Lake Manyara Serena
4/5 Reviews


Situated on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment and offering panoramic views of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena is an authentic African-styled safari lodge. 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 perched along the edge of the cliff. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, most notable of which are the famed tree-climbing lions, as well as an astounding variety of bird species. Head out on game drives with your trained guide to experience this wilderness.

Forest walks, mountain biking, and canoeing will keep the more adventurous busy while a visit to the local village will intrigue those interested in culture. After walking through the village and meeting the locals, you'll stop at a clearing amongst the banana plantations for a delicious lunch. The lodge can accommodate children of all ages and offers board games, sports, and educational activities, as well as game drives, to ensure the whole family is entertained. You can also request a babysitter at any time of day if you feel like enjoying quiet time or a romantic dinner in the bush.


On a cliff overlooking Lake Manyara

Well equipped African-style lodge

Village walks & traditional dances

Family rooms & babysitting on request

Canoeing & mountain biking are available


The rim-flow swimming pool offers an incredible spot from which to view the lake and, of course, the best place to escape the warm African sun.

Lounge on the pool deck afterward with a drink or some snacks from the pool bar. The restaurant has a bar and outside terrace that overlooks the pool.


The restaurant at Lake Manyara is comfortable, yet elegant. The décor has a strong reference to the Maasai culture and features detailed beadwork, gourds, and leatherwork. Dine on delicious, hearty meals three times a day, enjoyed in the dining area or on the terrace. Breakfast and lunch consist of extensive buffets with a wide variety of meat and vegetarian options, while dinner takes a table d'hôte style accompanied with a salad buffet.

The majority of the meat, dairy products, and fruits and vegetables are sourced from the communities surrounding the reserve. Complement your meal with a glass of wine from the extensive wine list or with local and imported beers.

You can also enjoy freshly-made local fruit juices and the finest Tanzanian coffee and tea. For a special experience, you can choose to enjoy a memorable bush meal at one of the dedicated sites on the grounds - enjoy the beautiful surroundings while tucking into yet another delicious meal. Children of all ages are catered for at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, with special children's meals and baby food. Early lunches and dinners can be arranged to accommodate their routine.

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