Serena Hotels’ latest news updates

(Posted 17th August 2022)


One of the largest mammals on the planet, such has been the evolution of the elephant over the centuries that today its remarkable memory allows it to chart all of the many paths it has followed during its lifetime. Elephants also understand the reasons why their age-old migratory corridors must be followed. They even train their offspring to memorize the routes that will best guarantee the survival of the herd, no matter how adverse the conditions.

Similarly, Serena Hotels is poised to chart new paths.  After a tough period, the like of which has never been experienced by the global hospitality sector, we at Serena are embarked upon a new journey. From city hotels to beach resorts and from safari lodges to safari camps, the Serena Africa Group is forging a new highway to the future, one that will open whole new horizons of unforgettable Serena experiences for our guests.
The Transformation of Amboseli National Park
Towered over by the snow-capped majesty of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli has long been considered one of Kenya’s most rewarding parks. Today, however, it is undergoing one of the most dramatic transformations in its long history. As a result of climate change, Kilimanjaro’s glaciers are melting at an unprecedented rate while the resultant meltwaters are creating a fascinating new wetland ecosystem to which a whole new theatre of birdlife is attracted.
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge, the original and still the best
Did you know that the Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodgein Tsavo West National Parkwas the first lodge to be built in a Kenyan national park?  Opened in 1952, it originally served as one of Africa’s most renowned hunting lodges. Today, still standing in its original unique position, it continues to offer our guests unrivaled viewing access to both the wildlife and the spectacular scenery of this immense and untamed wilderness.
To learn more about the Tsavo experience here are some recent articles from the media:
The East AfricanNation

Going Places Africa
Nothing but the best for our new tennis star

We’re so proud of our new tennis star, Angela Okutoyi, that we’ve made our own contribution to her training for continued success by making her a member of our Nairobi Serena Maisha Spa. Angela and her Dutch partner Rose Marie Nijkamp won the Girls’ Doubles Final at Wimbledon on July 9. In doing so, not only did she put Kenya on the tennis map but she also became the first African EVER to win a Grand Slam event. Speaking of her success, Angela said, ‘I will take in the victory, celebrate, then turn my focus to the US Open, Tennis Championship, God willing.’

Tanzania’s on the ball with Ibrahima Konate

Last month we had the pleasure of hosting the renowned Liverpool FC defender, Ibrahima Konate, at the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge and the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. The globally famous football player, who was taking a shot at his own Tanzanian safari, joins the already extensive team of global personalities to have experienced the award-winning Serena experience.
Three cheers for CHOGM

Reputedly the safest, cleanest, and greenest city in Africa, Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, recently played host to the prestigious Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2022.

We’re also proud to say that the Kigali Serena Hotel played host to the nearly 1700 delegates who took part in this major summit.

 A happy delegate from Cameroon at the CHOGM business forum appreciating the Serena Hotels’ Team

Happy 100th birthday to a very great lady

One of the accredited Grande Dames of the world’s hotels, the iconic Polana Serena Hotel celebrated her 100th birthday in July of this year. Imposing, elegant and steeped in history, the magnificent Polana stands as she has always done – centre stage to Mozambique’s capital, Maputo.

Check out our website for a celebratory range of centenary packages.
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Welcome to the Club

On April 8th, the Democratic Republic of Congo became the newest member of the East Africa Community.
Meanwhile, DRC’s premiere venue, The Serena Hotel Goma, which overlooks captivating Lake Kivu, is a proud member of another club: Serena’s lakeside hotel club, which includes Uganda’s Kampala Serena Hotel and the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa.
In other news 
Join the Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth
The Annual Migration of the Wildebeest, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, is on the road again. Over two million hooved animals are on the move, and we invite you to join us for a ringside seat. 

Click here to review our exclusive range of tailored packages.
Australia and Kenya join hands at Nairobi Serena Hotel

In celebration of its unwavering commitment to the preservation of ecological diversity, The Nairobi Serena Hotel recently held a unique contemporary art exhibition and sale. The event featured a stunning range of wilderness-inspired pieces by acclaimed Australian artist, Shannon Alexander Murphy and Kenyan artists, Jimmy Kitheka and Kennedy Kinyua Kimani.
Proceeds from the sale went towards supporting Kenyan artists and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

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