The Ark, Aberdares National Reserve
The Aberdares National Park is part of the Aberdares Mountain Range. These mountain ranges and peaks soar to around 14,000 ft giving way to deep V-shaped valleys with streams and rivers cascading over spectacular waterfalls – this area is a must for landscape lovers. Above the forest is a belt of bamboo, a favourite haunt of the Bongo, a rare and elusive forest antelope. At 10,000 ft. the bamboo gives way to moorland, home to the eland, spotted and melanistic serval cats. Other features are the giant varieties of lobelia, groundsel and heather. Ideal for walking, picnics, camping and trout fishing in the rivers, the moorlands are reminiscent of the European Highlands.
The Ark is nestled in Aberdares National Park, in the heart of tropical rainforest. This unique game lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and a salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife – elephants, leopards, bushbucks and many more. Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, the Ark comprises three decks with 59 en-suite cabins and 2 non-smoking lounges. The en-suite cabins are fitted with buzzers to announce the arrival of on of the big animals at the waterhole
“On board” dining room, a bar and 2 non-smoking lounges. Numerous balconies and lounges providing superb vantage points for game viewing, ground level bunker for photographic opportunities and salient game drives