Ashnil Aruba Camp is a 4-star luxury accommodation facility located in Tsavo East National Park which is found in the southeastern part of Kenya. The lodge overlooks the Aruba dam in the Voi areas and covers over 25 square miles of land. The lodge is under the management of the Ashnil hotels that offer unique and luxurious accommodations in Tanzania and Kenya. It is about 400 kilometers from Nairobi, and 160 kilometers from Mombasa, and can be reached by either road or air transport. It will take you 5 to 6 hours to get to the lodge when driving and an hour flying from Nairobi to the nearest airstrip where a safari vehicle will drive you to the lodge in about 25 to 30 minutes.
Activities at the Ashnil Aruba camp
Guided nature walks: guests get to enjoy guided nature walks at the camp that is carried out with the help of trained, efficient, and experienced guides. You will be able to encounter different wildlife species including animals and bird species.
Game drives: the camp offers two games per day and this is the best way of exploring the National Park. Game drives take you around the Park where you get to see animals like
Sundowners: this is the perfect way to end your safari day at the camp. Grab a drink and sit on the patio where you can see the setting sun with the beautiful backdrop.
Facilities and services
Several facilities and services are offered at the lodge and these include the following:
A blue swimming pool: this is one of the places around the lodge where guests get to relax after engaging in safari activities and cooling off from the heat, especially during the dry season. You can as well enjoy a drink at the pool with spectacular views of the vast Mara plains and the dam.
Free WIFI is available to all guests at the lodge helping you stay in touch with your friends and relatives as you enjoy the jungle.
Health and fitness facilities include spas, a gym, a steam bath, and a massage parlour, with all the necessary modern equipment.
Restaurants where meals are prepared by trained chefs with both local and international meals meeting the guests’ choice. A continental breakfast is served every morning, lunch, and dinner and these can be served either indoors or outdoors. Bush meals (breakfast and dinner) are available and the well-trained staff will be available to help with the meals.
The craft shop is also available at the lodge with items like safari gear essentials, shoes, bags, jewellery, and other souvenirs.
A well-stocked bar serving different types of drinks like cocktails, beers, whiskeys, soft drinks, wines, and spirits both local and international drinks.
The lodge has an infirmary where both the staff and guests are treated at the clinic in case of any emergencies. Note that the services from the nurse come at an extra cost and if need be, you will be referred to a larger hospital.
Other services and facilities offered at the lodge include laundry services and free parking space for guests self-driving to the Aruba camp.
Some of the things that you should note at the Ashnil Aruba camp include the following:
Pets are not allowed
Check-in and checkout time is 10:00
Children of all ages are allowed with those 3 years and below staying for free, children from 4 to 12 years are subjected to a fee of $80 per person sharing.
All guests are to use the existing beds since no cots are availed in the rooms
There are no extra beds as well and supplements are priced differently from the initial cost
WIFI is readily available around the camp and in your rooms
Free parking is available and you do not need to book a reservation.
Accommodation at Ashnil Aruba Camp
Ashnil Aruba lodge has 46 en-suite rooms and 6 luxury tents a total of 52 all of which are highly decorated with both modern international and locally made furnishings. Both rooms and tents are well-decorated and on raised wooden platforms with facilities like hair dryers, an en-suite bathroom with a flushing toilet, bath/shower with cold and hot running water, satellite TVs, fire extinguishers, mosquito nets, comfortable beds both king-size and queen-sized beds, private balconies and sitting areas with clear views of the vast plains and the surrounding areas.
Ashnil Aruba is one of the best lodges in Tsavo East National Park offering accommodation in terms of deluxe double, deluxe twin room, deluxe single, deluxe twin for single use, single rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms, twin rooms, deluxe with no window and deluxe triple. The rooms at the camp have partitioned patios with sitting chairs where you get to relax as you watch the wildlife around the National Park.
The lodge has rooms of different sizes like family rooms, and single and double rooms and each of these has its rate depending on the season and the type of room. The camp has 4 triple rooms with one interconnecting room, 2 rooms for the disabled, 40 deluxe rooms, and 6 luxury tents. The standard rate starts from $300 per person per night although it goes higher than that by doubling or tripling during the peak season.
If you prefer safari camping in the wilderness, you can check in in one of their 6 tented rooms that are privately set up at the camp. The tented rooms are sheltered under canvas walls and supported by poles with a red-slated roof. The walls have nettings that act as windows and these can be pulled down to offer privacy. The permanent bathroom is found right behind the tent and has a standard shower stall and other amenities.
The Ashnil Aruba Camp rates
The price rates for each room indicated below vary depending on the type of room and the season of traveling and note that they are not the final rate since they are based on per person sharing and remember that the change of pricing entirely depends on the management of the camp.
Standard room per person sharing single
KES 9120 KES 12770