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Travelling along the Rift Valley: Bilila Lodge

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  • Bilila 1/33 Arrival
  • Bilila 2/33 Reception
  • Bilila 3/33 Where to find ...
  • Bilila 4/33 Lounge
  • Bilila 5/33 Library
  • Bilila 6/35 Restaurant
  • Bilila 7/35 Restaurant
  • Bilila 8/33 Private dining
  • Bilila 9/33 View of the swimming pool from the lounge
  • Bilila 10/33 Swimming pool area from the lounge
  • Bilila 11/33 Swimming pool snack bar
  • Bilila 12/33 Swimming pool
  • Bilila 13/33 Swimming pool and biotope
  • Bilila 14/33 Bar
  • Bilila 15/33 Wine cellar
  • Bilila 16/33 pool
  • Bilila 17/33 Walkway to rooms and to the SPA
  • Bilila 18/33 Savannah double room
  • Bilila 19/33 Savannah double room
  • Bilila 20/33 Savannah bathroom
  • Bilila 21/33 Savannah shower and wc
  • Bilila 22/33 Suite
  • Bilila 23/33 Suite
  • Bilila 24/33 Suite

  • Bilila 25/33 Suite living room
  • Bilila 26/33 Suite plunge pool
  • Bilila 27/33 Presidential
  • Bilila 28/33 Presidential
  • Bilila 29/33 Presidential
  • Bilila 30/33 Presidential
  • Bilila 31/33 Presidential
  • Bilila 32/33 SPA
  • Bilila 33/33 Gym

Serengeti Bilila was inaugurated in 2008 and until 2011 was part of the kempinski portfolio. From 2012 it has become part of the four seasons chain.

Bilila is a very large size hotel with a high environmental impact. The decision to build such a facility in Serengeti surprises since the trend nowadays is instead to develop high standard but low impact small lodges and tented camps able to deliver a savanna experience as authentic as possible without having to renounce to modern travellers comforts.

Along with a typically urban luxury in the bush, the property offers a high standard of service, undoubtedly the highest one among all the large facilities of the park.

The hotel consists of about 75 rooms including standard and suite as well as 4 villas and a presidential apartment. Savannah and Horizon are standard room and they are the same except that savannahs are located on the ground floor while horizons are located on the second floor. They both consist of a double or twin beds bedroom, bath with a view and rain shower, high speed internet, IDD telephone and television, mini bar and safe, air conditioning and ceiling fan. Horizons also have a telescope.
Suites consist of a double or twin beds bedroom [both with television], walk-in closet and infinity plunge pool on the terrace, telescope, bath with a view and rain shower, high speed internet and IDD telephone, mini bar and safe, air conditioning and ceiling fan.
Villas can have one or two bedrooms [with one double or two twin beds] and in addition to that offered by the suites they also feature a fully equipped kitchen. Finally the presidential villa includes three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, an infinity pool and 24 hr. butler service.

Bilila finally comprises the restaurant which also includes a private dining, a wine cellar, bar and infinity swimming pool, lounge, library and SPA.

The lodge is located in Central Serengeti about 45 minutes from Seronera. This is an excellent location between April and May when migratory herds should be grazing just around here but it is rather disadvantageous during all other months: in dry season [June/July to October/November] if you decide to stay here you must consider to spend about two hours a day to reach the prime game viewing area along Seronera river; you should also take into account that, because of the distance, early morning game drive along the Seronera River Circuit are not possible while early morning game driving nearby the lodge is not really worth. The number of hours one has to spend in transfers increases from December to March when the migration should be grazing in the southern plains straddling the Serengeti/Ngorongoro Conservation Area border.

Bilila is not proposed in our standard itineraries but we can offer it to those travellers want a high standard of accommodation in central Serengeti but do not feel at ease in a tented camp.

INDICATIVE RATES 2013 per night per person sharing

from 01/01 to 08/02
from 01/06 to 31/10
from 01/12 to 31/12

$ 528 per night per person $ 606 per night per person $ 906 per night per person
from 01/03 to 31/03
from 01/11 to 30/11
$ 438 per night per person $ 504 per night per person $ 654 per night per person
from 01/04 to 31/05 $ 366 per night per person $ 426 per night per person $ 576 per night per person
Children 0 - 7 not permitted
3rd bed child 8 - 17 $ $ $
3rd bed adult $ $ $
4th bed [suite only] $ $ $

Rates include: 3 meals a day, selection of house alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.

Above rates do not include other costs associated to the trip such as for instance park entry fees, land or air transfers, game drives and any discounts that may apply in relation to the duration of the safari or to the travel period which will be automatically applied to quotations submitted.