The Ol Tukai Lodge, near Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park, is set in one of the most stunning environments for those who want to have a true window into the lives of animals. From any of the 80 chalet-style rooms, one may watch the abundance of game and species assemble at a watering hole to quench their thirst. The dining and lounging areas are most praised for their large, airy space, and a buffet with a huge variety of choices. Early morning wake up calls are perfect for catching some bustling game.
There are 80 luxurious, chalet-style twin rooms at Ol Tukai Lodge, all with an uninterrupted view of the wetlands or Mount Kilimanjaro. Stylish and comfortable, the rooms are built from gum trees, local river stone and slate. All rooms have private bathrooms and individual terraces. To accommodate physically challenged guests, two rooms have been designed according to EU standards. For the executive traveller, the exclusive Kibo Villa is also available, a self-contained log cabin with three luxurious en suite rooms, roof terrace, and a Jacuzzi.
The dining room features an intricately designed sisal tapestry depicting the Maasai people created by a local artist. Just meters from elephants and other game that venture close to the boundary, the dining room opens onto a veranda in the garden where lunch is usually served. The pool bar serves snacks and drinks between meal times. The pool waiters are pleased to assist you, and the barman can make you a special fruitpunch while you soak up the sun. The Elephant Bar is situated between the lounge and dining room. This open-air bar serves a wide selection of beers, cocktails, liqueurs, and fresh fruit juices, and above the bar a roof level deck offers a splendid panorama of the marshlands and Kilimanjaro. Enjoy the sight and sounds of the Amboseli Plain with a lavish champagne buffet breakfast amongst the tortillas trees; only a stone throw away from the family of the resident Ol Tukai elephants.
Before your afternoon game drive, why not take a cooling swim or lounge by the pool on a sun-bed in the shade of the acacias. Scrabble, monopoly, cards and many other games are available from reception. Vehicles can be booked for game drives through the Nairobi Office or directly at the lodge. Ol Tukai is home to 400 species of beautiful African birds. Enjoy the short bird walk that starts at the entrance of the hotel and rambles under the canopy of acacia trees around the lodge. A must for any fledgling ornithologist! Lecturers from Elephant Research regularly give interesting, informative lectures at the Lodge.