Unique lodge on side of crater, lots of walking from front lobby to the room, lots of
Large bedroom with a great balcony and great view of the crater. had fog in the morning and looked like a planet scape. really unique, room had unique animal paintings on stone walls and bedding and drapes .lamp like old oil lamp. large shower. free internet , safe in room. great service for porters.
only negative was the slow service in restaurant and only fair service with servers. food ok buffet all the time and found again only fair.
bar area lovely. great fireplace, and entertainment. snacks provided , warm cashews.
electricity went off every day for a short period of time. was difficult when we were charging batteries for cameras etc. \
also restaurant allowed a smoker to set up her dining table at the bottom of the stairs to the main restaurant. The smoke billowed up the stairs and it was offensive. It was a non smoking restaurant and bar but they allowed this one woman to chain smoke at her table. I complained but was told o well that is the way it is. stairs
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched on the jagged rim of the crater, wreathed in morning mist, camouflaged in river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers, the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a triumph of ecological and architectural fusion. Sensitively constructed so as to take nothing from its environment whilst affording endless vistas over the heat-shimmering reaches of the crater below, the clustered boulder-built buildings of the Lodge hug the crater rim, linked by rope-lashed timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ngorongoro Serena Safari Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area