The Serengeti National Park is one of the oldest game park located in Northern Tanzania. The park is famous for hosting the greatest spectacle on earth – the great migration of wildebeest (about 1.5 million) and zebra (about 250,000). The population of other animals including The Big 5, Nile crocodile, honey badger and over 300 species of birds is also very impressive and worth checking out.
The park is bordered to the North by Kenya where it is continuous with the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, to the southeast is the Ngorongoro Conservation, to the southwest lies Maswa Game Reserve, to the west is Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserves and to the Northeast is the Loliondo game control area. Together these areas form the Serengeti ecosystem.
The park is divided into three sections namely; The Serengeti plains made of endless Savannah grass dotted with some acacia and huge population of wildlife. The western corridor made up of Grumeti River and dense forest home to the Nile crocodile and hippos. The Northern Serengeti which runs up to the River Mara, the border of Kenya where the migration to the Maasai Mara happens in July-August.
The Serengeti is large with various places to visit depending on the time of year. Hence, it is essential to plan well and know where you will be staying during this period. The park has various accommodations available ranging from luxury lodges to mobile camps.
Below are some of the best Serengeti National Park Lodges per guests reviews.
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
The Serengeti Serena Lodge is located on the western corridor, near Grumeti River on a tree-clad ridge offering a great view of the Serengeti National Park. The hotel’s compound is made up of a groove of acacia trees offering a cool feel of the property.
Accommodation is in a series of traditional domed rondavel designed to melt into nature. They come with a sitting area and a balcony to enjoy some animal view especially in the morning. At the edge of the ridge is a vanishing horizon pool which looks over the endless plain.
Guest have rated the lodge as a good value since it is in the heart of the Serengeti and you get to experience nature at it’s best.
Four Season Safari Lodge Serengeti
Located within the Serengeti National Park, Four Season Safari Lodge offers great landscape and wildlife view. The lodge has a spa and outdoor Maji Bar overlooking the infinity swimming pool and the Savannah grassland.
The rooms feature African decor and come with a sofa seat, flat screen TV, mini bar and a safe. There is a Maasai cultural experience with a feast and Maasai dances at the Boma Grill. The Kula Restaurant offer meals with local flavors and international wines. There is also a wine cellar where guests can experience food and wine pairing.
The Lodge offers guided safari walks and game drives though you have to book in advance as there is a surcharge to this arrangement. Airstrip transfers can also be arranged at a fee.
One Nature Nyaruswiga Serengeti
One nature Nyaruswiga is a luxury camp that offers a sun terrace with a plunge pool and a hot tub. Accommodation is in elegantly decorated tent that have a sitting area with a fire stove, a bathtub, out door and in door shower.
Meals are served at the dinning area or lounge and one can enjoy a drink at the candle lit bar. You can enjoy a game of table tennis and badminton or a massage upon request.
The camp has one of the best rated location in Banagi.
Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp
Lemala Ewanjan is located in Banagi just 50m from Serengeti National Park. The tented luxury camp provides accommodation in 12 suite tents with access to a garden and free WIFI.
The camp sits in the Seronera Valley in the Central Serengeti a place that is secluded and very rich in wildlife all year round.
Serengeti Pioneer Camp
Serengeti Pioneer Camp is located in the Southern Serengeti, within 5km of Serengeti Hippo pool and 5km of Retima Hippo Pool. The camp has a garden, terrace as well as an on-site dinning area.
The accommodation tents are fully equipped with a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. A full English/Irish breakfast is served every morning.
Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp
Under the monolithic rock sculptures known as kopjes, the Mbuzi Mawe Serena is situated in a secluded acacia glade with stunning views of the lush grassland of The Serengeti. Some of the tents include a sitting area and patio. A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the luxury camp.
The camp is set on one of the main annual migration corridors, best season being June-July.
Ikoma Safari Camp
Located in Banagi, 2.5km from Banati River Ikoma Safari Camp offers comfy wooden cabins for accommodation with some units having a dinning area and/or balcony.
A Full English/Irish breakfast is available at the camp every morning. Car rental is available for those who would love to go for game drives while staying at the camp.
Singita Sasakwa Lodge
Singita Sasakwa Lodge is situated at the Sasakwa Hills with great view of the Serengeti Plains. The lodge has 9 cottages in total which are 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms all with private infinity pools and also a 4 bedroom villa.
You can enjoy afternoon tea at the veranda plus a wine-paired dinner at the lawn. The facility also has a spa and a tennis court to unwind in between game drives.
Asanja Africa is exclusive and set a midst the Moru Kopjes overlooking the scenic plains of The Serengeti. Accommodation consist of seven private tents and one family villa. Each tent represents a special Maasai ceremony hence has a unique and personalized style.
Activities such as balloon safaris, bird watching or a visit to the Maasai Village can be arranged while at the lodge.
Serengeti Migration Camp
The Serengeti Migration Camp is located at the start point of the great migration in the vast plains of the Serengeti.
The camp has been voted by one of the largest travel trade portal; TravelandLeisure as the 6th Best Safari Camp in the world and the Tenth Best Hotel in the world.