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    The Ark

    P O Box 499, Aberdare National Park, Kenya
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    • Excellent45%
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    “bird feeding” (23 reviews)
    “salt lick” (42 reviews)
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    Aberdare Country Club
    293 reviews
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    1 - 5 of 355 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We stayed here as the first night in our safari and we're pleasantly surprised with our room on the top floor with a great view of an opening in the woods, where 5 minutes into our stay we saw warthogs, s huge family of elephants...More

    Thank fancy_shazza
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We really enjoyed our time at The Ark and were a little worried about the other reviews but we loved it! The views of the salt lick were great and we spotted elephants (about 15!), hyenas and buffalo and also gazelle. The food was good,...More

    Thank Global35
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Returned to the Ark after a gap of 25 years with my family. Very atmospheric with and relaxing. Saw great range of wildlife including a group of over 20 elephants. Great interactions between the various wildlife. Even the huge range of moths fascinated the children....More

    Thank GHoBelfast
    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    The Ark is one of the two famous lodges at at Aberdare National Park. It's a very unique experience but it's just not for everyone. Some unique things about this Lodge- The whole building is like a huge ship or like Noah's Ark. There is...More

    Thank Wanderer2112
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Different from other Resorts, one of its kind It was fun to see elephant dancing in the rain Staff very helpful went out of their way to please us cooked what ever we wanted Were lucky to see Leopard on way out Check out time...More

    Thank cvmehta2016
    Aberdare Country Club
    293 reviews
    #1 of 4 hotels in Aberdare National Park
     
    Treetops Lodge
    325 reviews
    #3 of 4 hotels in Aberdare National Park
     
    The Ark Lodge
    84 reviews
    #2 of 15 Speciality lodging in Nyeri
     
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    • US$188 - US$402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 60
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    • Kenya >
    • Central Province >
    • Aberdare National Park
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    Beccy N
    21 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
    8 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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    Jeevees
    3 November 2016|
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    Response from Angela S | Reviewed this property |
    Before we got to the Ark, we went to the Country Club to get a transfer. We agreed with the driver who transferred us to do a trip the next day. You can also ask at Country Club reception to help you out. But: we actually... More
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    "Try for a top floor room - rooms seemed a tiny bit bigger"
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    "room sare small"
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    "All rooms are identical, but try taking one close to the observation deck."
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    "Even numbered rooms face the watering hole."
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