The Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is designed discretely in the landscape, built into the rim of a dormant volcano. The plant and ivy-covered native stone blends masterfully with its surroundings so that the lodge is not visible from the crater floor during game drives. Most of the seventy-five guest rooms have private terraces with spectacular views of the crater floor and the African sunrise. The main lodge has spacious lounge areas and a grand dining room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the crater. Dancers, slide lectures, local musicians, and celebrations often take place at the lodge in the evenings. Nature walks with local Maasai guides offer cultural insights into the natural habitat of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.