Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge is perched on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment with one of the greatest views over the Great Rift Valley and its soda lake. It is difficult to imagine a more spectacular setting. The lake is renowned among ornithologists for its birds of prey and the famous tree-climbing lions that inhabit the woodland that nestles between the lake and the Rift Valley. The lodge glows with tranquillity and peace. The design was inspired by the area’s abundant birdlife – swooping curves are complemented by soft, geometric patterns and stylish plaster moldings adorn the walls. Accommodation and public areas are housed in individual thatched circular buildings and are a tribute to local architectural traditions.
The lodge has 67 bedrooms and a stunning swimming pool with exceptional views of Lake Manyara. Activities, which are one of the lodge’s specialties, include daily excursions to the Great Rift Valley and National Park, walking safaris, mountain bike, and canoe safaris, mountain climbing, nature walks, and traditional dance performances in the evenings. The lodge is a favorite of young clients seeking adventure activities and of those looking for a safari experience that is different from the usual one and which brings the visitors into close contact with nature and wildlife.