Days Aberdare Lodge Safari staying at Tree
Hotel Safaris, The Ark Lodge, Treetops Lodge
Aberdare, Serena Mountain Lodge, Kenya lodge
In the afternoon transfer into the Aberdare
National Park to Treetops or the Ark for
an evening and Night of game watching
from your veranda overlooking a flood-lit
water hole and salt lick high up on the
densely wooded slopes of the mountain.
While away the after-dinner hours identifying
creatures of the wild as they gingerly
step out of the forest. Wildlife found
here includes Elephants, Buffalos, Leopards,
Lions, Cheater, and Giraffe among others.
are also the main attraction of the Aberdares.
Both Treetops and The Ark are built above
the ground beside floodlit waterholes
with salt licks. Visitors must book in
advance and cannot make their own way
to the lodges in private vehicles. Instead
check-in is at the Aberdare Country club
for The Ark and the Outspan Hotel for
Treetops and they bus you to the lodge.
Treetops is one of Kenya's most famous
hotels as this is where British Princess
Elizabeth was informed that she was now
Queen in 1952 when her father died. The
Ark, however, offers better game viewing,
especially at night.
game viewing is taken so seriously that
there is a buzzer in each room which sounds
if an unusual animal turns up at the waterhole.
Elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and
bushbuck are regular visitors.
01 Aberdare Lodge Safari:
Day 1: Nairobi to Aberdare National Park,
Distance: 180 km (3 hrs.). Depart Nairobi
at 0830hrs. Cross the Kenyan Highlands,
through pineapple and coffee plantations,
to your "base hotel" in time
for lunch at Aberdare Country Club. Afternoon
transfer into Aberdare National Park and
on to The Ark Lodge for bird watching
and overnight floodlit game viewing from
the lodge viewing decks. Ark Lodge, set
in the heart of the Aberdare National
Park, is an unique tree lodge with a veranda
that overlooks a floodlit waterhole and
saltlick allowing undisturbed views of
wildlife visiting the waterhole. Elephant,
rhino, leopard, bushbuck and occasionally
an elusive bongo and giant forest hog
have been sighted. The 60 guest rooms
are all en-suite. All cabins have private
bathrooms with shower, and are comfortably
furnished with bedside lamps and carpeted
floors to ward off the evening and morning
chill. Resembling and named after Noah's
Ark, The Ark Tree Lodge is designed with
'decks' from which numerous balconies
and lounges provide superb vantage points
for game viewing. A ground level bunker
provides excellent photographic opportunities
and takes you closer than you would believe
possible to the wildlife. Dinner and overnight
at The Ark Lodge or Treetops Lodge, B,L,D.
Day 2: Aberdare to Nairobi, Kenya
After breakfast, return to the base hotel.
Reconnect with your driver for a drive
back to Nairobi to arrive just before
lunch where the tour ends, B.
Children below 7 years are not admitted
at the Ark Lodge and/or Treetops Lodge.
Only an overnight rucksack is permitted
at the tree lodges owing to limited space
in the cabins. Excess luggage is stored
at the base hotel. Travellers are advised
to pack warm clothing for the Aberdare
National Park since nights are pretty
chilly. The tour may also overnight at
The Treetops Lodge in Aberdare or Serena
Mountain Lodge in Mount Kenya at no extra
cost. However, children below 7 years
are permitted for overnight at Serena
Tour price: US$ 395 Per Person
Sharing. Single room supplement: US$ 113
-Guarantee price/guarantee safari on confirmation
-Ground transport on safari in a comfortable
safari van equipped for game viewing,
photography and touring
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari
and meal plan as described, B=Breakfast,
L=Lunch and D=Dinner
-Accommodation in double/twin room
-All park entrance fees to include government
-Service of an English speaking professional
-Bird watching and overnight floodlit
game viewing as detailed in the itinerary
-Bottled water whilst on safari
-Start and end in Nairobi.
-Items of a personal nature
-Any other extras not detailed in the
To reserve the above 2 days Aberdare luxury
lodge safari , please contact us!
Famously known for being home to Queen
Elizabeth the II on the night of her crowning,
Treetops Hotel offers guests a royal treat
in the heart of the Aberdare National
Park. No trip to Kenya is regarded as
complete without a visit or stay at the
Treetops Hotel. Treetops heads the list
for many a visitor. Located in the heart
of the dense lichen hung forest, the 50
room Treetops overlooks two waterholes
and the snowy peaks of Mount Kenya.
take pleasure in the safety and comfort
of observation lounges, which allow you
to photograph the territorial charge of
rhino, protective matriarch elephant and
bounding bushbuck. A family of lions,
have on more than one occasion, made a
meal of some poor unfortunate warthog
to the fascinated horror of Treetops guests.
Rooms are either single or twin with shared
bathroom facilities, however, private
on suite bathrooms are available on request.
A professional hunter can also wake you
up on request when one of the "Big
Five" visits the tree house at night.
Children under 7 years are not permitted