Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

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Overview of Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

A tranquil, hushed, and cool refuge framed by Mount Kilimanjaro and the rolling, volcanic landscapes of the deep green Chyulu Hills, Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in Tsavo West National Park immerses you in stunning beauty and exhilarating adventures while surrounding you with every modern comfort. Arriving guests are enchanted by our classic stone design and views of elephants, buffalo, and other plains game drinking and cooling off in our water hole.

One of the earliest national park lodges in Kenya, our Tsavo West hotel includes 56 guest rooms including five suites that feature remarkably large living areas, ranging from our Standard Rooms to Deluxe Suites and the resplendent Kilaguni Suite. Greet the morning with a bush breakfast or sip traditional sundowner cocktails at Lion Rock. Relax on the garden sundeck by our swimming pool. Savor seasonal, locally sourced cuisine in the dining room overlooking the water hole. Unwind in a day bed at the stone-built bar, sipping a perfectly mixed drink while taking in marvelous views of the Chyulu Hills. Allow us to arrange for unforgettable safari experiences such as a private game drive into Tsavo West National Park with a dedicated guide, a soothing aromatic massage, or an outing to see the hippos and aquatic life of Mzima Springs. Surrender to the wild, ancient allure of Tsavo West, the land of lions and lava, at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge.


As you enter your room or suite at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge, you feel the ancient stillness of Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park wash over you. Our 56 guest rooms including five suites are located throughout the classic volcanic stone lodge, either in a two-story block overlooking the water hole, a series of charming cotages, or in lodging of luxury suites. Offering views of the water hole or Chyulu Hills, our exceptionally spacious accommodations are beautifully appointed with natural stone walls and locally inspired furnishings, fabrics, and artwork.

All accommodations at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge are designed to meet the needs of families, couples, and large groups with complimentary high-speed Internet, private balconies, deluxe Penhaligon’s bath amenities, and 24-hour room service.

Kilanguni Suite – The resplendent Kilaguni Suite is located in the suites building with stunning views over the water hole and the Chyulu Hills.

Suites – The five spacious suites are situated in r own private building with stunning views over the water hole and the Chyulu Hills.

Double or Twin Room – Our Double or Twin Room is beautifully designed and decorated to offer a unique blend of modern comfort and traditional Kenyan ambiance and warmth. They consist of 25 Standard rooms and 23 Deluxe rooms with either king-sized beds or 2 single beds.

Triple Room – Our Triple Room is beautifully designed and decorated to offer a unique blend of modern comfort and traditional Kenyan ambiance and warmth.


The central dining room and the alfresco rock-built bar at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge were beautifully designed and decorated in the local style to offer an unforgettable dining experience. The dining room features a stone terrace overlooking the wildlife-filled water hole and the bar offers comfortable day beds with majestic views of the rolling Chyulu Hills.

Each dish is crafted from the finest meats, dairy products, fruits, and vegetables sourced from the communities bordering Tsavo Park. Breakfast is complimentary to all hotel guests. In tysafari style-style, we offer a ‘full English breakfast’ as well as European options. Breakfast and lunch are presented in buffet style and feature a wide range of international choices encompassing meat, poultry, fish, and vegetarian selections.

Our table d’hôte dinner menus feature a salad buffet, soup, entrée, pudding, cheese and biscuits, and tea or coffee. 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. Kindly note that our restaurant caters to any special dietary requirements our guests may have.

Breakfast on the Rock

A vast embankment of volcanic rock, which rises from the plains and offers unique views, Lion Rock is so-called because it used to be a favorite lion haunt, including the famous man-eating lions of Tsavo. Today, the rock is used exclusively by the Lodge as a breakfast spot. Setting off early from the lodge, guests can enjoy a gentle game drive en route to the rock, arriving to find that a full English breakfast has been laid out for them on its summit. (Simple bathroom facilities are provided.)

Sundowners on Lion Rock

The Sundowner is an essential part of safari life and dates back to the time of the great safaris of the 1920s when elegant cocktails were always served while guests watched the magnificent spectacle of the African sunset. Timed to commence as the sun starts its descent, the Tsavo Serena Sundowner begins with a gentle evening game drive, arriving at Lion Rock just as the evening sky turns golden pink to enjoy 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.

Bush Dinner

Dine in the wild and taste safari life at its best, accompanied by a group of scarlet-clad Maasai morans (warriors) or Akamba drummers. Located in a grove of acacia trees immediately adjacent to the lodge, your lantern-lit dinner begins with cocktails around the campfire. Dinner will then be cooked on a blazing BBQ, accompanied by a wide range of salads and vegetables. While dessert and coffee are served, our cultural entertainers will provide you with songs, chants, and dance displays.

24/7 Room Service

From breakfast in bed to a romantic dinner to a late-evening snack, Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge offers around-the-clock in-room dining so that you may enjoy a private, peaceful meal in the comfort of your room or on the balcony whenever you desire.


  • Distance from Nairobi-280KMS
  • By road- approximately 4 hours
  • By air -1 hour from Wilson airport Nairobi
  • Distance from the lodge to the airstrip -200m


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free- Wi-Fi and Telephone
  • Mosquito nets
  • 240V/3-pin (square)sockets and shaver sockets


  • House doctor on call 24hrs
  • Laundry* and valet services
  • Safety Deposit Box (available at the reception)
  • Complimentary mineral water and toiletries


  • Gift shop
  •  Sites for weddings, Bush dinners, and Bush breakfast


  •  One restaurant and one bar
  • Bar Terrace overlooking a water-hole
  • Bush breakfast at “Lion Rock”*
  • Bush barbeque Dinner*
  • Sundowner at Lion Rock*
  • Tea/coffee Station Self Service
  • Residents Lounge
  • Special dietary needs catered for (e.g. Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Kosher) with advance notification
  • Picnic lunch boxes on request*


  • Guided Nature Trek/Birding Safaris*
  • Beauty Therapy & Massage services*
  • Day & Night game drives with dedidriver guidesguides*
  • Maasai Dance & Lectures
  • Cooking lessons
  • Swahili lessons
  • Bicycle rides within the lodge
  • Aerobics and bicycle-riding lessons


  • Family rooms
  • Children’s menu
  • Babysitting
  • Children’s pool
  •  Family game drives*


  •  Secretarial Services
  • Email/Internet services
  • Photocopying & Scanning


  • Full audio-visual and technical support services
  • Catering incentives
  • Organizational support


  • Visit Mzima Springs
  • Visit the Ngulia Rhino sanctuary and bird-ringing projects
  • Lava cave exploration


Experience the breathtaking beauty and exhilarating adventures of the “Land of Lions and Lava” with an array of activities designed to stir your soul. From a variety of recreational excursions to visits to nearby landmarks to breakfast or cocktails in the bush, allow the staff at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge to create an itinerary tailored specifically to your interests.

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