This was the first stop on our safari and my wife and I just loved this place. We went in mid-February and stayed for 2 nights. Although there were quite a few of us that arrived at the same time, the staff quickly got us introduced to the lodge and moved us on to our room - #61. The room was very clean and the furnishings were wonderful! Our view (we had a second level room) was awesome - the Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara. The pool and bar are just incredible - the pride of this lodge! It rained (hard) once for about 15 minutes and it was an amazing sight to see from the bar! The food was also spectacular. We had the breakfast and dinner buffett, and the box lunches (which were average, but everywhere we went they were average). They had a small band playing African rhythms during dinner that was a perfect compliment to the atmosphere.
Although we had mosquito nets, we had NO problem with any bugs. We didn't get a single one in our place (thank goodness!). My wife and I can't think of a single negative thing about this place. We took a bike safari into the village and it was a great experience! Do it! Nevertheless, if we come back to the area this is the place we will be staying and recommending to everyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Taking as its muse the glorious bird life of the fabulously soda-encrusted and pink flamingo-fringed...Lake Manyara, the swooping curves of this elegantly evocative lodge defy description. As do the soaring views over the Great Rift Valley, the rose-gold sunsets over the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment and the utterly unique tree climbing Lake Manyara lions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lake Manyara Serena Hotel Lake Manyara National Park