Reviews of Sweetwaters Serena
Wildlife sightings and reviews
1 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Sweetwaters Serena and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Sensational Sweetwaters Serena"
The game drives with Alex in Ol Pejeta Conservancy were spectacular, and there was something new around every corner. In addition to the wildlife, Ol Pejeta offered many other highlights such as the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, meeting and feeding Baraka the black Rhino at the Rhino Sanctuary, and viewing the last few Northern White Rhinos on earth. These were great experiences for all of us, the kids included, and a great addition to the game drives. Alex was an excellent guide and we were so fortunate to see an abundance of wildlife including an incredible amount of Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lions, Hyena, Baboons, Vervet Monkeys, Birds, Cape Buffalo, gazelle, impala, water buck, warthogs, eagles, jackals, and the list goes on.
Our "tent" was luxurious. Tiled showers with glass doors, double vanity, and a separate water closet, robes and slippers. The beds were dreamy with soft sheets, fluffy pillows, and cozy mattresses. There was plenty of storage, electrical outlets, bottled water, and a room steward to address any needs. Hot water bottles brought in at night to keep the beds warm was a lovely touch and a real treat for the kids. The "tent" had a tiled porch and sitting area to view the comings and goings of the watering hole and phenomenal views of Mt. Kenya. The stuff dreams are made of.
There is quite a variety of activities to choose from in addition to game drives, and we went camel riding, opted for a night game drive, and took a dip in the pool one afternoon. The pool with a view of the watering hole and Mt. Kenya all in one - WOW!
The staff was fantastic. I honestly cannot think of one negative thing to say. We were celebrating an anniversary and a big birthday on this trip, and everyone at Sweetwaters seemed to go out of there way to make it special. We were surprised on our anniversary with song and cake by what felt like the entire kitchen and wait staff, the chef included. It was beautiful. Then, my parents arranged for a surprise Champagne bush breakfast for my birthday with Expert Africa and Sweetwaters. The whole staff was in on it, and I was beyond surprised. Their service, their smiles, their dedication, and their attention to the kids was remarkable. Huge shout out goes to Alex, Phillip, James, Michelle, Abdul, and everyone behind the scenes to make our stay a dream come true." See all these reviews: 12n in Kenya
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