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SERENA HOTELS S A FA R I L O D G E S A N D L U X U RY C A M P S • H O T E L S • R E S O RT S

AFRICA DIRECTORY i


Safari Lodges and Luxury Camps • Hotels • Resorts

Kenya Nairobi Serena Hotel, Serena Beach Hotel and Spa, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge, Serena Mountain Lodge, Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Ol Pejeta House, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp, Mara Serena Safari Lodge.

Tanzania and Zanzibar

Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel, Serena Mountain Village Arusha, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp, Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp, Selous Luxury Camp, Mivumo River Lodge, Zanzibar Serena Inn.

Uganda Kampala Serena Hotel, Lake Victoria Serena Resort.

Rwanda

Kigali Serena Hotel, Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

Mozambique Polana Serena Hotel.

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SERENA HOTELS

SAFARI LODGES AND LUXURY CAMPS • HOTELS • RESORTS

Kenya

Our collection of safari lodges, luxury camps, hotels and resorts spans some of the most evocative, exotic and enchanting destinations in the world. Wholeheartedly committed to the nurture of our planet, we can also guarantee that each of our properties has been designed

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Uganda

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Ranging from traditional safari lodges to ultra-luxurious tented camps, and from cosmopolitan city hotels to stylish

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leisure resorts and spas, the breadth of our product range is rarely matched. Unique in its flexibility, its diversity allows us to offer an interactive menu of leisure options, all of which can be adapted so as to exactly match the profile of our clients. We pride ourselves on the calibre of our cuisine, intuitive service and warmth of welcome, which has been refined over 40 years in the global hospitality industry. We also guarantee that the continuity of the Serena experience remains assured throughout our range of safari lodges and luxury camps, hotels and resorts.

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Nairobi Serena Hotel Justly famed for its exceptional standards of efficiency, service and five-star hospitality, the elegantly sophisticated Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World group and is consistently voted ‘Best Hotel in Nairobi’ by airlines and international travel magazines alike. Despite its pivotal central location, the Nairobi Serena Hotel remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa’s most vibrant capital cities. The interior décor reflects an entirely pan-African theme featuring art and inspiration from Ethiopia, the Maghreb, West Africa and East Africa. Offering a range of dining experiences, the hotel is renowned for its ‘Mandhari’ fine-dining restaurant, which is rated as one of Kenya’s finest. The Nairobi Serena also offers world-class conference facilities, and the exclusive ‘Maisha’ Health Club and Spa. Location Central Nairobi, 18kms from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Accommodation We offer a wide range of 183 rooms and suites, all of which are elegantly presented in a fusion of international and pan-African style. The majority of our rooms are either Standard or Superior rooms: interconnecting rooms can be supplied for family groups. We also offer six open- plan Executive Suites, five Business Suites, three open-plan Garden Suites, The Bateleur Suite and the State Suite. Room amenities Include: air-conditioning; 2 telephones with international direct-dial and voice-mail, Internet (WiFi and hardwire connection), mini bar, digital safe, tea and coffee making facilities, LCD flat-screen satellite TV, 24-hour room service, dedicated residents lounge, laundry and valet services HOTEL AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The all-day Café Maghreb offers an internationally-themed buffet breakfast and lunch menu, a table d’hôte dinner menu, and 24-hour brasserie service. The Mandhari Restaurant fine-dining experience is considered to be one of Nairobi’s finest restaurants and is renowned for the excellence of its seasonallyinspired menus and extensive wine cellars. Opening directly off reception and overlooking the water gardens, is the Ethiopian-inspired Aksum Bar, which offers inside and terrace seating and a varied range of live music and dance. The Pool Bar offers caféstyled dining around the pool, while the dedicated residents’ lounge, The Bambara Lounge offers all-day café service and newspapers.

Health and wellness The ‘Maisha’ Health Club and Spa offers an outdoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art gymnasium; an aerobics studio offering a wide range of workouts, steam-room, sauna, jacuzzi, and juice bar. We also offer a full range of holistic massage, de-tox and aromatherapy treatments and a hair and beauty salon. There are a number of 18-hole golf courses nearby. Activities and cultural interaction Include: Salsa and dance nights, sports TV lounge; visits to: the National Museum of Kenya, the Railway and Karen Blixen Museums, Nairobi Arboretum, the AFEW Giraffe Centre, the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, The Bomas of Kenya, Kenya National Theatre, Nairobi Safari Walk and Animal Orphanage and Nairobi National Park. Shopping Our gift shop and news-stand offers a wide range of travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Business support Our business centre offers; private boardrooms and office spaces, multilingual secretarial staff and 24-hour global connectivity. Conference and event facilities The Nairobi Serena Hotel Conference Centre is Nairobi’s leading social and corporate venue. An interactive facility, which can be event-tailored, it offers: The Conference Centre, which enjoys its own private entrance, reception lobby and selection of 4 interactive event spaces (all with their own private catering terraces and break-out spaces); and the Ballroom Suite, which can be converted into two interactive function rooms. We also offer state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, ‘Telepresence’, WiFi connectivity, delegate support, events planning, catering services and travel desk. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. We also offer unique wedding blessings in Nairobi National Park. Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus, babysitting and a shallow pool area. Eco aware The hotel hosts its own plant nurseries and has a major corporate social responsibility programme, which includes extensive support for both education and health.

Direct contact Nairobi Serena Hotel, Kenyatta Avenue P.O. Box 46302-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: + 254 20 2822000 Fax: + 254 20 2725184 Email nairobi@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com

Central Reservations Serena Sales Centre Williamson House, 4th Floor 4th Ngong Avenue P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 20 2842000 Fax: +254 20 2718102 Email: cro@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com 5


Serena Beach Hotel and Spa Fringed by white beaches, and shaded by coconut palms, the silver ribbon of the Swahili coastline offers the ultimate tropical paradise. Set against the backdrop of the last of the great coastal rain forests, it is washed by the waves of the Indian Ocean, beneath which lie the coral gardens of one of the world’s greatest barrier reefs - home to dolphins, turtles and gentle drifts of tropical fish. Location Shanzu Beach, 20kms north of central Mombasa and 27kms from Moi International Airport, Accommodation We offer 32 Village Rooms, 48 Garden Rooms, 66 Village Rooms, a selection of Family, Zanzibar and Lamu Suites and a Presidential Suite. All our rooms are ensuite and have private balconies or terraces. Room amenities Include: 24-hour room service, airconditioning, WiFi and in-room modem hook-up, direct-dial phone, voice-mail, complimentary newspaper, in-room satellite TV, mini bar, private safe, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, mosquito nets, airport shuttle and limousine service. HOTEL AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The all-day Fountain Restaurant offers inside and terrace seating, while menus include international theme nights, lavish buffets and Swahili banquets. The Jahazi Grill, which is set on a beach and styled to resemble an Arab dhow, offers a superb selection of à la carte seafood specialities. The Sokoni Plaza is a brasserie styled café offering all-day snacks, pizzas and Swahili specialities. The Ice Cream Parlour offers a wide range of ice creams, gateaux and cool drinks. The Pool Bar offers a pool-side café service while the Makuti Bar serves all day snacks and a Swahili buffet to coincide with the weekly handicraft market. Health and wellness The ‘Maisha’ Health Club and Spa offers a central relaxation area, luxurious changing areas (with interior sauna and steam rooms; and exterior Jacuzzis), four individual treatment rooms (each with its own exterior garden, pergola shower and sundeck), one double treatment room, a Spa Bar

and a communal garden. Also offered are; beach-front massage tents, a fitness studio, hair and beauty services, tennis and squash courts, and a luxury swimming pool. Activities and entertainment Includes: swimming pool, tennis, squash, beach volley ball, beach and nature walks, coconut harvesting, archery, water aerobics, windsurfing, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing, glass-bottom boat and dhow tours, catamarans, pedalloes, international PADI Dive School, 18-hole golf courses nearby. Visits can also be made to: Bamburi Nature Trail, Mombasa Marine Park, Wild Waters Adventure Park, Mamba Village, Ngomongo Cultural Village and Snake Park, Mombasa Old Town, Fort Jesus, Gedi Ruins, Shimba Hills National Park and the Arabuko Sokoke Forest. Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Business support Our business centre offers; private boardrooms and office spaces, multilingual secretarial staff and 24-hour global connectivity. Conference and event facilities The dedicated world-class event and conference centre stands in its own grounds and offers three air-conditioned event spaces, private kitchens, central Persian garden and extensive outdoor terraces. Full audiovisual and technical support services are also offered alongside catering, incentives, and organizational support. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of beachside wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Family features Include: family rooms, a children’s animation programme; children’s menus and baby-sitting services. Eco aware The hotel hosts its own Turtle Watch Programme, Butterfly Centre, and plant nurseries as well as participating in an extensive corporate social responsibility programme.

Direct contact Serena Beach Hotel and Spa P.O. Box 90352, Mombasa, Kenya Tel: + 254 41 5485721-4 or 5487220-42 or + 254 41 3548771/2/3/4 Mobile: + 254 727 424200 or +254 733 584500 Fax: +254 41 5485453 or 020 3548775 Email: mombasa@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com Reservations Serena Sales Centre Williamson House, 4th Floor 4th Ngong Avenue P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 20 2842000/2842333 Fax: +254 20 2718102 Email: cro@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com 7


Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park. Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the lodge looks out over the golden savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself. Close by are a series of emerald green swamps, which are fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. These, the only sources of water in this otherwise starkly beautiful but arid park, attract huge numbers of wallowing elephants, hippos, buffalos and plains game.

Business support Our business centre offers; multi-lingual secretarial staff and 24-hour global connectivity.

Location Amboseli National Park, 260kms from Nairobi. Adjacent airstrip.

Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus, babysitting, family game drives, family bush dining events, nature walks and educational talks.

Accommodation We offer 92 Maasai-inspired luxury ensuite rooms, each of which features a hand-painted wall fresco and private veranda. We also offer 3 family rooms, 3 triple rooms and one suite. Room amenities Include: Ceiling fans, telephone, mosquito nets, valet and laundry services. LODGE AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The central dining area is reached by an internal timbered bridge over a meltwater stream, and is flanked by water gardens. The walls feature hand-painted wildlife murals while the décor reflects the traditional artifacts of the Maasai people. The spacious lounge and bar feature a broad terrace and a blazing fire-pit where evening cocktails can be enjoyed. Health and wellness Swimming pool and sundeck, guided walks, and a range of health and beauty treatments. Activities and cultural interaction Day and night game drives, guided nature and bird walks, balloon safaris, safari sundowners, bush dining, Maasai cultural visits and lectures and treeplanting. Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts.

Conference and event facilities The stand-alone conference room offers; full audio-visual and technical support services, catering, incentives, and organizational support. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. We also offer an authentic Maasai blessing with local chief and dancers.

Unique experiences Bush breakfasts, lunches and safari sundowners, Bush BBQ and Maasai dance performance, balloon safaris, cultural lectures and village visits. Eco-culture The lodge supports a tree-planting programme and provides health, water and educational support to the surrounding community. Wherever possible, produce is sourced from the local community, as are cultural guides and dancers.

Direct contact Tel: + 254 45 622361/2/3/4 or 622622 Cell: + 254 735 522361 Fax: +254 45 622430 Email: amboseli@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com

Reservations Serena Sales Centre Williamson House, 4th Floor 4th Ngong Avenue P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 20 2842000/2842333 Fax: +254 20 2718102 Email: cro@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com 9


Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge The first lodge ever to be built in a Kenyan National Park, Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge is superbly situated in the lee of Mount Kilimanjaro. Encircled by the volcanic splendour of the Chyulu Hills, the world’s youngest volcanic range, this stone-built lodge overlooks its own water hole, which is visited daily by elephant, buffalo and a wide variety of plains game. Location Tsavo West National Park, 280kms from Nairobi. Adjacent airstrip. Accommodation Our 56 luxury ensuite rooms are accommodated either in a double storey block overlooking the waterhole, in a series of cottages to the right and left of reception or in a building dedicated entirely to our selection of 5 luxury suites. Room amenities Include: Ceiling fans, telephone, mosquito nets, valet and laundry services. LODGE AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The central dining room, which is partially open-air, overlooks the water-hole and features a stone-built viewing terrace. The open-air, rockbuilt bar also overlooks the water-hole and features relaxing day beds with glorious views of the Chyulu Hills. Health and wellness We offer a swimming pool and sundeck, guided walks and a range of health and beauty treatments. Activities and cultural interaction Daytime and night game drives, guided bird and nature walks, visits to Mizima Springs, bush breakfast at Lion Rock, sundowners at Roaring Rocks, lava cave exploration, crater

climbs, bush BQQ, Akamba dance performances and cultural lectures. Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Business support Our business centre offers; multilingual secretarial support and 24hour global connectivity. Conference and event facilities The dedicated conference facility stands in landscaped gardens immediately adjacent to the reception area and offers: full audio-visual and technical support services, catering, incentives, and organizational support. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus, babysitting, children’s pool, family game drives, family bush dining events, nature walks and educational talks. Unique experiences Visits to Mzima Springs, visits to the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary and bird-ringing project, bush breakfast at Lion Rock, sundowners at Roaring Rocks, lava cave exploration, crater climbs, bush BBQ, Akamba dance performances and cultural lectures. Eco-culture The lodge provides health, water and educational support to the surrounding community. Wherever possible, produce is sourced from the local community, as are cultural guides and dancers.

Direct contact P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Telkom Wireless: +254 020 8030800 or 8030805 Tel:+254 45 622377 Cell: + 254 734 699865 Fax: +254 45 622470 Email: kilaguni@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com

Reservations Serena Sales Centre Williamson House, 4th Floor 4th Ngong Avenue P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 20 2842000/2842333 Fax: +254 20 2718102 Email: cro@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com 11


Serena Mountain Lodge Sailing amid the primeval forests of Kenya’s highest mountain, Mount Kenya, the timbered Serena Mountain Lodge 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 lower slopes of the mountain, the lodge is cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum gamesightings. The open-air viewing-deck looks down on to its own water hole and salt-lick, which attracts numerous herds of elephant and buffalo. Location Mount Kenya National Park, 193kms from Nairobi. Adjacent airstrip. Accommodation Each of the 42 timber-built, cabinstyled rooms has a private balcony overlooking the water hole. The dÊcor, which echoes the Kikuyu culture, features hand-woven wall hangings, soft lighting and cosily-warm soft furnishings. Room amenities Include: Ceiling fans, telephone, valet and laundry services, nightly hotwater bottles. LODGE AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The central dining room is raised to tree level offering long views over the forest canopy. Adjacent is a central bar, which opens on to its own private game-viewing terrace. Rooftop candlelit dinners and sundowners are also offered. Health and wellness We offer guided walks and a range of health and beauty treatments. Activities and cultural interaction Guided forest walks, moorland walks,

trout fishing, tree-planting and 5-day mountain climbs. Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Business support Our business centre offers; multilingual secretarial support and 24hour global connectivity. Conference and event facilities Event location choices include the panoramic tented rooftop terrace and an interior conference room with integrated workshop options. Both offer full audio-visual and technical support services, catering, incentives, and organizational support. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Family features We regret that children below the age of seven cannot be accommodated at the lodge. Unique experiences Day visits to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, lunch on the high moorlands, forest breakfast and guided walk, trout-fishing in mountain streams, tree-planting, photo-hide at the waterhole, rooftop candlelit dinners and sundowners. 5-day luxury Mount Kenya climb, displays by local traditional Mwomboko dancers. Eco-culture The lodge supports a tree-planting programme, carries out animal rescue and support in cooperation with the Kenya Wildlife Service and provides health, education and community support.

Direct contact P.O. Box 123, Kiganjo, Nyeri, Kenya. Tel: +254 77 1109637 /38 Mobile Tel: + 254 733 203078 Fax: + 254 61 2301765 Email: mtlodge@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com

Reservations Serena Sales Centre Williamson House, 4th Floor 4th Ngong Avenue P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 20 2842000/2842333 Fax: +254 20 2718102 Email: cro@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com 13


Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, this luxury tented camp offers a sheltered oasis, clustered around a watering hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The conservancy, which has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan national park, also offers the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species. Location Sweetwaters Tented Camp lies at the centre of the 110,000-acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which lies 17kms from Nanyuki (airstrip) and 217kms from Nairobi. Accommodation The camp features 39 luxury tents, each with its own private verandah. Tent amenities Include: ensuite bathroom (hot and cold running water, 24-hour hot showers and flushing WCs), electricity, tent service, safe and hairdryers (upon request from reception), valet and laundry services and the use of a dedicated TV lounge CAMP AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The Rhino Dining Room is located within what was once the ranch manager’s house and has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the watering hole. The bar is also located within the house and features a blazing log fire and a typically colonial ambiance. Health and wellness Swimming pool and sundeck, guided walks, camel rides, and a range of health and beauty treatments.

Activities and cultural interaction Guided nature and bird walks, day and night game drives, camel rides, lion tracking, bush breakfast at the Hippo Hide, safari sundowners, bush BBQ, dinner at the Elephant Swamp, Visits to the Ol Pejeta Information Centre, the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary, and the Ereri MultiCultural Community Manyatta. Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Family features We offer; family tents, children’s menus, babysitting, family game drives, camel rides, nature walks and educational talks and a dedicated TV lounge. Unique experiences Camel rides, lion tracking, visits to the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the Ereri MultiCultural Community Manyatta. Day trip to Mountain Lodge on the flanks of Mount Kenya (trout fishing, forest and moorland walks). Eco-culture The camp provides health and educational support to the surrounding community and works in close cooperation with the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Wherever possible, produce is sourced from the local community, as are cultural guides and dancers.

Direct contact P.O. Box 167-10400 Nanyuki, Kenya Tel: +254 62 2032430, 2032409, 2031970/1 Cell: +254 734699 851/2 Fax: +254 62 2031965 Email: sweetwaters@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com

Reservations Serena Sales Centre Williamson House, 4th Floor 4th Ngong Avenue P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 20 2842000/2842333 Fax: +254 20 2718102 Email: cro@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com 15


Ol Pejeta House, Ol Pejeta Conservancy Once the exclusive ranch house of multi-millionaire Adnan Kashoggi, this magnificently presented house stands at the centre of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Set in extensive grounds, with glorious views of Mount Kenya, this opulent mansion features a series of reception rooms, including an elegant drawing room with a baronial fireplace and a series of scenic verandas. Accommodation includes a private guest cottage, two master suites and two guest bedrooms while the grounds include two private swimming pools and a barbeque and external dining area. A short drive from the luxury Sweetwaters Tented Camp, the house enjoys all the exclusivity of its private location while being close enough to the camp to have access to all its many facilities. Location The house stands at the centre of the 110,000-acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which lies 17kms from Nanyuki (airstrip) and 217kms from Nairobi. Accommodation Ol Pejeta House offers two magnificent ‘his’ and ‘hers’ master suites, both with king-sized beds, opulent furnishings and private verandas. Additionally, the house offers two luxurious ensuite guest rooms with private verandas. The Buffalo Cottage stands in the grounds and offers two deluxe ensuite bedrooms and a central drawing room with fireplace. Room amenities Include: 24-hour room-service, butler and valet service, dedicated chef and

private kitchens, use of magnificent central lounge, reception, TV room and bar, private grounds and dining spaces and two private swimming pools. HOUSE AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The imposing dining room is served by its own dedicated chef and kitchens; meals can also be served on the verandahs, terraces or in the gardens. There is an interior bar and poolside bar facilities. The grounds feature a barbeque and external dining area. Health and wellness Swimming pools, walks and a range of health and beauty treatments. Activities and cultural interaction Guided nature and bird walks, day and night game drives, camel rides, lion tracking, bush breakfast at the Hippo Hide, safari sundowners, bush BBQ, dinner at the Elephant Swamp, Visits to the Ol Pejeta Information Centre, the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary, and the Ereri MultiCultural Community Manyatta. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Unique experiences Exclusive mansion and bush dining, lion tracking, visits to the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the Ereri Multi-Cultural Community Manyatta. Trout-fishing and moorland walks on Mount Kenya.

Direct contact P.O. Box 167-10400 Nanyuki, Kenya Tel: +254 62 2032409/2031970 Cell: + 254 734 699 851 Fax: +254 62 31965 Email: sweetwaters@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com

Reservations Serena Sales Centre Williamson House, 4th Floor 4th Ngong Avenue P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 20 2842000/2842333 Fax: +254 20 2718102 Email: cro@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com 17


Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp A pristine paradise, Soysambu Conservancy spreads from the flamingo-fringed shores of Lake Elmenteita, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, across golden savannah plains, through deep-green forests, and into mysterious grey volcanic hills. An undiscovered ecological haven, the lake’s lava islands provide East Africa’s only breeding grounds for the Great White Pelican, while its blue-green alkaline waters attract vast flocks of coral pink flamingos. An undiscovered wilderness, only recently opened to the public, the conservancy provides sanctuary for over 15,000 creatures, including large herds of endangered Rothschild giraffes. Intimate and exclusive, sheltered by acacia groves and enjoying long views down the flamingo-fringed reaches of the lake, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp has been styled to echo the richness of Soysambu’s past, while guaranteeing an excellence of cuisine, décor and tailored safari experiences that are rarely found in a tented camp. Location The camp lies 135kms from Nairobi, 30kms from Nakuru, and 27kms from the Nderit Gate of Nakuru National Park. Adjacent air strip. Accommodation The 24 large custom-made canvas tents are widely spaced throughout the acacia glades that fringe the lakeshore. The luxuriously tented Flamingo Suite offers both a lounge and Jacuzzi. Each tent stands on a stone platform with its own private verandah and ensuite bathroom. Tent amenities Include: luxury bathroom/dressing room, tent service, 24-hour hot water/ electricity, telephone, Wi-Fi, mini bar, safe, mosquito nets, valet and laundry services and private airstrip. CAMP AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The central dining area overlooks both the swimming pool and the waterhole,

which attracts a vibrant selection of wildlife. There is also a stylish bar with long views over the lake. Safari sundowners and bush dinners can also be presented on the lakeshore, on the cliffs that overlook the lake, or in the bush. Health and wellness We offer a swimming pool, guided walks and a range of health and beauty treatments. Activities and cultural interaction Escorted day and night game drives around the conservancy and lakeshore; bird and nature walks around the conservancy, which hosts 450 species of birds; safari sundowners on the cliff tops and along the lakeshore; bush lunches and dinners; hot air balloon trips across lakes Nakuru and Elmenteita. Excursions to Lake Nakuru National Park, visits to the Menengai Crater, Hyrax Hill prehistoric site, Kariandusi prehistoric site and Lake Naivasha. Shopping The Sogonoi Boutique offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, a luxury tented honeymoon suite and a wedding advisory service. Family features We offer; children’s menus, babysitting, nature walks and educational talks. Unique experiences Safari sundowners on the lakeshore or the cliffs, bush dining, hot air balloon rides over the Rift Valley Lakes. Eco-culture A portion of the proceeds from the conservancy and camp go towards the maintenance of this unique biosphere and the local Maasai community.

Direct Contact Reservations Serena Sales Centre Williamson House, 4th Floor 4th Ngong Avenue P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 20 2842000/2842333 Fax: +254 20 2718102 Email: cro@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com 19


Mara Serena Safari Lodge Deep within the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge stands high on a bush-cloaked hill with commanding views over one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife arenas – the scene of the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. Styled to mirror the circular motif of a traditional Maasai manyatta, the lodge blends international sophistication with raw African beauty, while featuring twin rows of individual rooms, each with its own view of the famous Mara River.

Activities and cultural interaction Day and night game drives, guided bird and nature walks, balloon safaris, bush dining, safari sundowners and Maasai cultural visits and lectures. Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts.

Location Masai Mara National Reserve, 320kms from Nairobi. Adjacent airstrip.

Conference and event facilities The stand-alone conference room offers; full audio-visual and technical support services, catering, incentives, and organizational support.

Accommodation The 74 ensuite rooms are accommodated in twin ‘wings’ which radiate out from the central building. Each room is set slightly in front of its neighbour so as to allow for uninterrupted views of the famous Mara River. Room amenities Include: Ceiling fans, telephone, mosquito nets, valet and laundry services. LODGE AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The Maasai-inspired dining room overlooks both the rooms and the pool and offers magnificent views across the plains and down to the river. Decorated with traditional scarlet Maasai cloaks and spears, it offers open-plan seating and a relaxed atmosphere. Linked to the dining room is a welcoming bar area, which also offers exterior seating around the panoramic pool. Health and wellness Swimming pool and sundeck, guided walks and a range of health and beauty treatments.

Business support Our business centre offers; multilingual secretarial support and 24-hour global connectivity.

Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. We also offer an authentic Maasai blessing with local chief and dancers. Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus, babysitting, family game drives, family bush dining events, nature walks and educational talks. Unique experiences The annual migration of the wildebeest, balloon safaris, bush breakfasts, lunches and safari sundowners, Maasai dance performances, cultural lectures and village visits. Eco-culture The lodge provides health, water and educational support to the surrounding community. Wherever possible, produce is sourced from the local community, as are cultural guides and dancers.

Direct contact P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 50 22253 or 22137 or 22059 or 22777 Cell: + 254 722 203420 / + 254 733 222500 Fax : +254 50 22382 Email: mara@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com

Reservations Serena Sales Centre Williamson House, 4th Floor 4th Ngong Avenue P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 20 2842000/2842333 Fax: +254 20 2718102 Email: cro@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com 21


Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel An oasis of luxury at the very heart of Dar es Salaam, the elegant and cosmopolitan Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel enjoys an exceptionally highprofile clientele and regularly plays host to both regional and international events. Encircled by tropical gardens and just minutes from the broad sweep of Indian Ocean beaches, which characterize this vibrant city, the 230-room Dar es Salaam Serena offers a unique mix of pan-African style and world-class professionalism. Stylish yet relaxed, the hotel is one of the capital city’s most popular rendezvous and makes the ideal venue for both corporate and social events. Location At the heart of the business district, with immediate access to nightlife, dining, business, shopping and cultural diversions, the hotel is just ten minute’s drive from Dar es Salaam International Airport and within walking distance of the city centre. Accommodation The hotel offers 230 spacious and stylishly presented rooms (including 36 Executive Rooms with their own Executive Lounge, 9 Junior Suites, 3 Diplomatic Suites and a magnificent Presidential Suite). Room amenities Include: air-conditioning, direct-dial phone/voicemail, WiFi, satellite TV, in-room entertainment and Home Cinema choices, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, 24-hour room service, valet and laundry service, complimentary newspapers. The Executive Floor (7th floor) features an exclusive Executive Lounge with personal butler service, an Executive Boardroom (hosts 8) and a private Internet café. HOTEL AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The choice of venues includes: the atmospheric ‘L’oliveto’ a Mediterranean-inspired fine-dining experience with a colourful a la carte menu; the 24-hour Serengeti Restaurant, which showcases a changing repertoire of internationally themed and locally inspired cuisine; the Island Trader Bar and Restaurant, which is located on the sunny pool terrace and offers a wide range of al fresco snacks; and the Bakers Basket patisserie and coffee

shop. The popular Kibo Bar and Restaurant, meanwhile is famed for its live music, vibrant ambiance, eclectic drinks selection and excellent range of daytime and evening menu choices. Health and wellness The hotel offers a swimming pool, fitness centre (gymnasium, sauna, work-out menu) and has immediate access to an 18-hole golf course, racquetball, squash and tennis courts nearby. Coastal fishing can also be arranged, as can sailing at the Dar es Salaam Yacht Club. Activities and cultural interaction City Tour, Botanical Gardens, National Museum, Zanaki Street Food stalls, a wide range of restaurants and bars, yachting, sea fishing, beaches, watersports, diving, art galleries, shopping malls, live music and theatre. Shopping Our gift shop and news-stand offers a wide range of travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Business support Our business centre offers; private boardrooms and office spaces, multilingual secretarial staff and 24-hour global connectivity. Conference and event facilities The hotel is recognized as one of Dar es Salaam’s leading corporate and social venues. An interactive facility, which can be event-tailored, it offers a wide range of conference and meeting spaces capable of hosting up to 550 guests. We also offer state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, business centre, WiFi connectivity, delegate support, events planning, catering services and travel desk. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus and babysitting. Eco aware The hotel is part of a group corporate social responsibility programme, which includes extensive support for both education and health.

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Direct contact Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel Tel: +255 22 2112416 Fax: +255 22 211 3981 Email: reservations@serena.co.tz

Reservations Tourism Promotion Services (Tanzania) 2nd Floor, Diamond Trust Building P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Tel: +255 27 2545555 Fax: +255 27 2545369 Email: reservations@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com 23


Serena Mountain Village, Arusha Set against the backdrop of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, this village-styled lodge stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of Lake Duluti. The central reception, lounge, bar and restaurant are housed in an imposing colonially-styled stone-built mansion, which has been designed to echo the ambience of the coffee farm that originally stood on this site. Surrounded by gracious lawns and colourful banks of Bougainvillea, the tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms are grouped in clusters around a series of central ‘village’ squares. Standing at the gateway to the famous Tanzanian ‘Northern Safari Circuit’, the lodge offers a broad range of attractions, which include: walking, mountain biking, canoeing on the lake, and trips to the nearby Arusha and Mount Meru national parks. Location The Lodge is 20kms from Arusha and 60kms for Kilimanjaro International Airport. Accommodation Spacious and elegantly presented in classic country-house style, the 42 rooms feature marble bathrooms, double French doors leading out into the gardens, leaded windows, a stylish work or vanity area, and large and comfortable beds. Room amenities Include: 24-hour room service, ceiling fans, walk-in mosquito netting, work space, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone and WiFi, satellite TV, hair dryers, laundry and valet services. LODGE AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality In typical country house style, the bar and restaurant offer blazing log fires, lake and garden views, and an elegant yet relaxed ambience. Cuisine includes local and international dishes and weekend buffet events are held on the broad open-air terraces. Health and wellness We offer guided walks, canoeing, trekking, climbing, mountain-biking

and a range of health and beauty treatments. Activities and cultural interaction Guided nature and bird walks around Lake Duluti, coffee farm tours, safari sundowners on the lake shore, lake breakfasts, mountain biking, canoeing, trekking and mountain climbing (Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro). Visits to Arusha and Kilimanjaro National Parks. Breakfast, sundowners and dinner by the lake. Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Business support Our business centre offers multilingual secretarial support and 24hour global connectivity. Conference and event facilities The tented conference facility is set amidst coffee plantations on the shores of the lake and offers; full audio-visual and technical support services, catering, incentives, and organizational support.

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Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus, babysitting, nature walks and educational talks. Unique experiences Coffee farm tours, lakeshore mountain biking, canoeing, trekking and mountain climbing (Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro). Eco-culture A number of villages in the Arusha region belong to the Cultural Tourism Programme and offer tours to local villages, craft markets and cooperatives. The hotel works with a wide range of local farms and growers to produce locally sourced organic products.

Direct contact P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Tel: +255 27 2553313/14/15 or 2553049 Fax: +255 27 2553316 or 2554165 Email: mtvillage@serena.co.tz

Reservations Tourism Promotion Services (Tanzania) 2nd Floor, Diamond Trust Building P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Tel: +255 27 2545555 Fax: +255 27 2545369 Email: reservations@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com 25


Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge Standing high on the edge of a towering escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquility, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness. Loosely grouped around an infinity pool, the lodge offers a central dining room styled to replicate a Maasai Boma, spacious grounds, a cliff-top bush dining site, and a lake-view bar and observation point with stunning views across the lake and onwards to the cleft of the Great Rift Valley. Uniquely, the rooms are housed in traditional circular Rondavels, which are widely spaced along the escarpment, thus enjoying superb views of the lake. Just a short drive from the lodge is Lake Manyara National Park, whose forests and plains embrace the lake, which is typically fringed with thousands of coral-pink flamingoes, and is home to the world-famous tree-climbing lions. Location The Lodge is in Mto wa Mbu, Northern Tanzania, 130kms from Arusha. Accommodation The colourfully-presented ensuite rooms are housed in circular, double-storey, ‘rondavels’ along the escarpment, each with its own private verandah and view across the Lake. The lodge also offers one suite. Room amenities Include: Ceiling fans, telephone, WiFi, mosquito nets, valet and laundry services, and use of the dedicated satellite TV room. LODGE AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The spacious dining room features an interior bar area, a central buffet and both inside and terrace seating. Presented in typical Maasai style, it features the use of swirling primary colours on textured white walls, which are embellished with traditional Masai beadwork, gourds and leatherwork. Health and wellness We offer a swimming pool and sundeck and a range of health and beauty treatments.

Activities and cultural interaction Game drives in Lake Manyara National Park, nature trails, forest hikes, mountain biking and canoeing. Cultural choices include tours of the neighbouring villages and dance displays by the local Iraqw people. Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Business support Our business centre offers multilingual secretarial support and 24hour global connectivity. Conference and event facilities The lodge has its own dedicated under-canvas conference space, which stands in the grounds. Fully air-conditioned, this supremely different conference venue offers; full audio-visual and technical support services, catering, incentives, and organizational support.

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Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus, babysitting, nature walks and educational talks. Unique experiences Game drives around the lake with the chance of encountering the spectacular tree-climbing lions. Lake canoeing and boating (water levels permitting), escarpment walks, mountain biking, cultural lectures, village tours and lunches, cliff-top BBQ, and escarpment sundowners Eco-culture The Lodge is an integral part of the local cultural tourism programme the profits from which go towards the support of the local community. It also provides community health and educational support and cultural promotion.

Direct contact P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Tel: +255 27 2539160/1/2/3/5 Fax: +255 27 2539164 Email: lakemanyara@serena.co.tz

Reservations Tourism Promotion Services (Tanzania) 2nd Floor, Diamond Trust Building P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Tel: +255 27 2545555 Fax: +255 27 2545369 Email: reservations@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com 27


The Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines so as to blend entirely into the landscape. Inspired by the ‘cradle of mankind’ of the nearby Ol Duvai Gorge Paleolithic Site, the décor features stylized cave art, a rock-built bar and dining room, a crater-rim viewing terrace and a central fire, which remains lit day and night. Known as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has offered sanctuary to its unique collection of over 25,000 large mammals since the dawn of time.

Activities and cultural interaction Half or full-day Crater tours, lunch on the crater floor, visits to authentic Maasai Manyattas and handicraft markets, guided walks around the crater rim, lunch, sundowners or dinner at ‘Lone Tree’ on the crater rim. Visits to Olduvai Gorge Palaeolithic Site, visits to the Crater Highlands and greater Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.

Location The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, lies immediately adjacent to the Serengeti National Park and 180kms from Arusha.

Conference and event facilities The lodge has its own dedicated under-canvas conference or event space, which stands in the grounds with stunning views over the crater rim to the plains below. Fully air-conditioned, this supremely different conference venue offers; full audio-visual and technical support services, catering, incentives, and organizational support.

Accommodation Strung around the Crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony and crater view, the 75 rooms feature stylized prehistoric cave paintings and traditional contemporary Maasai art. The lodge also offers a suite. Room amenities Include: Room service, telephone and WiFi, laundry and valet services, and the use of a communal satellite TV room. LODGE AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The split-level rock-built dining and bar area features a wall of glass, looking down on to the constantly changing vistas of the crater below, while double doors lead out on to a broad viewing terrace, where safari sundowners can be served. Breakfast and lunch can also be staged in the acacia groves of the crater, while safari sundowners are ideally enjoyed high on the crater rim. Health and wellness We offer guided walks and a range of health and beauty treatments.

Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Business support Our business centre offers multilingual secretarial support and 24hour global connectivity.

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Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus, babysitting, nature walks and educational talks. Unique experiences Include; a picnic lunch by the hippo pools of the crater, full English breakfast on the crater floor, visits to Maasai villages, sundowners on the crater rim. Eco-culture Constructed to strict ecological guidelines, the lodge works closely with the surrounding Maasai communities both to promote and sustain the local heritage and to provide educational and health support.

Direct contact P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Tel : +255 27 2537050/2/3/4/5 Fax: +255 27 2537056 Email: ngorongoro@serena.co.tz

Reservations Tourism Promotion Services (Tanzania) 2nd Floor, Diamond Trust Building P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Tel: +255 27 2545555 Fax: +255 27 2545369 Email: reservations@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com 29


Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, this lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Winner of numerous awards from the world travel press, it is centrally located adjacent to the arena for the world-famous annual migration of the wildebeest. Situated close to the world-famous 2-million-yearold Paleolithic site of Ol Duvai, ‘birthplace of mankind’, the lodge has been styled to offer a showcase of cultural performance, heritage and traditional art. Designed to blend completely into the living landscape, the rooms are housed in a series of traditional domed ‘rondavels’ clustered loosely around the stunning infinity pool. Location Serengeti National Park, 335kms from Arusha, 27kms from Seronera airstrip. Accommodation Each of the charmingly presented 66 rooms is accommodated in a traditionally-thatched ‘Rondavel’ with private balcony. The lodge offers one suite and two rooms for the physically challenged. Room amenities Include: Room service, ceiling fans, telephone and WiFi, satellite TV (in communal TV room), hair dryers (on request from reception), safety deposit, laundry and valet services. LODGE AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality Linked by shaded walkways and clustered around the roaring furnace of the central circular barbecue arena (operational breakfast, lunch and dinner), the high-domed halls of the two-tier dining room are supported by massive papyrus-topped pillars and embellished with sumptuous traditional ‘Makonde’ carvings. Outside is a circular terrace, which looks out over the grounds towards the swimming pool. Health and wellness Swimming pool, guided walks and a range of health and beauty treatments.

Activities and cultural interaction Game drives, guided walks, birdwatching, balloon safaris, Bush BBQ, bush dining, safari sundowners. Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Business support Our business centre offers multilingual secretarial support and 24hour global connectivity. Conference and event facilities The lodge offers a series of interlinked conference areas, private bars, scenic terraces and exclusive dining options, all of which benefit from; full audiovisual and technical support, catering services and incentives programmes. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus, babysitting, nature walks and educational talks. Unique experiences The annual migration of the wildebeest, balloon safaris, visits to Ol Duvai Gorge Paleolithic site, sundowners in the bush, bush BBQ. Eco-culture The lodge works closely with the surrounding communities to provide educational and health support, promote traditional heritage crafts, and employ cultural guides and entertainers.

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Direct contact P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Tel: +255 28 2621519 or 2621507 Fax: +255 28 2621520 Email: serengeti@serena.co.tz

Reservations Tourism Promotion Services (Tanzania) 2nd Floor, Diamond Trust Building P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Tel: +255 27 2545555 Fax: +255 27 2545369 Email: reservations@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com 31


Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp, Western Serengeti Scenically located in a glade, known as ‘the place of the klipspringer’ and guarded by three- million- year-old granite towers, this luxury tented camp is unique. Cleverly located on one of the main annual migration corridors for over one million wildebeest, half a million zebras and gazelles, and their accompanying cast of predators it stands at the very epicentre of one of the world’s most famous national parks. Presented in traditional safari style, it features a central tented lounge and mess tent, a stone viewing terrace and an evening campfire cocktail area. Location Serengeti National Park, 335kms from Arusha and adjacent to both the Seronera and Lobo airstrips Accommodation The sixteen large custom-made canvas tents are widely spaced throughout the rocky glades of the camp. Reached by winding stone paths, each tent stands on a stone platform, which features a spacious verandah with both safari chairs and sun loungers. Opening off the spacious bedroom, is a tented bathroom, which features twin basins, shower and flushing WC. The main bedroom area features two queensized four-poster beds, each with all encompassing mosquito nets. Tent amenities Include: Tent service, ceiling fans, walk-in mosquito netting, laundry and valet services. CAMP AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The central tented lounge features a stylish bar and a selection of wildwood seating. The dining room is presented in classic tented style with a panoramic terrace looking out over the plains. Safari sundowners and

bush dinners can also be presented on the ‘endless plains’ after which the Serengeti is named. Health and wellness We offer guided walks and a range of health and beauty treatments. Activities and cultural interaction Game drives, guided walks, birdwatching, balloon safaris, Bush BBQ, bush dining, sundowners on the plains, kopje and rock art tours, fishing trips to Lake Victoria. Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Family features We offer; family tents, children’s menus, babysitting, nature walks and educational talks. Unique experiences The annual migration of the wildebeest, balloon safaris, hiking tours around the area’s distinctive kopjes (granite outcrops) and prehistoric rock art, balloon safaris, visits to Ol Duvai Gorge Paleolithic site, sundowners in the bush, fishing trips to Lake Victoria. Eco-culture The camp, which has been constructed to strict ecological standards using only ecologically sustainable materials, works closely with the surrounding communities to provide educational and health support, promote traditional heritage crafts, and employ cultural guides and entertainers.

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Direct contact P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Tel: +255 28 2622040 or 2622042 Fax: +255 28 2622046 Email: mbuzimawe@serena.co.tz

Reservations Tourism Promotion Services (Tanzania) 2nd Floor, Diamond Trust Building P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Tel: +255 27 2545555 Fax: +255 27 2545369 Email: reservations@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com 33


Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World TM One of our most exclusive safari venues, and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World TM, Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp offers the epitome of classic ‘Out of Africa’ safari camp luxury. Styled to replicate the elegant hunting camps of such legendary ‘white hunters’ as Denys Finch Hatton and Baron Bror Blixen, it is located adjacent to the famous western corridor of the Serengeti National Park - arena of the ‘Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth’, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. Designed in Edwardian style, it features an elegantly tented lounge evocatively furnished with a tasteful selection of safari antiques, a stained-glass and mahogany bar, twin mess tents, and a stone flagged terrace looking out over the Serengeti’s western corridor. Location Western Serengeti is 110kms from Seronera airstrip, 16kms from Grumeti airstrip, and 399kms from Arusha. Accommodation The camp has just 25 widely-spaced luxury tents, raised on timber platforms, each with a glorious view of the plains and dedicated butler service. Each tent has a spacious furnished deck leading to a bedroom furnished in antique Edwardian style with steamer-trunks, writing desk, brass lamps, rugs and four-poster bed. The luxurious ensuite bathroom is presented in polished mahogany and features twin marble basins, walk-in shower and separate flushing WC.

are served on a table d’hôte basis, both lunch and supper being five-course, while an extensive selection of wines and spirits are offered. Health and wellness Swimming pool, guided walks and a range of health and beauty treatments. Activities and cultural interaction Game drives, guided walks, birdwatching, balloon safaris, Bush BBQ, bush dining, safari sundowners on the plains and fishing trips to Lake Victoria. Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Unique experiences Immediate proximity to the western corridor, scene of the annual migration of over a million wildebeest and their attendant cast of predators, crocodile viewing along the Grumeti River, exclusive bush dining, fishing trip to Lake Victoria. Eco-culture The camp, which has been constructed to strict ecological standards using only ecologically sustainable materials, works closely with the surrounding communities to provide educational and health support and cultural promotion.

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Direct contact P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Tel: + 255 28 2621518 or 2621544 Fax: + 255 28 2621517 Email: kirawira@serena.co.tz

Tent amenities Include: Tent service, personal stationery and writing desk, ceiling fans, walk-in mosquito netting, hairdryers, laundry and valet services. CAMP AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality In keeping with the theme of colonial opulence, the twin dining tents feature Edwardian-styled dining furniture, sprung floors, crisp-starched napery, delicate blue and white china, and elaborate silverware. The staff are attired in classical colonial ‘mess’ uniform of white Swahili robes and turbans. Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Reservations Tourism Promotion Services (Tanzania) 2nd Floor, Diamond Trust Building P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Tel: +255 27 2545555 Fax: +255 27 2545369 Email: reservations@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com 35


Selous Luxury Camp Vast, pristine and largely undiscovered, the spectacular Selous Game Reserve is a World Heritage Site and the largest expanse of game reserve in Africa. Four times the size of the Serengeti, it is watered by the mighty Rufiji River, and is home to the largest concentrations of elephants in the world.

Tent amenities Include: Tent service, 24-hour hot water, flushing WCs, and walk-in showers; ceiling fans; king-sized fourposter beds; dressing area; seating area; writing desk; private deck; mini bar; tea and coffee making facilities; telephone and WiFi; hairdryers, laundry and valet services.

Hidden deep within rolling woodland, Selous Luxury Tented Camp features a half circle of twelve khaki tents raised on wildwood platforms with thickly-thatched traditional roofs. Embraced by the eroded cliffs of a dry river bed, is a high-vaulted, open-sided space, which houses an Edwardian-styled lounge, library, bar and dining room. Granite steps lead down into a crescent of blue pool, which laps into a gentle cascade. Lit by chandeliers and low brass lamps, the graciously presented lounge widens into a timbered deck, where an evening fire pit blazes and lanterns glow.

CAMP AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality Presented in traditional Edwardian style, the lounge, library and bar space features sprung-floors, leather sofas, wing-back chairs and safari antiques, while the open-sided dining room looks out over the pool and features an outdoor dining and relaxation deck. Menus are tailored to the guests’ preferences.

Location The Selous National Reserve lies a 45 minute’s flight from Dar es Salaam International Airport. A meet and greet service is offered from Stiegler’s Airstrip, which is just a half-hour’s game drive away from the camp. Accommodation A triumph of opulence against the raw beauty of the last true African wilderness, the twelve tents echo the lavish luxury of the hunting camps of such legendary ‘white hunters’ as Frederick Selous, Baron Bror Blixen and Denys Finch Hatton, whose guests enjoyed only the finest linen, cut crystal and silver service. Carpeted in cream, with rich rugs, ornate chandeliers and gorgeously net-swathed four-poster beds, each tent features an Edwardian bathroom, complete with bath tub and twin giltgarlanded bow-fronted washstands.

Health and wellness Includes; guided walks and hot-spring bathing. Activities and cultural interaction Includes; dedicated safari guide and vehicle, nature and bird walks, bush walks (with armed ranger), hotspring bathing, visits to the grave of Frederick Selous. Honeymoons The camp offers a sublime honeymoon destination, which can include lamp-lit bush dinners for two, river or cliff-top sundowners and hotspring bathing. Unique experiences Your own dedicated safari guide and vehicle, who will lead your choice of game drives, bush walks (with armed ranger), hippo-pool walk, bird-walks and fishing trips. Resident packs of endangered hunting dogs nearby, elephant-viewing along the river and access to some of the finest wildlife viewing in Africa.

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Direct contact P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Mobile Tel: +255 786 999047 or 786 999057 Fax: +255 786 999054 Email: selous@serena.co.tz

Reservations Dar es Salaam Office Tourism Promotion Services (Tanzania) P.O.Box 23250, Seacliff Village, Toure Drive Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tel: + 255 22 2600305/6 Fax: + 255 22 2600310 Cell : + 255 786 999065 Email: darreservations@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com www.selousluxury.com 37


Mivumo River Lodge Built out on timbered decks above the banks of the mighty Rufiji River with long views down the plunging torrents of Stiegler’s Gorge, Mivumo River Lodge offers just twelve luxurious chalets, each of which stands on its own river-view deck, with rain shower and private plunge pool. Traditionally thatched, with high vaulted ceilings and picture windows, each room features an engaging mix of classic safari antiques and ultra-modern leather and rattan styled furniture. The lodge also offers the exclusive Rufiji Royal Suite, which features three double bedrooms, dining room, lounge, private swimming pool and dedicated sundeck. Above a triple-tier deck, with an infinity pool, cascade, viewing deck, spa and sun deck, the spacious central dining room leads down to an opensided lounge and bar, whose leather sofas look out over the river. Softly lit by baronial wrought-iron chandeliers, the lounge also features an outdoor evening cocktail deck, where a fire burns and the river is illuminated by glowing flares. Vast, pristine and largely undiscovered, the spectacular Selous Game Reserve is a World Heritage Site and the largest expanse of game reserve in Africa. Covering 55,000 square kilometres of rolling savannah, lakes, rivers and deltas, it is four times the size of the Serengeti and home to the largest concentrations of elephants in the world. Location The Lodge is in the Selous National Reserve, which is 45 minute’s flight from Dar es Salaam International Airport. A meet and greet service is offered from Stiegler’s Airstrip, which is just a half-hour’s game drive away from the lodge. Accommodation The 12 spacious chalets are widelyspaced along the river bank, each with its own private viewing deck, sun loungers, plunge pool and rain shower. The central area features a king-sized bed, writing desk, river-view lounge with LCD TV, double bathroom with dressing area and Victorian clawfoot bath. The lodge also offers the

exclusive Rufiji Royal Suite, which offers three double bedrooms, dining room, lounge, private swimming pool and dedicated sundeck. Room amenities Include: dedicated butler-service; all-inclusive fine wines and spirits; all-inclusive game drives; riverboat safaris and bush dining experiences; dedicated wildlife guide, client-tailored menus and dining experiences; mini bar; tea and coffee making facilities; telephone, WiFi, LCD TV, hair dryer, ceiling fans; laundry and valet services. LODGE AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality Overlooking the river, infinity pool and sundecks, the traditionally thatched dining room offers an exclusive dining experience, which features client-tailored menus and the option of taking lunch in the bush or along the river. Evening cocktails can be served in the lounge, on the flamelit fire-pit deck, on the sandbanks of the river, or in the bush. Health and wellness Options include guided walks, hotspring bathing, and a range of natureinspired Selous Spa treatments. Activities and cultural interaction Includes; dedicated safari guide and vehicle, river safaris, bush dining, hosted river fishing, nature and bird walks, bush walks (with armed ranger), hot-spring bathing, visits to the grave of Frederick Selous. Honeymoons The lodge offers a sublime honeymoon destination, which can include lamp-lit bush dinners for two, river or cliff-top sundowners, hot-spring bathing and ‘his and hers’ massage. Unique experiences Unique trips down the Rufiji River in your dedicated safari-adapted motor launch. Sand-bank picnics, lantern-lit river sundowners. Unique elephantviewing, resident packs of endangered hunting dogs nearby, and access to some of the finest wildlife viewing in Africa.

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Direct contact P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Mobile Tel: +255 786 999052 or 786 999060 Fax: +255 786 999046 Email: mivumo@serena.co.tz

Reservations Dar es Salaam Office Tourism Promotion Services (Tanzania) P.O.Box 23250, Seacliff Village, Toure Drive Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tel: + 255 22 2600305/6 Fax: + 255 22 2600310 Cell : + 255 786 999065 Email: darreservations@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com www.selousluxury.com 39


Zanzibar Serena Inn A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World TM Idyllically situated on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours, and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar Serena Inn is a haven of tranquility and opulence amongst the bustle of one Africa’s most ancient and most enchanting towns. A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World ™ , the inn has been styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence. Location Central Stone Town, 7kms from Zanzibar International Airport (20 minute’s flight from Dar es Salaam). Accommodation We offer a selection of Standard and Prime rooms, Executive Suites, a Presidential Suite and a honeymoon suite. Each room is presented in timehonoured Zanzibar style and features a traditional Lamu four-poster bed and a private balcony. Room amenities Include: 24-hour room service, air-conditioning, WiFi and inroom modem hook-up, direct-dial phone, voice-mail, complimentary newspaper, in-room satellite TV, mini bar, private safe, tea and coffee-making facilities, hair driers, mosquito nets, laundry and valet services, airport shuttle and limousine service. INN AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality Lapped by the waves of the Indian Ocean, the Baharia Restaurant offers all-day international and Swahili cuisine and weekly Swahili banquets around the pool. On the roof of the Inn is our exclusive open-air Terrace Restaurant, which looks out over the bay and features a supreme selection of freshly-caught sea food. Presented in traditional Swahili style, the Masahani Bar features performances by a traditional Taarab orchestra and offers both indoor and terrace seating. Adjacent to the pool, the Ndele Coffee Shop offers traditional Swahili coffee and fresh-baked pastries. The Mangapwani Beach Club Located on the unspoilt northwest coast of Zanzibar (a short drive from the Inn), the Mangapwani Beach Club offers white sandy beaches, sumptuous seafood barbecues, luxury day beds and changing facilities, swimming, snorkelling, sea kayaking, diving, dhow trips, nature trails and visits to the local dhow-building communities and the famous Mangapwani Slave Caves.

Health and wellness Swimming pool, henna body painting, water sports at the exclusive Mangapwani Beach Club, and a range of health and beauty treatments. Activities and cultural interaction Include: Dhow trips, island tours, dolphin, turtle and humpback whale watching, Swahili banquets with traditional Taarab orchestra, tours of the spice gardens and ancient Stone Town (to include The House of Wonders, the Sultan’s Palace, Livingstone’s House, The National Museum, the Hamamni Baths, the Chukwani, Mtoni and Maruhubi Palaces, the Persian baths of Kidichi, the cathedral and old slave market, and The Old Dispensary Cultural Centre). Visits to the islands of Pemba, Grave Island, Prison Island or Snake Island, diving (including wreck-diving) on the world-famous reefs of the Pemba Channel, and visits to the Jozani Forest Nature Reserve, the world’s last red colobus monkey sanctuary. Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Business support Our business centre offers multilingual secretarial support and 24hour global connectivity. Conference and event facilities Presented in traditional Zanzibar style, the dedicated conference room accommodates 40 guests, while services include; full audio-visual and technical support services, catering, incentives, and organizational support. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service.

Tanzania Direct contact P.O. Box 4151, Zanzibar Tel: +255 24 2233567 or 2233015 or 2233587 or 2231015 Fax: +255 24 2233019 Email: zanzibar@serena.co.tz

Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus and babysitting. Eco-culture Zanzibar shelters one of the most ancient and enduring cradles of Swahili culture, while the Inn incorporates three historically significant buildings, which have been sensitively restored as part of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. The Inn plays a major part in the community life of Zanzibar, sponsoring a wide range of educational, health and communityrelated projects.

Reservations Tourism Promotion Services (Tanzania) 2nd Floor, Diamond Trust Building P.O. Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania Tel: +255 27 2545555 Fax: +255 27 2545369 Email: reservations@serena.co.tz Web: www.serenahotels.com 41


Kampala Serena Hotel A member of the Leading Hotels of the World group Serena’s Uganda flagship, the Kampala Serena Hotel is an inspirational blend of 5-star polish, pan-African panache, social style and business reliability. Ideally located at the very heart of Kampala, the hotel stands amidst 72 acres of landscaped grounds and water gardens. An oasis of cool and green, encircled by the seven hills of Kampala, this 152-room world-class hotel is the focal point of national, regional, business, political and social life. Inspirationally styled as a showcase for Ugandan art, this unique 5-star hotel offers; an international conference centre, a garden auditorium, a roof-top terrace, a rock-sculptured pool terrace, three restaurants, two bars and the Moorish palace of the ‘Maisha Mind Body and Spirit Spa’. Location Central Kampala, 40kms from Entebbe International Airport. Accommodation We offer a wide range (152) of rooms and suites, all of which are elegantly presented in a fusion of international and Ugandan style, and all of which have private balconies or terraces. They comprise: 108 Deluxe Rooms, 32 Executive Rooms, 8 Executive Suites, 3 Business Suites and the Royal Suite. We also offer the Bambara Lounge for the exclusive use of our residents, which offers newspapers, periodicals and café service as well as a Bedouintented outdoor terrace and meeting area. Room amenities 24-hour room service, airconditioning, WiFi and in-room modem hook-up, direct-dial phone, voice-mail, complimentary newspaper, in-room satellite TV, mini bar, private safe, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, airport shuttle and limousine service. HOTEL AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality We offer a world of dining and entertaining options. Choose from our stunning gourmet fine-dining restaurant, The Pearl of Africa; The Explorers Italian Bistro; The Lakes all-day international restaurant; The Sesse Pool Terrace; and The Mist interior and terrace bar. Health and wellness The ‘Maisha’ health Club and Spa offers; a 25-metre swimming pool, gymnasium, cardio studio, aerobic studio, running track, steam room,

sauna, plunge pool, sundeck, juice bar, hair and beauty salon and a wide range of health and beauty services. There is a golf course nearby. Activities and cultural interaction The hotel is ideally placed in the centre of Kampala, within walking distance of the main shopping and business districts. Just 30-45 minute’s drive from Entebbe and Lake Victoria, the hotel is also well-placed for visits to The Entebbe Botanical Gardens, Jinja, the Owen Falls, Sezibwa Falls and Bujagali Falls, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the Mabira Forest. Shopping Our gift shop and news-stand offers a wide range of travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Business support Our business centre offers; private boardrooms and office spaces, multilingual secretarial staff and 24-hour global connectivity. Conference and event facilities Africa’s premier conference venue the prestigious Kampala Serena International Conference Centre offers: The Victoria Auditorium (1,500 guests), the Nile Gallery and a range of interconnecting meeting rooms and break-out areas. The main hotel also offers the interconnecting Crane and Turaco Rooms, the outside Garden Auditorium and the ‘Maisha’ roof terrace. All enjoy state-of-theart audio-visual equipment, WiFi connectivity, ‘Telepresence’, delegate support, events planning, catering services and travel desk. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus, babysitting and a shallow pool area. Eco aware The hotel hosts its own plant nurseries and has a major corporate social responsibility programme. Unique experiences A visit to the hotel’s sister facility, just 20 minute’s drive away on the shores of Lake Victoria, the Lake Victoria Serena Resort offering a relaxing lakeside retreat. Shuttle services run between the two hotels.

Uganda

Direct contact P. O Box 7814, Kampala, Uganda Tel: +256 414 309000 Fax: +256 414 259130 Email: kampala@serena.co.ug Web: www.serenahotels.com

Reservations Nairobi Serena Hotel, Kenyatta Avenue P.O. Box 46302-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: + 254 20 2822000 or 2725111 or 313800 Fax: + 254 20 2725184 or 2725250 or 2771776 Email: nairobi@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com 43


Lake Victoria Serena Resort Styled to replicate the lines of a classically rustic Roman villa, the 4-star Lake Victoria Serena Resort has been positioned so as to offer both a contrast and an extension to the 5-star profile of the flagship Kampala Serena Hotel, thus ensuring that the Serena portfolio embraces all aspects of Uganda’s social and corporate life. Rising above terraced rose gardens, which descend through water cascades and fountains almost to the shores of Lake Victoria the central citadel is encircled by broad café and cocktail terraces, where cushioned sofas invite relaxation. Above the marble reception, where a Roman fountain plays, white-arched galleries rise to a clear glass atrium, through which shafts of light illuminate the fountained courtyard below. Beyond the mosaic frescoes of the main restaurant, a clocktower rises above the pool-deck where colonnades of white arches offer the perfect frame for the hazy blue of the lake and the encircling green of the Lweza Hills. The resort is to be complemented by the addition of an 18-hole championship golf course, marina and luxury residential complex. Location On the shores of Lake Victoria in the Kigo District (equidistant between Kampala and Entebbe), the resort is twenty minute’s drive (30kms) from Entebbe International Airport and twenty minute’s drive to the centre of Kampala (15kms). The resort will feature its own helipad offering link services to the flagship 5-star Kampala Serena Hotel. Accommodation Widely spaced amongst the rose gardens, clusters of pastel-painted villas offer a choice of:124 Standard Rooms, Executive Suites and Presidential Suites, all with private verandahs and panoramic lake views. Room amenities Include: 24-hour room service, air-conditioning, WiFi and in-room modem hook-up, direct-dial phone, voice-mail, in-room flat-screen satellite TV, mini-bar, private safe, tea and coffee making facilities, hair driers, airport shuttle, taxi and limousine service. RESORT AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The Citadel all-day brasserie offers both an international selection and the Chef’s own array of typically Mediterranean cuisine. A wide

selection of snacks can be enjoyed, either on the extensive Lake View Pool Terrace, in the Courtyard Lounge or on the Piano Bar Terrace. The Kigo Bar, whose rustic brick arches suggest the vaulted cellars of a traditional Tuscan vineyard offers both interior and lake-terrace seating. Health and wellness Adjacent to the pool deck, the ‘Maisha’ Health Club and Spa offers; a 25m swimming pool, gymnasium and cardio studio, aerobic studio, steam room, sauna, plunge pool, sundeck and juice bar, and a full range of health and beauty treatments. The resort is to be complemented by the addition of an 18-hole championship golf course, marina and luxury residential complex. Activities and cultural interaction The resort is equidistant between Kampala and Entebbe with proximity to The Entebbe Botanical Gardens, Jinja, the Owen Falls, Sezibwa Falls and Bujagali Falls, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the Mabira Forest. Shopping Our gift shop and news-stand offers a wide range of travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts.

Uganda

Business support The Business Centre offers six PC stations, a selection of private boardrooms, multi-lingual secretarial staff and 24-hour global connectivity. Conference and event facilities The centre features a 450sqm conference room, which can be divided into three smaller rooms and will accommodate 300 guests. Additionally the centre offers four open-air terraces, a stand-alone meeting room, a dedicated brasserie and cocktail area, private lounge and open-air café terrace. All enjoy stateof-the-art audio-visual equipment, WiFi connectivity, delegate support, events planning, catering services and travel desk. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus, babysitting and a shallow pool area.

Direct contact Lweza-Kigo Road off Entebbe Road P. O Box 37761, Kampala, Uganda Tel: +256 414 7121000 Fax: +256 414 7121550 Email: lakevictoria@serena.co.ug Web: www.serenahotels.com

Reservations Serena Sales Centre Williamson House, 4th Floor 4th Ngong Avenue P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: (254) 020 2842000/2842333 Fax: (254) 020 2718102 Email: cro@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com 45


Kigali Serena Hotel Ideally located on one of Kigali’s most charming boulevards, the 5-star Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Relaxed yet elegant, the hotel features an Executive Lounge and Bar, which opens on to a wide sundeck overlooking the swimming pool. Location The hotel is in central Kigali, just 10kms from Kigali International Airport. Accommodation The Kigali Serena Hotel offers 148 rooms to include: 54 Standard Rooms, 37 Superior Rooms, 25 Deluxe Rooms, seven Prime Rooms, 18 Studio Suites, six Executive Suites and one Presidential Suite. All the rooms surround the central atrium and offer views, either over the city, or over the gardens and pool. Room amenities Include: 24-hour room service, air-conditioning, WiFi and in-room modem hook-up, direct-dial phone, voice-mail, in-room flat-screen satellite TV, mini-bar, private safe, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, airport shuttle, taxi and limousine service. HOTEL AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality One of the city’s most popular venues, the Milima Restaurant, overlooks the pool and has been styled to offer a classically elegant interior and a light-filled atrium overlooking the verdant tropical gardens. Relaxed and stylish, the all-day café-styled Sokoni Restaurant overlooks the pool and is renowned for its colourful cocktails, international cuisine and vibrant live music. The Executive Lounge and Bar offers an up-beat bar area and a more relaxed and intimate Piano Bar (with resident pianist from 7pm). Health and wellness The ‘Maisha’ Health Club and Spa offers a luxury swimming pool, gymnasium and cardio-studio, steam room, sauna, plunge pool, sundeck, juice bar and a full range of health and beauty treatments.

Activities and cultural interaction Include: Intore dance and musical performances, the Kigali City Tour, the Genocide Museum of Kigali, gorilla-tracking in the Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest and the Virunga Mountains. Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Business support Our business centre offers multilingual secretarial support and 24hour global connectivity. Conference and event facilities Facilities include: an 800-seater ballroom, a 500-seater auditorium (with stage and full AV), three spacious meeting rooms, an executive board room/private dining room, an International Press Centre, a selection of indoor and outdoor reception areas, WiFi connectivity, conference planning support, translation/ interpretation facilities, private entrance and function lobby, and extensive private parking. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus and babysitting. Unique experiences A weekend away at the Kigali Serena’s sister hotel, the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. Eco-culture The hotel works with the local community to promote Rwanda’s national heritage, showcases performances of traditional Intore music and dance and features an exclusive selection of traditional Rwandan art.

Rwanda

Direct contact Rue de la Révolution, P O Box 7469, Kigali, Rwanda Tel: +250 597100 or 600551/2 Fax: +250 597101 Email: Kigali@serena.co.rw Web: www.serenahotels.com

Reservations Serena Sales Centre Williamson House, 4th Floor 4th Ngong Avenue P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: (254) 020 2842000/2842333 Fax: (254) 020 2718102 Email: cro@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com 47


Lake Kivu Serena Hotel Serenely sited on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the sixth largest lake in Africa, and surrounded by extensive tropical gardens, the tastefully open-plan Lake Kivu Serena Hotel offers the ideal week-end escape. Within several hours drive of both the Rwandan capital, and the glorious Volcanoes National Park (home of the world famous mountain gorillas), it overlooks its own private beach and offers a wide selection of lake-view rooms, a panoramic restaurant, indoor and beachside bars, and a luxury swimming pool. Location The hotel stands on the shores of Lake Kivu, just outside the small town of Gisenyi, which is 160kms from Kigali (20 minute’s flight from Kigali International Airport) and minutes from the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo and the city of Goma. Accommodation We offer 66 Standard Rooms (one adapted for the physically challenged), which are presented in typically pan-African style with balconies and extensive views of the lake. We also offer six suites, with private sitting room, integrated work space, guest bathroom and furnished verandah. Room amenities Include: 24-hour room service, telephone, in-room satellite TV, private safe, tea and coffee making facilities and hair dryers. HOTEL AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The Kiyaga Restaurant, looks out over the swimming pool towards the lake, features Rwandese, African and international cuisine, and showcases a number of colourful theme nights. Ziwani Café, which stands just back from the beach offers all-day café service, beach BBQs, poolside BBQs and evening sundowners with live music and traditional Intore dancers. Health and wellness We offer a luxury swimming pool, a mini-gymnasium and a full range of health and beauty treatments. Activities and cultural interaction We offer a private sandy beach with direct access to lake swimming, a

swimming pool, boating, lake fishing, tennis, volleyball, walking, trekking, island tours and visits to the local hot springs. We also hold monthly lakeside beach bonfire parties with traditional Intore dance performances and live music. Shopping The gift shop offers; travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. Business support Our business centre offers multi-lingual secretarial support and 24-hour global connectivity. Conference and event facilities Facilities include: an air-conditioned ballroom, two spacious and interconnecting conference and event arenas, a private air-conditioned boardroom, a selection of indoor and outdoor reception areas, an interactive business centre, WiFi connectivity, audio-visual facilities, translation/ interpretation facilities, private entrance and function lobby and extensive private parking. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service.

Rwanda

Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus and babysitting. Unique experiences The ideal weekend retreat, the hotel is ideally placed for gorilla-tracking in the Volcanoes National Park, which lies just an hour’s drive away (60kms). Other experiences include: visits to the chimps and golden monkeys of Akagera National Park, volcano climbing in the Volcanoes National Park, primate or ornithological tours of Nyungwe Forest National Reserve, hiking and trekking in the Virunga Mountains, lake and crater tours in the Virungas. Eco-culture The hotel works with the local community to promote Rwanda’s national heritage and showcases performances of traditional Intore music and dance.

Direct contact P. O. Box 226, Gisenyi, Rwanda Tel: +250 541111 Fax: +250 541102 Email: kivureservations@serena.co.rw Web: www.serenahotels.com

Reservations Serena Sales Centre Williamson House, 4th Floor 4th Ngong Avenue P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: (254) 020 2842000/2842333 Fax: (254) 020 2718102 Email: cro@serena.co.ke Web: www.serenahotels.com 49


Polana Serena Hotel Built in 1922 along sweepingly splendid lines, the magnificent Polana Serena Hotel has long been considered one of Africa’s finest hotels. Located on the leafy boulevards of one of Maputo’s most exclusive residential districts, the ‘Grande Dame’ of Maputo belongs to an elite class of world-famous hotels, which includes such timeless legends as; Raffles Hotel, Singapore; The Dorchester, London and The Ritz in Paris. Having recently emerged from an extensive renovation programme designed to showcase the best of local architecture, culture and heritage, the hotel now represents a landmark historic building whose classic charm has been fused with the ultimate in world-class amenities. Location Central Maputo, 15 minute’s drive from Mavalane International Airport. Accommodation Presented in an inspirational fusion of international, African and authentically Portuguese style, our 142 rooms include 19 Studio Rooms, 50 Standard Rooms, 47 Deluxe Rooms, 16 Executive Rooms, nine Executive suites and one Presidential Suite. Room amenities 24-hour room service, airconditioning, 24-hour free WiFi and in-room modem hook-up, direct-dial phone, voice-mail, in-room satellite TV and entertainment centre, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, electronic safe, hair dryer, travel desk, residents’ lounge, Maisha Health Club and Spa and airport shuttle and limousine services. HOTEL AMENITIES Dining, bars and hospitality The all-day Varanda Restaurant overlooks the main swimming pool and offers both buffet and à la carte choices, a live grill station and coffee shop and live music on Fridays, Saturdays and during our distinctive ‘Sunday Brunch’. The Delagoa finedining restaurant features a pre-dinner cocktail lounge, private dining room, inside and terrace seating, live piano music, and a menu that showcases a distinctive fusion of classical French cuisine and contemporary Portuguese favourites. The open-air, poolside Aquarius Restaurant and Bar serves all-day snacks, grills, salads and sushi, the Polana Bar serves morning coffee, light lunches, afternoon tea and a wide range of

cocktails, wines and spirits, while the Polana Residents Lounge offers an all day brasserie service, library and newspapers. We also offer a ‘Maisha’ juice bar remove this sentence Health and wellness The extensive ‘Maisha’ Health Club and Spa offers its own secluded courtyard garden, juice bar, hair and beauty salon, state-of-the-art gymnasium (with dedicated trainers), aerobics studio, tennis courts, massage and treatment rooms, sauna, steam rooms and dedicated 15m swimming pool (in addition to the main hotel pool). Activities and cultural interaction Choices include: The City Tour (The Iron House, Natural History Museum, Central Market, The Fort and the Coin Museum, The National Art Museum and Associação Núcleo de Arte), The Cultural Tour, The Sunset Cruise, The Maputo by Night Safari, the Saturday Craft Market, the Artedif Gallery, the ‘Costa do Sol Restaurant’, the restaurants and bars of the Zambi Docks and Waterfront, tropical island visits, Macaneta Beach, Bilene Beach, The Maputo Elephant Reserve, the Swaziland Cultural Experience, and the Kruger Park in South Africa. Shopping Our gift shop and news-stand offers a wide range of travel requisites, gift items, books, fashion items and cultural crafts. The hotel also features a shopping arcade. Business support Our business centre offers; private boardrooms and office spaces, multilingual secretarial staff and 24-hour global connectivity. Conference and event facilities The hotel offers an elegantly presented ballroom to accommodate 350 guests (and with banqueting facilities for 500 guests), and a range of four meeting and board rooms (to accommodate 14-50 guests), with full audio-visual support. Weddings and honeymoons We offer a selection of wedding and reception venues, honeymoon suites and a wedding advisory service. Family features We offer; family rooms, children’s menus, babysitting and a shallow pool area.

Mozambique

Direct contact Avenue Julius Nyerere, 1380. P.O. Box 1151, Maputo, Mozambique Tel: +258 21 241 700 / 800 Fax: +258 21 491480 Email: Reservations@serena.co.mz Web: www.serenahotels.com

Reservations Johannesburg Reservations Office Grayston Ridge Office Park (Block C, Ground Floor), 144 Katherine Street, Sandown, Johannesburg, South Africa. Tel: +27 21 2607/8/9/10 Fax: +27 86 666 3508 51


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Serena Sales Centre

Williamson House, 4th Floor 4th Ngong Avenue. P.O. Box 48690-00100 Nairobi, Kenya. Tel: +254 20 2842000/2842333. Fax: +254 20 2718103. Email: cro@serena.co.ke

Tanzania Central Reservations 2nd Floor, Diamond Trust House, P.O. Box 2551 Arusha, Tanzania.

Tel: +255 27 2545555. Fax: +255 27 2545369. Email: reservations@serena.co.tz

Johannesburg Reservations Office

Grayston Ridge Office Park (Block C, Ground Floor), 144 Katherine Street, Sandown, Johannesburg, South Africa. Tel: +27 21 2607/8/9/10. Fax: +27 86 666 3508. Email: reservations@serenahotels.co.za

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