Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is a superbly camouflaged safari haven set high on the largest caldera in the world and cushioned in the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania.
The Ngorongoro Serena Lodge safari experience combines an unforgettable setting, massive, boulder-built walls and ponderously dramatic accommodation, with unbeatable year-round game-viewing opportunities in a veritable paradise for photographers, adventurers and enthusiastic bird-watchers alike. 30,000 mammals and 500 bird species inhabit the short grass plains, lakes, marshes and forests of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which combines wildlife conservation with the needs of human communities in ecologically sustainable balance.
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is a leader in its drive to create sustainable employment in East Africa aided by superior training and staff retention. It hosts various eco-programs, locally sourcing food, materials, services, furnishings, staff and entertainment. This cooperative model makes it possible for guests on safari in Tanzania to share cultural activities including unforgettable, authentic Maasai weddings for honeymoon safari couples in Africa. The lodge stands 7,500 feet above sea level making for cool mornings when warm clothing are appropriate and evenings when hot-water bottles are gladly welcomed, all which make it very special for Tanzania holidays in Africa.
On the grasslands, thousands of hooved animals provide rich pickings for several prides of lions and clans of jackals or hyenas. Beautiful golden cats, serval and cheetahs can often be seen with bizarre secretary birds and kori bustards, jewel-like rollers, sunbirds, weavers and the indispensable ostrich. Year-round marshes are home to hippo, buffalo and waterbuck. Excursions can be arranged from Ngorongoro Serena Lodge to the Olduvai Gorge on the way to Serengeti, original home of the upright man, or a cultural experience to the Maasai villages just outside the crater, who also sometimes put on evening displays of music and dancing at the lodge.