TAWI LODGE is located on a private conservancy of 6,000 acres just five minutes from Kimana Gate, the eastern entrance to Amboseli National Park.
TAWI Lodge is settled at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,963m) – the world’s largest free-standing mountain. The community-run conservancy, together with African WildlifeFoundation, promotes and maintains a harmonious development for the wildlife and the Maasai people along the corridor between Amboseli and the Chyulu Hills.
TAWI LODGE AMBOSELI LTD.
P.O. Box 1206-00502, Nairobi
Freephone: +254 722 745 552
Telephone: +254 20 23 00943
TAWI LODGE AMBOSELI
Tawi Lodge: S02.43.531 E037.24.855
Tawi Airstrip: S02.43.786 E037.25.621
The lodge is an eco-friendly operation, which takes maximum care of the environment and its people. It consists of 12 cottages ideally located on bush land facing Kilimanjaro.
Each cottage has its own wooden-deck veranda and a fabulous view ofthe highest mountain in Africa, even from the comfort of your bed or your bathtub. Double or twin cottages, all have en suite bathrooms fitted with both a bath and shower. Each cottage has its own fireplace. Lighting and watersystems are solar powered.
The style of the lodge is a harmonious combination of modern (for your comfort) and traditional (to remind you that you are in Africa).
At Tawi Lodge, when not on game drives, you will enjoy the swimming pool and massage area: all types of massages and beauty treatments available, hot bath at sunset in front of the wildlife drinking from the waterhole a few meters away.
The bar and dining area is the central point of Tawi Lodge. From there, under the shade of enormous trees, you have an extensive view of Kilimanjaro and the wetlands where the animals come to drink and play. It is such a fantastic experience to enjoy your favorite drink while witnessing the life of the big elephants playing in the mud just a few meters in front of you.
The attention to details and the excellent and friendly service is particularly noticed while dining. Fine cuisine with selected produce grown in the wetlands of Amboseli where water from the Kilimanjaro surfaces through volcanic rocks and creates a very fertile soil. Your senses will be delighted by a blend of spices from the Swahili Coast.
Before and after dinner, relax by the campfire, or at our very special bush bar, and listen to the magical sounds of the African bush- all this under the spectacular African sky where the stars seem brighter than anywhere else.
Amboseli’s delicate and beautiful ecosystem displays a magnificent variety of wildlife, with more than 50 mammal species.
A large resident population of wildbeest together with Burchell’s zebra, also have a home in the park. Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, bufallo, warthog, black rhino, Maasai giraffe, impala, waterbuck and dik-dik, are also among the grass-eaters there. Baboons and vervet monkeys live in the scarce woodlands.
Lions, spotted hyenas, wild cats, jackals and caracals represent the carnivores. Cheetah and leopards are not so common. As far as birds are concerned, there exists more than 400 species, including pelican, flamingo, kingfisher, African fish eagle, ibis, secretary bird, crowned crane, grey and Goliath herons, cattle egret, black-winged stilt, little grebe, Egyptian goose, martial eagle, pigmy falcon, Maasai ostrich, marabou stork, white-backed vulture, lappet-faced vulture, yellow-necked spurfowl, kori bustard, hornbills and many others. The park gathers a big population of water birds after the rains.