The Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
See the famous migration of the wildebeest in ultimate luxury
The Seronera Wildlife Lodge is a typical example of a Tanzania safari lodge, which has been artfully constructed round a rocky outcrop, known in the Serengeti as a kopje. Perfectly blended into its safari surroundings, the lodge is surrounded by a number of waterholes, which attract wildlife by both day and night.
Ideally located for safari game drives, balloon safaris and guided walks, the Seronera Wildlife Lodge offers 75 rooms, a central safari lounge and dining area and extensive grounds. The Seronera Wildlife Lodge also offers a safari boutique showcasing local Tanzania art and handicrafts, a TV lounge with cable TV and video, a well-stocked safari library with information about the Serengeti National Park and Tanzania as a whole, and a booking desk for hot air balloon safaris.
The Serengeti National Park
Venue of the world famous migration of the wildebeest
The Serengeti, whose Maasai name ‘Siringet' translates as ‘the endless plains', offers unparalleled ornithological opportunities and an unrivalled natural arena wherein the glory and harmony of nature can be appreciated as nowhere else on earth. The vast and rolling Serengeti is also the venue for ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth' the annual migration of over one million wildebeest and their attendant cast of herbivores and predators.
The safari lodge location
The Serengeti is 200 km west of Arusha, Tanzania: the park's northern boundary abuts with the Kenya border; its western boundary reaches Lake Victoria, Tanzania.
Seronera Wildlife Lodge is
• 5 minutes from the landing airstrip for domestic airlines
• 330 km from Arusha (4.30 hours' drive)
• 150 km from Namanga (Kenyan border)
• 265 km from Nairobi
• 205 km from Lake Manyara Hotel
• 145 km from Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge (3.30 hours' drive)
• 80 km from Lobo Wildlife Lodge (1 hours' drive)
Built around an enormous rock in the heart of the Serengeti, the Seronera Wildlife Lodge is strategically located in the annual migration route of the wildebeest. From its privileged location within the game viewing area and 2 minutes far from the departing point of hot - air balloon safaris it provides an unforgettable action - packed safari adventure destination.
Your Tanzania luxury lodge safari
The vast and sensational Serengeti, covering 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah plains, is Tanzania's first-established, largest and most famous park wherein tens of thousands of wildebeest and other hoofed animals roam in a constant and unremitting search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends.
The million-plus wildebeest are the predominant herbivore and also the main prey of a huge cast of large carnivores, principally lion and hyena. Whilst the annual wildebeest migration is the Serengeti's most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its lion, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements may be tracked, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog.
The Seronera Wildlife Lodge Serengeti luxury Safari wildlife highlights: wildebeest, zebra, Thomson's gazelle, lion, spotted hyena, hunting dog, cheetah, black rhino, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, topi, eland, jackal and otter. Birds: over 350 recorded species including 34 raptors.
Accommodation: Luxury safari lodge
The Seronera Wildlife Lodge offers 75 luxury rooms, all decorated in authentic traditional Tanzania style and with luxury en-suite bathrooms (with shower and bath), king-sized beds with safari mosquito nets and additional beds on request. Services include global communications, safes, forex and babysitting).
Dining and bars: Tanzania luxury safari lodge style
The Seronera Wildlife Lodge offers: The Chui Restaurant, which typically serves buffet selections of Tanzania-styled and international cuisines. The Pango indoor bar offers a wide range of Tanzania and international choices while the Ikoma Sundowner Bar is located on a wide open-air terrace with superb views over the Serengeti.
Every evening this unique safari lodge features a display of Maasai song and dance while educational videos and talks are also offered on the Maasai people of Tanzania.
Conference and event facilities
The lodge is happy to provide both safari conferencing and banqueting services as well as safari weddings and honeymoon packages.
A Child-friendly safari lodge
The Seronera Wildlife Lodge welcomes children and babysitting services, children's meals, additional beds and family rooms are available.
What to see and do on your Tanzania luxury lodge safari
The annual wildebeest migration in the Serengeti
The migration of the wildebeest is perhaps one of Tanzania's most famous natural events. Twice a year, propelled by the rains, 1.3 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle gather to undertake an 800 km migration trek to new grazing lands. The precise timing of the wildebeest migration varies but generally the Serengeti herbivores congregate and move out at the end of May, sometimes over a period of weeks, sometimes over a period of as little as three or four days. The wildebeest then head west on the first leg of a roughly triangular 800-km circuit that takes approximately 3-4 months and ends in the Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya. When the grazing here is exhausted the tide of wildebeest turns and reverses its progress returning to the short grass plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania.
Where and when to see the migration while at the Seronera Wildlife Lodge
The migration runs according to its own rules, but in general a large column of wildebeest passes west to Lake Victoria while another moves north past Lobo. While on the hoof (May to June) the rut commences and the wildebeests mate. The migration herds usually reach the north, and eventually cross into Kenya's Masai Mara NR, during July to October. In November the herds begin to reform for the return journey and by December the migration is complete and they are usually to be found grazing the southern grasslands; wildebeest calving starts in February.
Tanzania luxury lodge safari experiences in the Serengeti
Typical Tanzania safari experiences at The Seronera Wildlife Lodge include: safari game drives in especially adapted 4WD safari vehicles (with professionally trained Tanzania safari guides), safari bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners; cocktails around the lodge safari campfire and guided safari walks through the bush. The Seronera Wildlife Lodge also offers ornithological tours, cultural performances and visits to the local Maasai people of Tanzania.
In the Serengeti, a particular highlight is a hot air balloon ride, which typically ascends from its launch site at dawn and travels for around an hour across the plains before descending in a controlled landing to a cooked safari breakfast in the bush.
Seronera Wildlife Lodge - Serengeti • Tanzania Safari Tented Camps
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