Ol Tukai Lodge is located in the heart of Amboseli National Park facing the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro.
The fenced lodge has 80 luxury chalet-style rooms, all with great views of the vast wetlands or Kilimanjaro. The rooms are comfortable and have en-suite private bathrooms and individual terraces. The rooms are set in a lovely garden with paved walkways which are lit by lanterns at night.
The Elephant Bar is located in the main area and serves a variety of cocktails, fruit punches and refreshing smoothies, which you can enjoy while admiring views Kilimanjaro. The elephants also come fairly close to the fence line so you can indulge in a spot of game watching from the comfort of your lounge chair. Meals are served in the dining hall accompanied by true Africa hospitality and entertainment is provided by local Maasai Morans. Special theme nights are a regular attraction.
The lodge has swimming pool and deck with sun loungers, also to the backdrop of the mountain. There is also a selection of wellness treatments and massages offered. By day you will be exploring Amboseli in open 4x4 vehicles or taking guided walks with the resident ornithologist in the gardens.
Open: Ol Tukai Lodge is open all year.
Location: Ol Tukai Lodge is in Amboseli National Park and has views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The lodge is 6kms from Amboseli airstrip, whch is a 30 minute flight from Wilson airport in Nairobi.
Rooms: There are 80 chalet-style rooms with terraces looking out over the wetlands or Kilimanjaro. All have en-suite bathrooms. Most bedrooms have space for an extra bed for a child.
Activities: There lodge offers game drives and guided bird walks in the lodge grounds with the resident ornithologist. Sundowners on Noomotio Hill and private bush dinners near the lodge can be arranged. For a special treat you can have a champagne breakfast.
Facilities: There is a comfortable guest lounge with sofas and coffee tables. A selection of board games is available at reception. The large dining room has a high ceiling and is brightly decorated. Meals can also be taken outside on the deck. Buffets and a la carte options are available. There are theme nights on some evenings featuring special cuisines. The Elephant Bar is a good place to socialise with fellow guests. Above the bar there is a deck with excellent views of Kilimanjaro. Outside there are attractive grounds and a large swimming pool with a sunbathing terrace and a pool bar serving snacks and drinks. The spa offers a range of treatments including massage. The lodge hosts displays of Maasai dancing and there are occasional lectures on culture and wildlife. The shop sells souvenirs and toiletries. There is a currency exchange.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. A special childrenâ€™s menu and early dinner is available.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: The lodge has 24-hour telephone and fax service. There is no internet service.
"We had an elephant view room which was fantastic. We saw elephants, hippos, wildebeest and many other things. Heard lions at night time. Beautiful view of Kilimanjaro and lots of cheeky monkeys!! Lodge very comfortable and clean, staff gave amazing service and the food was lovely. Altogether a wonderful experience."