We’re in a great iron diving bell. It smells damp and subterranean. Our voices echo hollowly. Tiny square windows are set into the structure’s cylindrical sides. Through them, we can see hundreds of... READ MORE
Amboseli, Kilimanjaro’s Kingdom
By Jane Staley Kilimanjaro, though technically in Tanzania, rules the tiny kingdom of Amboseli National Park. When Kilimanjaro is wrapped in its cloak of clouds, Amboseli is much like any other game park.... READ MORE
Elephant Encounter in the Masai Mara
By Jane Staley Mud-coated elephants on the Mara plains We’re hemmed in by elephants: surrounded on all sides. There are hundreds of them. All sizes. Some half coated in wet mud – like... READ MORE
Blind faith: A tale of the triumph of faith over fate
By Jane Staley David Kamau did not get off to an easy start in life. He was born to a blind father and the condition proved to be hereditary. Thus, Kamau himself was... READ MORE
A Class in Decadence : Callebaut Chocolate!
There is a reason chocolate was anciently referred to as food fit for the gods. Whether you like it benevolently dark, sweet and sour, studded with nuts, milky, or deliciously oozing from your dessert plate… chocolate is one of the … Continued
Zanzibar Serena Hotel to Host the First Ever Art Auction
Pristine beaches, distinct architecture, art, rich history of Stone Town (World Heritage Site), culture, food are some of the main aspects that make Zanzibar one of the most sought-after beach destinations. And to uncover one of these aspects; Art, Zanzibar … Continued
A Slice of Heaven in the Heart of Nairobi
The month is off to a good start, and some good news for our discerning diners and gourmands alike looking for a pristine dining experience in the heart of Nairobi. We are am pleased to announce the reopening of our … Continued
5 Destinations to celebrate #World Elephant Day with Serena Hotels
African elephants are the world’s largest land mammals and among one of the most intelligent creatures with complex consciousness, excellent memory, and emotions. These mammals roam freely in Africa’s savannahs and some of the most popular national parks and game … Continued
Serena Hotels Camps in Kenya Retain Eco-Tourism Gold Certification
The Serena Hotels’ Camp portfolio in Kenya that includes, Sweetwaters Serena Camp and Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp have retained their Gold Eco-Rating Certification by the Eco-Tourism Society of Kenya since the year 2013 and 2015 respectively. The … Continued
Serena Hotels Wins 2021 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award.
Serena Hotel Properties Recognized Among Best in Africa, based on Outstanding 2021 Traveler/Diner Reviews. Nairobi, Kenya – May 31st, 2021 – Serena Hotels today announced it has been recognized as a Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Africa based on … Continued
The Virunga National Park, Gorilla Trekking Experience
In life, some experiences just have to be lived, Gorilla trekking is one of them. The journey started with a quick visit to the Virunga offices, where we had a Covid-19 test done. (The Virunga team explains that we share … Continued
How to Spoil your Mom this Mother’s Day!
“When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Charley Benetto Sunday 9th May is Mother’s Day. While we need no excuse to spoil the maternal figures in our lives, this special … Continued
Into the Sea- Sea Turtle Conservation at Serena Beach Resort & Spa.
Sea turtle populations are threatened globally. It is estimated that only one in 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings will survive to adulthood. And one may ask, what is the importance of saving these endangered species from extinction? Here is why… According … Continued
A World Full of Asian Flavors and Creativity
Captivate the senses with the best in contemporary Pan-Asian cuisine at Herbs & Spices Restaurant, commonly known as H&S. Experience vibrant cuisine that reflects the diverse Pan-Asian cultures around the world that would take your palate on a nostalgic journey … Continued