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Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park 00100 Kenya
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#2 of 10 Specialty lodging in Amboseli National Park
Certificate of Excellence
The essence of Africa Ol 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Table tennis
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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We experienced unseasonal rains on our two week safari and everywhere was abundantly green, with roads like rivers, and animals everywhere. We were just so fortunate. With the rains though came in insect plagues, and lights at night attracted dense 'swirling clouds' of fine insects that got into every nook and cranny. Not the most comfortable experience but the hospitality sure made up for it. Great little duplexes, well appointed with ensuites and a safe in every room. Cute little monkeys playing on the veranda which overlooked the National Park. Once again, this hotel was in the National Park which made for easy game drives morning and evening, and an abundance of all creatures big and small. Absolutely stunning location, food was good but not great, hospitality was good but not great.
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Response from E-marketing O, Guest Relations Manager at Ol Tukai Lodge
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Dianat, Warm greetings from Ol Tukai Amboseli, Oooow!! thank you so much for your lovely and very kind words, we a truly humbled. Yes, the monkeys are everywhere :) and during this time the animals are also freely grazing. We hope that you manage to do another visit with us.
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Trying to understand the rave reviews. Yes, the views of Amboseli grassland and Kilimanjaro are a available. Staff very friendly and try to help but often seem to know very little about the workings of the lodge. Or they just dont mention things... Our room is terrible. Small for two people, what I mean is that there is little space to move around or put belongings. Hot and stuffy! One window that can be opened. One. No cross breeze available. Even the ceiling fan is so awkwardly placed that you only feel it when you stand right beneath it. Shower water became so hot that even when we turned the hot handle off water was too hot to stay in. Dont get me started about the door lock and key situation. To begin they gave us only one key. Finally got a second. The door will not stay closed unless it is locked. So you have to lock it with key from inside or it will drift open. If one person leaves and uses key to,lock door from outside there is then no way to open door from inside. Hell of a way to be trapped in your room. ( no phone to reach lodge desk). There is a nice mosquito tent which they arrange for you at night. However the window curtains are voluminous and heavy which creeps me out because of dust, dustmites, etc. They could get rid if the 2 chairs and provide more counter-space for belongings. Some hooks would be nice. Must keep most clothing in your suitcase, very little space tp put stuff. Forget your wet towel. One towel rod in bathroom. Having never stayed in any of the other Amboseli lodges I dont know how this one compares, but Im not comfortable here. I have asked for a table fan for our room so I dont lie sweaty and sleepless all night. Hopefully it will help.
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In terms of a lodge, it ticked all the boxes. The cottages were neat, clean and cosy. The restaurant was large and looked a bit jaded (unless that's the look). The staff was polite though not friendly. I was shocked to realise (at the end of our trip) that their souvenir shop had the highest prices compared to the ones at Serena Sweetwaters in Nanyuki town, Sarova lodge at Masai Mara and Nairobi town ! The airport shop had the same wares but at lower rates. Lesson learnt : Just because a hotel is located in the middle of the forest doesn't mean they'll sell at reasonable prices.
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Response from E-marketing O, Guest Relations Manager at Ol Tukai Lodge
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Anuradha, Warm greetings from Ol Tukai, Firstly, thank you so much for visiting us at Amboseli we appreciate your stay with us. Regarding the souvenir shop thank you for the feedback we will see on how to match our pricing so that it is not ridiculously expensive, that you can have something from Amboseli to :) For your next visit, I would dare you to visit the shop am sure you will like the prices.
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We stayed here on honeymoon 16 years ago but felt that the service needs upgrading . Dining room was really hot and made it unbearable to stay in there too long especially with some staff who seemed rather lost at what they were supposed to be doing . We attempted to eat outside but lack of covers for food and mosi candles ensured this was a less relaxed meal also . We explained we would run a bar tab and pay at the end but we were still pursued after most meals even though we were heading for the bar area - they made a bee line for one member of our party every time and this started to make us feel uncomfortable. The viewing platform was closed one night ..... no explanation given and very disappointing . Our room key got left in the jeep so I went to reception to get a spare to use rather than disturb our guide . Receptionist asked 2 men ( not on reception) in Swahili ,not English and then rung housekeeping ! I was told they would come along with key and escort me to the room . I explained I would be some time but didn’t want to get left in room without key ( due to monkeys) . They insisted on contacting our guide who came with key ! In my view re training is required in these areas as we couldn’t wait to leave as it made us all feel rather like criminals . A real shame but even our guide thought it was odd behaviour ....
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The Lodge is ideally located within Amboseli Safari Park, out Lodge was fantastic with a view over the park where Kilimanjaro could be seen across the park and Water Buffalo grazed close to the Lodge. The resident monkeys made it feel being on Safari at all times, one so friendly tried to let itself in to the Lodge but just added to the wonderful memories. All staff were very friendly, the service excellent a special commendation must go to Joseph whom took care of us extremely well thankyou Rafiki. Total tranquility assured.
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Response from E-marketing O, Guest Relations Manager at Ol Tukai Lodge
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Martin, Warm greetings from Ol Tukai, Your small write up about your stay with us leaves us speechless in joy. We a glad that your enjoyed the trip with us. Karibu Tena Rafiki
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ol Tukai Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Ol Tukai Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Observation Hill (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ol Tukai Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ol Tukai Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Ol Tukai Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ol Tukai Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ol Tukai Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ol Tukai Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ol Tukai Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ol Tukai Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Does Ol Tukai Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Ol Tukai Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.