Lake Manyara Serena lodge

Lake Manyara Serena lodge

Lake Manyara Serena lodge

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge is an upmarket or luxury accommodation facility which is located in Lake Manyara national park in Mto wa mbu escarpment in the northern part of Tanzania. Lake Manyara national park is a wildlife viewing destination where different wildlife and bird species can be seen by guests as they enjoy their safaris in the national park and stay at the lodges locate in different parts of the national park. This lodge is under the Serena hotels which are also found in other wildlife viewing destinations in Tanzania such as Ngorongoro conservation area and Serengeti national park. They are famous among tourists for their quality services and affordable and comfortable facilities.

There are different rates which guests are expected to pay to reserve their rooms at the lodge and these prices depend on factors such as the number of nights at the lodge and the number of guests. The longer the numbers of nights at Lake Manyara Serena lodge, the higher the amount paid by the guest and vice versa. The prices are also different depending on the number of guests staying at the lodge and the rooms booked for their stay.


The lodge is well furnished with different facilities for the guests staying at Lake Manyara Serena lodge and some of the services offered at the accommodation facility include the following;

A restaurant

Guests staying at Lake Manyara Serena lodge enjoy their meals at the restaurant which offers delicious meals prepared by the professional chefs with buffet style breakfast, vegetarian meals and dinner is also served at the restaurant. 

The restaurant also offers a scenic view of Lake Manyara and also offers outdoor BBQs for the guests staying at the lodge as well as music performances which are held after the meals have been had.

Meals offered at Lake Manyara Serena lodge include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests at this lodge can also enjoy bush dinners and bush breakfasts which are organized near the lodge at the top of the escarpment with views of the panoramic views. 

Packed lunches can also be had in the savannah plains during a game viewing activity in the national park.

Swimming pool

The swimming pool at Lake Manyara Serena lodge is an outdoor infinity pool with views of the rest of the national park.


Guests staying at Lake Manyara Serena lodge can enjoy both alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic drinks at the bar. The bar is near the poolside making it easy to relax and also enjoy refreshments at the bar.

Business center

The business center or conference room in Lake Manyara Serena lodge is an ideal location to have business meetings and it is close to Arusha and it also has space for organizing meetings as well as gatherings.

Free internet

Guests staying at Lake Manyara Serena lodge can enjoy WIFI in their rooms and the internet is free of charge and accessible at the lodge.  

Gift shop

The lodge has different local art and craft works which guests can look at and also buy as souvenirs for their stay in the lodge.

Beauty services 

Guests can also enjoy beauty services such as massages at the spa, steam bath as well as a sauna for relaxation during their stay.

Activities offered at Lake Manyara Serena lodge include the following;

Sundowner experience 

Lake Manyara Serena lodge can organize sundowner experiences for their guests at the edge of the escarpment where they can enjoy views of the sun and the rest of the open savannah plains of the national park while sipping on a drink as well as enjoying snacks and cocktails.

Bush dinner

Bush dinners are also offered for guests staying at the lodge and they involve the guests enjoying their meals in the wilderness of the national park. Entertainment is also provided for the guests as they enjoy their dinners and cocktails overlooking the escarpment and the savannah.

Community visit

Community visits are also among the activities which tourists engage in during their stay at the Serena lodge. This activity involves interaction between the guests and the local community which consists of Maasai people.

The guests tour around the Mto wa mbu village as they get to know more about the way of life of the Maasai in the company of a village guide. Some of the places the guests visit include the traditional homesteads of the Maasai called “manyattas” among other activities.  

Cycling and canoeing can also be carried out by the guests staying a Lake Manyara Serena lodge as they enjoy their safaris and stay at the lodge.

The parking space available at the lodge offers different options for the guests staying at the lodge and they include free parking, on-site parking, and private parking as well as secure parking.

The rooms also offer amazing views for the guests staying at the lodge such as views of the lake as well as the rift valley escarpment.

Lake Manyara Serena lodge
Lake Manyara Serena lodge

Guests staying in the lodge can stay in different types of rooms like twin rooms or double rooms and triple rooms which are designed with a décor that has a touch of Maasai culture as well as a modern touch.

Double rooms at this lodge offer occupancy for 2 guests and they are made up of 2 single beds. The triple rooms at this lodge offers occupancy for 3 guests and consist of 1 large double bed and a single bed. The amenities in these rooms include beds, Wi-Fi, a work desk and chair, a closet, a terrace, a balcony and many others. 

Guests staying at this lodge are also offered free toiletries, a hair dryer in the room, a bathrobe, towels, a shower, toilet paper and slippers.

How to get to Lake Manyara Serena lodge

The lodge is located about 2 and half hours from Arusha town and is also located close to the airstrip in the national park making it convenient and easily affordable for the guests to get to the lodge.

There are also other luxury accommodations located in the national park as well as budget and midrange accommodations where guest scan stay during their visits to lake Manyara national park

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