Seronera Wildlife Lodge
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Seronera Wildlife Lodge

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3.5
#34 of 43 lodges in Serengeti National Park
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
Seronera Wildlife Lodge is artfully constructed round a rocky outcrop from glass and wood elements, perfectly blending into its surrounding; next to the lodge, several waterholes attract day and night the most amazing animals, providing a unique opportunity for a close encounter with the so called Big Five. The Lodge is only 5 minutes far from the departing point of the hot - air balloon safaris, which offer a thrilling birds-eye wildlife perspective of the vast plains of the Serengeti.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Parking
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Room features
Safe
Telephone
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Great View

Location

Serengeti National Park Tanzania
Getting there
Seronera Airport
Kirawira B Aerodrome
72.1 km
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1 Restaurant
within 10 kilometers
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Devendra G wrote a review Mar 2020
Pune, India21 contributions5 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Recently stayed at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.
The way it has been constructed will surely take anyone with surprise ! This one has been built keeping the huge boulders ( locally known as 'Kopjes'). So you get a feel of living into the wilderness.

Rooms are little small and so are the wash rooms.
Rest of the property is huge.
We could see a few animals from our room - Girafffe, Impala, Hyraxes, Vervet monkeys etc.

Food is good, served in buffet system. Though there was less choice for some of our vegetarian group members, the chef had separately prepared the veg meals for them as requested.
Restaurant is located on the second floor. But there is no continuous ramp to the restaurant.

The property also has a swimming pool overlooking the vast grassland.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor have better views than those on the ground floor.
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WeeKee wrote a review Dec 2023
Singapore, Singapore685 contributions222 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I would definitely not call Seronera a resort. It holds much promise. It’s smack in the middle of the Serengeti NP and perched on top of a rocky outcrop that oversees the plains. The staff are also upbeat when it comes to service, and food spread while not big, is overall delicious. They would also try to serve up dishes if you have particular requested, and staff puts up a lively performance over dinner.

However a lot more work is required, especially with the hardware and maintenance. The development is old style and rundown. Its wooden floors are creaky and curtains tattered (we looked at multiple rooms with similar conditions). We checked in with dead and half-dead bugs on the floor, and a bug ran across my daughter’s arm. The management explained that bugs are attracted to light but still, maintenance I think could be better. They eventually moved us to a family room which was marginally better, but same problems persist.

The beds are stiff, our room couldn’t get wifi and hot water wasn’t reliable. Reminds us very much of a motel in the US rural, certainly not a resort.

On the electricity, it indeed cuts off at 12am (11.30pm on our first day) and only comes back on close to sunrise. The management explained that this is because the airport is nearby and the authorities have rejected their request to put up solar panels (for backup batteries). And leaving the electricity on the whole night is not permitted either so as not to disturb the wildlife. So you will need to be diligent at charging up all devices early as they can’t be charged overnight.

Seronera will need a lot more work and investment before it can become a viable resort.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AJAY BAHL, General Manager at Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Responded 29 Dec 2023
Response from AJAY BAHL, General Manager at Seronera Wildlife Lodge Responded Nov 14, 2023 I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for staying with us at the Seronera Wildlife lodge. We know that you have many choices when traveling and we thank you for choosing Seronera Wild Life Lodge. We hope you enjoyed your stay and our resort property and staff met your expectations. inconvenience regretted In order to continually improve upon our product and services, we rely heavily on feedback from our guests. Please reach out directly we believe that you will give us another opportunity to be at your service in future, so that we are able to show the improvements. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back Thank you once again for choosing Seronera Wildlife lodge. Ajay Bahl
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JudyOswestryUK wrote a review Oct 2023
Oswestry, United Kingdom312 contributions58 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our self drive car broke down on the journey several times, suspension totally gone among other issues, we finally arrived here after 13 hours driving 8pm. They couldn’t find our reservation but checked us in ( we realised 4 days later it wasn’t where we meant to be ,but in retrospect we couldn’t have driven the further 2 hours to our booked hotel!)
The room was a welcome oasis and we gratefully accepted the hard beds, and long wait for hot water from the showers. The electric being turned off for periods during the day and night didn’t pose too many issues, although the lack of fans did mean the rooms got a little warm- netting on windows and mosi nets mean you can sleep safely with windows open. Lunches were very good, breakfast and supper buffets with choices to suit most diners, although the quality mediocre. The mechanics attached to the hotel were brilliant , quickly repaired the electrical fault, and then fitted the new suspension shocks when they arrived from Arusha. The hotel is situated in a good place for game viewing with a great raised terrace looking out over the savannah.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from AJAY BAHL, General Manager at Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Responded 14 Nov 2023
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for staying with us at the Seronera Wildlife lodge. We know that you have many choices when traveling and we thank you for choosing Seronera Wild Life Lodge. We hope you enjoyed your stay and our resort property and staff met your expectations. inconvenience regretted In order to continually improve upon our product and services, we rely heavily on feedback from our guests. Please reach out directly we believe that you will give us another opportunity to be at your service in future, so that we are able to show the improvements. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back Thank you once again for choosing Seronera Wildlife lodge. Ajay Bahl
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Apurva D wrote a review Feb 2023
Mumbai, India92 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is in midst of serengeti forest and staff informed me about a lioness and cub(s) that were viewable from the hotel's viewing point. AT night you could hear all kinds of wild animal sounds which is amazing. The hotel staff is amazing - The chef especially from Nepal took care of my vegetarian food needs by making me indian food. Staff was lovely in general. Hot water takes time but they helped me turn on taps to get hot water going. The floor of my room was wooden and very creaky but this is where the rooms are a bit dated and smaller than other resorts.Rooms have a cheaper USA Motel kind of a vibe
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from AJAY BAHL, Owner at Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Responded 19 Jan 2024
Dear Guest I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for staying with us. We know that you have many choices when traveling and we thank you for choosing Lake Manyara Hotel. We hope you enjoyed your stay, and that our hotel property and staff met your expectations. Inconvenience regretted for stiff windows, taken note of the issue and will rectify. Please let us know of anything our staff did that was above and beyond or what we could have done to better meet your needs. In order to continually improve upon our product and services, we rely heavily on feedback from our guests. Please reach out directly we believe that you will give us another opportunity to be at your service in future, so that we are able to show the improvements. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back Thank you once again for choosing Lake Manyara Hotel Ajay Bahl
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siddharth c wrote a review Jan 2023
birmingham109 contributions61 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Serengeti views at its finest . We had such a pleasant 2 day stay here at the hotel. Room overlooks the plains of Serengeti with wildlife clearly visible at various points of the day. Lion roars can be heard in the quietness of the nights and the Milky Way puts on a stunning display in the middle of the night skies. Chef was kind enough to prepare us some out of the menu dishes and everything worked well. Wonderful packed breakfast options and service team always had a smile on their face.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Great views from the sightseeing spot
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Response from AJAY BAHL, General Manager at Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Responded 17 Feb 2024
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for staying with us at the Seronera Wildlife lodge. We know that you have many choices when traveling and we thank you for choosing Seronera Wild Life Lodge. We hope you enjoyed your stay and our resort property and staff met your expectations. inconvenience regretted In order to continually improve upon our product and services, we rely heavily on feedback from our guests. Please reach out directly we believe that you will give us another opportunity to be at your service in future, so that we are able to show the improvements. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back Thank you once again for choosing Seronera Wildlife lodge. Ajay Bahl
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Nirmal wrote a review Feb 2024
Mumbai, India14 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A very nice, conveniently located lodge. Just five minutes away from the animals who may visit. Elegantly done up in wood. Some great views from a raised viewing deck.

Well trained professional staff. Good restaurant.

But:

Room amenities need an upgrade. For instance , we found one, well hidden place where we could connect our chargers (after disconnecting the fridge). Internet is ok for text and mail (and is available in the rooms).
There are windows (louvers) behind the curtains for circulation of air. But they are of the cheapest design and get caught in the curtains, thereby tearing them.

And since the tap water is not potable, bottled (or other potable) water needs to be made available on demand.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from AJAY BAHL, General Manager at Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Responded 17 Feb 2024
Dear Guest Nirmal I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for staying with us at the Seronera Wildlife lodge. We know that you have many choices when traveling and we thank you for choosing Seronera Wild Life Lodge. We hope you enjoyed your stay and our resort property and staff met your expectations. inconvenience regretted, Thank you for the comment on socket to be available near bedside and widow louvers . In order to continually improve upon our product and services, we rely heavily on feedback from our guests. Please reach out directly we believe that you will give us another opportunity to be at your service in future, so that we are able to show the improvements. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back Thank you once again for choosing Seronera Wildlife lodge. Ajay Bahl
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75NorthernGirl wrote a review Mar 2024
Ontario, Canada503 contributions109 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed two nights here and loved it. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the food was fresh and delicious, the rooms were comfortable and clean. We watched the sunrise each morning and saw animals roaming the grounds while we ate breakfast. Enjoyed every minute of our stay and look forward to our return.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from AJAY BAHL, Owner at Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Responded 15 Mar 2024
Dear Guest I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for staying with us. We know that you have many choices when traveling and we thank you for choosing Lake Manyara Hotel. We hope you enjoyed your stay, and that our hotel property and staff met your expectations. Inconvenience regretted. Please let us know of anything our staff did that was above and beyond or what we could have done to better meet your needs. In order to continually improve upon our product and services, we rely heavily on feedback from our guests. Please reach out directly we believe that you will give us another opportunity to be at your service in future, so that we are able to show the improvements. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back Thank you once again for choosing Hotels & Lodges Ajay Bahl
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Uncle-Jayo wrote a review Feb 2024
Wendover, United Kingdom491 contributions152 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The best things about this place is the location and it’s views. Also the swimming pool, bar area and viewing platform are great too. All staff we came across were lovely and friendly.

The negatives were the bedroom/s. Can’t speak for them all of course. But ours was very small and pokey. The view was lovely however.

Food in the resturant area was good enough. But the boxes we were given for lunch were the poorest we have had on our trip. We were a vegetarian and a vegan and on the final lunch box day the vegan dish was chicken. Not the best that. There with a few other options within our boxes so we got around it.

It’s still a stunning place but just a few things let it down. But not enough to leave us with a disappointing experience. The positives out weigh the negatives.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from AJAY BAHL, Owner at Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Responded 1 Mar 2024
Dear Guest I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for staying with us. We know that you have many choices when traveling and we thank you for choosing Lake Manyara Hotel. We hope you enjoyed your stay, and that our hotel property and staff met your expectations. Inconvenience regretted. Please let us know of anything our staff did that was above and beyond or what we could have done to better meet your needs. In order to continually improve upon our product and services, we rely heavily on feedback from our guests. Please reach out directly we believe that you will give us another opportunity to be at your service in future, so that we are able to show the improvements. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back Thank you once again for choosing Hotels & Lodges Ajay Bahl
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Robert R wrote a review Mar 2023
Muskegon, Michigan15 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this hotel through visittanzania4less.com touring company for safaris. The hotel and its surroundings were beautiful. It is in the middle of the Serengeti so the views were spectacular, the food was good, and the staff was exceptional. The wifi was good as well. The only thing that was a bit different was the use of the generator which I understand because we were in the middle of the Serengeti. Otherwise great place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from AJAY BAHL, General Manager at Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Responded 23 Aug 2023
Dear Guest I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for staying with us at the Seronera Wildlife lodge. We know that you have many choices when traveling and we thank you for choosing Seronera Wild Life Lodge. We hope you enjoyed your stay and our resort property and staff met your expectations. In order to continually improve upon our product and services, we rely heavily on feedback from our guests. Please reach out directly we believe that you will give us another opportunity to be at your service in future, so that we are able to show the improvements. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back Thank you once again for choosing Seronera Wildlife lodge. Ajay Bahl Group General Manager
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CJay wrote a review Dec 2023
Temecula, California291 contributions38 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the lodge for lunch. This is very close to the seronera airport. This being the oldest lodge in Serengeti, it’s being looked after well.

I am unable to comment on the rooms as I did not use any rooms.

The restaurant was very spacious and overlooking the plains. Food was very delicious and a decent spread.

Most of all the top deck over the rock is worth the visit.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from AJAY BAHL, General Manager at Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Responded 29 Dec 2023
Response from AJAY BAHL, General Manager at Seronera Wildlife Lodge Responded Nov 14, 2023 I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for staying with us at the Seronera Wildlife lodge. We know that you have many choices when traveling and we thank you for choosing Seronera Wild Life Lodge. We hope you enjoyed your stay and our resort property and staff met your expectations. inconvenience regretted In order to continually improve upon our product and services, we rely heavily on feedback from our guests. Please reach out directly we believe that you will give us another opportunity to be at your service in future, so that we are able to show the improvements. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back Thank you once again for choosing Seronera Wildlife lodge. Ajay Bahl
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sheenas1958 asked a question July 2017
Ryde, Australia9 contributions
Has this hotel re-opened yet after the fire in 2014?
Answer from SERONERA W
1 contribution
Yes, It was reopened since 2017! You are most welcome. SHEENAS 1958
sanjeev m asked a question Feb 2016
bellevue7 contributions1 helpful vote
what are the rates and how do we book it? Thanks.
Christina R asked a question Aug 2015
Visby, Sweden
hej undrar om det finns wifi ? tacksam för svar mvh Christina
Answer from Harrison N
Arusha
Yes wifi is available in the main areas.
siddharth c wrote a tip Jan 2023
birmingham109 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great views from the sightseeing spot"
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Devendra G wrote a tip Mar 2020
Pune, India21 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the first floor have better views than those on the ground floor."
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Mary B wrote a tip Mar 2019
Braintree, United Kingdom176 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No need although some are on first floor so you may prefer to stay on the ground floor if you are a bit old like us!!!"
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Halbchen wrote a tip Mar 2019
Bischofsheim, Germany87 contributions60 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room is good enough for a one night stay."
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leisapfeiffer wrote a tip Apr 2017
Rheinfelden, Germany3 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid to book with this company"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$195 - AU$380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
seronera wildlife hotel serengeti national park
LOCATION
TanzaniaSerengeti National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
75
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seronera Wildlife Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Seronera Wildlife Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Seronera Wildlife Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Seronera Wildlife Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Seronera Wildlife Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Seronera Wildlife Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Seronera Wildlife Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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