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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are small with updates needed but rest of the hotel and /staff are wonderful. Viewing areas surround the lodge and nights are lit up to enjoy the animals at night as well. The main water hole viewing area was always busy with wildlife. Even the bird feeders are filled in the afternoons for the bridge viewing area. Birders will... More 

Thank welltravelled019
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46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Balconies on all levels to go out and see the animals in the floodlit watering hole and salt lick. The blind on ground level, got us up close and personal. The food was truly so-so. They did ring alarms in the night incase of animals coming to the watering hole. I enjoyed the bird watching and everything. We managed to... More 

Thank Harafarms
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was my first time to visit the Ark. i loved the whole package one night tells it all. watching the big bulls and buffaloes was incredible. i must say the Ark has very friendly staff and the food was great. my room was incredible i loved it i could not believe me sleeping in the jungle. i must say... More 

Thank gyokabi
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overlooking a water hole, expect all the local animals to visit. We were not lucky enough to see leopard or rhino, but a lot of other game. You can practically keep watch for the entire duration that you are there. If you do retire to your room, you have the option to turn on the buzzer which will alert you... More 

Thank AnontravellerMumbai
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, I love this place! The concept is awesome and if you've done the traditional safari before and are only in Kenya for a short time, it's perfect. Or if you live in Kenya and need a different kind of getaway. Now, to the improvements: Many people don't respect the "please be quiet" signs. Mainly people with children... More 

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Nyeri, Kenya
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed one night with family. As we have our own transport, we had the option of riving ourselves but chose to go on the bus as there is a charge for entering the park with your own vehicle, plus we wanted the whole experience. After lunch at Aberdare Country Club, we boarded the bus at 2.30pm. We shared the... More 

Thank Kileleshwa
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed here for only one night and were very lucky to see a herd of elephants (including a very attentive bull) who stayed around the floodlit waterhole for a number of hours. As well as viewing balconies on several floors of the Ark, on the ground floor there is a hide where you can get really close and hear... More 

Thank Caroline A
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402 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Unique and comfortable room. Built like an ark which each deck having it's own viewing area of the water hole. Unfortunately the night we were there nothing came by during the night so had a good night's sleep but had seen some animals earlier at the watering hole. Dinner and breakfast was buffet style but very nice as long as... More 

Thank Di S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This was the 1st place we stayed over at the start of our Kenya trip. The Ark is located within Aberdare National park and was a superb place to stay over. The hotel has various decks and places from where you can have regular views of animals coming down to the Water hole like elephants, deers, warthogs, etc. They have... More 

Thank menonrajeshk
Spring, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We spend a night a The Ark and enjoyed watching the groups of animals wander up to enjoy the watering hole. As new animals are seen they sound an alarm to let you know what type of animal (even in the night) and you can get up and go see them and even take pictures Although the accommodation are a... More 

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Additional Information about The Ark

Address: P O Box 499, Aberdare National Park, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Central Province > Aberdare National Park
Price Range: £162 - £451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ark 5*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Level B had the largest Balcony for viewing”
  • The Reason to Visit the Ark, Mount Kenya at Sunrise
 of 5 bubbles Harafarms, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room B24 and B26 have views of the waterhole, if you don't mind a small room.”
 of 5 bubbles Kileleshwa, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with view of the water hole if possible or nearest to the observation deck should be good ...”
 of 5 bubbles menonrajeshk, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“as for a room with a waterside view!”
 of 5 bubbles Ikfoster, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the water pool are recommended”
 of 5 bubbles pr0mits, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
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