Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

This lodge is located at the edge of Ngorongoro crater rim with wonderful views of the crater floor down below. It is camouflaged by river stones and indigenous vines. The buildings are connected by timber walkways. There is a restaurant offering amazing food, a hiking trail you may explore nearby, a spa and evening entertainment programs to make your stay a much loved one.

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In addition to park fees of Ngorongoro national park, a statutory fees (Concession fees) of $59 per person per night will be applicable for staying at this accommodation.


The lodge is just a 45 minute drive to the entrance gate, Lodoare.

Staying at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

There are suites with twin and double accommodations available.

There are two types of rooms in the lodge:

Standard Room The room features African style interior decor with amenities such as a clean comfortable bed (twin or double), en-suite bathroom, safe, work station, children’s beds/babysitting and a private stone balcony with wonderful views.

Kimba Suite The room features a clean comfortable king-size bed, mosquito net, en-suite stone bathroom, dressing area, tastefully decorated seating area, telephone, mini-bar, TV, 24 hour room service, a private balcony, and wine, fruit laid out to welcome guests.


The lodge offers amazing views of the crater floor which is abundant in its numerous wildlife species, especially from the private balconies and the outdoor deck below the restaurant. The sunset views are much adored by guests. You might find animals such as elephants coming close to the rooms.

Surrounding wilderness level

Good - You are in the middle of wilderness and have wildlife coming very close to camp and you might get to see wildlife from your rooms/campgrounds and most likely you can hear wildlife through the night.

Food (based on clients feedback)

The food has been rated well by most clients.


  • Restaurant
  • Evening entertainment
  • Banquet room
  • Baggage storage
  • Wifi
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet menus
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Sun terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Private check-in / check-out
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Ironing service
  • Spa and massage
  • Gift shop


  • Hiking

Watch out for

  • The drive down to the crater floor may be a bumpy ride.
  • Wi-Fi may be spotty at times.

Location on map

Drive time from points of interest

  • From Ngorongoro gate (lodoare) - 45 min
  • From Ngorongoro crater floor - 45 min
    • From Karatu - 1 hr 5 min
    • From Lake Manyara gate - 1 hr 50 min
  • From Tarangire gate - 2 hr 50 minutes
  • From Serengeti gate (Naabi hill) - 1 hr 55 min
  • From Central Serengeti (Seronera) - 2 hr 55 min
  • From Arusha city center - 4 hr 5 min
  • From Kilimanjaro airport - 5 hr 5 min


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