Serengeti Safari Lodges and Campsites

Luxury Serengeti game lodges

Serengeti Serena safari lodge (Luxury game lodge – Central Serengeti)

Location

Set high on the saddle of a tree-claded ridge, commanding panoramic views over the endlessly rolling reaches and volcanic serengeti-rondavelsreefs of the Serengeti, the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style.

Lodge and rooms

Drawing its inspiration from the circular ‘Rondavel’ dwellings and winding paths of a traditional Maasai village, the Lodge features thickly-thatched, stone-built rooms, spaciously set amongst groves of indigenous trees that are cooled by sparkling streams and papyrus-fringed ponds. A delightful water feature runs through the main public areas, creating a natural source of waterborne plants and provides a home to many indigenous species of reptiles, amphibians and birds.

There are a total of 66 rooms in the hotel. Each room is accommodated in a stone-built, traditionally-thatched ‘Rondavel’, featuring natural stone bathrooms, wildwood balconies, rope-lashed staircases, leopard-print drapes and intricately carved furniture, the overall effect of which is a unique blend of authentic ethnicity and world-class elegance.

Facilities

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  • Traditionally-carved, domed dining room.
  • Individual rondavel rooms with private balconies
  • Vanishing horizon, swimming pool overlooking the plains
  • Scenic safari bar with timbered terrace
  • Extensively stocked Africana gift shop.
  • Internet access & Wi-Fi, business centre and conference centre
  • Extensive selection of sports and activities
  • Cultural dance and music
  • Forex currency exchange facility.
  • Voltage is 240V in rooms; shaver outlets have both 110V and 240V.
  • Full housekeeping services (laundry, valet, babysitting and shoeshine) plus hairdryers and telephones in all rooms.

Serengeti Sopa lodge (Semi-luxury game lodge – South Western Serengeti)

Location

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Serengeti Sopa is situated a little way off the beaten track in the vicinity of the Seronera area. Superbly positioned on the Nyarboro Hills in the South West of the Serengeti it has great views of the plains below. Looking out over the seemingly endless Serengeti plains, this hillside lodge is a tranquil oasis. Year round water and the acacia woodland in the area, create an ideal environment for the wide variety of wildlife seen in the vicinity of the lodge.

Lodge and rooms

The lodge was constructed in the intriguing style of a Maasai manyatta, each building with rounded corners & flat roofs. There are 69 standard rooms, each enjoying wall-to-wall carpeting, a private lounge with a mini bar, a bedroom with two queen size beds and ample room for a third, an en-suite bathroom with shaver sockets and a hair dryer, and a private veranda which offers stunning views over the plains.

Facilities

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  • Telephone facilities available at reception
  • Television and video room.
  • 240 volts, 24 hours a day
  • Bureau de Change
  • Baby sitters.
  • Curio shop
  • Swimming pool.
  • Laundry
  • Conference facilities.

Serengeti permanent tented camps

Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp (Semi-permanent tented camp – Central Serengeti)

Location

tented-camp-1A mobile tented camp located in Central Serengeti, strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. The camp is located only 2 hours drive from Olduvai Gorge and the Grumeti River. A cosy mess tent is located in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetizers and snacks before dinner.

Camp and accommodation

The 15 tents are comfortable and spacious, naturally and tastefully furnished with en-suite bathrooms. All tents have a large king size bed or twin bed. Each tent has a shower, hand basin and flush toilet. Lighting is supplied by solar lights.

Facilities

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  • Welcome drinks on arrival and cold face towels
  • Mess tent cosy indoor and outdoor dining.
  • Outdoor dining around the Camp fire.
  • Lounge tent
  • Library
  • Aperitifs around the Camp fire
  • Satellite telephone
  • Closes in April

Serena Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp (Permanent tented camp – between the Seronera and Lobo area)

Location

tented-camp-3The Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp is ideally 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 located in the heart of the big game country – truly a photographer’s paradise.

Camp and accommodation

Embraced by an amphitheatre of monolithic rock sculptures known as kopjes, the Mbuzi Mawe Camp nestles in a secluded acacia glade with sweeping views over the plains of the Serengeti National Park. The 16 large canvas tents are widely spaced throughout the rocky glades of the camp. Reached by winding stone paths, each tent stands on a stone platform and has its own thatched roof. Opening off the spacious bedroom, is a tented bathroom, which features twin basins, shower and flush toilet. The main bedroom area features two queen-sized beds, each with all encompassing mosquito nets. There is also a seating area with stylish lamps and chairs. On the spacious private terrace are both safari chairs and sun loungers.

Facilities

  • Central mess tent and bar
  • Scenic safari bar with stone terrace
  • Central fire-pit for evening sundowners.
  • Electric lighting and 24 hour hot water
  • Gift shop, business centre and Wi-Fi
  • Cultural dance and music
  • Massage service
  • Hiking the Kopjes
  • Forex exchange and safety deposit box at reception
  • Laundry, Valet and shoeshine services

Serena Kirawira Luxury Camp (Permanent tented camp – Western Serengeti)

Location

tented-camp-4The Kirawira tented camp is built in the remote regions of the Grumeti River – set against the imposing backdrop of the Western Serengeti. The most exclusive of the Serena Group’s many safari venues, the exquisite Kirawira tented camp is the epitome of classic safari camping luxury. Here guests experience Africa’s majesty as if they are among the first to travel these extraordinary lands. Standing high on a hill with commanding panoramic views over the endlessly rolling reaches and volcanic reefs of the Serengeti National Park, this luxury-tented camp beckons you to experience the soul of the African wilderness.

Camp and accommodation

Kirawira camp offers a total of 25 luxury-tented rooms (5 king size and 20 twin bedded tents). Each room has a personal valet and has been accommodated in a spacious canvas tent, erected on raised platforms of rope-lashed logs and sheltered by a bush-thatch roof. The decor is a clever blend of classic opulence, featuring generous four-poster beds, hand-made patchwork quilts, steamer-trunk wardrobes and brass lamps Each guest tent include a personal valet and is a private, enclosed suite with shower facilities and a private terrace. Guests enjoy the highest standards of personalized attention, accommodation, elegant dining tents, extensive wine lists and sumptuously creative menus. International cocktails and fine wines can be enjoyed by the campfire or on the ‘Sun downer’ terrace. Individually tailored game-drives into the wildlife-teeming arena of the sensational Serengeti plains are also on offer. All beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), food, laundry and game drives are included in Kirawira Camp’s unique offering.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool and sundeck
  • Edwardian-styled lounge and bar
  • Elegant tented dining tens with full silver service
  • Gourmet 5-course lunches and dinners
  • Scenic bar with stone terrace
  • Central fire-pit for evening sundowners
  • Gift shop, business centre and Wi-fi
  • Cultural dance and music
  • Complimentary mineral water and toiletries
  • 24 hour on call medical services
  • Laundry and shoe-shine
  • Forex exchange and safety deposit box at reception
  • Massage services
  • A library of Africana books.
  • 24-hour generator electricity in all tents.

Serengeti standard game lodges

Lobo Wildlife Lodge (Standard lodge – Northern Serengeti)

Location

seronera-wildlife-lodgeLobo is the main lodge servicing the northern section of the park and is built into a massive kopje, merging completely into the surrounding landscape, which also overlooks one of the most picturesque plains in the Serengeti. The lodge offers breathtaking views over the plains and bushy savannah, which is sometimes crossed by herds of buffalo and elephants.

Lodge and rooms

One of the real features of the lodge is this outdoor swimming pool, which was dug into the rock, which looks out over the plains. It has a beautiful lookout post near the swimming pool where you can view the animals grazing in the plains below There are nice paths which cuts around the main kopje, where hyraxes, pink and purple agama lizards and baboons make interesting watching. The lodge offers 75 rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. There are also a few self containing suite rooms with a kitchen and a lounge.

Facilities

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  • Outdoor swimming pool.
  • A restaurant situated amidst huge walls of granite.
  • Sun downer deck on top of kopje.
  • Television lounge with satellite TV
  • Full housekeeping service including laundry, babysitting
  • Telephone and radio communication facilities
  • Currency exchange service

Seronera Wildlife Lodge (Standard game lodge – Central Serengeti)

Location

seronera-lodge-loungeBuilt around an enormous rock kopje in the heart of the Serengeti, the Seronera Wildlife Lodge is the ideal place to follow the migration of the wildebeest. Situated on the edge of the Seronera River, this is the perfect starting point for safaris setting out to discover the fabulous wildlife of Africa. The friendly staff, the hyraxes and mongooses that live in and around the lodge and the nice way the public areas are built around the kopje helps to makes a stay at the lodge a pleasant one.

Lodge and rooms

The Lodge offers 75 self-contained guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms, build in two blocks of two storeys. All rooms have a stunning view over the Serengeti plains. Decorated in authentic African style, the modern rooms offer King size beds and are fully equipped with en-suite bathrooms. The Pango lounge bar is quite nice and there is also the Ikoma sun downer bar including a very nice bar terrace offering beautiful views out across the plains to the west.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool.
  • TV lounge with satellite television
  • Housekeeping services include laundry & babysitting.
  • Currency exchange, telephone and radio
  • Small library.
  • Curio Shop.

Serengeti adventure camping

Dik Dik, Pimbi and Nuani campsites

Location

These campsites are all located in the Seronera area in the Serengeti and owned by the government. The Seronera campsites are well-located for game viewing in the Seronera area and provide the basic facilities required for campers including covered cooking areas, showers, toilets and camping areas.

Camp and tents

Only tent accommodation is available at these campsites. Toilets with running water and showers are available. No hot water at any of these campsites. Banda’s for cooking is available. We supply comfortable 2-person tents with sleeping mattresses. An experienced cook who accompanies you serves delicious meals and prepares lunch boxes.