Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge


Crater views

A quirky lodge constructed from stone and wood, looking like an ancient ruin built into the rim of the caldera, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge makes the most of its position and views.

There are 74 comfortable rooms, each with private balconies and interiors taking inspiration from the surrounding wildlife and Maasai culture.

The restaurant, friendly bar and terrace enjoy similar vistas, with the chance to dine down in the crater for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sundowners from the rim are a must.


At a glance

  • 74 rooms

  • Restaurant

  • Bar

Animals grazing in Ngorongoro Crater


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    Crater drives

    Descend to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for a safari amid over 25,000 animals, including the black rhino.

Community & Culture

Serena Hotels aims give priority to the local communities living around our areas of operation so as to ensure economic independence with the end goal to better navigate uncertainty and thrive towards a sustainable livelihood in the future. There's a focus on providing opportunity to the local community through purchasing from local suppliers, as well as through skill development and employment through work-training opportunities. Other support initiatives include the provision of free medical consultation, health outreach programs and support through a broad range of charitable causes and community programs.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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