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  • Location: Kenya, Tsavo
  • Type of Accommodation: Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Mid-range

overview

Located on a ridge overlooking Chyulu Hills and the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge offers an ideal base from which to explore the Kenyan wilderness. The lodge has been built from volcanic stone and blends in perfectly with its rugged landscape. Kilaguni Serena is ideal for families, and offers a child-friendly environment with kiddies’ activities, special menus and a baby-sitting service. Kilaguni is the first lodge to be built in a Kenyan National Park, placing it in a prime wildlife viewing position.

With a waterhole only 100m away, you'll be able to spot elephant, buffalo and many other plains game from the comfort of the restaurant and viewing deck. Enjoy a range of exciting excursions in the park, like game drives, guided walks, bird watching and volcanic climbs. A trip to the Mzima Springs, a set of crystal clear ponds of melt water from Mount Kilimanjaro, is also a memorable activity as is a visit to the Rhino Sanctuary.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 - Top 25 Bargain Hotels in Africa - Number 15

highlights

  • Situated in the heart of Tsavo West
  • Views of Mount Kilimanjaro & Chyulu Hills
  • Authentic Kenyan experience, ideal for families
  • Child-friendly activities, menus & rooms
  • Nearby waterhole where wildlife often drink
  • Exciting game drives & nature walks
  • African-themed dinners & bush dining
  • Visits to the Rhino Sanctuary & local village

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Facilities

The swimming pool and sundeck are surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, offering a cool place to relax during the warm afternoon. There is also a smaller children’s pool with a fun water slide.

After a morning of game drives and nature walks, you can return to the lodge for a range of relaxing beauty treatments, like massages, facials, pedicures and manicures.

Relax in the library, browsing through the collection of Africana books, or play one of the many board games with your family. The open-air, rock-built bar overlooks the waterhole and features comfortable day beds with glorious views of the Chyulu Hills.

General Facilities

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    Babysitting service available
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    Library
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    Wi-fi available
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    Swimming Pool
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    Bar
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    Beauty or wellness therapist

Dining

The central dining area at Kilaguni has a thatched roof and is open to one side, providing a cool breeze and views over the waterhole. Before sitting down to a delicious meal, you can enjoy a drink on the viewing deck - the ideal place from which to look out at the wildlife that congregates at the waterhole.

Breakfasts and lunches are served buffet-style and feature a range of international favourites, with vegetarian options as well as children's menus. Dinner-time is truly special as you'll dine on cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. The African-themed nights also promise a memorable experience as you'll have the chance to tuck into traditional meals.

For a special dining experience, you can enjoy your meals or sundowners at one of the dedicated, scenic spots around the reserve, each offering beautiful panoramic views of the wilderness.

Standard Room

Rooms at Kilaguni are spacious, comfortable and offer all the amenities expected from a modern safari lodge. Built from volcanic stone and decorated in neutral tones, rooms enjoy views of either the waterhole or the Chyulu Hills - one of the world's youngest volcanic ranges.

Each standard room is tastefully decorated and surrounded by tranquil gardens. Fitted with either a king-sized bed or two twins, the room offers enough space for an added bed or cot for a small child. The en-suite bathroom opens onto a private veranda and features a walk-in shower. You'll also find a writing desk, mosquito nets and Wi-Fi to make your stay truly comfortable.

Standard Room AMENITIES

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    Mosquito net
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    Ceiling fan
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    Hairdryer
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    Safe
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    Telephone
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    Twin bed available
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    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

The five suites at Kilaguni offer the ultimate in safari accommodation, with incredible luxury and added space. You'll enjoy a truly private stay as these suites form completely separate buildings, while still offering views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and the Chyulu Hills.

The master bedroom features a king-sized bed and en suite bathroom with a separate bath and shower. The spacious sitting room walks out onto a beautiful, broad terrace and there is a dining area both inside and outside the suite. The mini bar is stocked according to your personal preferences and you'll enjoy a private balcony and the services of your own dedicated room steward.

Activities

  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Bush dining
  • Guided walks
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $185 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 22 Dec 2014 $155 Full Board
  • 23 Dec 2014 - 02 Jan 2015 $185 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. 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 curent rates available.

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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"Kilaguni is probably best known for the waterhole here - mostly you see quite a lot of game but not always! As with all Serena properties you can expect good service, friendly smiles and a good meal."

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