Last weekend, Nyaguthi and I plus some other random people visited the Amboseli National Park. On one day, we had lunch at Kibo Safari Camp and we stayed at Ol Tukai Lodge inside the park.
Kibo had great staff who went out of their way to make sure that our time there was great. I even got irritated by this Assistant Manager who was all up in our faces just making sure that we were fine. Later on I realised that it was because someone had arranged for a surprise birthday cake for Nyaguthii. That was fun!
Photos from Kibo:
Signage outside Kibo
Kibo Restaurant area – Inside view
Kibo Restaurant area – Outside view
Seating Area – Inside View
Seating Area – Outside View
First course. Soup and smiley bun. This is the only food photo I took during the entire trip!!!
The swimming pool at Kibo. Didn’t get into the water but the views from this area….. very nice.
If you are looking for the following:
1. Open plains with clear views all around;
2. A quiet place to rest;
3. To see endless views of elephants and more elephants;
4. Uninterupted views of Mount Kilimanjaro; and
5. A pretty lodge to relax in.
Then Ol Tukai Lodge is the place for you. The one thing I really didn’t like about the lodge was that the staff were so grumpy. They were not happy, it looked like they were being forced to be there. They didn’t greet guests (unless they were white!) and our group had the only blacks there. It was like they were doing us a favour by being there. Only 2 staff members said hi and one even went the extra mile to make that effort. For that reason, if I was paying a shilling, I would not go to Ol Tukai. I miss Sarova Shaba. They should train the staff at Ol Tukai.
Photos from Ol Tukai:
Swimming pool facing mount Kilimanjaro…. The water was cold!!
Pretty art made of dyed sisal. Very creative
Pretty mirror in the room
A mask in the room
A twin beds room
A wall in one of the rooms
Outside a room
Candle holder and plant as table focal points on dinner tables
Chandelier at the restaurant
Really interesting seats and wall decor at the reception
Seats at the reception area
Wall mural of elephants at the reception
A table lamp made of calabash like material
A seat in the lounge area. Very pretty set up, I thought!
Chandelier at the reception
This was a FEARLESS monkey. Roaming around the rooms and not really worried about people walking near it.
Elephants roaming the plains. There are VERY many elephants at Amboseli
Mr. Dummy right here carries the visitors book…..
Chandelier in the corridor at the lodge