Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Good access to the lake and Ngorongoro from Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Ideal for families who dream about tranquil game-viewing holidays in Tanzania, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers good access to the lovely Lake Manyara National Park and the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. 

Yes, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge is one of our top family-friendly safari destinations in East Africa and a great place to stop and plan your Tanzania safari further – magnificent views out over the lake make every day worth waking up for!

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a truly magnificent safari escape in traditional ‘rondavel’ cottages with delightful, thatched roofs, circular rooms and natural temperature control. Bring your kids of all ages who will be sorted out with excellent babysitting services, educational activities, board games and sports as part of your safari deal to Lake Manyara.

When you arrive, note the majestic design of the lodge on its impressive escarpment making the most of the compelling views across the stunning blue waters of Lake Manyara. A total of 67 double rooms with ensuite showers and bright Tanzanian décor are scattered around the property, traditionally styled circular rondavels, whitewashed and inviting after long hot days on safari game viewing. 

Wander down to the spacious dining room for meals in between your exhilarating outings to the Lake and the Ngorongoro Crater – also very traditional in design, the hotel offers a central bar for drinks before dinner which is an ample affair of buffet foods covering all courses needed for your appetite, from salads and soups to desserts, cheeses and coffees! Special dinners out in the bush are a true highlight for private groups and honeymoon couples.

Dip into the welcoming infinity swimming pool and grab a beer from the poolside bar and if business calls, the superb, tented conference room also doubles up as a wedding venue. Enjoy up-to-date Wi-Fi and business centre facilities plus satellite TV in all rooms. 

Use every day to the full with excursions into the local villages, stunning forest hikes, mountain biking and canoeing on the lake. Look out for the incredible flocks of flamingos and pelicans while game viewing in the evenings – the best sunset photos in Africa!



Perched high on the edge of Tanzania’s Mto wa Mbu escarpment, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge boasts spectacular views across the floor of the Great Rift Valley and the flamingo-infested expanse of lovely Lake Manyara’s glowing alkaline waters. 

Ideal for families who want to enjoy both the wildlife and the tranquillity of the region, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a truly magnificent safari escape in traditional ‘rondavel’ cottages with their cool whitewashed walls and thatched roofs, ornately decorated in traditional cloths and designs. The lodge accommodates children of all ages and offers babysitting services, educational activities, board games and sports to keep them entertained. 

Book into 1 of 67 tastefully furnished en-suite circular guest rooms and experience the warm hospitality of the staff who will make you feel important and cherished. The closely thatched rooms echo the traditional Maasai ‘Boma’ style of construction whilst highlighting a vibrant interior design concept that reflects the Maasai people’s abiding love of vivid scarlet-and-indigo checked ‘Shukas’ (cloaks) and bright yellow, white, blue and orange beadwork. 

The infinity swimming pool at this Tanzania safari lodge offers an incredible spot from which to soak up the sun while viewing the awe-inspiring flamingo-frosted Lake of the Great Rift Valley beyond. Other facilities include a spacious dining room, a bar area, a TV room with satellite TV, a conference room, a computer room with three units and a small gift shop. 

Lake Manyara Serena has a small spa where guests can relax and indulge in deep-tissue massages, manicures and pedicures. Game drives in the Lake Manyara National Park will entertain you with encounters of tree-climbing lions, elephant herds and a host of other game. Nature walks, hiking and mountain biking are some of the activities that will keep guests occupied at the lodge.  Check out sister hotels in the Serengeti, Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge and in the Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

From $290



  • Game drives in the Lake Manyara National Park
  • Game sitings
  • Nature walks
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking


  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • House wines, Local brand spirits and beers
  • Soft drinks, Teas and coffees
  • Refreshments on lodge activities
  • Morning and afternoon game drives

swimming pool area outside the lodge accommodation at Royal Madikwe
that include this property


  • Swimming Pool
  • Central dining room & bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Satellite TV room
  • Conference room


  • Losimingori Suite is a special luxury room made for honeymoon couples on a serene adventure into Africa – a marble bathroom, king-size bed, elegant lounge, mini bar, TV, deck and incredible private views. 

  • Sit beside the infinity swimming pool that drops away to the Great Rift Valley the Lake Manyara, enjoying drinks from the bar before a huge buffet dinner.

  • The hotel is covered in lush green creepers and stone paths lead guests to rondavel-styled rooms with thatched roofs and whitewashed walls.

  • Boating trips around the Lake and its ecosystem, day trips to nearby Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park, plus thrilling night game drives.

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