The Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge in Kenya beckons you to leave your mark

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Views of the Mt. Kilimanjaro

Views of the Mt. Kilimanjaro

The Amboseli National Park is the home of Africa’s big five, has an Elephant Society and is the perfect spot to capture some breathtaking views of the Mt. Kilimanjaro. To enjoy your stay at Amboseli and to make this a memorable experience, the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge provides all the comforts that you need in this rugged yet beautiful terrain.

The Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge takes an active part in the rehabilitation of the Amboseli eco-system. As a part of its commitment towards sustainable tourism, the lodge takes part in reforestation, environmental training, power generation (with an aim to being self-sustained), waste management, conservation of water and also takes a deep interest in giving back something to the local community.

Guest bedroom at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Guest bedroom at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

The Lodge has an active Corporate Social Responsibility Program in place. It incorporates efforts to make Amboseli a green national park, reduce the amount of dust that is spewed and conserve the natural water resources such as the Ngong Narok swamp. Guests coming to stay at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge can take a part in this conservation program through the reforestation efforts of the lodge, replacing trees that were destroyed by elephants, wind and human hands.

Over the years the Amboseli national Park has been affected by huge amount of deforestation. In order to counter this and maintain the delicate eco-system, the management of the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge started a tree planting effort engaging the local communities, the guests and the staff. Every person who plants a tree is given a certificate.

Sustainable eco-tourism

Sustainable Eco-tourism

As a result of their deep dedication, more than two million seeds have sprouted. This amazing fact was acknowledged by Ecotourism Kenya’s CEO Kahindi Lekalhaile in a gala dinner. He acknowledged that no lodge in Kenya has planted more than two million trees in the area where they operate, when he presented the award of Ecotourism Enterprise 2011 to the management of the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.

Today the efforts of Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge is a success story that is well documented and told the world over. It is the largest project of its kind ever to have been conceived, funded and managed by a tourism Lodge in any country.

Staying at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Staying at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

But this is not all. In an ongoing bid to maintain their efforts and to spread awareness for understanding the importance of conservation of the environment, an onsite naturalist is always at hand to train the staff and the communities living around. These participating communities also benefit from their efforts in the form of clean drinking water, free medical advice, subsidized medicines, ante-natal care among other vital health services. The Lodge also takes a deep interest in representing the local Maasai culture, incorporating traditional designs and art in the interior decoration of the lodge.

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Rory Mukherjee

Rory Mukherjee is a freelance article writer specialising in digital photography and travel related topics.He is also an avid traveller who loves to document his travels in his articles and through his lenses.Rory currently contributes the latest travel news to YouTravel.com.au and hope to expand his travel prowess in the not too distant future.