Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp
Scenically located in a glade, known as ‘the place of the klipspringer’ (mbuzi mawe), and guarded by three million year-old granite towers, this luxury tented-camp is unique.

Cleverly located on one of the main annual migration corridors for over one million wildebeest, half a million zebras and gazelles, and their accompanying cast of predators it is also located at the very epicentre of one of the world’s most famous national parks.

Getting there

The camp is located in Western Serengeti, 335 kms from Arusha.
By road: transfers by road from Arusha take approximately 8-10 hours.
By air: the camp is adjacent to both the Seronera and Lobo airstrips and a ‘meet and greet’ and transfer service is offered.

Facilities
Just 16 widely spaced luxury en suite tents
Each tent has its own en suite bathroom with flushed WCs and showers
Central mess tent and bar
Scenic safari bar with stone terrace
Central fire-pit for evening sundowners
Game drives daily
Wedding planning and honeymoon venuem
Gift shop, business centre, WiFi
Cultural dance and music

Kirawira Serena Camp

A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The most exclusive of the Serena Group’s many safari venues, and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, Kirawira Serena Camp offers the epitome of classic ‘Out of Africa’ safari camp luxury.

Styled to replicate the elegant hunting camps of such legendary ‘white hunters’ as Denys Finch Hatton and Baron Bror Blixen, it is located adjacent to the famous western corridor of the Serengeti National Park – arena of the ‘Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth’, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest.

Designed in typically Edwardian style, this exclusive camp features an elegant central meeting tent evocatively furnished with a tasteful selection of chintz-covered chaises longues, Persian rugs, antique escritoire, wind-up phonograms, leather-bound travelling cases, brass shooting sticks, carved rocking chairs, and stud-backed smoking chairs.

In keeping with the theme of colonial opulence, the elegant twin dining tents feature Edwardian-styled dining furniture, sprung floors, crisp-starched napery, delicate blue and white china and weighty silver accoutrements, whilst the staff are attired in classical colonial ‘mess’ uniform of white Swahili robes.

The camp has just 25 widely-spaced luxury tents, raised on timber platforms, each with a glorious view of the plains. Each tent has a spacious furnished deck leading to a bedroom furnished in antique Edwardian style with steamer-trunks, writing desk, brass lamps, rugs, sepia photographs and four-poster bed with patchwork quilt. Each tent has its own personal valet.

Getting there
The camp is located in Western Serengeti, 335 kms from Arusha.
By road: transfers by road from Arusha take approximately 8-10 hours.
By air: the camp is 15kms from Grumeti airstrip and 100km from the Seronera airstrip.

Facilities
Just 25 widely spaced luxury ensuite tent
Each tent has its own ensuite bathroom with flushed WCs and shower
Edwardian-styled lounge and bar
Elegant tented dining tents with full silver service
Gourmet 5-course lunches and dinners
Fine wines
Scenic safari bar with stone terrace
Central fire-pit for evening sundowners
Game drives daily
Wedding planning and honeymoon venue
Gift shop, business centre, WiFi

Serengeti Saferi Serena Camp

Set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, this lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Winner of numerous awards from the world travel press, it is perhaps the finest venue the Serengeti has to offer.

Centrally located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the living landscape. A series of traditional domed ‘rondavels’ are widely spaced throughout the grounds, which are cooled by groves of acacia trees and watered by sparkling streams. On the very edge of the ridge is a ‘vanishing horizon’ pool, which looks out over the ‘endless plains’ after which the Serengeti is named.

Situated close to the world-famous 2-million-year-old paleolithic site of Ol Duvai, ‘birthplace of mankind’, the lodge has been styled to offer a showcase of cultural performance, heritage and traditional art, which is best illustrated by the lavish Makonde carvings which decorate both the rooms and the stunning domed dining room.

As for wildlife, the Serengeti National Park offers not only all the members of ‘The Big Five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo), but also the annual ‘migration’ of over one million wildebeest and their attendant cast of predators.

Getting there

The Lodge is in the Serengeti National Park, 335 kms from Arusha.

By road: transfers by road from Arusha take approximately —- hours.

By air: the airstrip is adjacent to the lodge and a ‘meet and greet’ and transfer service is offered.

Facilities

Traditionally-carved, domed dining room

Individual ‘rondavel’ rooms with private balconies

Vanishing horizon pool overlooking the plains

Scenic safari bar with timbered terrace

Private bush camp overlooking the migration

Central barbeque area and water gardens

Wedding planning and honeymoon venue

Gift shop, business centre, WiFi

Conference centre

Extensive selection of sports and activities

Cultural dance and music

TV room with satellite TV.

Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquillity, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness.

The unprecedented range of high-adventure sports, meanwhile, include mountain biking, canoeing and forest walks, while cultural choices include tours of the neighbouring villages and dance displays by the local Iraqw and sukuma people.

Grouped around a central ‘vanishing horizon’ pool, this highly unusual lodge features a simple timbered reception area, built in traditional African style, which is accessed via a bridge over a small stream. Beyond reception, lies the central dining room, bar and veranda, below which lies the pool. Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, with stunning views over the lake is the pool bar and observation point. Dotted around the grounds, all with views over the lake, are a series of circular two-storey ‘rondavels’, which house the rooms.

Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara’s unique birdlife, the architectural motif melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai ‘Bomas’ , while the vibrantly coloured wall frescoes depict the colourful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.

Getting there

The Lodge is in Mto wa Mbu, Northern Tanzania, 130 kilometres from Arusha.

By road: transfers by road from Arusha take approximately 2 ½ hours.

By air: the airstrip is adjacent to the lodge and a ‘meet and greet’ and transfer service is offered.

Facilities

A selection of ensuite rooms and suites

Central dining room and bar

Outside dining terrace

Poolside bar

Game drives daily

Swimming pool and pool deck

Bush dinner site within the grounds

Tented conference room

Wedding planning and honeymoon venue

Gift shop, business centre, WiFi

Satellite TV room

Extensive selection of sports and activities

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metres below.

Known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests of ‘the land that time forgot’, dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions.

Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called ‘Cradle of Mankind’, the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Decorated with cave paintings, the rooms are strung around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock- enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below.

Getting there

The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, lies immediately adjacent to the Serengeti National Park and 180 kilometres from Arusha.

By road: transfers by road from Arusha take approximately 4 hours.

By air: there is an adjacent airstrip and a ‘meet and greet’ and transfer service is offered.

Facilities

– 75 rock-built rooms with panoramic private balconies

– Rock built dining room and bar with central fire

– Extensive viewing terraces

– Game drives into the Crater daily

– Wedding planning and honeymoon venue

– Gift shop, business centre, WiFi

– Tented conference centre

– Extensive selection of sports and activities

– Cultural dance and music

– TV room with satellite TV.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metres below.

Known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests of ‘the land that time forgot’, dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions.

Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called ‘Cradle of Mankind’, the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Decorated with cave paintings, the rooms are strung around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock- enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below.

Getting there

The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, lies immediately adjacent to the Serengeti National Park and 180 kilometres from Arusha.

By road: transfers by road from Arusha take approximately 4 hours.

By air: there is an adjacent airstrip and a ‘meet and greet’ and transfer service is offered.

Facilities

– 75 rock-built rooms with panoramic private balconies

– Rock built dining room and bar with central fire

– Extensive viewing terraces

– Game drives into the Crater daily

– Wedding planning and honeymoon venue

– Gift shop, business centre, WiFi

– Tented conference centre

– Extensive selection of sports and activities

– Cultural dance and music

– TV room with satellite TV.

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