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Ashnil Aruba Lodge lies in the heart of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. Its location is superb, just a couple of hours from the coast of Mombasa, 5 hours leisurely drive from Nairobi and is located on the banks of Aruba Dam which was built in 1952 as a sport fishing recreational point in the park. Several watering holes nearby attract wildlife and spotting animals is easy because the park lies flat with savannah grassland.
There are a total of 40 deluxe en-suite rooms with 8 having interconnecting doors. 4 triple rooms with one interconnecting room, 6 luxury tents and 2 rooms suited for disabled persons.
RESTAURANT & DINING
The open sitting restaurant located in the main building, overlooks the dam at all angles and can sit a maximum of 150 guests. The wooden deck shaded by canvas umbrellas can be used as extra seating during meal times. The buffet platforms, both warm and cold, sit in the middle of the restaurant for easy access by all. The restaurant serves set buffets featuring international, oriental and traditional African cuisine.
Meal plans: Full board basis.
The lounge is located in the main building away from the main dining area. The décor has an African touch that makes it a wonderful place to pass time and relax. There is a variety drinks served and include liqueur, soft drinks, cocktails, wines, and spirits, local and international beers. The seating capacity is about 60 guests.
Ashnil Hotels has embraced the idea of conference facilities in all the three lodges/camps to compliment professionals whose line of duty demands conferencing events. We have put in place a conference facility with modern technology which includes a LCD projector for clear vision and good sound system.
The souvenir shop stocks curios, African clothing, jewellery and accessories as well as other basic items like toiletries etc. It is open form 6.00 am – 10.00.
After your game drive you can take a dip in our swimming pool or simply relax by the pool which overlooks the game park. This is the perfect place to relax and laze around in the calm afternoons.
E-mails, internet browsing and general secretarial services are available at the reception.
We have a fully equipped clinic that caters for staff and guests. The nurse will provide assistance at a nominal fee and make referral to a larger well equipped hospital if need be.
Lectures on wildlife conservation and culture are regularly given to guests so as to widen their knowledge of the destination.
This is a perfect way to end the day in the bush where you can relax and watch the sun slowly set as you take an ice cold cocktail.
Ashnil hotels will be prepared to arrange an exchange of vows in the ‘theatre of the wild’ – Tsavo East National Park.
GUIDED NATURE WALKS
Guests can enjoy discovering the diversity of the park on foot and have an intimate encounter with the wildlife and nature. For those who love bird watching our resident naturalist will take you on a guided tour through the park to learn about the various bird species.
CHECK-IN / CHECK OUT TIMES
Check in time: 12.00 hours
Check out time: 10.00 hours
Children are most welcome and special meals are available on advance request.
Clinic / dispensary is manned by a Kenya registered nurse who is on site. Guests should take appropriate preventive measure as advised by medics from country/ region of origin.
Ashnil Aruba is on telephone exchange to both domestic and international calls. Network coverage in the Parks and Reserves are generally weak but we have installed antennas to boost connectivity. Wifi is available but with connectivity limited to a few areas in the lodge.
Ashnil Aruba is not on the main power supply line and sources its power from a generator set. Electricity outlets have 220/240 voltage capacity.
LAUNDRY / DRY CLEANING
Laundry service is available and we provide services as per client/ guest specifications.
This service is only applicable to wake up calls
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
The hotel offers use of safe deposits which are located in the rooms free of charge.
The cashier accepts Visa and Master cards (not Electrons). Maestro cards not accepted.
Foreign currencies can be converted into Kenyan shillings for reasonable amounts.
They are available for hire from the reception for use in the rooms.