Ol Tukai Lodge is one of the best spots in the world to watch elephant with the backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Ol Tukai is an Eco-rated lodge having excellent outdoor and indoor facilities with its unique collection of African art.
Amboseli National park
Ol Tukai Lodge is located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in the southeast part of Kenya, along the border with Tanzania. The all-weather roads in the Amboseli National park are well maintained, and make the lodge accessible by road, alternatively daily scheduled flights from Nairobi's Wilson Airport take just 30 minutes.
There are 80 luxury chalet-style twin rooms, all with an uninterrupted view of the wetlands or Kilimanjaro. Stylish and comfortable, the rooms have private bath rooms and individual terraces. The beautifully appointed rooms provide quality, comfort and attention to detail. The presence of the wilderness can be felt in the silence of the night.
Dining Room: Lunch is served out on the veranda and on most occasions elephants, zebra and buffalo can be spotted metres away from the fence. The restaurant serves al a carte menus as well as set buffets. Theme nights are held throughout the week and include barbecues and Swahili fish menus. In addition the kitchen has an in house vegetarian and Indian cuisine chef. For any special needs please speak to the chef, who will be more than happy to cater for your particular taste.
The Pool Bar: Serves snacks and drinks between meal times. Our barman will make up special fruit punches while you soak up the sun.
The Elephant Bar: This is situated between the lounge and dining room. This open-air bar serves a wide selection of beers, cocktails, liqueurs and fresh fruit juices. Above the bar a roof level deck offers a splendid panorama of the marshlands and Kilimanjaro.
Game Drives: Special game vehicles can be booked at the Nairobi Office or directly at the lodge. Our well versed driver will ensure that it is one of the most memorable one hour drives of your life! Refreshments are served in the vehicle. Maasai Dancing: On alternate evenings a troupe of Maasai Morans entertains guests with traditional songs and dances. This normally takes place after evening dinner at about 9.15pm.
Bird Walks: Ol Tukai is home to almost 300 species of beautiful African birds. Enjoy the bird walk that starts at the entrance of the hotel and winds its way under the canopy of acacia trees around the lodge. We have an in-house expert Ornithologist if you wish to learn more.
Lectures: Lectures are hosted regularly by researchers from Elephant Research Centre situated within the property. There are also lectures on the Maasai community conducted by our Maasai culturalist. Please watch out for events on the guest notice board.
Swimming Pool: The crystal clear waters of the swimming pool are shaded by the occasional acacia tree. The pool deck has sun beds for relaxation and soaking up the afternoon African sunshine before the evening game drive.
Board Games: Guests can relax in the lounge and play board games that include Scramble, Monopoly, Cards, the games are available from the reception.