Ministry of Tourism classification 4 ****
The Ol Tukai Lodge is located at the heart of Amboseli National Park, 270kms due south of Nairobi and is situated at the foot of snow-peaked Mt. Kilimanjaro which, stands at 5,895 metres is the highest mountain in Africa. Amboseli National Park is probably the best wildlife area where you can watch and experience elephants at close range.
The Amboseli National park consists of a partially dry, lakebed of evaporated salts and fragile grassland with patches of acacia woodland. Around the swamps the vegetation is blossoming, yellow barked acacia and phoenix palms. You will see most types of game in the park including rhino, Maasai giraffe, gazelle, lion, cheetah and leopards. birdlife is prolific too, especially around the swamp areas.
Accommodation at Ol Tukai Lodge
Number of Rooms80 luxury twin rooms.
Room décor of the Ol Tukai Lodge
The rooms are chalet style, single storey blocks Built out of local gum trees, beige and cream slate and other indigenous building materials. Two rooms have been designed according to EEC standards to accommodate disabled people. A double storied three bedroom house with verandahs on two floors, a spacious living room and large Jacuzzi all with stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, is also available.
Ol Tukai Lodge Room Facilities
Private bathroom and some rooms have facilities for the disabled.
Ol Tukai Lodge of Special features
Each room has an uninterrupted view of the wetlands and Mt. Kilimanjaro, with the occasional dust trail of safari vehicles viewing game in this most stunning of Kenya’s game parks.
Ol Tukai Lodge Culinary and restaurant facilities
Dining room - this opens onto a verandah, guests can eat inside or out. Behind the international style carver hangs an intricately designed tapestry depicting four Maasai. wall lanterns designed from spearheads provide illumination.
Pool bar open between 10.00am and 5.00pm.this bar serves snacks from a small menu from between meal times. Snacks cannot be taken in lieu of table d’hôte luncheon.
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. a balcony around the bar at rooftop level gives breathtaking views across the wetlands where you can watch the elephants graze. It is open from 6.00am. Until when the last guest retires for the night.
Bureau de change exchange with reasonable amounts of foreign currency.
Communication on 24 hour telephone & fax services. a radio call service too.
Ol Tukai Lodge & Children
Children are welcome. Most bedrooms are large enough to accommodate an extra bed. Children’s menu and early supper is available and security guards patrol while parents enjoy their dinner.
Ol Tukai Lodge & Inter denominational church
Within the grounds of the Ol Tukai stands a Inter denominational church. Services held each Sunday. This is a great location for couples who wish to “tie-the-knot” on the slopes of Kilimanjaro or to renew marriage vows.
A well stocked shop where personal toiletries and souvenirs can be purchased
All major credit cards are accepted at Ol Tukai.
Transportation - air
Scheduled services are available from Nairobi’s Wilson airport. flying time Nairobi - Amboseli is approximately 30 - 40 minutes.
Recreation facilities Library
The elevated library commands fantastic views over Mt. Kilimanjaro. Guests can relax in this quiet atmosphere and read a number of periodicals provided.
Guests can relax in the cool lounge and read or play board games, which are available from reception. Speakers from the nearby elephant research station give regular talks.
Ol Tukai Lodge Cultural Maasai dancing
On alternate evenings a troupe of Maasai morans entertains guests with traditional songs and dances.
Bird Walks at Ol Tukai Lodge
Ol Tukai is home to many varieties of beautifully coloured 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. This is a must for any budding ornithologist.
The crystal clear figure of eight swimming pool, shaded by the occasional acacia tree, has ample sun beds and mattresses available for guest use. guests are not permitted to swim at night.
Conference facilities Ol Tukai Lodge
A large fully equipped conference room is available just off the main reception with its own private washrooms and kitchen, the conference room has a capacity of 160 theatre-style, 80 boardroom-style and 200 for a cocktail reception.
Altitude 1,905 metres (6,250 feet) above sea level