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Ndaragwa Nyeri, Kenya, Aberdare National Park Kenya See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Housekeeping
4 Star accommodation
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30 Dec.31 Dec.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ark certainly lived up to its name. Animals came in herds to the nearby spring-fed watering hole--hyenas, Cape Buffalo, antelope and more. We viewed them from the safety of the hotel's numerous balconies. Sighting a giant forest pig marked our only views of this...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank culturevulture94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay at The Ark! We were transported there from Aberdare's Country club. Lots of brilliant viewing points around the property and we were lucky our room also overlooked the waterhole. So many amazing animals it was a great place to start our...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many Elephant view from Balcony. It was so fantastic. We counted 18 elephants which came around 5pm. Nice food, tea and coffee service, fire work in saloon space. Very good escape place from Nairobi. We will come back soon!!

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Mami T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the Ark by about 4 pm. Earlier in the day, we reached The Aberdare Country Club at about noon. The staff was friendly and briefed us on the programme for the day. Lunch was served from 12:30 pm onwards and we had...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank satyendravaidya
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Arrived at the Ark via a stop at Aberdare National Park to leave our main luggage before heading off to the Ark with an overnight bag. The Ark is situated adjacent to a man made water hole where a selection of wildlife (we saw elephants,...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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About
Description
Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, iconic and yes, quirky, The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Resembling and named after Noah’s More Ark, The Ark comprises of three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide a superb location for wildlife to be seen. The Ark has four viewing areas for observing the ever-present animal activity. There is also a ground level bunker – the perfect hideout for the discerning photographer. This is a circular pillbox-like structure, and it is from this vantage point that pictures of animals on the salt lick only yards away may be taken through the view holes in complete safety. As Monty Brown describes in his book, “Haven Under the Hill”: Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free Internet
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
60
Price range
USD 216 - USD 305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Ark Hotel Aberdare National Park
,
Ark Aberdare National Park
,
Ark Hotel Aberdare National Park
,
The Ark Kenya/Aberdare National Park
Location
Kenya > Central Province > Aberdare National Park
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
60
Price range
USD 216 - USD 305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Ark Hotel Aberdare National Park
,
Ark Aberdare National Park
,
Ark Hotel Aberdare National Park
,
The Ark Kenya/Aberdare National Park
Location
Kenya > Central Province > Aberdare National Park
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mcquaim
16 August 2018|
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Response from phillipg196 | Reviewed this property |
No - mosquito nets are not provided at the ARK but, there were no mosquitoes buzzing around us.
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Beccy N
22 January 2017|
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Response from Kileleshwa | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware that there is an age restriction. I took my 9 year old granddaughter there. I think it might be an issue, for other guests if your child is noisy!!!
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Gofiguredc
9 January 2017|
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Response from Kileleshwa | Reviewed this property |
There is no laundry service at The Ark, probably because the majority of visitors only spend one of two nights there. Aberdare Country Club is likely to have this service though.
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Room Tips
"Nearer the balconies work best"
culturevulture94
3 weeks ago
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"This is a small complex focussed on providing an opportunity to view local wildlife anyone spending time in..."
nictalk
30 Oct. 2018
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"The higher the level the better the rooms although all rooms are small."
Sikiladi
30 Oct. 2018
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"Doesn't matter - you will be mesmerized by the action at the waterhole all night!"
4dobros
13 Oct. 2018
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