Superbly situated in the lee of Mout Kilimanjaro and sheltered by the volcanic splendour of the Chyulu Hills, this classic stone-built lodge overlooks its own water hole, which is visited daily by elephants, buffalos and a wide variety of plains game. One of the first lodges ever to be built in a national park, the lodge is cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum game-viewing. It is also ideally placed for visits to all the park's prime attractions.
Faced in volcanic stone and utilising the natural rocky outcrops of a valley known as ‘the place of the young rhino', from which it takes its name, the lodge features a thatched central dining area and a rock-built bar, with a viewing terrace looking directly down on to the waterhole.
All the spacious ensuite rooms have their own verandas, some overlooking the waterhole, some the Chyulu Hills, which are one of the world's youngest volcanic ranges. As for activities, the lodge offers numerous game drives, guided walks, bush breakfasts, volcano climbs and trips to Mzima Springs, a set of crystal-clear ponds, fed by the melt waters of Mout Kilimanjaro, in which the many hippos can be viewed from a submerged chamber.
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge Amenities
Luxury ensuite rooms are accommodated either in a double storey block overlooking the waterhole, in a series of cottages to the right and left of reception, or in a building dedicated entirely to our selection of luxury suites. Surrounded by shaded gardens, all the rooms enjoy views, either of the waterhole or the Chyulu Hills. Each tastefully-appointed room features natural volcanic stone walls, king-sized bed or luxurious twins, lavish all-encompassing mosquito-curtaining, bathroom (with walk-in shower), writing/vanity unit, and private veranda.
Take 2 game drives daily (6.30 am and 4 pm), both in our custom-built open-sided six-person safari vehicles (professional guides, refreshments on-board, radio-links for fast location of game).
Take a night game drive
Have ‘sun-downers' on Roaring Rocks
Have breakfast on Lion Rock
Visit the hippo pools of Mzima Springs
Enjoy a unique Bush Dinner with campfire, hurricane lamps and Maasai warriors
Learn more about the wilderness; wildlife talks and video-show nightly
Take in some professionally-guided nature walks around the lodge or in the park
Learn more about Tsavo's unique birdlife - professional ornithological tours - for amateurs or professionals
Do some swimming or sun-bathing.
Sample our Serena ‘Maisha' Mind, Body and Spirit Spa services; massage, facial, manicure or more...
Rating: Author: Dirk Malverns Posted: Thursday, May 31 2012, 12:24:00
The view is breath-taking, pictures do not do it justice. The only time I really regretted leaving behind the lens for my DSLR! The USP of this property is the watering hole overlooking the rooms and the restaurant. One can recline with a drink and gaze away at the animals all through the day and the night. The sheer amounts of activity in and around the watering hole is mind-boggling at night, should you observe carefully and will keep you awake. Its not like you can have a great night's sleep anyways with all the sounds outside your room :) It doesnt hurt that the rooms, the food and staff are decent.
The real star of the property is the watering hole - go there just for it.
Staff were helpful, the food options were very nice.
Rating: Author: Gall Theron Posted: Thursday, May 31 2012, 12:21:03
The place is very nice with the dining area overlooking some watering holes. We saw very few animals at the watering holes but the view was stunning and the food yummy. The rooms were nice and the bed comfy. We were booked through a safari company so we just ate and slept there and were on the safari most of the the time. Tsavo west is a well worthwhile park with a delightful variety of animals and birds.
Great place to stay
Rating: Author: Anna Colmans Posted: Thursday, May 31 2012, 12:26:38
Amazing hotel, huge open fronted restaurant overlooking waterhole. Rooms also overlook the waterhole, game comes and goes all day. When out on safari in Tsavo it's hard to see wildlife due to trees and scrub, I think you'd see as much sitting on your balcony.Great food and pool.
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