Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Situated on the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment overlooking the Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara below, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge is perfect for those seeking comfort combined with easy access to a multitude of activities.
Accommodation is in sixty seven delightful, circular thatched cabins influenced by the Maasai boma style of construction, each complete with private bathroom and verandah and some with views of the lake below. Although fairly simple, the rooms are clean and very comfortable. There is one suite, and ten pairs of rooms (20 in total) are interconnecting and specially designed for families.
There is a good restaurant, bar and communal TV room and lounge to relax in. One of the attractions of this lodge is its stunning central swimming pool overlooking the lake.
Lake Manyara comprises around 230sq km of the total park size of 330 sq km and is often home to flamingos, pelicans and a wealth of other waterbirds. Hippo can easily be found in the Simba River and there are large numbers of elephant and a resident herd of buffalo on the open plains at Mahali Pa Nyati, meaning, ‘the place of the buffalo’ in Swahili. For the fortunate the famous tree- climbing lions could also be seen. In addition to the mammals approximately 400 species of bird have been recorded in the park.
Restaurant, bar, lounge, TV room, swimming pool, private bathroom, telephone, mosquito spray, pool table, massage service, gift shop,
Hippo, elephant, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, olive baboon, blue and vervet monkeys and specially adapted tree-climbing lions are frequently sightings. Over 400 bird species include large numbers of lesser flamingos, great white pelican, yellow-billed stork, southern ground hornbill and many raptors.
Optional activities include mountain biking, 4x4 game drives, night spotlighting drives and canoe and boat trips across the great lake, each offering a different aspect of the region’s wildlife. Cultural options include guided tours of the local villages and dance performances are given by the local Iraqw and Sukuma people.
The swimming pool offers one of the best views of Lake Manyara. Take your binoculars when you go swimming as you never know what you might see below.
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[Specific wildlife highlights were] seeing the different areas of Tanzania and large wildlife views, coupled with close-ups of lions, giraffe and elephants.