- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Mount Kenya Region
- Lodge size; 42 rooms
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
The only 'Mount Kenya Tree Lodge' ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya's legendary Mount Kenya, Serena Mountain Lodge offers a matchless game viewing opportunity whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendours of an ancient rainforest. Floating 2,195 m high on the flanks of Kenya's highest mountain and secreted deep within her largest forest reserve, the lodge offers not only the champagne-clarity of mountain air, the tranquility of the forest and a colourful cavalcade of wildlife but also the chance of scaling the icy peaks of Africa's second-highest mountain.
Guests can also awake to the trumpeting of elephant, fall asleep to the symphony of the African night or sit in stillness and observe the fascinating interplay of the animals as they arrive to drink, bathe, spar and forage around the water hole.
Finally, venture down to the secret viewing hide by the water's edge and experience the awesome thrill of being only meters away from some of the most massive beasts on earth.
The brightly renovated rooms feature thick-pile locally woven rugs and wall-hangings, whilst the décor has been designed to provide glowing warmth and fireside comfort against the evening chill of this unique tropical mountain environment.
The traditionally timbered dining room is surrounded by windows and has been built on stilts so as to seemingly float above the liana-strung forest whilst commanding enchanting views over this primeval environment.
The menu has been planned to offer a blend of traditionally hearty safari favourites, spicy ethnic cuisine, crisp salads and internationally-themed dishes.
Inside the Serena Mountain Lodge, the impression of having boarded a ship is perpetuated by a combination of log panelled walls, timbered game-viewing decks and winding stairs leading to a selection of snugly comfortable, cabin-styled rooms.
Cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum game-sightings, the open-air viewing-deck looks down onto the endlessly shifting scenes of the wildlife theatre that troops and teems around the salt lick and waterhole below.
Elephant, buffalo, rhino and waterbuck are regular sights on the evening and day game drives.
At any other time of the day you can spot game in the specially-constructed viewing bunker that is connected to the lodge by a short tunnel. Here you will get spectacularly close to the animals that feed at the waterhole.
The chance of a 'once-in-a-lifetime' climb to the glacial glades and jade-green tarns of Mount Kenya's mythical Lenana Peak.
Safari tea in a forest glade whilst following the winding paths of the Rainforest Nature Trail in the company of the resident naturalist.
The Serena Mountain Lodge is located immediately adjacent to its own waterhole which attracts a wide range of game including elephant, as such silence is imperative. For this reason, we regret that children below the age of seven cannot be accommodated at our Mount Kenya lodge.
Children over seven years will be most welcome, but we must ask that they respect our request for an atmosphere of quietness within the lodge, and especially in the photo hide and on the viewing deck.
- Climb to Mount Kenya's mythical Lenana Peak
- Explore of the forest and moorlands
- Exclusive trout fishing
- Kikuyu dancing and cultural displays
- Walking in the forest
Rates on Request
Rates form part of Kenya Safari itinerary
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollar
*Rates may vary according to season
- Full Board Accommodation Basis
- Game drives 2x
- Airstrip Transfer
- All flights
- Items of a personal nature
- Medical and travel insurance
- Park fees
- Optional activities