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East Africa's Serena Hotels
While on a Media Tour of Northern Tanzania, hosted by Tanzania Tourist Board, three of Africa Travel Magazine's editors had the privilege of an overnight stay at the beautiful Serena Serengeti Lodge. It would take several pages to describe this great experience, and we've armloads of photos in the archives, so we'll leave that for later. With 10 luxury properties in the most exotic locations in East Africa, Serena Hotels is uniquely positioned to offer the ultimate quality experience for discerning travelers. As they say, "quality is the watchword throughout" - a fact recognized internationally with various accolades given to Serena properties.Two Kenyan hotels, the Nairobi Serena Hotel and Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel, are long standing members of 'The Leading Hotels of the World' organization.
By the way, the several of our group enjoyed a balloon safari arranged by the lodge.

Air Services boost for Northern circuit
Serena Hotels luxury properties in Tanzania's Northern Circuit are now more accessible than ever with the expansion of local air services. The new flights by Air Kenya and Regional Air Services, provide previously unavailable connections, which now allows direct access to the properties - Lake Manyara Serena, Ngorongoro Serena, Serengeti Serena and Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp. It also facilitates combination safaris with Serena's Kenyan properties and the newly opened Zanzibar Serena Inn. Flight schedules are available from Air Kenya, Regional Air Services or Serena Hotels.

Zanzibar Serena Inn.
Serena Beach Hotel is the only Kenyan Coast property to be so recognized. In addition, two of the new Serena facilities in Tanzania;
Zanzibar Serena Inn and Kirawira Tented Camp in Serengeti - were recently accepted into the 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World' organization. Serena's reputation for uncompromising standards of quality has, perhaps not surprisingly, attracted a growing VIP clientele, which last year included American First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter Chelsea, who spent two days at Serena's spectacular lodge beside the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge: In the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Long a favorite of Ernest Hemmingway and of Hollywood film makers, Amboseli National Park, with its herds of wild animals grazing in front of the magnificent backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, is the very "image of Africa" to many visitors. Set in the heart of the park, Amboseli Serena Lodge is designed in the style of Maasai " Manyatta", with all 96 rooms offering either a view of 'Africa's tallest mountain or the vast panorama of the game -filled plains. Overlooking the swimming pool and landscaped gardens is a sun terrace for game viewing.

The lodge's location on the edge of a natural spring, make it an ideal setting for the big five (lion, elephant, buffalo, cheetah and rhino), all of which are seen regularly on game drives in the park. The lodge also has an attractive, well equipped, air- conditioned conference room, with a view of Kilimanjaro. It is suitable for meetings, seminars or banquets for 100 conference participants. The lodge is 260 km (a 3-hour drive or 30-minute flight) from Nairobi.

The 10 Serena properties: five in Kenya, four in Tanzania's Northern Circuit and one in Zanzibar, indicate that the hotel group is able to offer tailor made safaris that are virtually limitless in their choice. Serena has the distinction of being the only purpose-built hospitality network in East Africa and a massive investment program has ensured that the group's properties offer unrivaled standards and facilities. In keeping with the Serena philosophy of "Harmony with the Environment", each of the establishments features ethnic design and architecture, making full use of local materials and blending in with their surroundings. From Africa Travel Magazine's Congress Edition.

Other Recommended Hotels

Gabon: Hotel Mots de Crystal
Pl. de L'Independance, PO Box 544, Libreville. Gabon
Tel No: 76-25-20, 76-25-23, Fax No: 74 65 01
Number of Rooms: 49, Single from: 64. US Dollars. A small hotel located in the centre of town, not far from the shore. Pleasant rooms with bath, air conditioning, radio and TV. 2 small suites. Bar, restaurant and garden. Limited meeting facilities and small pool. Wheelchair access. Rooms for non smokers. Free parking. Renovated in 1992. Facilities: Air Conditioning, Sandy Beach, Conference Facilities, Disabled Facilities, Swimming Pool
Airport: Libreville Leon M'ba 3 kms.

Ghana: Golden Tulip Hotel of Accra. Advertisers in our 1999 Congress Edition. E-mail

Ghana: Kata International Hotel, Accra. Advertisers in our 1999 Congress Edition. E-mail

Tanzania: Sopa Serengeti/ Ngorongoro Lodge
Advertisers in our 1999 Congress Editon. E-mail


Associate Editor/ Publisher Muguette Goufrani is producing a special "Hotel and Resort Section." If you have items on this topic, fax Muguette at 604-681-6595 or e-mail

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