Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Stunning safaris from Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Welcome to a quaint and traditional safari hotel in Tanzania, the delightful Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world and seemingly hanging from the cliff edge over the jaw-dropping magnificence of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Get the best-ever views of this largest and most wonderful volcanic crater on earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and wood, completely covered with verdant indigenous creepers climbing all over its walls and cleverly designed to blend completely into the landscape, making it invisible from the floor of the crater 600 m below.

Come to see this natural phenomenon and stay in comfort – the Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its unique biodiversity and formation that has barely changed over the past few centuries. See how thousands of animals survive on the floor of the immense crater in plains, forests and along lake edges, hemmed in by the tall rims of the cater, mountains that remain still, year in and year out. Elephants, lions, leopards and rhinos are thrilling sightings every day you travel to the Crater. 



Perched on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge boasts an enviable position on top of the crater being one of only a few privileged lodges resting on the crest – undoubtedly lending awe-inspiring panoramas of the crater floor to all who come here on tours into East Africa. 

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is constructed from concrete, which incorporates local river stone and wood, with dense green creepers clinging to its outside walls, seamlessly blending it into its surroundings. The interiors of the lodge derive their décor inspiration from the cave paintings of Olduvai Gorge with African artefacts and frescos appropriately placed. 

Appreciate unique and quaint Tanzania safari accommodation at this lodge in 75 guest rooms that feature private rock-enclosed patios, and Maasai-inspired décor plus sufficient luxury fittings for comfort in a safari hotel.  

The perfect lodge for groups and families to mingle in the attractive main areas of this impressive lodge in its wild Ngorongoro Crater setting – a large upstairs restaurant, a TV room, a bar, an outside lounge area, a curio shop and an infinity swimming pool. Wi-Fi is available to ensure that guests stay in contact with the world beyond. 

Dining at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is no hurried affair. Guests can tuck into their sumptuous meals while enjoying spectacular views of the crater below. Buffet-style breakfasts and lunches with an array of international choices are presented. Dinner is a lavish affair with menu choices that include delicious Maasai flavours and international cuisine. Request your own private bush breakfasts, lunches, dinners and cocktails. 

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is one of our select destinations for weddings thanks to its spectacular outlook over the crater, the incredible service and amazing traditional facilities. Honeymoons follow on from bush weddings in Tanzania and this lodge will be the best romantic haven for all couples tying the knot. From the planning to the execution of the wedding ceremony, every detail is paid attention to ensure that your special day pans out the way you imagined it.

Voyage2Africa recommends your tour to the Ngorongoro Crater just to witness such a dense animal population on exhilarating game derives. Take time to also visit the Olduvai Gorge and the Maasai cultural village, while guided walks and nature trails to the rim of the crater are the best part of your safari here in Tanzania. Beauty treatments and massages are also offered at Ngorongoro Serena for days when you just need to chill out!

Amazing Holiday Packages including Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

From $504



  • Massage Services
  • Guided nature walks / bird walks
  • Circle Hike
  • Maasai dance
  • Acrobatic Shows
  • Board Games


  • Accommodation
  • Meals

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


  • 75 rooms with panoramic private balconies
  • Dining room and bar with central fire
  • Extensive viewing terraces
  • Game drives into the Crater daily


  • Sundowners on the rim of the Crater, visits to Maasai villages, early morning breakfast in the Crater, guided nature walks around the Crater rim, veritable mountains.
  • Old-fashioned and quaint the rooms are scattered around the crater rim, featuring private rocky patios, attractive brass lamps, Maasai carvings and artistic paintings of caves – all matching the mind-blowing setting over the crater 
  • Sit around the ethnically inspired bar and dining area where huge window walls encourage the views inside jaw-dropping vistas of the crater below – delicious Maasai meals infused with global fare too.

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