in Selous Game Reserve
Discover one of the world’s most captivating destinations – and find true tranquility in the wild. Serena Mivumo River Lodge welcomes you with boutique sophistication, impeccable amenities and a breath-taking location within Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve. A World Heritage Site and the largest game reserve in Africa, Selous is four times the size of the Serengeti and larger than the entire nation of Switzerland. It is also home to the largest concentrations of elephants in the world.
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Free internet
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
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v0and0a wrote a review Aug 2021
Santa Ana, California28 contributions29 helpful votes
Selous, south of the capital, is off the beaten path but well worth the detour. Our excellent outfitter, Easy Travel and Tours, set us up at this riverside lodge. The location is superb. The game viewing is exceptional, offering one of the few places in Tanzania where the some of the game "drives" are actually in a boat. The staff treated us like family. And there was an unexpected plus: a well-trained masseuse, who was a welcome treat after the bumpy ride in.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: All rooms have superb view
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Response from Simon Magaigwa, General Manager at Serena Mivumo River Lodge
Responded Sep 6, 2021
We are glad to note that we made your stay enjoyable and memorable, this is much appreciated and we are looking forward to hosting you again.
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kat_h195 wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions4 helpful votes
We have just got back from our incredible stay at the Serena mivuomo river lodge. From start to finish everything was perfect. We were picked up from the airstrip and taken on our first safari on the way back to the lodge . Then we had a boat tour in the evening and an 8 hour safari the next day. Everything was so well organised and the lodge was just stunning. The staff were so lovely , attentive enough and professional. They went above and beyond to help us and give us the experience of a lifetime. Thanks to Shabani our concierge and Raymond in the restaurant who were both wonderful and a special thanks to Abel who was our safari guide. He is an amazing guide, so knowledgeable and was wonderful at his job and he really made our trip . We got to see lions and I was amazed how close we could get and baby lion cubs. We also saw 2 elephants and 2 baby elephants walk right in front of us . It was breathtaking. We got to see many more besides that but they were a particular highlight. Honestly would recommend this trip to everyone it’s something you will never forget . Simply wonderful
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Simon Magaigwa, General Manager at Serena Mivumo River Lodge
Responded Aug 6, 2021
Thanks for your positive remarks on the services received. We are delighted to note that we played our part to make you enjoyable. Looking forward to hosting you again. Karibu sana.
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Judit E wrote a review Jul 2021
Budapest, Hungary3 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent one night in Serena Mivunk River lodge. The lodge is located in the middle of Selous National Park. You can see the sunrise from your balcony while watching hippos and crocodiles beneath you swimming in the river. Birds are singing, hippos are laughing, hyraxes screaming while you are having you shower or jacuzzi bath on your own balcony. Staff is super nice- great food and service. Rangers are passionate and committed to serve you with the best ever safari experience. We even saw a female lion just having hunted a wild hog and carrying it to her cubs. The whole lion family had their meal right in front of our eyes. A true once in a lifetime experience.... Enjoy the peace and purity of nature together with the excellent staff. Thanks for your hospitality! ❤️
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Simon Magaigwa, General Manager at Serena Mivumo River Lodge
Responded Aug 6, 2021
Dear JuditE10 Thank you for your positive review. We will remain focused to ensure quality service to our guests.
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Jim wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This trip surpassed all my expectations Our Safari guide Able was extremely knowledgeable and professional as well as friendly and fun We saw so much wild life and learned a great deal from our guide. My wife and I were treated like royalty. The entire staff at our River lodge accommodations were attentive and friendly The room was clean and the room style made you feel like you were on a safari but doing so in style Super fun and full of life time memories
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Pack light Carry on only you need to take a shuttle flight and then Jeep to get there so no big...
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Response from Simon Magaigwa, General Manager at Serena Mivumo River Lodge
Responded Aug 6, 2021
Dear jtyouse. Greetings from Serena Mivumo. We are very happy to note that we surpassed your expectation, thanks for the complements and kindly note that we will be glad to see you coming back.
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Borys J wrote a review Mar 2021
Wroclaw, Poland3 contributions
I can't praise this place highly enough. From the way there, to the location itself, the views, people who work there, food, accommodation etc etc, all top notch. Very unique experience, hope more people get to enjoy it.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Simon Magaigwa, General Manager at Serena Mivumo River Lodge
Responded Aug 6, 2021
Thank you very much and stay safe.
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$720 - $1,324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaLindi RegionSelous Game Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions about Serena Mivumo River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Serena Mivumo River 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 Serena Mivumo River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Serena Mivumo River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Serena Mivumo River Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Serena Mivumo River Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Serena Mivumo River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.