Is the Serena Mountain Lodge for Me?
Sailing like an ark amid the ancient forests of Kenya’s highest mountain, Mount Kenya, this timbered tree 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 mountain’s lower slopes, the lodge is calm, tranquil and peaceful for optimum game sightings.
The open-air viewing deck looks down on its water hole and salt lick, attracting numerous herds of elephants 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.
Raised on stilts above the forest canopy, a timbered drawbridge leads from the forest to the lodge’s wooden ‘decks’.
Inside, the impression of having boarded a ship is perpetuated by a combination of log-panelled walls, timbered game-viewing decks and winding stairs leading to a selection of snugly comfortable, cabin-styled rooms.
Activities include guided walks through the forest, trout fishing in the clear mountain streams, trips to the high moorlands of the mountain, and 5-day luxury climbs.