Superb staff and charming thatched cottages await at this deluxe lodge at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro.
You’ll receive a warm welcome at the tranquil Tawi Lodge. Its location – in the community-run Kilitome conservancy that provides a vital wildlife corridor between Amboseli and the Chyulu Hills – means that as well as promoting harmony between the Maasai people, local wildlife and the environment, it can offer extra activities not permitted in Amboseli National Park, including thrilling night game drives.
The dining area and bar form the focal point of the lodge. There’s real attention given to meals here, with much of the produce grown in the fertile volcanic water-fed wetlands and spices from the Swahili coast. There’s even a well-stocked wine cellar with more than 60 varieties of wine. Dine outside under the shade of huge trees and take in the views of the watering hole where wildlife including zebra, giraffe and warthogs come to drink, and where elephants wallow and play in the mud just metres away.
The thatched cottages all have a fireplace, a large en suite bathroom with shower and freestanding bathtub perfectly positioned in front of a window looking out to Kilimanjaro, and a wooden deck to make the most of the beautiful views. Lighting and water systems here are solar powered.
6000-acre private conservancy, just five minutes from Kimana Gate – the eastern entrance to Amboseli National ParkAirport transfer time:Approx. 4 hours’ drive from Nairobi or 40-minute flight from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to Amboseli airstrip plus a 50-minute drive Rooms:13
• Experience the bush after dark on a night game drive* • Take a guided bush walk in the conservancy • Book a massage treatment at the spa*.
Dining area, bar, boma for barbecues
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room or outside • Conservation fees • Park fees.