The room design is the typical Serena style neat, not overloaded, and with an
African touch to materials, patterns and art.
The lodge has restaurant, bar, swimming pool with a view, souvenir shop, massage facilities
and conference facilities.
Towards the Western corridor
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is north-west of Seronera, which is away from the vast
open savannas of southern Serengeti and slightly into the woodland areas of the north.
Some typical mammal species of the area are giraffe, leopard and impala, but as the
landscape isn't homogeneous, but rather a mosaic of different biotopes and vegetation
types, close to any Serengeti species may appear. We have seen a wide mix of both predators
and herbivores here. The location is fairly central, though, and most parts of the park
can be reached during game drives, including the open savannas.
The location of the lodge is towards the Western corridor and the Grumeti River, where
usually passes during June every year. The crocodiles in these parts of the Grumeti
are known to be large, thanks to the river crossings of the migrating wildebeest and
Arrangements and outings
The lodge offers arrangements such as game drives and balloon
safaris. The game drives are mainly of interest to guests arriving by air (those
arriving by road can do those outings in their own vehicle).
The Seronera Valley is a transition zone between the open grass savanna to the
south and the more densely vegetated tree and shrub savanna to the north.
Such transition zones are generally good areas for game viewing, as they can support
a wider span of species. Seronera is no exception. The nearby Seronera River is a permanent
source of drinking water for the animals, never drying out, and one more type of habitat
for birds, mammals and reptiles, for example hippos and crocodiles. Elephants and herds
of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra come here to drink.
Good for leopards
The river is bordered by large trees, among these yellow-barked acacias and sausage
trees, a habitat favoured by vervet monkeys and leopards, while reed beds attract reedbucks.
Leopards are regularly observed here, either by the Seronera River itself, or along
Hartebeest and topis, two fairly large antelopes, are often seen in the grassland of
the southern parts of Seronera, while impalas prefer the more densely vegetated north.
A good 23 hour game drive route for cats follows the Seronera River southwards,
and continues to Maasai Kopjes, a grassland area dotted with kopjes. Lions, leopards,
cheetahs and servals may be seen.