Rift Safari
Travelling along the Rift Valley: Seronera Wildlife Lodge, central Serengeti

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  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 1/16 Reception
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 2/16 Reception
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 3/16 Passageway through the kopje
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 4/16 walking courses to the rooms
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 5/16 Room
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 6/16 En-suite bathroom
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 7/16 View of the bar and lounge building from the rooms
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 8/16 Entrance to the lounge and to the bar
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 9/16 Bar
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 10/16 Bar
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 11/16 Restaurant
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 12/16 View of the swimming pool from the bar
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 13/16 View over Seronera River from the terrace
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 14/16 View of the swimming pool from the terrace
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 15/16 View of the building hosting the Bar and the lounge from the terrace
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge 16/16 Aerial path from the bar to the reception

Seronera Wildlife Lodge belongs to the chain of large facilities named Wildlife Lodges Tanzania built by the government in the 70s and privatized in 2004.

Among central Serengeti brick facilities Seronera Wildlife Lodge occupies no doubt the most strategical location: at dry season [June/July to October/November] the area of Seronera is deemed to host the highest concentration of lions, leopards and cheetahs of all Africa and thanks to the abundance of gazelles one does not have to stray far from the lodge to enjoy excellent sightings. It also ensures immediate access [just a few minutes] to early morning game drives along Seronera river circuit. During green season [from November/December to May/June], when lions and cheetahs tend to spread out in the territory triggered by gazelles and wildebeest migration, Seronera remains a very important spot in order to sight leopards. Finally from April to about mid-May the wildebeest migration should be right around the lodge.

Thanks to the use of glass, stone and local wood both indoor and outdoor common areas are very pleasant and well-rooted in the African context: the restaurant, the lounge, the bar and the small swimming pool have been cleverly designed all around and inside a large kopje [a Serengeti typical granite formations] establishing with it interesting spatial and volumetric solutions.
Less attractive the linearity of the building housing guests rooms which wide windows, however, deliver a beautiful view all over the endless savannah and acacia groves surrounding the lodge.

The lodge consists of about 70 rooms each with double or twin beds. Space is rationalized and does not allow inclusion of a third bed except when the third guest is a child under 13. There are no triple rooms for adults but, if available, it is possible to book interconnecting rooms.

Seronera Wildlife Lodge provides an average level of service, which is a shame considering the great advantage of position it holds. Especially at high season, you should be ready to compromise with some malfunctioning like hot water taking quite a lot of time before reaching your room or the double shift at the restaurant which dining room is not so large to host at one time guests of all rooms but also the staff who, unable to keep up with the pace, tends to go into a tailspin forgetting your request ... however the price is still the lowest you can get inside the park except for a couple of small mid-range tented camps such as for instance Serengeti Kati Kati.

Electricity is provided by a generator until 23.00.

Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge, Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge and Lobo Wildlife Lodge also belong to the same chain.

INDICATIVE RATES 2013 per night per person in double

from 01/01 to 28/02 and
from 01/07 to 31/10 and
from 21/12 to 31/12

$ 246

from 01/03 to 31/03 and
from 01/11 to 20/12

$ 198

from 01/04 to 31/05

$ 108
Third bed adults not allowed
Child 0 - 2 years sharing with 2 adults free of charge
Children 3 - 12 sharing with 1 adult 100% of adults rate
Children 3 - 12 sharing with 2 adults 50% of adults rate
Children 3 - 12 in own room 75% of adults rate

Festive season supplements from 24/12 to 07/01 inclusive: $ 40 per night person
Easter [Saturday, Sunday, Monday]: $ 35 per night per person

Rates include: Breakfast, lunch at lodge or lunch box, dinner

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