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Serena Mountain Lodge

PO Box 48690, Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumias
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made my booking on a Sunday via an online booking agent and set out on our trip to tour the Mount Kenya region. The road leading to the lodge is quite good and is one of the reasons my wife and I settled on this destination rather than the Ark. On our arrival the booking agent had not submitted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent one night here as the first lodge of my Safari. Had a beautiful room and the view of the waterhole and mount kenya is truely breathtaking! The food wasnt to my liking (too rich for my pallette), apart from the scrummy crepes at breakfast but the staff could not do enough to please in any way. I really enjoyed... More 

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Nairobi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We decided to spend Valentines weekend at the Mountain Lodge and counted on the nice Serena experience. Before I rant about the experience let me say it has some strong points: 1. Location is beautiful with Mt Kenya views and you may spot the peaks on a lucky evening. 2. Road trip tarmac all the way - we used the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a beautiful location around 160km from Nairobi international airport. Its located right inside the Mount Kenya National Park. A fantastic lodge with wooden construction, a great place and the rooms have a natural water hole view. A lot of wild animals like the water buck, wild buffalo, elephants and many other animals visit the water hole. A very... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The lodge was quiet enjoyable .It was clean , quiet and the staff is very courteous and well-trained.We only spent one night there but it was enjoyable.We got to see elephants and Mt Kenya so it was worth it.Thanks to the great meals and kind staff I would recommend it.It is quite cold at night so please bring warm clothes.The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had missed Kenyan courtesy at hotels. Great service and courteous staff.. great fresh food, personal service and got to see wild animals. At the end of the day had a warm bed waiting for me :) .great place cool weather fresh air at 7k+ altitude. Beautiful view of Mt. Kenya. When one wants to switch off and get away from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was one of the more unique hotels that we stayed at during out recent trip to Kenya. It's in a similar style to The Ark and Treetops at Aberdare National Park in that the hotel is a closed, self contained building build on stilts and made for viewing animals that come to the watering holes at the base of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We spent one night at the lodge. Wish we could have stayed longer. The balconies make it easy to watch wildlife at the water hole. The Cape Buffalo herd was out when we arrived in the afternoon. At 3 a.m. we watched and heard quite a spectacle from the hyenas. Eerie but interesting! The top floor has a very comfortable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was a change to our normal itinerary on the safari plains and was an ideal location for us to take a breath. A very relaxing environment. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and polite. The room was perfect and provided a super view over the waterhole; and further away we could clearly see Mount Kenya. The resident 'expert' gave... More 

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nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It is a lovely lodge setup in the Mt Kenya Forest, about 3 hours drive from Nairobi. All rooms, though a little small, have balconies and face Mt Kenya and the waterhole where one can watch the wildlife from the comfort of their room. We saw elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, bush bucks, water bucks and many monkeys. It is a great... More 

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