Ashnil Aruba

Luxury Safari Lodge In Tsavo East National Park

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.


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.

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.

Guest Services

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 service is available and we provide services as per client/ guest specifications.
This service is only applicable to wake up calls
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.

out with wild animals & birds

Posted by Alphonse      Posted on 09/04/2015    
"high chances to view rare wild game & wide range of bird species......made my trip worthwhile. Your knowledgeable staff are also warm to engage with. Fresh air from the environment & cool rooms gave me a nice rest."

Great Place

Posted by Mike & Emmy      Posted on 06/10/2014    
"We enjoyed our stay,the staff were very friendly,the room very nice and the environment superb."

Amazing place

Posted by Jan, Julia and Alina      Posted on 21/09/2014    
"We had a very good time. Nice friendly staff. Amazing place to be and a wonderful experience. Jan, Julia and Alina, The Netherlands"


Posted by Jane Gatheru      Posted on 25/08/2014    
"Thank you for a great time my family and I had last weekend. We felt welcomed and quite at home with the friendly staff and beautiful spacious rooms and scenery. The food was delicious and restaurant staff went out of their way to ensure we were satisfied. My grandma,mum,husband,son and I say thank you.We will be back!"

Memory for a lifetime

Posted by Anna      Posted on 09/04/2014    
"Natural Africa, red roads, scenic beauty, wildlife and a very nice lodge! We couldn't have chosen a better solution for our safari trip when visiting Diani Beach and Mombasa. We can recommend this hotel and area, especially for people who don't have a lot of experience on safari. The staff is friendly and service minded making sure you're having a nice time. The rooms are fine and so is the whole lodge. We would love to come back. Thank you Ashnil Aruba!"

Thank You.

Posted by D Chambers      Posted on 24/02/2014    
"Thanks to staff for making our stay special with special touches for our honeymoon. - D. Chambers"

Out of This World

Posted by Nev      Posted on 19/02/2014    
"Dear Ashnil Aruba,
‘To say my experience at Ashnil Aruba was out of this world would be an understatement. To say that it was an enjoyable stay would be less a word to describe the sheer thrill of adventure, the seamless blend of modernity and the wild, the attention to detail in offering luxurious five star treatment, the rich ambience and tasteful décor, the recurrent calls and visits by the mighty jumbos, the delightful chirping of the birds. To say the least, my stay at your lodge was an experience of a lifetime. I enjoyed the spacious rooms, the new age furniture, the friendly and hospitable services, the culinary delights and most of all; willing time away on the deck overlooking the rugged vast of Tsavo East. I enjoyed my stay, because it was all so tailor-made, every moment of it.’
- Nev."
Ashnil , USA 5.0 5.0 7 7 high chances to view rare wild game & wide range of bird species......made my trip worthwhile. Your knowledgeable staff are also warm to engage with. Fresh air from the environment

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  • Ten years ago, the dream to provide quality accommodation deep in the conservation areas that meet international standards and caters for all class of travellers was just a distant one. With a determination and foresight, the dream was modelled and shaped into reality and the first Ashnil property was opened. Since then Ashnil Hotels has established itself as one of Kenya's premier hotel groups.

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