Serena Hotel Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara Serena hotel located on edge of escarpment with panoramic views over glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara Serena hotel offers a unique blend of tranquillity, wildlife discovery and ornithological richness. The unprecedented range of adventure sports include mountain biking, canoeing and forest walks while cultural choices include visiting neighbouring villages and local dance displays by Iraqw community.

The lodge features a simple timbered reception area, built in traditional African style, which is accessed via a bridge over a small stream. Beyond reception, lies the central dining room, bar and veranda, below which lies the pool. Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, with stunning views over the lake is the pool bar and observation point. Dotted around the grounds, all with views over the lake, are a series of circular two-storey ‘rondavels’, which house the rooms.

Designed to reflect brilliance of Lake Manyara with unique birdlife, the architectural motif melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai Bomas, while the vibrantly colored wall frescoes depict colourful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.

Getting there :

The Lodge is in Mto wa Mbu, Northern Tanzania, 130 kilometers from Arusha.
By road: transfers by road from Arusha take approximately 2 ½ hours.
By air: the airstrip is adjacent to the lodge and transfer service is offered.


A selection of ensuite rooms and suites
Central dining room and bar
Outside dining terrace
Poolside bar
Game drives daily
Swimming pool and pool deck
Bush dinner site within the grounds
Tented conference room
Wedding planning and honeymoon venue
Gift shop, business centre, WiFi
Satellite TV room
Extensive selection of sports and activities
Cultural dance and music