At the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, surrounded by grassland and Acacia trees, lies Amboseli Serena Lodge. Although the National Park is fairly small (392 sq km), it is so rich in both flora and fauna that it has recently been designated an international biosphere reserve. Amboseli Serena Lodge is influenced by native Masai architecture and decorated with natural woodcarvings, traditional artefacts and local art. The lodge overlooks a saltlick and a floodlit waterhole where you can see gathering herds of elephant, buffalo and wildebeest, to name but a few. This is also an excellent area for bird viewing with over 400 species of bird. 

You can enjoy the comforts and the beautiful setting, in addition to the activities on offer which include game drives, morning bird walks with the lodge's resident naturalist and visits to a traditional Masai manyatta. There are also plenty of opportunities to unwind at the lodge itself, including an afternoon spent on the veranda watching the game pass by, taking a dip in the natural spring-fed swimming pool or enjoying a relaxing massage. As part of Serena Hotels' reforestation programme you will be invited to plant a tree to help restore the land that was becoming barren from herds of elephants tearing up the trees for food. 


  • A fabulous 'sanctuary' in the middle of the Amboseli National Park
  • Daily game drives to see big game & vast heards of elephant
  • Bustling resort - a variety of tasty food, great service & a spa
  • Traditional ‘bush dinner’ with campfire & Maasai warriors 
  • Comfortable rooms & extensive facilities
  • Amazing view of Kilimanjaro from the honeymoon suite

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The large, comfortable lounge and bar open onto a broad shady terrace and a blazing fire-pit where evening cocktails can be enjoyed.

Laze by the centrally located free-form swimming pool shaded by tall palm trees.

Buy gifts for those at home at the small gift shop, use the business centre to connect with those at home or hook up to the WiFi connection.

General Facilities

    Wi-fi available
    Swimming Pool
    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Laundry service
    Room service
    Secure parking


In the evening you can enjoy dining al fresco at the lodge's traditional Maasai dinners which take place under a canopy of Acacia trees. The dining area overlooks a floodlit waterhole where the big game gathers and entertainment includes tribal dancing.

Other exciting dining options include bush dinners, sundowners at Observation Hill lookout and private picnics.

Standard Room

Amboseli Serena Lodge offers 98 guest rooms, each with a private veranda. The rooms are decorated in a traditional Masai style with beadwork, gourds and hand-painted murals. All rooms are en-suite with both a bath and shower.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    24-hour room service
    Safe in room
    Wi-fi available in room
    Twin bed available

Other Room Types

The Ol Donyo Oibor Suite has a fabulous view of Mount Kilimanjaro from its private balcony and private roof viewing terrace. The room is spacious with a sitting area and a satellite TV. The en suite bathroom features a bath, a shower and a Jacuzzi.

There are 3 Family Rooms consisting of 2 separate bedrooms with a shared bathroom.


  • Bird watching
  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Local village visits
  • Cultural tours
  • Night drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $235 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 $180 Full Board
  • 23 Dec 2017 - 01 Jan 2018 $235 Full Board
  • 02 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $200 Full Board
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $145 Full Board
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $235 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018 $180 Full Board
  • 23 Dec 2018 - 01 Jan 2019 $235 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Everything was really, really great.We loved the Nairobi excursions and the hotel there was a nice way to settle into the trip. Amboseli was a great place to start, the staff was really welcoming, nice to hang out by the pool / on their deck and watch the animals by the water hole.

    Katherine Ramirez, September 2013
  • The Serena lodge was very comfortable and beautifully located.

    Anna Ludwikowski, April 2012
  • We loved the accomodations. They were beautiful, both the lodges themselves and the locations.

    Kathleen Dianne Speaks, September 2010
  • It was very good! A beautiful place, clean, safe, excellent game drivers (Serena vehicles the best!). They run the extra mile, for service, activities and everything. Imagine that our driver prayed all the time in Masai language for good game viewing and I can tell you we had very good games! A+

    Victor Nieves, January 2008

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Liesel van Zyl

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"An oasis of good food and facilities to keep you fighting fit for the rest of your safari. An ideal affordable option."



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The Serena lodge was very comfortable and beautifully located.

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