High up overlooking Lake Manyara National Park You can see the Serena Lodge when touring Lake Manyara National Park high up on the western rift escarpment. So you know you are in for a treat before even getting to the lodge. Once you arrive the view from the lodge is breathtaking. Lower and upper rooms in separate chalets. Swimming-pool with bar close by. Star-filled skies. Lodge is clean, good food, warm, efficient service. Staff washed my cloth the same evening for a very reasonable fee. Impressive.