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Ndaragwa Nyeri, Kenya, Aberdare National Park Kenya See on map
Free Internet
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
4 Star accommodation
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30 Sep.1 Oct.
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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
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Free Internet
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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USD 228 - 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
Kenya > Central Province > Aberdare National Park
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 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

1  Thank Claire S
Reviewed 25 July 2018 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 23 July 2018 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

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

The Ark situated at about 7000 ft altitude is a triple level wooden structure in the shape of the biblical Ark. There are 60 small sized double rooms more or less, similar to cabins on a cruise ship. We had stayed the previous day at...More

2  Thank phillipg196
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We stayed at the Ark for one night in June 2018 during a safari holiday. It's a fun place to stay and something completely different to the other lodges and camps you'll likely stay at. For us the experience wasn't perfect as I just didn't...More

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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.
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!!!
9 January 2017|
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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"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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