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2015

Online E-Visa Application to Kenya - Augusat 2015

The Government of Kenya has rolled out an online visa application portal accessible on www.evisa.go.ke/evisa.html. With effect, from 1 st September 2015 all visa applicants will be required to apply and pay for visas online to enter Kenya. Application process in 3 easy steps: Click Create… More details..

A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE ON SAFARI FOR SERENA CLIENTS - August

A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE ON SAFARI FOR SERENA CLIENTS
Serena now has new game drive vehicles at the Kenya lodges. The current tough business climate that has affected the local tourism industry has not stopped Serena Hotels from investing to ensure improved guest experience. The Company recently spent Ksh. 55.8Million on new land cruisers which have… More details..

TPS Eastern Africa Limited, Serena Hotels and PROPARCO, a Subsidiary of the French Development Agency have signed a USD 20 Million Loan Agreement


- August 2015

<strong>TPS Eastern Africa Limited, Serena Hotels and PROPARCO, a Subsidiary of the French Development Agency have signed a USD 20 Million Loan Agreement</strong> <br /><br /><br />
Supporting tourism development and employment creation in Kenya TPS Eastern Africa Limited (TPSEAL) trading as the SERENA HOTELS has received approval of a US$ 20 million loan facility from PROPARCO, France to fund capital expenditure needs of the Kenyan portfolio of Hotels, Lodges and… More details..

GAZE AT THE COSMOS - August 2015

GAZE AT THE COSMOS
Experience the new twist to adventure safaris with Serena Hotels’ Star Gazing experience. Explore the wonders of the universe under the quiet night sky as The Traveling Telescope shares some exciting discoveries about the cosmos that you probably did not know about! It’s new and an exciting way to… More details..

GOLFING COMES ALIVE AT LAKE VICTORIA SERENA RESORT & SPA - July 2015

GOLFING COMES ALIVE AT LAKE VICTORIA SERENA RESORT & SPA
New Fresh 9 Holes GOLFING COMES ALIVE AT LAKE VICTORIA SERENA RESORT & SPA Visiting Lake Victoria Serena Resort & Spa just got better with the launch of the first 9- holes of the 18-hole championship golf course. The 124 Villa Resort will now offer travellers a whole new experience… More details..

Sharing the Serena Story: Investing in Kigali (Rwanda)- Rwanda reaps big from Serena, RwandAir - July 2015

Article by: The New Times The study found that Serena Hotel had paid the Government close to US$16 million in a period of five years, in concession fees, VAT, employee income tax, social security, corporate tax and district tax. Although the hotel is managed by Kenyan investors, the study found… More details..

A Mark of Excellence| Serena Leads in World Travel Awards 2015 - June 2015

<strong>A Mark of Excellence| Serena Leads in World Travel Awards 2015</strong>
Serena Hotels is celebrating another year of excellence at the just concluded World Travel Awards. This year, the ceremony held in the Seychelles saw travel professionals from all over the world converge for the “Oscars of the travel industry”. Serena Hotels celebrate… Africa's Leading Green Hotel… More details..

The Selous Re-opening - June 2015

<strong>The Selous Re-opening</strong><strong></strong>
SERENA MIVUMO RIVER LODGE & SELOUS SERENA CAMP RE-OPENING UPDATE The closed period of April and May has brought us back together again to this authentic wilderness of Selous.  Game experience resumed exactly at the very start of June 2015 on making game experience, boat cruises and bush walks… More details..

Supporting Conservation and Local Tourism - April 2015

<strong>Supporting Conservation and Local Tourism</strong>
CABINET SECRETARY FOR EAST AFRICAN AFFAIRS, COMMERCE AND TOURISM VISITS OLPEJETA CONSERVANCY April 2014: Olpejeta House, one of the two Serena Hotels’ properties in Nanyuki (Olpejeta Conservancy) had the pleasure of hosting the Hon. Phyllis Kandie- who is the Cabinet Secretary for East African Affairs,… More details..

Lake Elmentieta Serena Camp Attains Gold Level Eco-rating Certification    - March 2015

<strong>Lake Elmentieta Serena Camp Attains Gold Level Eco-rating Certification   </strong>
We are pleased to announce that Lake Elementaita Serena Camp is now Gold eco-rated as of March 2015. This Certification was awarded to the Camp by Ecotourism Kenya, which recognizes facilities that have achieved superior and replicable levels of excellence in environmental management, conservation,… More details..

Serena Hotels Nominated for World Travel Awards 2015 - March 2015

Serena Hotels Nominated for World Travel Awards 2015
Up to 16 Serena Hotels, Lodges, Safari Camps and Resorts in Africa and 4 Serena Hotels in Asia have been nominated for the 2015 World Travel Awards. Dubbed ‘the Oscars of the Travel Industry’, the much sought-after awards reflect the opinions and preferences of travel professionals across the globe.… More details..

Back in Business: The Mandhari Restaurant - Feb 2015

Back in Business: The Mandhari Restaurant
The Mandhari Restaurant at Nairobi Serena Hotel, reopens its doors on 9th Feb 2015 after being closed for renovations. Its back in business for the Nairobi's finest restaurant. Book now via email: nairobi@serena.co.ke to make your reservations. More details..

Recurve Target Archery Range comes to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge - January 2015

<span>Recurve Target Archery Range comes to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge</span>
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge invites you to experience the ancient and elegant discipline of Recurve Target Archery with the help of modern day equipment. Our team of well-trained instructors and can assist guests under close supervision to master the technique of shooting a Recurve Bow ensuring… More details..

December 2014

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Wins Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels Award 2015 - December 2014

<strong>Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Wins Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels Award 2015</strong>
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge has been featured in the World’s Best Hotels 2015- according to Travel + Leisure Magazine (T+L). This is the fourth time the lodge- which is located in the vast Serengeti National Park is featured in this prestigious online magazine. The annual survey carried amongst the… More details..

Serena Christmas Initiative 2014: Light up a Life, not a Tree -

Serena Christmas Initiative 2014: Light up a Life, not a Tree
It’s Christmas again, and a time that the Serena traveler, business supporters, staff and management come together to reach out to the less fortunate children in society. Serena Hotels in 2013 launched a special Christmas Initiative, “Light Up a Life, Not a Tree” at all Serena properties that saw… More details..

November 2014

Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel Special Feature by The Report Company published in The Guardian - November 2014 -

Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel Special Feature by The Report Company published in The Guardian - November 2014
With ten luxury hotels and lodges situated across some of Tanzania’s most iconic and evocative destinations, the Serena Hotels Group is today the country’s leading and largest hotel chain and a natural choice for business and leisure travellers alike ...... Read more. Article written by:  Oliver… More details..

September 2014

Meet the Big CATS of Soysambu… - September 2014 -

Meet the Big CATS of Soysambu… - September 2014
Here is some exciting news from Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp... You now have the opportunity to “meet and greet” the big cats of Soysambu! Guests of Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp going on either day or night game drives have been lucky to experience the thrill of coming so close to the rare leopard,… More details..

August 2014

Interview with MD Serena Hotels, Mr. Mahmud Janmohamed on Tourism in East Africa by Aly-Khan Satchu - August 2014 -

An exclusive interview with the Managing Director of Serena Hotels, Mr. Mahmud Janmohamed by Aly-Khan Satch, CEO of Rich Management Ltd on Tourism in East Africa. For more details on the interview, follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lPGYmsLn48&feature=youtu.be More details..

July 2014

Serena Hotels Scoop 6 Awards in World’s Best Awards 2014 - July 2014 -

Serena Hotels Scoop 6 Awards in World’s Best Awards 2014 - July 2014
11/07/14: Good news for Serena Hotels Africa!   Five Serena Lodges have been listed among some of the best places in the world, specifically in the top 50 Lodges & Resorts in Africa and the Middle East. - Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge has been rated 11/50 with a score of 89.87% - Amboseli… More details..

New road at Ngorongoro will now make your safari experience even better! - July 2014 -

New road at Ngorongoro will now make your safari experience even better! - July 2014
11/07/14: After nearly two years of waiting, the road to Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is now complete and ready for use! Previously, guests accessing the lodge had to use Lemala gate road and endure a rough drive for nearly 45minutes. This is however no longer the case- thanks to Ngorongoro Conservation… More details..

March 2014

Child Policy Update- Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp - January 2014 -

Child Policy Update- Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp - January 2014
We would like to inform all our esteemed clients and business supporters of revised child policy at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp. Kindly note, effective 1st January 2014, children under 6years are not allowed at the camp. For more information please visit: http://www.serenahotels.com/serenaelmenteita/ About the More details..

February 2014

SERENGETI SERENA SAFARI LODGE RECEIVES WORLD’S BEST HOTEL RECOGNITION - February 2014

SERENGETI SERENA SAFARI LODGE RECEIVES WORLD’S BEST HOTEL RECOGNITION
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge has been featured in the World’s Best Hotels 2014- according to Travel + Leisure Magazine (T+L), published in January 2014. The annual survey carried amongst the Travel +Leisure global readership was audited and revealed the top destinations, hotels, airlines, cruise… More details..

March 2014

Join Serena Hotels East Africa in Embracing Earth Hour 2014 with the rest of the World - March 2014 -

Join Serena Hotels East Africa in Embracing Earth Hour 2014 with the rest of the World - March 2014
Serena Hotels East Africa will this year join the rest of the world in embracing the Earth- Hour on the 29 th March 2014, from 8.30pm- 9.30pm. For about seven years now, Earth Hour has been observed globally by individuals and businesses and for one hour, lights are turned off even as people contemplate… More details..

January 2014

FRENCH WEEK RETURNS TO NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL - JANUARY 2014 -

FRENCH WEEK RETURNS TO NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL - JANUARY 2014
CALLING ON ALL FOOD AND WINE LOVERS! HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE A TASTE OF FRANCE IN THE CITY   The Nairobi Serena Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, will be hosting a tantalizing four-day French Food Festival dubbed “A Taste of France in the City” from Wednesday, 22nd January 2014 to Saturday, 25th January… More details..

July 2013

SERENA HOTELS EARNS 2013 ANNUAL ENVIRONMENT EXCELLENCE AWARD - July 09, 2013

SERENA HOTELS EARNS 2013 ANNUAL ENVIRONMENT EXCELLENCE AWARD
Honored by the NFEH as a Leading Organization for its Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development Islamabad, Pakistan – July 09, 2013: Serena Hotels, a leading chain of hotels, resorts, palaces and forts, was declared winner of the 2013 Environment Excellence Award here in a ceremony jointly… More details..

The Mara Is Already A beehive Of Activities… - July 2014

The Mara Is Already A beehive Of Activities…
Don’t miss your chance to witness another great episode of the historical wildebeest migration. It’s back! It’s bigger! It’s better! Make your booking now at Mara Serena Safari Lodge. More details..

July 2014

Kwita Izina- The Biggest Cultural Ceremony Ever - July 2014

Kwita Izina- The Biggest Cultural Ceremony Ever
01/ 07/ 2014: How much do you know about Rwanda, the people, and possibly some of the most exciting cultural practices in the history of Rwanda? Well, the gorilla naming ceremony- popularly known as the “Kwita Izina” is taking place today! This year, Rwanda is holding this annual event at the… More details..

November 2013

Serena Continues to Receive Accolades - November 2013

Serena Continues to Receive Accolades
Serena Hotels East Africa continues to receive accolades from various parts of the world, following the big win at the World Travel Awards held in Nairobi last month, where the group took home six awards across East Africa. They include: 1. Best Hotel Chain in Africa. 2. Silver Award - Best Hotel… More details..

December 2013

You Missed The Great Wildebeest Migration- Not To Worry, It is Still Happening! - December 2013

You Missed The Great Wildebeest Migration- Not To Worry, It is Still Happening!
DID YOU MISS THE GREAT WILDEBEEST MIGRATION THIS YEAR? Well, this holiday season is most definitely going to be special for the “bush lovers”! And here is why…. The migration is still happening in the Maasai Mara National Reserve BOOK YOUR STAY AT THE MARA SERENA SAFARI LODGE AND GET A CHANCE… More details..

Good News as Uganda Scraps VAT on upcountry Safari Accommodation Tourist Lodges & Hotels outside Kampala - December 2013

Good News as Uganda Scraps VAT on upcountry Safari Accommodation Tourist Lodges & Hotels outside Kampala
The Tourism players in Uganda now have a reason to smile- Christmas has come early with the news on VAT drop on upcountry safari accommodation for tourist lodges and hotels outside Kampala District, as recently announced by the Uganda government. Earlier, the Uganda government had indicated that 18%… More details..

April 2012

We Invest In Our People- Serena Trains Naturalists and Driver Guides in Tanzania - April 2014

We Invest In Our People- Serena Trains Naturalists and Driver Guides in Tanzania
Ever thought a guide would need essential training? Yes they do! Serena Hotels has recently conducted a two- week intensive, refresher training for its naturalists and driver guides in Tanzania. The training, now in its second phase was conducted in partnership with Trend Africa, a South African company… More details..

Kigali Serena Hotel Wins Coveted CSR Award - April 2014

Kigali Serena Hotel Wins Coveted CSR Award
Kigali Serena Hotel has been recognized by the Rwanda government for its efforts towards environment conservation. The hotel was awarded “Best in Environmental Protection Award”, competing against 14 entrants in various categories that included social community support, environmental protection and… More details..

March 2012

COMMENTS BY MAHMUD JAN MOHAMED, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR, TPS EASTERN AFRICA (SERENA HOTELS) ON THE COMPANY’S 2011 RESULTS AND BUSINESS OUTLOOK FOR THE YEAR 2012 - 14-03-2012

COMMENTS BY MAHMUD JAN MOHAMED, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR, TPS EASTERN AFRICA (SERENA HOTELS) ON THE COMPANY’S 2011 RESULTS AND BUSINESS OUTLOOK FOR THE YEAR 2012
COMMENTS BY MAHMUD JAN MOHAMED, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR, TPS EASTERN AFRICA (SERENA HOTELS) ON THE COMPANY’S 2011 RESULTS AND BUSINESS OUTLOOK FOR THE YEAR 2012 The Company for the fourth consecutive year successfully navigated through a rather challenging business landscape for the tourism industry… More details..

PRESS STATEMENT | KABUL SERENA HOTEL - Friday, 21st March 2014

"Tourism Promotion Services (TPS) Asia denounces the senseless attack on the Kabul Serena Hotel. Our thoughts and prayers go to the families of those who perished in this act of inexcusable and shameful violence directed at unarmed civilians. We are grateful to the Afghan security forces for their prompt… More details..

2014 World Travel Awards Nominee – Vote for Us - March 2014

The 21st annual World Travel Awards is here yet again and Serena Hotels have been nominated for various award categories. World Travel Awards was founded in 1993 to recognize, acknowledge and reward excellence in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry worldwide. Now celebrating our 21st anniversary,… More details..

SERENA HOTELS TANZANIA GIVES SUPPORT TO HAI FLOOD VICTIMS - March 2014

SERENA HOTELS TANZANIA GIVES SUPPORT TO HAI FLOOD VICTIMS
Serena Hotels Tanzania, one of the leading hotels in East Africa , has supplied nutritious foodstuffs for nearly 100 displaced individuals affected by the February heavy rains in Hai District, Kilimanjaro Region. “The company was touched by the plight of the helpless population who were affected by… More details..

Another Condé Nast Recognition for Serena Hotels, Lodges and Safari Camps - January 2014

Serena Hotels has yet again received global recognition by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for excellent service and accommodation. Kirawira Serena Camp  led a number of Serena Hotels’ properties in being featured at the 2014 US Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Kirawira… More details..

June 2012

Serena Hotels launch Gilgit-Baltistan Collection in Northern Pakistan - 1st June 2012

Serena Hotels launch Gilgit-Baltistan Collection in Northern Pakistan
Visitors to Gilgit-Baltistan in Northern Pakistan will now have the opportunity to experience the areas rich heritage and diverse culture with Serena Hotel’s Gilgit-Baltistan Collection. Serena Hotel’s Gilgit-Baltistan Collection is a handpicked selection of small up-market boutique hotels that provide… More details..

November 2012

Serena Beach Hotel & Spa wins Ecotourism Award 2012 (November 2012) - November 20 2012

Serena Beach Hotel & Spa wins Ecotourism Award 2012 (November 2012)
Serena Beach Hotel & Spa is this year’s winner of the coveted Ecowarrior Awards 2012. The resort was given the recognition at a colorful ceremony held on Friday night at the Nairobi Serena Hotel, one that saw several competitive entries in the Ecotourism Enterprise of the Year- Holiday Homes and… More details..

October 2012

Kigali and Kampala Serena Hotels Win at World Travel Awards - 03-10-2012

Kigali and Kampala Serena Hotels Win at World Travel Awards
Kigali Serena Hotel and Kampala Serena Hotel are this year’s winners of the prestigious World Travel Award-2012 as the Leading Hotels in Rwanda and Uganda respectively, bagging the award for the very first time. The announcement which was made on September 20, 2012 from London via the World Travel Awards… More details..

December 2012

Kirawira Serena Camp receives Condé Nast Gold list 2013 Recognition- one of the 510 Best Places to stay on Earth. - 17/12/ 2012

Kirawira Serena Camp receives Condé Nast Gold list 2013 Recognition- one of the 510 Best Places to stay on Earth.
We are thrilled to announce that Kirawira Serena Camp has been named to the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Gold List – Top 510 Best Places on Earth! Each year, the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List serves as a unique source of the top travel destinations, hotels, cruises and airlines in the world… More details..

January 2011

East Africa’s First Public TelePresence Suites launched at the Serena Hotels in Kenya and Uganda - January, 2011

East Africa’s First Public TelePresence Suites launched at the Serena Hotels in Kenya and Uganda
Public TelePresence Facilities Now Available in Nairobi and Kampala, Offering a High-Definition Video Communication Tool for Businesses NAIROBI , Kenya, and KAMPALA, Uganda, 31 January 2011: Serena Hotels, in partnership with Safaricom, the leading provider of converged communication solutions… More details..

May 2011

You Can Still Witness The Great Wildebeest Migration… - May 2014

You Can Still Witness The Great Wildebeest Migration…
BOOK YOUR STAY NOW AT KIRAWIRA SERENA CAMP, WESTERN SERENGETI! You still have a chance to witness another episode of the great Wildebeest Migration! The gnus have till only this morning been spotted in thousands spread over a distance of up to 40KM from Musabi area all the way to Grumeti and Kirawira… More details..

What Loyalty means to Serena Hotels: It’s been almost 30 years! - 12-05-2011

What Loyalty means to Serena Hotels: It’s been almost 30 years!
What Loyalty means to Serena Hotels: It’s been almost 30 years! 12 May 2011: It was joy and tears as Heather Haythorpe, a good friend and business supporter of Serena Hotels celebrated her 70 th Birthday- courtesy of the Hotels at the Nairobi Serena. “…She has been planning this particular trip… More details..

June 2011

Wildebeest Migration now on the Kirawira Plains: Stay at Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp now and take advantage of the migration in Western Serengeti! - 07-06-2011

Wildebeest Migration now on the Kirawira Plains: Stay at Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp now and take advantage of the migration in Western Serengeti!
Wildebeest Migration now on the Kirawira Plains: Stay at Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp now and take advantage of the migration in Western Serengeti!   4/06/11 : The great annual wildebeest migration in East Africa, which begins in Southern Serengeti, is on again and currently the animals are settling… More details..

July 2011

Zanzibar Serena Inn Awarded Best Tourist Hotel - 04-07-2011

Zanzibar Serena Inn Awarded Best Tourist Hotel
Zanzibar Serena Inn Awarded Best Tourist Hotel- Safari Circuit 2011 TASOTA Awards More details..

Reward for integrity - 04-07-2011

Reward for integrity
Reward for integrity: Serena Hotels Winner of the 2011 Kenya Tourism Awards for Levy Payer of the Year- Accommodation Facility More details..

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