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London, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel itself is lovely and very nicely decorated but the highlight is the sitting quietly and watching the animals come to the waterhole that the hotel is overlooking. It is a fantastic sight. Once you settle down it is quite difficult to just get up and leave because watching the animals in their natural habitat is just mesmerizing. We... More 

Thank darthteddy
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37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

- Amidst the jungle - Next to salt lick and waterbody where we spotted elephants, cape buffaloes, warthogs, hyenas (rare sight but lucky to spot couple of them) and few bird species - Jungle log house experience - Rooms bit smaller but clean - Viewing areas on ground level (strong glass protection; feels amazing to be just 10 feet away... More 

Thank kotharidhimant
Nanyuki Town, Kenya
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18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We booked 2 rooms for ourselves and 2 children. The rooms are not interconnecting and only lock from the inside so we had to split up and spend the night one with each child in separate rooms, though we were next to each other. Lunch is served at Aberdare Country Club which we'd visited for Sunday lunch a few weeks... More 

Thank Claire C
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279 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Ark is a lodge that is built next to a man-made pond and salt lick that has become a watering hole for a variety of the animals in the Aberdares mountain range. The rooms are very basic and small but you will be spending most of your time on the decks and at the windows watching the animals. There... More 

Thank rockymountainrider
Nairobi, Kenya
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34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place is undoubtedly the best location to stay, they go out of their way to spoil you and treat you well. be nice to the staff and they will surprise you with great hospitality... The rooms are so warm and great with great views facing the watering hole... its a good surprise in the national park compared to other... More 

Thank JackKichakani
Boonah, Australia
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146 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This Lodge is very atmospheric but really needs maintenance. As one would expect the rooms & bathrooms are very small, to be expected as there are limited rooms offered in the park, however the bathrooms especially need some maintenance . Like the other reviewer we did not like the idea of no room security which meant all valuable needed to... More 

Thank v0gue
Morwell, Australia
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396 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The views of the animals around the waterhole from the glass windows is just amazing. I guess that's what we came for. The room was disappointing. We were lucky in that we had a larger room on level "C". First time we have ever stayed in a place where there is NO security for the room. No safe and no... More 

Thank Colint50
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This place was definitely the highlight of my trip to Kenya. You get dropped off at Aberdare Country Club, get served a very good lunch, and then are taken to the Ark. The ride to the Ark could either be the 30 minute bus ride or you could opt for the paid $45/person safari drive through the Aberdare jungle that... More 

Thank Charit M
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Beautifull place wild life comes by very often Nice rooms real clean nice staff food Is good kids enjoyed it à lot offers Nice vantage points for observations of wild life worth stopping there for a couple night

Thank albeeto
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2016

From the Aberdare country club, we travelled to the ark,passing a great view of Tree Tops, Elephants, Buffalo, Warthogs and many other birds and animals. Once we arrived at the Ark we were briefed about the viewing points near the watering hole consisting of a top floor balcony which is open to the elements with fabulous views, a second floor... More 

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Additional Information about The Ark Lodge

Address: Mweiga, Aberdare Natl Park, Nyeri, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Central Province > Nyeri
Price Range: $117 - $440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ark Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“its best to plan on being dropped and picked up privately so as not to be crowded up with the multitudes in their transfer buses.”
 of 5 bubbles JackKichakani, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Good luck with any room”
 of 5 bubbles Colint50, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for rooms on higher floors closer to the front of the ark. Rooms on the left side offer a better view.”
  • Rooms are small and just have enough space for the beds
 of 5 bubbles 80charitm, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the single rooms, they are very tiny indeed.”
 of 5 bubbles NairobiDreamweaver, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Top deck, near the bow.”
 of 5 bubbles _most_discerning2, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
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