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Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, iconic and yes, quirky, The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, The Ark comprises of three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges...
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Ndaragwa | Nyeri, Kenya, Aberdare National Park, Kenya
30.8 miles to Nanyuki Airport
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Ark situated at about 7000 ft altitude is a triple level wooden structure in the shape of the biblical Ark. There are 60 small sized double rooms more or less, similar to cabins on a cruise ship. We had stayed the previous day at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Ark for one night in June 2018 during a safari holiday. It's a fun place to stay and something completely different to the other lodges and camps you'll likely stay at. For us the experience wasn't perfect as I just didn't...More

Thank Ladylusiphur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed her for 1 night during our Kenya safari. What an amazing experience. The lodge overlooks a water hole with a salt lick and attracts various wildlife. We were lucky enough to see elephants, forest hogs, buffalo, deer, hyenas and various birds. The lodge...More

Thank simbadoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ark is unique in many ways. but a little outdated. The rooms are small, but comfortable enough sleeping. Food and service were excellent. Bird watching and feed occurs everyday late afternoon. Excellent for bird watchers and also may see animals there as well cleaning...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a wonderful experience. We stayed one night and had the joy of watching cape buffalo wallow in the mud just feet away from us. Later in the night a family of elephants came to the waterhole and we were able to sit in the...More

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US$268 - US$305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$268 - US$305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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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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"A rooms are higher up if you prefer a smaller number of stairs ask for the B rooms"
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"Stay far from the bar and lounge area"
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"All rooms upstairs are great"
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"Rooms closer to the watering hole give a better view of wild animals!"
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