Sentrim Amboseli’s location deep inside the reserve guarantees close encounters with the park’s renowned elephants. Also happily roaming the grasslands are buffallos, wildebeast, zebra, giraffes, impalas and several predators. Located 280 kilometers south of Nairobi and 260 kilometers north of Mombasa. During the wet season, the rains flood the lake bed and the surrounding area.
Though, this plentiful water does not sustain a rich vegetal variety. The cause is the high salt deposits in the lake bed, which the flood dilute and disperse hindering plant growth. For this reason few trees grow in the park, only small patches of acacia and some palm trees far off the lake. Contrariwise, salt-rich pastures grow and are very appreciated by the herbivores. Despite the first impression of a dusty and arid land, actually Amboseli is overflowing with water all the year round, but under the ground.
The snows of Kilimanjaro melt and flow downhill, soaking the porous subsoil layers of volcanic rocks. Waters converge into various underground streams, that rise in two clear water springs in the center of the park and ooze from down under in several points giving birth to large marshes like the Loginya Swamp, in which papyrus grow and elephants, hippos and buffalos find their particular spas, together with their accompanying cattle egrets.
Because of the warm climate, Sentrim Amboseli public areas are all thatched.
* Mineral water in the tents.
* Foreign currency exchange at reception.
* Early morning calls.
* Chilled towels and drinks upon check-in.
– Luxurious modern tents with secluded verandas. In the tent, we provide coffee and tea making facility,fridge,fan, hair drier and Electronic safe deposit boxes
– Open air lounge area.
– Freeform swimming pool with sunbathing terrace.
– Custom built four-wheel-drive safari vehicles.
– Reliable 240-volt generator electricity supply.
– Camp bookshop.
– Guest laundry.
– Room Service.
– Souvenir boutique.
The main dinning room has a sitting capacity of 120, but meals can also be enjoyed at your private veranda; as well as a spacious lounge and bar area. Surrounded by a shady sunbathing area, is our swimming pool and jacuzzi – a welcome site in this arid land.
ACCOMMODATION IN THE TENTS
This luxurious tented lodge offers 60 modern tents with a private view onto Mt. Kilimanjaro. The spacious tents boast the very latest in luxury camping with soft beds, an ensuite bathroom with a steaming hot shower. The bathroom also offers a washbasin and flush toilets. In the tent, we provide coffee and tea making facility, fridge, fan, hair drier and Electronic safe deposit box