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Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Mto wa Mbu Escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania
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US$ 326
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Free cancellation until 08/12/21
US$ 326
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Free cancellation until 08/12/21
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#7 of 50 Speciality lodging in Lake Manyara National Park
Travellers' Choice
Taking as its muse the glorious bird life of the fabulously soda-encrusted and pink flamingo-fringed...Lake Manyara, the swooping curves of this elegantly evocative lodge defy description. As do the soaring views over the Great Rift Valley, the rose-gold sunsets over the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment and the utterly unique tree climbing Lake Manyara lions.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Mosquito net
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Jocelyn S wrote a review Yesterday
Durban, South Africa78 contributions14 helpful votes
This Lodge is set on top of a hill overlooking Lake Manyara and is a very convenient overnight stop en route to or from Serengeti. The rooms are set in 2 storey rondavels, the upper rooms having slightly better views. The rooms are very comfortble, with outdoor patios from which to bird watch or just enjoy the view of Lake Manyara below. Service is good and staff are friendly and helpful. The meals are buffet style with ample choice. The grounds are extensive and the pool rimflow with views over Lake Manyara. Sadly for the Hotel staff our group were the only guests that night.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Violetvz wrote a review 11 Jun
East London, South Africa588 contributions201 helpful votes
We stayed here at the end of our Serengeti safari and it was a great place to end the vacation. The rooms/suites were well equipped and the views spectacular. The swimming pool was clean and the water not too cold :)
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Merri29 wrote a review Apr 2021
Adelaide, Australia31 contributions6 helpful votes
This hotel is paradise! We walked in the door exhausted from safari and treated like family! The view from our balcony was amazing! Nothing is too much trouble for the welcoming staff. Food was delicious! You really have to experience the most tranquil pool with an endless view! Asante sana to all staff we will be back soon!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Denver2021 wrote a review Apr 2021
6 contributions
Grounds are exceptional— complete With an infinity pool. Very good service. Swahili cooking lesson available. Very nice room with balcony and exception view -furnished with Africa decor. Charming bungalows made into separate rooms.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
S M wrote a review Mar 2021
London, United Kingdom117 contributions19 helpful votes
Our initial reaction when we first arrived at the property was very negative. When we got to our room, we realised that the fan, telephone and WiFi did not work. The bathroom was extremely small with an old-style plastic curtain. This is not what we would have expected from a luxury property. There are four rooms per bungalow and like its sister properties we visited, the rooms are on the smaller side for a luxury lodge and more hotel-like. When we complained, the staff took this very seriously and immediately moved us to another room with a better bathroom and left us warm nuts and crisps to snack on. Unfortunately the WiFi went in and out while were there. Sometimes due to the WiFi being unstable, other times due to power cuts from the local provider which are out of the property’s control. They do turn on the generator when this happens, but there is some lag time. We really enjoyed the food at this property. The food was exceptional, the bar menu extensive and the drinks made very well. We don’t think it fully lived up to a 5 star, but it earned its way back to a 4 star with the very attentive staff and management, who quickly tried to make amends. It had a beautiful pool and views of Lake Manyara. It is located just outside of Lake Manyara, which means there are limited mosquitoes and no tsetse flies.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Lameck Kimaru, General Manager at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Responded 26 Mar 2021
Dear aaV3397HU, Thank you very much for taking the time to review and share your wonderful experience about your last stay with us, we are very pleased to hear that it was a pleasant one despite the initial mishap with our power supplier. I am also very delighted to hear that our staff made you feel at home and I am certain that they enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. I will be sure to let them all know how much of an impact they made on your experience especially at the Bar and Restaurant. Thank you once again for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Lodge Manager
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US$180 - US$502 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lake Manyara (5.1 km), Lake Duluti (1.7 km), and African Galleria (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.