Everything here is 1st class: rooms, service, views, meals, etc. We stayed for one night in mid-March and it was very quiet, not empty, but definitely low season. I wish I had stayed here longer...perhaps 3 or 4 days.
No electricity (lights and fan) during the day but the rooms are designed with this in mind so they have plenty of windows and are nice and bright. Water (toilets, sinks, shower) still works during the day without electricity. I was a bit concerned about the non-electricity hours but it was not an inconvenience at all, I barely noticed, especially since we didn't spend much time in our room during the day.
Rooms are absolutely beautiful, and very private. Pool was the best one out of many fancy resorts in Kenya - you can see the animals on the plains as you swim!
There are both indoor and outdoor eating areas both of which are very pleasant. Food is standard Western fare, with a few Kenyan options offered as well.
Bottom line: this is your top choice out of all first class hotels in Kenya. Assuming you can afford it, Ol Tukai is absolutely not to be missed. Enjoy.
Tip: Keep your door locked at all times so that the monkeys don't get in!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Essence of AfricaOl Tukai Lodge is one of the best spots in the world to watch elephant with the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Writers have described Ol Tukai and the surrounding Amboseli National Park ‘as a home for the Gods’. Ol Tukai is an Eco-rated lodge having excellent outdoor and indoor facilities with its unique collection of African art. The property receives overwhelming response from the international and local tourism market. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ol Tukai Hotel Amboseli National Park