Perched on the rim of the caldera, Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is constructed out of local stone to harmonise with its surrounding landscape. Its interiors recall the crater’s prehistoric past, with a central fireplace, cave paintings and glowing torches. There are 75 comfortable guest rooms built with rock, each featuring brass lamps, wildwood mirrors and embossed leather headboards. They all also boast balconies with uninterrupted views over the Ngorongoro Crater.
The split-level dining room and bar area have a full-length window overlooking the Crater floor, while double doors lead out onto a scenic terrace. If the weather permits, take the opportunity to enjoy dining out in the bush or to sip sundowner drinks in the open.
Maasai cultural performances are held nightly, while guests can enjoy excursions to traditional villages and to the cattle market. Other things to do at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge include daily game drives in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and guided nature walks around the rim of the crater. It is also possible to visit Olduvai Gorge and the Empakaai Crater, take cooking, traditional music and Swahili language lessons.