Serena Mountain LodgeMount Kenya
Live at the Foot of Mount Kenya
Serena Mountain Lodge is a large tree hotel perched on the slopes of Mount Kenya, surrounded by indigenous forests. This wooden structure has an open-air veranda where guests view wildlife strolling to the watering hole outside the lodge. This deck yields a panorama of the forests in the mountain. Another game viewing spot is underground, accessible through a tunnel.
Serena Mountain Lodge has 41 luxurious rooms, all en-suite. There are double rooms, twin rooms, and triples that are available on request. All units are non-smoking. This hotel has one restaurant and one bar.
Things to do when staying here include viewing wildlife from the open-air deck or the tunnel, visiting the chimpanzee sanctuary at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki as well as excursions on the mountain.
Things to do in Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya, and one of the most popular destinations in the central part of the country. Serena Mountain Lodge is situated on the slopes of this snow-capped wonder, and staying here lets you explore the mountain daily. This hotel is quite popular with mountain climbers and hikers.
Mount Kenya has a number of wildlife species such as lions, elephants, buffalos and hundreds of birds. In addition, there are indigenous species of plants and trees.
Things to do when staying at Serena Mountain Lodge include
- Mountain climbing
- Game drive at Ol Pejeta Conservancy
- Guided nature walk in the forest
- Trout fishing
- Playing board games
- Reading books
- A tour of the moorland
- Getting a spa treatment
Luxurious Timbered Rooms
Serena Mountain Lodge resembles an ark nestled in an indigenous forest in Mount Kenya. A wooden bridge hangs over undergrowth to the hotel’s reception. The timbered ark that houses this hotel may be quaint from the exterior but inside, it is a modern lodge.
There are 41 rooms and suites. These cabin like units have en-suite bathrooms and private balconies. From the balcony, you can see elephants, buffalos and other species that frequent the watering hole. The decor borrows from the culture of the Kikuyu community, which inhabits the slopes of Mount Kenya.
All rooms are non-smoking. The rooms have Wi-Fi, room service and toiletries. Ask for a hair dryer and a safe at the reception. The rooms have double and twin beds. If you want triple beds, ask in advance.
Directions to the Mountain
Serena Mountain Hotel is located on the foothills of Mount Kenya, in an indigenous mountain forest. It is about 193km from Nairobi. You can cover this distance in about three hours.
Leave Nairobi’s city centre through A2 Road. You will pass major towns in central Kenya such as Thika and Sagana. Turn right onto Karatina Gaikuyu-Gitunduti Road and a short drive later turn left towards E599 Road where you will cross the railway line. Proceed on E599. Join the Chaka-Sagana Road and then turn right onto E1704, and about 22 minutes later, you will be at Serena Mountain Lodge.
Sumptuous Meals on the Mountain
Serena Mountain Lodge has one restaurant and one bar. The dining area offers spectacular view of the forest. Breakfast and lunch is on table d’hôte set up. The menu offers international dishes as well as a full English breakfast. The lunch menu has an array of poultry, fish, beef and vegetarian dishes.
Dinner is on table d’hôte menu, which has a variety of salads, soups, puddings, beverages and vegetarian dishes too.
Serena Mountain Lodge has some interesting dining options too. For example, enjoy a sundowner on the roof of the hotel, overlooking the watering hole. Wildlife to see here includes elephants, waterbucks, buffalos, warthogs and mongooses.
Another exciting dining spot is the forest beside the lodge. This is a wild experience, especially because the dense forest around the lodge is several centuries old, and is inhabited by so many wild species.
Looking for a Unique Wedding Venue
Serena Mountain Lodge is about three hours away from Nairobi. It is situated in a dense forest in Mount Kenya. This is a unique place to host your nuptial ceremony. The lodge will organise the setting for your ceremony on the wooden bridge or on the terrace of this lodge. The forest of mature trees dwarfing the timbered lodge will be your backdrop.
The lodge will organise everything you need on the big day from photography to the cake, the marriage registration to the reception.
Formal events and conferences are also welcome to this lodge. The tented rooftop terrace serves as a great meeting place, and the lodge has an indoor conference room. The facilities offered include a PA system, an LCD projector and stationery.
Facts about Serena Mountain Lodge
Serena Mountain Lodge is unique because it is one of the few lodges on the slopes of Kenya’s highest mountain. In addition, this luxury lodge has a unique design that resembles an ark.
This luxury hotel is about three hours away from Nairobi, and it is accessible from any part of the country. Its rooms are furnished to offer comfort and it has a variety of wining and dining options.
There are numerous things to do when staying at Serena Mountain Lodge. Mountain climbing, trout fishing and guided nature walks are some of the most exciting activities on Mount Kenya. Another interesting activity is visiting Ol Pejeta Conservancy in the plains of Laikipia.