Drawing its inspiration from the circular ‘Rondavel’ dwellings and winding paths of a traditional Maasai village, the Serengeti Serena Hotel features thickly-thatched, stone-built rooms, spaciously set amongst groves of indigenous trees that are cooled by sparkling streams and papyrus-fringed ponds.
The circular bar looks out over the sky-blue, ‘vanishing horizon’ swimming pool towards the miles of lion-gold savannah that lie below, Here is enacted the thunderous theatre of the million-strong wildebeest migration.
As for views, from lilac-streaked sunrise, to diamond-domed night, the Serengeti delivers a series of volcanic vistas that are second to none.
The central barbeque area features a roaring fireplace, and is linked to the rest of the lodge by shaded walkways, all leading off to different areas.
The two-tiered dining room features high domed walls supported by huge papyrus-topped pillars. The fare offered to guests consists of authentic and delicious safari-style meals, proven over time to be very popular.
The lodge consists of 66 rooms, each of which is a stone-built, traditionally thatched rondavel, with natural stone bathrooms, wildwood balconies, rope-lashed staircases and intricately carved furniture. The overall effect of which is a unique blend of authentic ethnicity and world-class elegance.