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AA Lodge Amboseli
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

I was given the opportunity to visit the AA Lodge in Amboseli for the first time this year, I was interested to see what was on offer in order for me to pass information on. I was very impressed, I was welcomed by the staff singing the song Jambo to me, then welcomed with a refreshing cold drink and cold facecloth.
The accommodation is offered in either a tent, cottage or small bungalows. I stayed in the bungalow and it was very large, clean and the bathroom was very large. It has a wonderful clean swimming pool and massage facility.
The food was carefully prepared and offered a variety at each meal.

Really enjoyed my stay and would recommend to any of my clients.

Room Tip: I would recommend the bungalows although the other accommodation was also very nice.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

This is a new lodge in Amboseli Home of Elephants very nice,Good services with nice rates as well as a fantastic view for Mt Kilimanjaro
This is the right place to be for bush Safaris .Their tents are nice as well and can suite any budget.For budget Travelers you can join e daily departure from Nairobi which will make it easy for you to Enjoy your trip at affordable rates.
It is New but very nice try it you wont regret.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed here with a group over the Mashujaa weekend-19-21st October which is a national holiday in Kenya.
It is a neat place, the customer service is good, the food is Buffet very good and their rooms are very well done.
Their website however does not do justice to the real thing .I highly recommend it and it has now become the favorite hotel in Amboseli for our groups.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Johnson M, Sales Executive at AA Lodge Amboseli, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

Hi Safari Expert
We are very happy for your review about AA LODGE AMBOSELI and proud to be associated with you. We are proud and happy that we contributed to your dream come true holiday and we long to see you and more groups from your side.
Currently we are working on our new website but as you said we are the preferred holiday destination in Amboseli.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

AA lodge is an Amazing place to stay with both rooms and tented options and since we were looking for a good bush feel we figured its would not be clever to leave the city life to go stay stay in a four walled room so we got the chance to stay in their tents.

The Tents are very clean, good bathrooms all tiled up and spacious with hot showers, nice fluffy towels too.

The night sounds are awesome and the lodge enjoys plenty of bird life to wake you up early in the morning so as to have a good glance at Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Meals are good, treatment is right so try no other place.

We were taken here by Kichakani Sunset safaris

Room Tip: If you want something different from you city life, insist on their tents, they are simple but have...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

The property is new and they are yet to get their critical mass of customers - but I think that makes them work harder!

The drive to the AA lodge is extremely dusty (as is true for most of the safari circuit, we realised later!), but the welcome is warm with traditional music & cool fresh drink! The property is divided into two areas. As you walk from the reception, on one side are the tented camps and on the other the cottages. We were booked in two cottages, as we were travelling with family. The room sizes are massive! The cottage has a tiny verandah in the front with chairs & a table. We had a very large bed & a small bed for our 4 year old, yet there was place to dance around in the room. The room itself is a bit sparse & could do with a few art pieces, but its very clean & well appointed. There are tea/coffee making facilities. Bathroom is a long corridor like room, but has hot showers & a hair drier. They have mosquito nets for all beds, though we didnt face mosquito problems at all.

All meals were inclusive, they have a central dining room. The meals are buffet style & there is a few options to choose from. But we weren't really impressed with the food. They do seem to have traded quality with quantity - however, after a long day out in the bush, all you need is hot food & that is available here. After dinner they do have a Masai dance around a bon-fire, which is nice & cosy.

Our cottages were at the absolute end of the property, so we had uninterrupted views of the bush, the Kilimanjaro, but the night sky was absolutely stunning giving us clear views of the Milky way. Lights go out at 22:30 hours here, but its lovely to sit out in the verandah at night.

The early morning views of the sunrise was beautiful. There is a swimming pool as well as a spa here, but we didnt use either, so cant comment about that.

But if you are visiting Amboseli national park, I would recommend a stay here - its close by & its comfortable!

Room Tip: Ask for the cottages at the very end, but carry a torch for the night!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

This place should aims at Chinese mass tourism market (they must have more than 120 beds). Tents and cottages have been cramped together leaving very little privacy. The design is outdated and feels industrial. This is the supposed to be the land of 'wide open spaces' - not so at Amboseli AA Lodge. Many tents have no view of the mountain, all you see is the tent in front of you and its solar water heater. When in Amboseli stay elsewhere. This place is all about quantity and not quality.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Johnson M, Sales Executive at AA Lodge Amboseli, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Thank you very much for the review, AA LODGE AMBOSELI is the newest 'Jewel' in Amboseli National Park committed to offering A-Class hospitality experiences to its esteemed guest from all walks of life. We only have a total of 60 rooms with a capacity of 120 guests-This means creation of jobs to the local maasai community and adding up to the needed room capacity to accommodate huge number of visitors to Amboseli National Park.
We have tents,lodge and superior rooms all with private balconys- a few dont have a clear view of Mt Kilimanjaro but we advice our guest to always let us know in advance their room special requirements though in a clear sky day, our guest can view Mt kilimanjaro from alll the public areas.

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

I've been in hospitality for 36 years and currently in the midst of opening a business in Kenya, Kiboko Yao Safaris and Tours,.Unfortunately we stayed here for only a day though we would've loved to have stayed longer. There is nothing here to fault! Believe me being in hospitality you look for faults. Everything from the time we arrived and were greeted by the staff with a traditional greeting song and a complimentary drink till the time we left everything was exceptional.The food, the rooms, the scenery etc were all superb.I cant believe they are new which is a tribute to the management and the owners,
We were so impressed that we will be bringing our guests to this and all other AA Lodge facilities throughout Kenya when they open up. Thank and enjoy this wonderful place - Jim Karadimas

Room Tip: bring a good camera as the views from here are breathtaking
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Address: Po Box 111, Amboseli National Park 00209, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Amboseli Eco-system > Amboseli National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Amboseli National Park
Price Range: £107 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — AA Lodge Amboseli 3*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AA LODGE AMBOSELI is strategically located 4km outside Amboseli National Park main gate (Kimana Gate). Conveniently within the Emali-Loitoktok highway, it is 240 km from Nairobi, 90 km from Namanga and 16 km from Amboseli airstrip.The lodge is set in 60 acres of land and commands a strategic location due to its proximity to the park, the authentic culture of the local Maasai Community and the panoramic views of the snow caped Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free standing mountain. ... more   less 
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