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Overview of Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
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 ambiance captures the essence of Maasai culture, warmth, and indomitable spirit. The setting of our Amboseli safari lodge is breathtakingly beautiful, the wildlife abundant and the cuisine, hospitality, and amenities unrivaled.
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.
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-story building opening directly onto the grounds, and each reflects a Maasai Manyatta theme with hand-painted wildlife murals, locally inspired furnishings and artifacts, and the brilliant primary colors 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.
Twin Rooms – Decorated with local antiques, artifacts, and artwork, our Twin Rooms are equipped with two twin beds and a private balcony overlooking the majestic grasslands of Amboseli National Park.
Double Room – Decorated with local antiques, artifacts, and artwork, our Double Room is equipped with one king bed and a private balcony overlooking the majestic grasslands of Amboseli National Park.
Family Room – Decorated with local antiques, artifacts, 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.
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.
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, flavors, 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.
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 firepit where evening cocktails can be enjoyed.
Breakfast and lunch are presented buffet-style and feature a wide range of international choices. In a 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.
Our table d’hôte dinner menus feature a salad buffet, soup, entrée, pudding, cheese and biscuits, and tea or coffee. Vegetarian options are always available. Guests may also enjoy theme nights, with specialties ranging from pasta and Mongolian-style stir-fry, BBQ, and spiced roast to Kenyan favorites like “Nyama Choma” (traditionally roasted meats), “Sukuma” (local kale cooked with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and coriander), “Posho” (maize) and other local delicacies.
The Amboseli 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 savor the experience.
The Amboseli Bush Dinner
Nothing is quite so essentially a “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 are served, the Maasai will entertain you with songs, chants, and dance displays. Dine in the wild and taste safari life at its best.
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.
- Guided Nature Trek/Birding Safaris*
- Beauty Therapy & Massage services*
- Day & Night game drives daily with dedicated driver-guides*
- Maasai Dance & Lectures *
- Swimming pool
- Massage services *
- Hill climbing
- Cooking lessons
- Swahili lessons
- Bead making /basket weaving
- Tree planting
- Wildlife movies
- Cultural talks
Dining and Bar Activities
- One restaurant and one bar
- Masaai Bush Barbeque Dinner *
- Observation Post Sundowners*
- Special delivery needs to be catered for (e.g. vegetarian, Kosher, Gluten-free) with advance notification.
- Breakfast boxes on request *
- Picnic Lunchboxes on request*
- 3 family rooms and 3 Triple rooms
- Babysitting and children’s dining/menus
- Family game drives
- Freeform swimming pool and sundeck
- Gift shop and business center
- Guided nature walks, bird-watching walks
- Dinner in the bush, breakfast on the plains
- Spacious interior bar with exterior terrace
- Separate exterior campfire bar
- Visit Maasai communities, opportunities to buy Maasai handicrafts
- Maasai dance performances in a dedicated exterior bush BBQ area.
- 24-hour on-call medical services
- Conference center
- Baby-sitting, family rooms, children’s dining/menus
- Massages, facials, pedicures, manicures
- Board games and library of Africana books
- Room Service upon request
- Ceiling fans
- Mosquito nets
- Wheel-chair access
- Free- Wi-Fi connectivity
- 24-hour on-call medical services
- Laundry* and shoe-shine
- Safe Box
- Complimentary mineral water and
How to Get There
- Distance from Nairobi-approx. 270kms
- By road-4 hours
- By air -30 mins from Wilson airport Nairobi
- Distance from the lodge to the airstrip -11 km
- Express check-in and check-out facilities
- Cold towel and welcome drink
- Check-out time is 10:00 a.m.
At Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, our beautiful location in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro allows you to embark on countless memorable experiences during your holiday in Kenya. Enjoy a varied array of excursions, from exploring Amboseli National Park to thrilling safari activities, eco-tourism adventures, bush expeditions, and more.