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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“bird feeding”(26 reviews)
“salt lick”(47 reviews)
“rooms are small”(43 reviews)
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26 Aug.27 Aug.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While the Ark had good and bad points I loved our stay at the Ark. The staff was very nice and the buffet meals were good. There is a bar on site and a small gift shop. The rooms were very small. My single room...More

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive to the lodge is something special, and the driver/ranger we had was incredible, very knowledgeable. Despite the foggy weather, we were lucky to see a leopard, which stayed with us for a while, as well as buffalos and warthogs. The rooms are quite...More

Thank Hansen, D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to our overnight stay at The Ark but it was dreadful. Rather than the upmarket stay we anticipated, the room was so basic with two tiny single beds and was little more than a prison cell. Grossly overcrowded, the public...More

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms were small but very adequate. The room was very clean. The viewing areas were kind of neat! They overlooked a water hole and mineral licks. Buffalo were around most of the time. Water bucks and eland came in. Lots of birds! You can have...More

1  Thank Timmm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed one night and that was enough. Very rustic accommodations. Very very small rooms. Viewing the animals was just ok. Very muddy very wet. Not up to expectations. Restaurant was very good. Some of the best food on our trip. Staff was top...More

Thank bearbc75
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Free Internet
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USD 228 - USD 382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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
"Get a high numbered room, B26 or C26, overlooking the feeding area. All rooms are very small."
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"A rooms are higher up if you prefer a smaller number of stairs ask for the B rooms"
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"Stay far from the bar and lounge area"
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"All rooms upstairs are great"
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