Kilaguni Serena Lodge

Tsavo National Park

Days 1 - 2: Tsavo National Park

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The world renowned Tsavo National Park covers nearly 22,000 km2, making this the largest National Park in Kenya. As Tsavo is so close to Mombasa (less than 100 km), it is an ideal destination for anyone wanting to combine the thrill of a safari with some relaxing beach time.

The red elephants of Tsavo are the ONLY red elephants in the world. Actually, they are really the same colour as every other elephant in the world, but they just appear red due to constantly dust-bathing with the Park’s fine red volcanic soil. Over 10,000 of them inhabit the Park, so the chances of seeing one are hopefully pretty high.

As well as lions and elephants, Tsavo is also home to the other members of Africa’s Big 5 – buffalo, leopard and rhino - as well as zebra, giraffe, antelope, spotted and striped hyena, baboons, a large population of hippo and many crocodiles.  Over 500 species of bird have been recorded.

Kilaguni Serena is a classic stone-built lodge overlooking its own waterhole which is visited daily by elephants, buffalos and a wide variety of plains game.

The lodge is ideally built so that all rooms, the open air restaurant, timbered game-viewing decks and rock-built bar have uninterrupted views of the plains and snowy dome of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.

There are many activities to keep you busy including game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles and bush walks accompanied by the resident naturalist. Enjoy sundowners at Lion Rock, bush dinners, tribal dances, excursions to Mzima Springs to see the hippos and Nile crocodiles, visiting The Rhino Sancturary and climbing the Chaimu Crater.

Relax on the garden sundeck by the swimming pool or treat yourself to a luxurious body treatment or pick up some souvenirs at the extensively stocked Africana Gift Shop. 

All the spacious 56 en-suite rooms and suites have their own verandas, some overlooking the waterhole, some the Chyulu Hills. The rooms are accommodated either in a double storey block overlooking the waterhole, or in a series of lovely cottages to the right and left of reception, or in a building dedicated entirely to the 5 luxury suites.

Example Details For Kilaguni Serena Lodge

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 2
Room: 1 x Family Room
Includes: Full Board Package: All meals are included. Game drives are taken with your private driver-guide.
 
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Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All of the rooms have complimentary wireless internet, a private balcony, deluxe Penhaligon’s bath amenities, 24-hour room service and tea/coffee making facilities.

The suites and the Kilaguni Suite has a master bedroom with a King bed, en-suite bathroom with a walk in shower, sitting room with a large terrace, indoor and outdoor dining areas, mini bar and a flat screen satellite TV. 

The lodge has bush dining area, swimming pool, sun deck, gift shop and a central dining room and rock built bar overlooking a waterhole.

Activities that are available include game drives, guided nature walks and bird watching walks.

A babysitting service is available.

There is a 24-hour on-call medical service.

Massages and variety of spa treatments can also be arranged.

Serena Beach Resort & Spa

The Kenyan Coast

Days 3 - 7: The Kenyan Coast

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Situated on Shanzu Beach, only 30 kilometres north from Mombasa, fringed by beautiful white-sand beaches and shaded by coconut palms, the Serena Beach Resort & Spa is a tropical paradise. 

Bright white against the blue sky, set in extensive lush green gardens, the architecture of the hotel replicates the winding lanes and colourful market places of a traditional 13th century Swahili town.  At its heart lies the coral-built 'Fortress of Tranquillity' of the exquisite 'Maisha' Mind, Body and Spirit Spa.

Shanzu Beach is the most northerly portion of the coast between Mombasa and Mtwapa Creek. The hotel looks out over the waters of the Mombasa Marine National Park, a 200 square kilometre National Marine Reserve.

The Serena Beach Resort & Spa also offers a number of dining experiences, and a selection of bars, coffee shops and cafe areas, both inside and out. All are distinctive in their own way. Savour the authentic flavours and cooking styles of Mombasa, or enjoy inspired dishes from around the world. The acclaimed Serena Beach culinary team is exclusively focused on creating delicious cuisine. From sumptuous breakfasts to oceanfront seafood dinners accompanied by the finest selection of wines and perfectly mixed cocktails, all dishes feature the freshest high-quality ingredients.

To relax and rejuvenate, the Maisha Spa offers holistic therapies and has saunas, steam rooms and outdoor jacuzzis.

Featuring a well-developed coral barrier reef, the Park is visited by dolphin and turtles and plays host to 250 marine species to include crabs, butterfly fish, parrotfish, sea urchins, cowries, moray eel, lionfish, starfish and sergeant major fish. At low tide, the coral-sand beach also reveals extensive areas of channels that harbour a broad selection of marine creatures and shells.

The 164 luxury en-suite rooms and suites are set in single-storey buildings framed by Swahili architecture and landscaped parths and gardens to create the feel of a traditional Lamu village. All rooms and suites are tastefully appointed and features Maasai-inspired hand-painted wall frescos and private balconies or terraces with ocean views or facing the courtyard gardens.

The Family Village Rooms, 2 of which have sea views, have an entrance corridor leading to 2 separate en-suite bedrooms, making them ideal for families of all ages.

Example Details For Serena Beach Resort & Spa

Nights: 5 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 2
Room: 1 x Family Village Room
Includes: Half Board basis.
 
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Address

Serena Beach Resort & Spa,Serena Road, Shanzu Beach

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All rooms are equipped with AC, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and in-room modem hook-up, direct dial phone, voicemail, complimentary newspaper, mini bar, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, mosquito nets.

24 hour room service available.

Dining and Bar facilities: Fountain restaurant - Table D'hote/theme dinners, Jahazi seafood grill, Sokoni Plaza-Coffee shop, Ice-cream parlour, Nyota Bar, The Pool Bar and The Makuti Bar.

The hotel has a gift shop, boutique, barber/hair salon, maisha spa, turtle conservation project, swimming pool, maisha fitness centre.

Golf nearby (arranged through the concierge), tennis/squash courts, beach volleyball, beach and nature walks, water aerobics, archery, windsurfing, snorkeling and deep-sea fishing.

Babysitting, airport shuttle service available (additional cost).