Tawi Lodge
Night view of Swimming pool at Tawi Lodge luxury accommodation at Tawi Lodge
Night view of Swimming pool at Tawi Lodge
luxury accommodation at Tawi Lodge

Tawi Lodge

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.



Need to Know

Amboseli National Park covers 400 km2 of plains redeemed by the stunning spectacle of Kilimanjaro towering over it. Amboseli is one of the most popular parks in Kenya. The wildlife viewing is great all year round.

The name Amboseli comes from the word “empusel” which in the Maa language means “salty dust”. The area is indeed covered with dusty volcanic ash. The park is nevertheless quite lush in places, because the melting snows of Kilimanjaro flow underground into the park, continually feeding water to springs, swamps and marshes.

The highest mountain of Africa provides to Amboseli a special magical atmosphere at sunrise and sunset. This National Park has always been a favourite spot for wildlife and is, like Tsavo, elephant country. There are over 1000 elephants in the park eco-system, featuring some of the largest elephant’s population in Africa. There is always a concentration of animals along the swamps which are permanent enough to keep hippo all year and there are large herds of elephants and buffalos and a profusion of birdlife. Lions are very rare, but cheetahs are seen fairly frequently. Good numbers of herbivores are present: giraffes, oryx antelope, wildebeests, zebra and gazelles.

Elephant research projects have been carried out for 30 years in Amboseli with the famous conservationist Dr Cynthia Moss and have ensured the survival of the elephants as well as the Amboseli ecosystem.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The elephants are no doubt the kings of the park and they are available in big numbers. These elephants can be seen and photographed easily because of the flat terrain. The elephants in Amboseli, which are also considered to be among the biggest in the country, mainly enjoy the swamps, in which they get cool waters that they share with hippos that hide beneath the papyrus.

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.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

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.

Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, night game drives, bird watching are some of the activities offered at the lodge.

It is also a great opportunity to climb the highest peak of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. 6 days, from USD $ 1500 per person.

Amazing helicopter flights possible with www.change-in-the-air.com


reception, bars, dining area, library, shop, a unique bio-pool and a relaxing massage area with hot bath and also an a cellar with a selection of fine wines.Lighting and water systems are powered 24h thanks to an invertor fed by solar, generator and wind


The lodge is an eco-friendly operation, which takes maximum care of the environment and its people. It consists of 13 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). 


  • Gold Eco-Rating Certification – Ecotourism Kenya, 2015
  • Silver Eco-Rating Certification Ecotourism Kenya 2012/2013/2014


Tawi Lodge is open all year round.

Average StayAverage Stay

2-3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

From US$ 200 per person sharing per night on Full Board basis.

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children 0 -2 years free of charge
Children from 3 -12  sharing a room with adult (s) pays 50% of adult rate.
Children 3-12 sharing  in own room pay 50% of adult rate.

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To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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