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Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

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Description

Amboseli Serena Lodge is set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain inside the Amboseli National Park, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, the luxury Amboseli Serena Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park.

Situated on the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest Mountain, beside a copse of giant Acacia trees and gently flowing natural spring. In the clean, crisp air of an Amboseli dawn, the snowcapped peaks of MountKilimanjaro shimmering in the southern sky, can be seen on a clear day

Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, Amboseli Serena Lodge looks out over the golden Savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself. The lodge setting is magnificent with the park boasting more big games than almost anywhere else in Africa.

Amboseli Serena Lodge is a luxury safari lodge located in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. The lodge is situated in a prime location, nestled in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, and offers stunning views of the mountain and the surrounding savannah.

The lodge features a range of accommodation options, including traditional African rondavels and luxury suites. The rooms are designed to blend in with the natural surroundings and feature local materials and decor. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as en-suite bathrooms, mosquito nets, and private balconies.

The lodge offers a range of activities, including game drives, guided walks, and cultural visits to local Maasai villages. Guests can also enjoy the lodge's swimming pool, spa, and outdoor dining areas.

Amboseli National Park is known for its abundant wildlife, including elephants, lions, cheetahs, and giraffes, as well as over 400 species of birds. The park is also home to the Maasai people, who have inhabited the area for centuries and continue to live a traditional way of life.

Close by Amboseli Serena Lodge is a series of emerald green swamps, which are fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. These, the only sources of water in this otherwise starkly beautiful but arid park, attract huge numbers of wallowing elephants, hippos, buffalos and plains game.

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge was created for adventurers with an African dream. With Mount Kilimanjaro soaring majestically just beyond the golden, acacia-specked savannah, the safari lodge offers a graceful blend of stark beauty and lavish comfort in the heart of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park.

Nestled in an acacia grove by a gentle mountain spring, our hotel, comprising a Maasai-inspired design, a garden restaurant and a palm-shaded swimming pool and sundeck, provides uninterrupted views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the surrounding landscape. In every detail, the ambience captures the essence of Maasai culture, warmth and indomitable spirit. The setting our Amboseli safari lodge is breathtakingly beautiful, the wildlife abundant and the cuisine, hospitality and amenities unrivalled.

Mornings bring stirring views of Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peaks. Whether embarking on a safari to see “The Big Five” (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino), planting your very own tree as part of our Re-Forestation Programme, or enjoying a bush dinner and glass of wine as the bonfire cinders waft into the indigo night, your stay will be infused with unforgettable moments.

Answer the call of the wild at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge – a destination rich in undiscovered experiences.

Location of Amboseli Serena Lodge

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge is located near Mount Kilimanjaro in the heart of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. The park is approximately 250 kilometres and a four-hour drive from Nairobi and close to the Tanzanian border. The lodge is 11 kilometres from the local airstrip, with “meet and greet” and transfer services provided. If you require further information about the hotel or would like to book accommodations for an upcoming visit, please contact us today.

How to get to Amboseli Serena Lodge

– Distance from Nairobi- approx.270kms
– By road- 4 hours
– By air -30 mins from Wilson airport Nairobi
– Distance from the lodge to the airstrip – 15 km

Nestled in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro – Africa highest Mountain and beside a copse of giant acacia trees and gently flowing springs lies the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, with Kilimanjaro’s 6,000-meter-high snow-capped peaks rising behind it.

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Highlights
  • 5 Hrs from Nairobi - Easy Drive / 1hr Flight
  • Stunning Location
  • Luxury Lodge Experience
  • Perfect for Families
  • Game Drives opportunities

What are the 2023 Prices for Amboseli Serena Lodge?

Here are Amboseli Serena Lodge Resident Rates:

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Rates

Standard Rooms
Sharing (PPS) Single Occupancy
2nd Jan 2024 – 29th Feb 2024 KES 14,100/- PPS KES 16,800/- PP
1st Mar 2024 – 28th Mar 2024 KES 12,900/- PPS KES 14,800/- PP
29th Mar 2024 – 1st Apr 2024 KES 16,400/- PPS KES 18,300/- PP
2nd Apr 2024 – 31st May 2024 KES 12,900/- PPS KES 14,800/- PP
1st Jun 2024 – 30th Jun 2024 KES 14,100/- PPS KES 16,800/- PP

3rd Adult: 75% of PPS
Amboseli Serena Lodge Rates/Prices are in KES, Per Person Sharing (Full Board), Per Night
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Rates Exclude: Drinks, Amboseli National Park Fees and other Extras

Family Room Supplement:
Jan 2024 – Jun 2024: KES 2,500/- Per Suite, Per Night

Suite Supplement:
Jan 2024 – Jun 2024: KES 8,000/- Per Suite, Per Night

Amboseli Serena Lodge Child Policy:

Up to 5.9 years: FREE (Sharing)
6 – 12 years Sharing Room with Adult: 50% of PPS
13 – 17 years Sharing Room with Adult: 75% of PPS
6 – 17 years in Own Room: 75% of PPS

Amboseli National Park, 2024 KWS Park Fees:

Amboseli
National Park
KWS Park Fees
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NON RESIDENT
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What Hotel Facilities are available at Amboseli Serena Lodge?

Amboseli Serena Lodge offers a range of facilities to ensure guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. These facilities include:

  1. Accommodation: The lodge offers a range of accommodation options, including traditional African rondavels and luxury suites. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as en-suite bathrooms, mosquito nets, and private balconies.
  2. Dining: The lodge has a restaurant serving a range of international and local cuisine, as well as outdoor dining areas where guests can enjoy a meal while taking in the stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  3. Swimming pool: The lodge has a swimming pool where guests can cool off and relax after a day of safari activities.
  4. Spa: The lodge has a spa offering a range of treatments, including massages, facials, and body wraps.
  5. Lounge and bar: The lodge has a lounge and bar area where guests can relax and socialize while enjoying a drink.
  6. Gift shop: The lodge has a gift shop selling a range of souvenirs, clothing, and accessories.
  7. Conference facilities: The lodge has a conference room equipped with modern audiovisual equipment, making it an ideal venue for meetings and events.
  8. Wi-Fi: The lodge offers complimentary Wi-Fi in the public areas, allowing guests to stay connected while on safari.
  9. Laundry service: The lodge offers a laundry service to ensure guests always have clean clothes.
  10. 24-hour front desk: The lodge has a 24-hour front desk to assist guests with any queries or requests.

Which Rooms Types are in Amboseli Serena Lodge?

Accommodation at Amboseli Serena

Surrounded by the vast and beautiful landscape of Amboseli National Park, the accommodations at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge provide a full immersion into life in the untamed bush. Each room is housed in a single-storey building opening directly onto the grounds, and each reflects a Maasai Manyatta theme with hand-painted wildlife murals, locally inspired furnishings and artefacts, and the brilliant primary colours symbolic of these fabled warriors. Guests enjoy a balance of sophistication, comfort and harmony with nature, relishing the unique pleasure of their very own private corner of Kenya.

With amenities to rival the best safari lodges in Kenya, our 92 rooms and one suite feature complimentary wireless Internet, 24-hour room service and private balconies. For the comfort and convenience of families and groups, we offer nine sets of interconnecting rooms.

Amboseli Serena Twin Room

Decorated with local antiques, artefacts and artwork, our Twin Rooms are equipped with two twin beds and a private balcony overlooking the majestic grasslands of Amboseli National Park.

Amboseli Serena Double Room

Decorated with local antiques, artefacts and artwork, our Double Room is equipped with one king bed and a private balcony overlooking the majestic grasslands of Amboseli National Park.

Amboseli Serena Family Room

Decorated with local antiques, artefacts and artwork, our two-bedroom Family Room is equipped with a bedroom with one king bed, a second bedroom with two twin beds, a shared bathroom and a private balcony overlooking the majestic grasslands of Amboseli National Park.

Amboseli Serena Ol Donyo Oibor Suite

Equally suited to be a presidential/CEO, honeymoon or VIP venue, our spacious and elegant Ol Donyo Oibor Suite enjoys a fabulous view of Kilimanjaro from its private balcony and rooftop terrace.

What are the Foods & Drinks options at Amboseli Serena Lodge?

The dining experiences at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge are diverse and unforgettable. You may want to dine in the elegance and warmth of our Maasai-inspired restaurant. To stir your evening to life, enjoy cocktails on the expansive terrace while the nearby firepit provides comfort as you reflect on your day’s adventures. Gaze at the blanket of stars over Amboseli National Park during a catered outdoor dinner in the bush. With the freshest produce delivered right from the land and meats and dairy products sourced from communities surrounding the reserve, the foods, flavours and culinary traditions of Kenya are celebrated in every dish.

Kindly note that all dining experiences at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge provide special consideration for kosher, vegetarian and gluten-free cuisine. Additionally, we cater to any special dietary requirements our guests may have.

• One restaurant and two bars.
• Masai Bush Barbeque Dinner
• Observation Hill Sun-Downers
• Special dietary needs catered for (E.g. Vegetarian, Kosher, Gluten free) with advance notification
• Picnic lunch boxes on request

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Main Restaurant

Our central dining area is reached by a timbered bridge spanning a mountain-fed stream and is flanked by water gardens. The walls feature hand-painted wildlife murals while the décor reflects the traditional culture and heritage of the Maasai people. The spacious lounge and bar feature a broad terrace and a blazing fire-pit where evening cocktails can be enjoyed.

Breakfast and lunch are presented buffet-style and feature a wide range of international choices. In typical safari style, we offer a full English breakfast as well as European options while our lunch menus will typically include meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian options.

The Serena Amboseli Bush Dinner

Nothing is quite so essentially “Safari” as the traditional ‘bush dinner’, especially when it is enlivened by the presence of a group of scarlet-clad Maasai morans (warriors). Located in a grove of acacia trees immediately adjacent to the lodge, your lantern-lit dinner begins with cocktails around the campfire. A 6-course dinner will then be cooked on a blazing BBQ, accompanied by a wide range of salads and vegetables. While dessert and coffee is served, the Maasai will entertain you with songs, chants and dance displays. Dine in the wild and taste safari-life at its best.

The Amboseli Serena Bush Breakfast

Few dining experiences are more memorable or as typically Kenyan as breakfast in the bush. Setting off after an early morning cup of tea, you can enjoy a fascinating game drive into the bush where, at one of our specially chosen breakfast sites, a full English breakfast will be cooked before you. Enjoy a glass of chilled ‘buck’s fizz’ while you savour the experience.

Observation Post Sundowner

Timed to commence as the sun starts its descent, the Amboseli Serena Sundowner begins with a gentle evening game drive, arriving at Observation Hill just as the evening sky turns golden-pink. Safari chairs will be set up looking towards the mountain. There will also be a full bar service and cocktail snacks. Musical entertainment can also be provided. As night falls, you will be driven back to the lodge in time for dinner, passing the swamps at the ideal time to spot hippos out of the water.

What Hotel Activities are available at Amboseli Serena Lodge?

There are many activities available for guests to enjoy at Amboseli Serena Lodge, including:

  1. Game drives: Amboseli National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, and guests can embark on guided game drives to spot elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, and other animals.
  2. Guided walks: Guests can take a guided walk through the bush to learn more about the local flora and fauna and the Maasai culture.
  3. Cultural visits: Guests can visit a local Maasai village to learn about their way of life, traditions, and customs.
  4. Bird watching: With over 400 species of birds in Amboseli National Park, bird watching is a popular activity for guests.
  5. Sundowners: Guests can enjoy a refreshing drink and snacks while watching the sunset over the savannah.
  6. Spa treatments: The lodge has a spa offering a range of treatments, including massages, facials, and body wraps.
  7. Swimming: Guests can cool off in the lodge's swimming pool after a day of safari activities.
  8. Bush breakfasts: Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast in the bush, surrounded by the sounds of nature.
  9. Stargazing: The lodge offers guided stargazing sessions where guests can learn about the constellations and the African night sky.
  10. Private dining: For a special occasion, guests can arrange for a private dinner in a secluded location within the lodge.

What Extra Services does Amboseli Serena Lodge offer?

Meetings & Conferences at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

With Africa’s highest mountain providing a magnificent backdrop, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge is one of the most dramatic and inspiring destinations for conferences, incentive tours and safari retreats in Kenya. Our dedicated event venue offers a unique setting for up to 150 delegates with its elegant décor and hand-painted wildlife wall frescos, while our experienced staff can assist with catering and tech support. Allow us to add a dash of local flavour to your conferencing event by hosting your group for a private “Sundowner” with campfire, entertainment, dancers, music, and hot or cold canapés, or by arranging for a teambuilding game drive with a private guide.

Weddings & Honeymoons at  Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

What could be more unforgettable than a safari wedding and honeymoon in the shadow of ancient Mount Kilimanjaro? When you choose to celebrate your special event at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, you are promised exclusivity, privacy and an unparalleled level of personalised attention to ensure a spectacular affair. In our Maasai-style theatre, by our palm-shaded pool or on Observation Hill with stunning savannah views in every direction, our wedding venues draws inspiration from the breathtaking landscape of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park.

Whether exchanging vows accompanied by a Maasai guard of honour, joining family and friends in a colourful cultural dance performance, or sipping champagne on the private rooftop terrace of your honeymoon suite, each and every detail of your wedding will leave you with memories to be carried throughout your life together. Gazing out to the shimmering, snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro in a moment of quiet reflection or celebrating under a canopy of stars with a lakeside bush reception, you and your guests will feel alone in the world.

For a safari wedding that is as unique and personal as it is flawlessly planned, our team will exceed your every expectation with tailored catering cuisine, discounted accommodations and thrilling bush experiences for your guests.

Contact us to book your team building, conferences or wedding at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

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