Lake Manyara Serena
It is difficult to imagine a more spectacular setting for
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge - on the edge of the Mto Wa
Mbu escarpment, overlooking the Great Rift Valley and
the stunning Manyara soda lake. Tree-climbing lions are
but one lure. The extraordinary birdlife has made this place
world-renowned among ornithologists, who come to
observe the masses of pink flamingos and great birds of
The abundant birdlife inspired the design of Lake Manyara
Serena Safari Lodge - swooping curves are complemented
by soft, geometric patterns; stylish murals depict bird
migration patterns. The circular shape of the buildings is a
tribute to indigenous architectural traditions. Beyond the
superb standards of hospitality offered, there is a spirit of
tranquility that prevails.
Each spacious guest room at Manyara Serena Lodge has
a private balcony with panoramic views of the Great Rift
Valley and the soda lake of Manyara. The rooms interior
decor compliment the birdlife of the Manyara region.
The unique architecture of the Lodge continues in the
restaurant and bar with colorful moldings and
complimenting light fixtures that hang from intricately
detailed African ceilings. The bar and restaurant offer
guests both indoor and outdoor seating at each meal.
Sumptuous menus, buffets and barbecues are served to
guests alongside authentic African dishes.
The full-service lounge and bar serves fresh fruit juices,
soft drinks, tea and coffee, cocktails, wines, spirits and
liqueurs. With their graceful domed ceilings, curved walls
and colorful murals, the guest lounge is the ideal venue to
relax after safari or before and after meals. Both areas
offer terrace seating with breathtaking views over Lake
Manyara. Each evening after dinner, guests may choose to have
their coffee or drinks around the "campfire" where
frequently there will be musicians to entertain you.
Lake Manyara National Park is an ornithological paradise
with an abundance of birdlife. Verreaux's eagles, vultures,
storks, swifts and swallows wing by lodgings atop the
spectacular cliffs overlooking the lake. Lake Manyara, at
3,150 feet, is at times replete with flamingos, pelicans,
storks and cormorants. The hippo pool, where guests may
get out of their vehicles, is located on a freshwater stream
that enters the lake at its northern tip.
The park's springs and a dense groundwater forest of giant
figs and mahogany shelter blue monkeys, baboons, bush
bucks, common water bucks, elephants, and
silvery-cheeked horn bills. Acacia woodland and open
grassland are frequented by buffalo, wildebeests, impalas,
giraffes, zebras, lions, and gray-backed fiscal-shrikes.
Streams attract pythons, Nile monitor lizards and mountain
GUEST ROOM INFORMATION
|Total Guest Rooms:||67|
|Twin bedrooms: (all en suite with shower)||54|
|Triple bedrooms: (all en suite with shower)||12|
|Suites: (all en suite with bath and shower)||1|
|Check in time:||14:00|
|Check out time:||11:00||
GUEST SERVICES AND AMENITIES
All rooms have private balconies overlooking the escarpment and the lake beyond.
Communication available via radio (satellite communication facilities to be installed mid-1999)
Swimming pool with vanishing horizon to Lake Manyara
Pool bar and pool viewing platform
Currency exchange open 24 hours
American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Barclays credit cards accepted by cashier
Nurse on call 24 hours. Flying Doctors Service is also available which includes emergency Medivac to hospital from nearby airstrip
Daily laundry/pressing service
Babysitting can usually be arranged with sufficient notice
Early supper for children upon request
Boutique with curios, clothing, jewelry, batiks, books, maps, lotions, films, stamps etc.
Lunch boxes, fruit, flowers and celebration cakes may be ordered
Binoculars and hairdryers available at reception desk
Central safety deposit service available, free-of-charge at the reception desk
Voltage is 240V in rooms; shaver outlets have both 110V and 240V. Adaptors available at the reception desk
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