Kenya & Beyond Safaris
Moi Avenue, CBD
P.O. Box 4623-00200, Nairobi - Kenya
Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquillity, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness. The unprecedented range of high-adventure sports, meanwhile, include mountain biking, canoeing and forest walks, while cultural choices include tours of the neighbouring villages and dance displays by the local Iraqw and sukuma people.
Grouped around a central 'vanishing horizon', pool, this highly unusual lodge features a simple timbered reception area, built in traditional African style, which is accessed via a bridge over a small stream. Beyond reception, lies the central dining room, bar and veranda, below which lies the pool. Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, with stunning views over the lake is the pool bar and observation point. Dotted around the grounds, all with views over the lake, are a series of circular two-storey 'rondavels', which house the rooms.
Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara's unique birdlife, the architectural motif melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai 'Bomas', , while the vibrantly coloured wall frescoes depict the colourful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 54 rooms (01 Suite, 12 triples and 41 twins).
Room dcor: Spacious rooms with private balcony that have panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley and the soda Lake of Manyara. The room interior decor compliment the birdlife of the Manyara region.
Room amenities: In room safe, telephone and en-suite bathroom and toilet, shaving outlet & coffee making facilities.
Special features: Panoramic view of Lake Manyara and available optional activities like hiking, canoeing and bike treks.
The unique architecture of the lodge continues in the restaurant and bar with colourful moldings and complimenting light fixtures that hang from intricately detailed African ceilings. The bar and Restaurant offer guests both indoor and outdoor seating at each meal. With their graceful domed ceilings, curved walls and colourful murals, the guest lounge is the ideal venue to relax. The Pool bar and viewing platform offer terrace seating with breathtaking views over Lake Manyara. The dining room has a capacity of 160, lounge 40 and terrace 60.
In 2002, Joash Were who has been instrumental in start up of many companies within Kenya and Beyond thought of it wisely that it was time to start up something tourism related. He had worked at great places. Bearing in mind that all the progressive people talk “WE” and not I, he has brought together a great team who are professional in their own rights.