Encounters with wildlife will be closer than ever.
The safari lodge reimagined
Serengeti Explorer brings about a contemporary twist on the traditional safari aesthetic.
A luxury safari sanctuary in the heart of the wild. Serengeti Explorer is safari reimagined. Set in one of the worlds most iconic wildlife ecosystems, the property introduces a new style of safari lodge where the expression of space, freedom and the great outdoors meets with adventure. But it’s not just a lodge – it’s a luxury property with a host of contextual experiences to make the safari adventure even more exciting and compelling.
Location, location, location…
This reimagined lodge sits high up on the Nyaboro Hills overlooking the endless plains for which the Serengeti is famed. It is one of the most central yet private settings in the Serengeti, the perfect place to see and access the Great Migration as it makes its annual pilgrimage.
- 1 hr flight from Arusha Airport to Seronera airstrip
- 45 minute transfer from the Seronera airstrip to the Lodge
Our rooms & suites
68 Luxury Explorer Rooms and 6 Suites (both in King and Twin configurations including four interconnecting rooms and two with wheelchair access).
All rooms have a private balcony and sweeping views of the vast Serengeti Plains. Varied and flexible, the mix of accommodation is perfect for couples, friends, families and specialist groups of all sizes.
Our bathrooms are all generous in size, with new-age water saving fixtures, rain showers, lots of lighting and ample counter space for your travel amenities.
All our rooms have a writing desk, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary WiFi and a multitude of charging options and points for phones, cameras, tablets and laptops.
No sense is neglected, especially taste.
Serengeti Explorer’s restaurants and bars are positioned to afford a variety of breathtaking views over the vast Serengeti plains. With material simplicity in mind and a refined modern aesthetic, the open-air lounge areas allow for a seamless flow from inside to the great outdoors.
The extensive wine cellar and private Chef’s table adds a new indulgent element to the Explorer culinary experience. The alfresco Boma restaurant plays up to all the senses, bringing you closer to nature as you dine under the shimmering Serengeti sky.
- Live cooking stations with a fresh juice bar. A la carte menu available for lunch and dinner.
- Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
POOLSIDE BISTRO & BAR
- A poolside bistro with a warm vibrant atmosphere. Celebrates the farm-to-table food culture. Showcases signature sharing platters.
- Open for lunch
- A unique private dining concept. A celebration of culinary creativity and locally sourced, sustainable ingredients.
- An intimate setting within an extensive wine cellar.
- Open for dinner
- A short stroll from the lodge offering a bush dinner under the Serengeti Sky. Menu combines African and Swahili signature dishes with outdoor live cooking stations.
- Open for dinner
DELI & COFFEE SHOP
- Located in the main lobby area. Freshly brewed speciality teas and coffees. Daily baked pastries, sandwiches, wraps, paninis, salads and more.
- Great takeaway options for your game drives
Between game drives or bush walks, you can unwind and process everything you’ve experienced so far
Choose to relax in the lodge, surrounded by natural textures and neutral tones that inspire a sense of calm, or at the infinity pool, which lies perched on the edge of the escarpment with rim-flow views that capture the true essence of tranquillity and the wilderness at its best.
And to fully revive your mind, body and soul, you can indulge yourself in our wellness center. Our highly trained and experienced therapists will restore calm and balance to your day.
- 2 Luxury Treatment Rooms
- In-Room Couples Treatments
- Healing Earth Signature Products
- Infinity Pool
- Yoga Deck
- Fitness Center
Not just an accommodation experience in the African wilderness but so much more: tune your photographic skills at our new creative studio or relax under the Serengeti skies for an early evening movie in our outdoor silent cinema or gaze at the night sky through our refractor telescope on a purpose built star gazing deck or simply keep mind, body and soul inspired and refreshed – Serengeti Explorer has so much to offer
- Creative Photo Studio
- Outdoor Cinema
- Retail Outlet
- Art Gallery
- Star Gazing Deck
- Wine Cellar
You’ll have direct access to the Serengeti Mara ecosystem, the world’s most spectacular and diverse wildlife conservation area and the renowned migratory route traversed by more than a million wildebeest every year. You can see all of Africa’s iconic species here, including the Big Five, guaranteeing you an exceptional safari experience year-round.
Feel, experience and listen to the true wilderness of one of Africa’s most thrilling safari experiences.
Your experienced guide will explain everything – from tracks, medicinal plants, the smaller critters, to the exhilarating sighting of predators and other big game.
Designed for everyone, our creative lab and on-site specialist will help you transform your photos into art.
Offering photography guidance, professional editing software, and state of the art printers to bring your work to life.
Sustainable construction and community empowerment were the guiding principles behind the design of this luxury lodge. Repurposed stones & materials from the demolition of the existing structure were used to create the dry-stack external walls and room floors, whilst reintroducing local build methods and honing community skills. Decorative items and lighting fixtures have been manufactured using recycled materials by our social enterprise, Shanga. The lodge will also support a number of conservation and community initiatives in the region through our philanthropic arm, Land & Life.