Sailing like an ark amid the primeval forests of Kenya's highest mountain, Mount Kenya, this lodge-hotel offers champagne-clear mountain air, sweeping views across the tree-canopy, sparkling trout streams, and gentle forest walks. Located at 2,134 metres above sea level, on the lower slopes of the mountain, our Mount Kenya lodge is cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum game-sightings. The open-air viewing-deck looks down on to its own water hole and salt-lick, which attracts numerous herds of elephant and buffalo. There is also a tunnel leading to a photo-hide, which offers spectacular viewing and photographic opportunities just metres away from the wildlife at the water hole.
Serena Mountain Lodge is within Mount Kenya National Park about 193 kilometres from Nairobi. From Nairobi, travel north-east on the A2 to Thika, Karatina and Nyeri. 13 km before Nyeri town; turn right with the A2 towards Kiganjo and Naro Moru. After 10 km, at Chaka shopping center the lodge sign posted to your right, turn here and follow the clearly marked signs for a further 27 km.
By road: Transfers by road from Nairobi take approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Each timber-built, cabin-styled room in our Mount Kenya accommodation has its own luxury ensuite bathroom and a private balcony overlooking the water hole. The décor, which echoes the Kikuyu culture, features hand-woven wall hangings, soft lighting and cosily-warm soft furnishings. Hot-water bottles are provided at night. Smoking is not permitted within the lodge, due to the fact that it is of timber construction but a smoker's area is provided on the roof-top terrace.
Tree Hotel on the slopes of Kenya’s highest mountain
Overlooking its own water hole, which attracts a wide variety of game day and night
Walking on the high moorlands
Luxury ascent of Mount Kenya
Trout fishing in mountain streams