The Ol tukai lodge is strategically located at the heart of Amboseli National Park. As such, it is designed to take advantage of its scenic environment; Mt. Kilimanjaro and the abundant wildlife of Amboseli, making it a world-renowned spot to observe African Elephants. The lodge opened its doors in 1996, on the original setup for the film crew who shot Snow at Kilimanjaro in 1948 starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward and Ava Gardner – an adaptation of The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories, a compendium of short stories authored by Ernest Hemingway that was published in 1961.
Ol tukai lodge has 80 luxury chalet-style twin rooms, all with an uninterrupted view of the wetlands or Mount Kilimanjaro. The beautifully appointed rooms provide comfort and a calming effect of home. The African artifacts and the wildlife décor have been painstakingly handcrafted with great attention to detail.