We walked to our room and thought to spend a quiet hour reading. I curled up on my bed, read a little bit, then looked up...Elephant? Wow! and probably 30-40 zebras. So much for reading. Then there were all the vervet monkeys. They were quit entertaining out our front door and then on our balcony. Then in the evening we say a hyena crash through just beside the outside lounge area. What a nice place. And I have to say, in all of our tour of Africa, this gift shop was the absolute best to buy anything. The jewelry, t-shirts, knick knacks and even postcards were the best and at the best prices. We had gone to the Masai Mara, the cultural center in Arusha, and the Maasai market in Arusha, lots of other hotels, airports and even on the plains after a hot air balloon ride, but this is definately the best place to shop.
Also, we had our laundry done there and it came back perfectly done at a very reasonable/cheap price.
Food was pretty good, we had worse and better.
All in all you can't go wrong with this lodge!!!!!
Oh and be careful, there was about and inch drop off just outside the door, where you don't quite look for it. I was one of many who made a graceful stumble out the door. :0(
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest Mountain; beside a copse of giant Acacia trees and gently flowing natural spring. In the clean, crisp air of an Amboseli dawn, the snowcapped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro shimmering in the southern sky, you can sit atop a volcanic throne in the middle of the Masai plains and see the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amboseli Serena Safari Hotel Amboseli National Park