2014-03-06 Eray Celebi

Hotel Review: Sentrim Amboseli Lodge, Kenya

Amboseli Sentrim hotel is eco friendly lodge is just a short drive from the entrance to Amboseli National Park in Kenya. We stayed here for a few nights while visiting wonderful Amboseli National Park.

Lovely lodge in the nature

The Sentrim facility is clean, has good food, and numerous tents spread over a large grassy area. These are permanent tents, with solid floor and  equipped with one bathroom with no doors (only curtain), plenty of hot water and pleasant furnishings. There are no mosquito nets in the tents but we hadn’t any mosquito problem while we sleep.  Mosquito and  insect repellent creams highly recommended if you plan to sit outside of the tent at night .

You are truly in the middle of nature with birds everywhere at your doorstep. The park itself was a few minutes drive away. Elephants and lots of other wildlife in abundance with the backdrop of Kilimanjaro.  This lodge has all the ingredients to make you feel as close to the nature as possible. Right from the dinner area to the camps that you will feel the nature.

The Sentrim has a very good viewpoint to for Mt. Kilimanjaro and the view is breathtaking.

The nights tend to get cooler and since, the camps doesn’t have any solid walls, its recommended that you have warm clothing. The electricity goes out at 11 at night and make sure you charge all your batteries before that.

We found our tent  locking method (mini-padlock on the bottom of the tent opening) to be little difficult especially at night with limited visual, I highly suggest to take a flashlight with you (in the end you are middle of nature and you should always carry a pocket flashlight). Otherwise, the tent was good  and we had no issues. The highlight was the view of Kilimanjaro from the camp in early morning just front of our tent.

Amenities at the Sentrim Amboseli include an express check-in and check-out feature, room service and a library. A Wi-Fi connection is available in the hotel, meaning you’ll have no problems keeping connected during your stay.

Offering 4-star accommodation, the rooms at the Sentrim Amboseli feature premium amenities including a welcome drink and a coffee maker. A desk, a mini bar  can be found in each room of the hotel.

Amboseli Airport is just a 30-minute drive from the Sentrim Amboseli.

 Sentrim Hotel and Lodge

Nice reception and friendly staff.

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 Around the lodge

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 Cosy walking paths.

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 A lovely swimming pool with a nice pool-side bar. The water in the pool is ice-cold, very refreshing. A great place to spend time before the afternoon game drive.

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 Lovely tents middle of the nature.

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 Clean and spacious rooms. 

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 Every tent has a small terras with chairs and nice view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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 Stunning view with famous acacia trees.

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 Around 9pm every evening the Maasai hold a traditional dance performance here. After the dance, they are happy to sit and chat with you around the open fire. 

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 Sentrim lodge bar.

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 The dinner serve between 6.30 -9.30 pm. There were a wide range of choices, salad, warm soup, chicken, beef, vegetarian, fresh fruit and dessert. Beverage is not included in price. There´s also fresh pizzas prepare by order with our own toppings. The chef cooked them in a open clay oven. Very crunchy and delicious.

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Read also more detailed info about sentrim hotel first walk-in and feelings and our great game drive adventure in travel notes:


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Sentrim hotel and lodge provides good accommodation with a great location near amboseli national park. We highly recomment it any one planning to go to game drive at Amboseli national park.


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Amboseli Sentrim Hotel Adress: Amboseli National Reserve, Kenya


Also published in Wander Traveler Mag Issue 01


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Eray Celebi An entrepreneur, traveller, web designer, outdoor enthusiast and i like photography .... From Turkey, born in Germany and living in Sweden at the moment... I've been bitten by the travel bug and constantly traveling the world since 2002. Has been more than 40 countries & many more cities so far...

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