Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti Explorer

Insider’s Review of the Serengeti Explorer

Timelessness meets the timely at the invigoratingly redesigned Serengeti Explorer. Fresh juice bars, yoga decks, and all the clean-energy bells and whistles you’d expect parlay here with the immutable calm of its languid Serengeti setting. Overlooking a vast expanse of the kopje-studded plain, our stay in the Nyaboro Hills is elevated by a contemporary twist on the traditional safari aesthetic. This re-envisioned (and pleasingly sleek) sanctuary ensures privileged access, via our comfy game drives, to the impressive wildlife that roam the Serengeti’s plains and signature rock outcrops. Not to give the punchline away, but the Big Five — leopard, Cape buffalo, rhino, elephant, and magnificent prides of lolling lions — are in prominent residence. Set in a secluded swatch of this iconic wildlife ecosystem, Serengeti Explorer lodge is an adventure base unlike any other. 

Accommodations at Serengeti Explorer

With 70 luxury explorer rooms and five suites, there’s a range of accommodations to host couples and friends in high style, including some with up to four interconnecting rooms ideal for eager explorer-filled families. Of course, each is fitted with a private balcony delivering poetic views onto the vast Serengeti Plains. Before, after and between our safari activities, the open-air lounge, restaurant and bar areas provide myriad indoor-outdoor spaces for delicious meals and cocktails, and general holiday-ing about. Choose something special from the impressive wine collection, and perhaps settle in for an evening of private culinary entertainment around the Chef’s Table, or an alfresco dinner by the flickering boma fire under starlit African skies.


Activities at Serengeti Explorer

First up: our ever-eventful game drives led by our knowledgeable and knowing Micato Safari Director. These rolling four-wheel drive explorations head out mornings and afternoons in peaceful search of the planet’s greatest collection of free-roaming animals. And then there’s more. Time to laze by the infinity pool, stretch out on the yoga deck or, come evening, get closer to the great above from the dedicated stargazing deck. Serengeti Lodge’s creative photo studio is hit with many safari-ing souls, as is as the rather splendid outdoor cinema. Guided walking outings are a fabulous way to discover everything from the very tiny to the extremely tall – maybe even including a giraffe or two, like “a family of rare, long-stemmed speckled gigantic flowers slowly advancing” as the great Isak Dinesen wrote.

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