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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The usual itinerary is that you arrive at The Ark in the evening, check into the rooms, eat your dinner and then sit by fireplace for sometime and then move to observation deck. The animals come to the watering hole and you get to see them. The evening when we went, it was raining all evening so we got to...

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Broughton in Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Revisited The Ark after many years and it was still a lovely experience. Love the hide for game viewing. Simple adequate accommodation, food, and service. Lunch at the Aberdare Country Club a pleasant add on. Only complaint is that you are rushed through the park to and from the The Ark so you don't really see the park itself. Also...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very fortunate that there were not many people staying when we were there, so the experience was more personal and private that it might be with a full complement of guests. The viewing areas are excellent and we saw buffalo, elephants, hyena's, warthogs, waterbucks, and other animals coming to the waterhole in the evening and into the night,...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

one thing i like is that when there is an animal spotting on the deck a buzzer in your cute room buzzes that tells you may procide to the deck to check the animal view from top.very good for buffalo fans like me.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a game-viewing lodge, and we were not lucky to see much game, but its unique situation and real remote-peacefulness was wonderful, and offset well by comfortable (quite small, but comfortable) rooms, good food and great service: a super experience. The bus coming down to the Ark from the Aberdare Country Club is not very comfortable, but it's OK,...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very long drive to an unusual lodging where you can be summoned during the night to come to the nighttime water hole and have a birds eye view of the many animals that come to the watering hole during the nighttime hours

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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...

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Mumbai
Reviewed 7 November 2016

- 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...

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Nanyuki Town, Kenya
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...

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Colorado
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...

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  • Breakfast included
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Address: Mweiga, Aberdare Natl Park, Nyeri, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Central Province > Nyeri
Price Range: $217 - $499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ark Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“A room closes to observation deck would be the best”
 of 5 bubbles Avinash_blr, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“top floor forest facing”
 of 5 bubbles jyotb933, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Deck A ( top floor), even numbers (facing the forest where the action might be)”
 of 5 bubbles mcwcBaku, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are all small and comfortable. The main attraction is the viewing gallery”
 of 5 bubbles Onthemove400, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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