Picture a mountain lodge carefully constructed on the slopes of Mount Kenya with sweeping views across lush indigenous forests and blue skies and you have the breath-taking elegance of Serena Mountain Lodge, a Voyage2Africa best seller for clients who love more than a game viewing safari in East Africa.
Serena Mountain Lodge was built with these views in mind, to enhance the magic for every visitor the Mount Kenya who get the best of many worlds: crisp, pure mountain air, verdant rainforests brimming with life and moisture, wild animals lurking below, at waterholes and in glades, and jaw-dropping vistas packed with game viewing and adventure opportunities at every moment.
Daylight creatures fill your lens from the game viewing decks and at night, all manner of nocturnal creatures erupt with their cacophony of sounds as they wander into your vision. Cross the wooden bridge from lodge to forest and back again as you enjoy every day outdoors then retire to one of 41 rooms that have been built with private views of the forest and mountain from on high.
Rooms are unpretentious and reminiscent of log cabins with their wooden panelled walls, ethnic décor and ensuite showers, and soft double beds – the main attraction being the private balcony looking out towards the mountain and forest, the waterhole and salt lick below.
This homely family friendly lodge encourages children to enjoy its decks, views and fantastic activities in nature – hikes with tea breaks in the forest, quiet times in the hide to watch the birds and animals up close, tree planting ceremonies to give back to the rain forest what people are taking daily from the world, thrilling game drives into Mount Kenya National Park, trout fishing and mountain hikes to see what there is to see and to get ultra-fit in the clean air.
Serena Mountain Lodge is a delightful mountain safari lodge that boasts 41 non-smoking guest rooms, each constructed in a timber cabin style with wooden walls and ethnic décor and rugs. Appreciate ensuite showers and private balconies overlooking the water hole and salt lick. Colourful décor echoes the Kikuyu culture, featuring hand-woven wall hangings, soft lighting and cosily warm soft furnishings. Rooms feature Wi-Fi connectivity, room service, valet and laundry service.
Mount Kenya rises a vast 5,199 metres as Kenya’s highest mountain, a magnet for climbers and one of the world’s highest National Parks. As an extinct volcano it has a unique landscape of protected ancient forests (fast disappearing in other areas) and is also a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site with diverse plant and animal life.
Mountain Lodge is owned and run by the high-quality Serena group of hotels and has been carefully designed to complement its natural environment and make the most of its wonderful setting with the use of timber and elevated wooden decks, giving guests unsurpassed views of the area.
A timbered drawbridge leads from the forest and up to the lodge. Inside, there are log panelled walls, timbered game-viewing decks and winding stairs leading to a selection of snugly comfortable, cabin-styled rooms. A tunnel leads to a photo-hide, which offers spectacular viewing and photographic opportunities just metres away from the wildlife at the water hole.
The attractive gallery dining room is at tree-top level affording wonderful views over the canopy and beyond. There is also a bar with central fireplace and viewing deck and activities involve the nature around you – forest and mountain walks, tree planting, meals out in special locations, game viewing and more. Indoor activities include a library, gift shop, business centre and spa for facials and massages.
Immerse yourself in the mountain air before setting off again on safari into Kenya’s best game reserves and national parks on tours arranged by the one and only Voyage2Africa.
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