This lodge was a very pleasant suprise in view of some of the reviews on this site. As others have noted, it is very cleverly built to incorporate the rock outcrop into many of the public spaces and we enjoyed poking about the site and finding the various vantage points to look out across the Serengeti. My room was OK, certainly clean, although the bathroom lighting was poor (design rather than failue) and the food very acceptable. We did feel that the staff were not necessarily very content, although they were helpful and responsive, and we also heard rumblings of discontent over the conditions for the driver/guides. It should be noted that although internet access is quoted in the facilities, and there is a very nice room signposted as the Internet Cafe -there are no computers and no internet access. This isn't a problem but you shoud not plan on using it.. Considering that everything used in this lodge (including fuel for the generator and water) has to be brought in over the very rough Serengeti roads they do a really good job. We had gazelle outside the room, tree and rock hyrax all over the inner courtyard, monkeys on the roof, a maribou stork in a nearby tree and a hyena trotting past at breakfast.Overall this was a very good base for a magical first experience of the Serengeti.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seronera Wildlife Lodge is artfully constructed round a rocky outcrop from glass and wood elements, perfectly blending into its surrounding; next to the lodge, several waterholes attract day and night the most amazing animals, providing a unique opportunity for a close encounter with the so called Big Five. The Lodge is only 5 minutes far from the departing point of the hot - air balloon safaris, which offer a thrilling birds-eye wildlife perspective of the vast plains of the Serengeti. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seronera Wildlife Hotel Serengeti National Park