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Ol Tukai Lodge

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Ol Tukai Lodge is a safari lodge located in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya, East Africa. It is situated at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, offering breathtaking views of the mountain and the surrounding plains. The lodge is known for its spacious cottages, which are designed to blend in with the natural environment and offer guests a comfortable and relaxing stay.

The lodge offers a range of activities for guests to enjoy, including game drives, guided nature walks, birdwatching, and cultural visits to nearby Maasai villages. Guests can also relax by the lodge's swimming pool, enjoy a massage at the spa, or take in the stunning views from the lodge's observation deck.

One of the highlights of Ol Tukai Lodge is its location in Amboseli National Park, which is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and many more. The park is also famous for its large herds of elephants, and guests at Ol Tukai Lodge have the opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures up close.

Ol Tukai Lodge in Amboseli is one of the best spots in the world to watch Elephants. It is located in the heart of the Amboseli National Park, in Kenya which is one of East Africa’s most fascinating wildlife parks.

The eastern part of Ol Tukai Lodge is home to several families of an elephant. Writers have described Ol Tukai and the surrounding as “A HOME FOR THE GODS”

With the flat plains on one side and lush, indigenous acacia tree forest on the other. Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli’s design takes full advantage of this natural topography. For this reason, it is one of the most modern lodges in East Africa. They pride themselves as being the best in the hospitality and service that they extend to their guests.

Ol Tukai Lodge is exotic and refined in all aspects and is 4 km from the Amboseli Elephant Research Camp and has beautiful views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The Ol Tukai Lodge main restaurant offers nightly themed dining. The Makuti-style verandah overlooking the Reserve with open-air bar features a rooftop deck with panoramic views. Activities include game drives, Maasai dancing, and cultural lectures. Ol Tukai has a refined lounge and a tree-shaded outdoor pool with a sundeck and loungers.

Ol Tukai Lodge shares in the rich cultural history of Amboseli involving The Maasai Community, The Colonial Government and The Early European explorers. The culmination of all these defines our hospitality offering of authentic African Safari experience and culture.

The lodge opened its doors in 1996, on the original setup for the film crew who shot Snow at Kilimanjaro in 1948 starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward and Ava Gardner – an adaptation of The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories, a compendium of short stories authored by Ernest Hemingway that was published in 1961.

The lodge is strategically located at the heart of Amboseli National Park. As such, it is designed to take advantage of its scenic environment; Mt. Kilimanjaro and the abundant wildlife of Amboseli, making it a world-renowned spot to observe African Elephants.

We started out by offering unique Safari experiences to leisure travelers but we have since expanded our services to the corporate world.

Our strength lies in our flexibility to offer hospitality excellence to diverse travel individuals. Integrity is deeply woven into our business culture. We also promote a working environment that cultivates job satisfaction.

We are disability-friendly, family-friendly, and eco-friendly.

Distance from Nairobi to Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli

The distance between Nairobi to Ol Tukai Lodge is 270 Km by road. Ol Tukai Lodge Location is accessible on the following routes, Nairobi – Kajiado – Mashuru – Amboseli or Nairobi – Namanga – Amboseli

How to get to Ol Tukia 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

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What are the 2024 Prices for Ol Tukai Lodge?

Here are Ol Tukai Lodge Resident Rates:

Ol Tukai Lodge Rates

Ol Tukai 2024 Lodge Rates FULL BOARD
Standard Room Sharing Single
1st Feb 2024 – 28th Mar 2024 KES 14,400/- PPS KES 19,200/- PP
29th Mar 2024 – 1st Apr 2024 KES 17,300/- PPS KES 24,000/- PP
2nd Apr 2024 – 3rd May 2024 KES 14,400/- PPS KES 19,200/- PP
4th May 2024 – 30th Jun 2024 KES 12,000/- PPS KES 16,300/- PP
1st Jul 2024 – 31st Oct 2024 KES 17,300/- PPS KES 24,000/- PP
1st Nov 2024 – 23rd Dec 2024 KES 14,400/- PPS KES 19,200/- PP
24th Dec 2024 – 2nd Jan 2025
Christmas Supplements applicable
KES 17,300/- PPS KES 24,000/- PP

Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli Rates/Prices are in KES, Per Person (Full Board), Per Night
Ol Tukai Lodge Prices Exclude: Drinks, Amboseli National Park Fees and other Extras
Christmas Minimum Stay: 3 Nights

Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli Child Policy/Rates:

0 – 2.9 years: FREE
3 – 11 years, Sharing with Adults: 50% of PPS
1 or 2 Children (3 – 11 yrs) in own Room: Single Room Rate
12 years and above: Adult Rate applies

Amboseli National Park, 2024 KWS Park Fees:

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KWS Park Fees
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What Hotel Facilities are available at Ol Tukai Lodge?

Ol Tukai Conference facilities

Ol Tukai’s conference room is fully equipped with video, flip charts, projector, and other relevant apparatus. The room can accommodate up to 200 delegates and the management is happy to cater for specific seating requirements.

Ol Tukai Multi-denominational chapel

Services are held every Sunday and all are welcome. Ol Tukia Lodge multi-denominational chapel is a wonderful place to tie the knot or renew marriage vows.

Ol Tukai Shops

Browse through our shop for souvenirs and memorabilia. Toiletries and other personal necessities are also available.

Ol Tukai Lodge Clinic

Ol Tukia Lodge resident nurse operates a clinic for guests, staff and the local community within the Park.

Bureau de Change

Ol Tukai Lodge has a Bureau de Change. You can exchange foreign currency at reasonable rates.

Credit cards

All major credit cards are accepted at Ol Tukai Lodge

Accommodation for Children

Children are welcome at Ol Tukai Lodge. Most bedrooms are easily large enough to accommodate an extra bed. A children’s menu and early supper are available and security guards patrol while parents enjoy their dinner.


Ol Tukai Lodge has 24-hour telephone, WIFI internet services, and a business center

Which Rooms Types are in Ol Tukai Lodge?

Ol Tukai Lodge Rooms

There are 80 luxury chalet-style twin rooms at Ol Tukai Lodge, all with an uninterrupted view of the wetlands or Kilimanjaro. Stylish and comfortable, the rooms have private bath rooms and individual terraces.

They are equipped with safes, fans, tea and coffee counters. To accommodate physically challenged guests, two rooms at Ol Tukai Lodge have been designed according to EU standards.

The beautifully appointed rooms provide quality, comfort and attention to detail. The presence of the wilderness can be felt in the silence of the night.

What are the Foods & Drinks options at Ol Tukai Lodge?

Ol Tukia Lodge Restaurants/Bars

The dining room at Ol Tukai Lodge features an intricately designed sisal tapestry by a local artist, depicting the Maasai people. Just meters from elephants and other game that venture close to the boundary, the dining room opens onto a veranda in the garden where lunch is usually served.

Ol Tukai Lodge Pool Bar

The pool bar serves snacks and drinks between meal times. The pool waiters will be pleased to assist you, and the duty barman can make you a special fruit punch while you soak up the sun.

Ol Tukai Lodge Elephant Bar

The Elephant Bar at Ol Tukai Lodge is situated between the lounge and dining room. This open-air bar serves a wide selection of beers, cocktails, liqueurs and fresh fruit juices, and above the bar a roof level deck offers a splendid panorama of the marshlands and Kilimanjaro.

Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Ol Tukai Lodge?


After a long day of game drives, our masseuse will be waiting with a variety of essential oils to relax your mind and soul.

Swimming pool

After the morning game drive, before your afternoon game drive, why not take a cooling swim or lounge by the pool on a sun-bed in the shade of the acacias. You will love the fresh air at Ol Tukai Lodge. The crystal clear waters of the swimming pool is shaded by the occasional acacia trees. The pool deck has sunbeds to soak up the African afternoon sunshine before the evening game drive.

Board games

Scrabble, Monopoly, cards and many other games are available from reception. Spend some quality time with family or other travelers in your group.

Game drives

Amboseli is renowned for its large population of elephants. It is well-endowed with other wildlife worth watching. Our well-versed driver will make sure that it is the most memorable safari of your life. Nature walks of the same magnitude can be arranged.

Maasai dancing

A troupe of Maasai Moran warriors will entertain you with traditional songs and dances after dinner at about 9.15pm, on alternate evenings.The Maasai people are among the last remaining Kenyan tribes holding on to their culture. Interact with them and learn their fascinating way of life firsthand in one of the neighbouring villages.

Bird walks

Ol Tukai is home to 400 species of beautiful African birds. Enjoy the short bird walk that starts at the entrance of the hotel and rambles under the canopy of acacia trees around the lodge. A must for any fledgling ornithologist! Ol Tukai harbours a staggering 400 bird species. Enjoy the bird walk that starts from the entrance of the hotel and winds its way under the canopy of acacia trees around the lodge guided by our resident ornithologist. A birdwatching drive can be arranged.


Lecturers from Elephant Research regularly give interesting, informative lectures at the Lodge.

Tree Planting

Water is life, and trees play an important role in the life cycle. Plant a tree today for a better environment tomorrow.

Kids Club

Kids can relax at the kids’ section which is available at the lodge.

Table Tennis

An adrenaline junkie? Our outdoor table tennis (ping pong) is just what you need.

Wedding and Vow Renewal at Ol Tukai Lodge

The excitement of tying the knot is intense enough to make you burst with happiness. Compound this with a fairy venue that is Ol Tukai Lodge, and you will be the envy of many. The Lodge, with its African style, wide-open and manicured lawns blends into its surroundings. Its location is perfect for a unique outdoor or ballroom destination wedding and vow renewal.

Ol Tukai Lodge Honeymoon and Anniversaries

Let the sound of the large herd of elephants be your wake up call and the glimmer of Mt. Kilimanjaro peak be your first morning sight as you nip your champagne breakfast. Spend the day with the wildlife in the park then watch the sunset beauty atop the Observation Hill at dusk as the wildlife head home. This is the charming background of the lodge, perfect for an amorous honeymoon and anniversary celebrations.

Chapel at Ol Tukai Lodge

A quite getaway destination for worshippers waits for you at Ol Tukai Lodge. Praise and worship at our chapel or hold seminars and breakaway group meetings in one of our conference rooms. Wine and dine together under the starry night entertained either by our Maasai Morans or the music you will provide.

Kids Club at Ol Tukai Lodge

We engage the children in a myriad of activities while the parents, grandparents or teachers/chaperones unwind. Ol Tukai Lodge sports activities give the children a chance to engage in physical activities as well as make friends, develop skills, learn teamwork and build self-esteem.

Contact us to book your team building, conferences or wedding at Ol Tukai Lodge.

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