The only ‘tree hotel’ ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya’s
legendary Mount Kenya, Mountain Lodge offers a matchless game
viewing opportunity whilst combining a glorious panorama of
mountain vistas with the primordial splendors of an ancient
rainforest. Floating 2,195 m high on the flanks of Kenya’s
highest mountain and secreted deep within her largest forest
reserve, the lodge offers not only the champagne-clarity of
mountain air, the tranquility of the forest and a colorful
cavalcade of wildlife but also the chance of scaling the icy
peaks of Africa’s second-highest mountain
This 42 bedroom lodge is accessed through the forest. A draw
bridge leads you onto a winding path deep into the rain forest
where you meet the warm and your hosts on the wooden decks of
the resort. The timbered lodge gives the impression of boarding
a ship. Winding stairs lead to a selection of comfortable,
cabin-styled rooms. Each private room has indigenous wood-
paneled walls and furnished with African crafts. You can view
the waterhole from your spacious veranda, where there is never a
dull moment. The bar has a welcoming fire and is decorated with
traditional Kikuyu handcrafts and sepia prints reminding you of
the local culture and heritage. The fireside comforts against
the evening chill of this unique tropical mountain environment.
Adjacent is the dining room and the menu offers a blend of
traditionally safari favorites, spicy ethnic cuisine, and
Serena Mountain Lodge towers over the mountainous peaks of Mount
Kenya where you can view the spectacular game, regularly viewed
at the waterhole daily during game drives. This is the home of
the Big Five and the Serena Mountain Lodge prides itself in
having a constant record of big game visits and sightings. The
Lodge is at 2194 m on the slopes of Mount Kenya and surrounded
by lush rainforest's.
Set on a plateau in an elevation above Lake Nakuru , Sarova Lion
Hill Game Lodge has 67 chalets all overlooking the lake, within
the Lake Nakuru National Park . It is the perfect place to
experience one of the world's largest ornithological spectacles,
The Pink Flamingo, or a rich concentration of wildlife including
black and white colobus monkey and is also a famed Rhino
• DISTANCE: 160 kms from Nairobi.
• BY ROAD: 2 hours from Nairobi
• BY AIR: 30 minutes from Nairobi, transfer from airstrip to
lodge takes 30 minutes.
• PARK FEES: (These fees are paid direct to Park authorities at
the park gate)
- Non residents:
USD 40 per adult per night, USD 20 per child, per night.
- Residents: Kshs. 1000 per adult per night, Kshs.
500 per child, per night.
- Citizens: Kshs. 200 per adult per night, Kshs.
100 per child, per night.
• THINGS TO DO:
- Bush Dining
- Eye opening game drives to view the ‘big five’.
- Cocktail at Baboon Cliff
- Soothing massages indoors or under the open skies
No other Kenya safari lodge has such a spectacular view of the
surrounding landscape than Mara Serena Safari Lodge. It is on
this very terrain where the great annual migration takes place,
when millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle traverse the
landscape to feed on rich new grass and give birth to their
young calves. The Masai Mara National Reserve is home to
gazelle, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, cheetah,
leopard, the legendary black-manned lion and many more.
• Set on a high ridge, Mara Serena is a modern
incarnation of a traditional African village of domed huts. The
huts are distanced apart so guests of each room have
uninterrupted views of the landscape.
• The lodge is the only such property in the Mara Triangle - one
of the world's richest wildlife sanctuaries - and as such, its
guests can be assured a high degree of privacy when enjoying
their safari experience.
• There are total of 74-guest rooms: 72 twin beds and 2 with
• Voltage is 240V in rooms and adaptors are available at the
reception desk; shaver outlets have both 110V and 240V.
Mara Serena Safari Lodge has outdoor pool with lounge chairs,
tables, umbrellas and fresh towels.
• Communication available via telephone, fax and
• Secretarial service available upon request.
• Currency exchange open 24 hours.
• Nurse on call 24 hours. Flying Doctors Service is also
available which includes emergency Medivac to hospital from
• Daily laundry/pressing service.
• Babysitting can usually be arranged with sufficient notice.
• Early supper for children upon request.
• Boutique with curios, clothing, jewelry, batiks, books, maps,
lotions, films, stamps etc.
• Shoe shining.
• Lunch boxes, fruits, flowers and celebration cakes may be
• Central safety deposit service available at the reception
Nestling in the
heart of a coffee plantation on the shores of Lake Duluti, near
to Arusha, the gateway town of Tanzania’s spectacular national
parks, Mountain Village - Arusha is the perfect place to relax
before or after experiencing the adventure of a Serena Safari.
Mountain Village will give guests a true experience of a coffee
plantation and is designed as an African village. It is renowned
for its collection of spectacular bougainvillaea. Accommodation
is housed in banana stem thatched huts, grouped in semi-circles
around tropical shade trees. All guest rooms have private
balconies that boast magnificent views of the mighty snow-capped
Kilimanjaro on one side and Lake Duluti and the rugged peaks of
Mount Meru on the other. Mountain Village, built in January
1989, has been under Serena management since 1st October 2000.
The area is an ornithologist’s paradise. The nature trail around
the magical Lake Duluti provides a sanctuary for over 130
different bird species. Guests can take a relaxing walk along
Lake Duluti spotting all the stunning African birds or wander
through the coffee plantations around the lodge.
The Lodge has 46 guest rooms (36 twins and six superior rooms).
The restaurant and bar are located in the Old Colonial Farmhouse
which has all modern amenities. Activities include lake shore
walks to see the Colobus monkeys, forest antelope and the
abundant bush life. Excursions can be made to Mount Meru,
mountain climbing of the famous Mount Kilimanjaro and trips to
the markets of Arusha.
For those with a spirit for active adventure Serena provides
unique tailor-made experiences for individuals, managed by
professionals with a sense of fun for the young and not so
young. For personal programs
and for groups: sailing, fishing, scuba diving, walking safaris,
ballooning, canoe safaris, biking, mountain climbing and
trekking, all on the wild side. Each Serena location offers a
unique African experience.
Whether you like game viewing from a hot-air balloon,
walking safaris in the African bush, sunbathing on a deserted
beach, dancing under the equatorial stars, shopping for
traditional artifacts or windsurfing in the
Indian Ocean, Serena can cater for all tastes. With hotels
located in cities, on the beach, in the bush and on the
lakeside, there is something on offer for everyone.
From a luxury-tented camp in the Serengeti plains to a
riverfront lodge shaded by acacia trees, Serena boasts all types
of safaris. (See Serena Active). For true African adventure,
enjoy the savanna of the Masai Mara, the vast plains of the
Serengeti, the foothills of Kilimanjaro, forests of the
Aberdares and Chyulu Hills of Tsavo, the Uaso Nyiro River in
Samburu, the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater, and the lakes of
Victoria and Manyara. Relax by the pool with a cocktail at base
camp or private bush breakfasts and fireside dinners.
As if in a land before time, ngorongoro serena safari lodge is
built into the rim of a dormant and collapsed volcano (known as
a caldera), the plant and ivy-covered native stone blending
masterfully with its surroundings. Close by lies the olduvai
gorge, the birthplace of man. Today the volcano and surrounding
landscape are part of a vast conservation area inhabited by the
masai tribe, as well as an extraordinary variety of big game and
bird-life. Most guest rooms have private terraces with views of
the crater floor where countless animals make their home. At
ngorongoro serena, lodge visitors co-exist in perfect harmony
with the natural environment and the wildlife that inhabits it
• Safari lodge with 75 rooms
• Ngorongoro Crater – World Heritage Site
• Intimate guest areas
• Nearby Olduvai Gorge & Shifting Sands
Set high on the saddle of tree-clad ridge commanding panoramic
views over the endlessly rolling reaches and volcanic reefs of
the Serengeti, the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate
fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class
style. Drawing its inspiration from the circular ‘Rondavel’
dwellings and winding paths of a traditional Maasai village, the
Lodge features thickly-thatched, stone-built rooms, spaciously
set amongst groves of indigenous trees that are cooled by
sparkling streams and papyrus-fringed ponds.
The rooms come with private verandah overlooking the terrains of
the Serengeti, the staging ground for the annual wildebeest
migration.Each room is accommodated in a stone-built,
traditionally-thatched 'Rondavel', featuring rope-lashed
staircases creating a unique blend of authentic ethnicity and
The rooms are well fitted with:
• Restaurant offering local specialities and
internationally themed dishes
• Bush breakfasts and barbecue bush lunches
• Circular bar, its roof supported by massive carven figures of
warriors, maidens and elders, looks out over the sky-blue
• Beauty treatments, massage and hairdressing
• ‘Vanishing horizon’ swimming pool
• Atmospheric sundowners
• Action-packed game drives through the magnificent ecosystem of
• Wildlife walks around the lodge with our resident naturalist
• Balloon safaris
• Nightly wildlife and cultural talks, videos and film shows
• Vibrant cultural entertainments- music, culture and dance
• Wide range of board games
• Internet connectivity
• Library of books on Africa
• Full medical back-up and emergency evacuation facilities
• Forex facilities
• Extensively stocked Africana Gift shop
• Safari boutique
• Natural stone bathrooms with separate bath and shower
• Air conditioned
• Satellite TV
• Leopard-print drapes
• Intricately carved furniture
• In room safe
• Wildwood balconies
Standing high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracotta
streaked cliff above the flamingo-frosted expanse of Lake
Manyara’s gleaming alkaline waters, the Lodge commands panoramic
views across the volcano-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley.
Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara’s unique
birdlife, the Lodge draws on an inspirational architectural
motif that melds swooping avian curves with the gentle
concentric patterns of traditional Maasai ‘Bomas’ (encampments)
whilst the vibrantly coloured frescoes lining the walls are
designed to depict the colorful intricacy of bird migratory
The ambiance of the Lodge is a fusion of lakeside tranquillity,
towering volcanic splendour and adventure-packed sporting
The circular, closely-thatched rooms echo the traditional Maasai
'Boma' style of construction whilst featuring a vibrant interior
design concept that reflects the Maasai people's abiding love of
brilliant scarlet-and-indigo checked 'Shukas' (cloaks) and
bright yellow, white, blue and orange beadwork.
In total the lodge has 54 rooms: