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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just finished a fantastic 7 day safari with Rhino Safaris & the same driver I had 6 yrs ago. From Samburu in the north to the extraordinary Masai Mara, with 1 night stops in between, we had an absolute feast of animals - and food - at the Sopa lodges at which we stayed. The food at the extraordinary Aberdaire...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night and had a wonderful time. Seeing the animals in this way is a real privilege. We saw so many birds as well, which was great lovely to feed them. Seeing the civet cat and the bush baby were some of the highlights of the trip. All the staff were friendly and engaging they looked after us...

Thank Kate W
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A different view of seeing the wild animals from the comfort of your exclusive wooden resort built in the midst of thick forest. Carry limited baggage and do not count on services other then bed breakfast and dinner. Wear decent night dress so as you can rush to the gallery for game viewing in the middle of the night..buzzer at...

Thank ARUN H
Waita, mwingi Eastern, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ark is unique in that the animals come to the visitor and you can watch as you relax in comfort either on the open balconies or from the closed lounges.The rooms are small but this is made clear from the start and should not be a surprise,but are clean and adequate . The food was good and varied. i...

1Thank KateAKamotho
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is probably the best place to visit and stay while in Nyeri, Central Kenya. I Did my Electrical Engineering Internship here. If you love to be in a calm environment then this offers you the chance. It is located inside the Aberdares Ranges and gives you a great view of Wildlife at night. You can see animals leaking salt...

Thank Leonard G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Really glad that this was included in a trip to Kenya. We had one night in this fabulous location looking over the watering hole watching elephants, buffalo and hyenas as well as the birds at "feeding time". However, perhaps had too high expectations on the animal front but there was less to see than we might have expected. We were...

Thank ALS_Edi
St Austell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This has a unique ambience. You are shut in 'the ark' and the animals are around. No long game drives; whatever is there is there. It is peaceful and gentle. The staff are lovely and always happy to help, chat, explain. Make sure go for bird-feeding time as likely to pick up some mammals too. This is not for the...

Thank Anthony H
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The captain was on hand to receive us, the rooms are super fine even as you enjoy a view of the animals especially as they lick salt. The meals are super delicious with an experienced Chef at hand. The ambience and dining setup are amazing. finally, the fireplace makes the evening great as you unwind on the comfortable couches. oh...

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We have just returned from a 1 night stay at the Ark. It was an incredible experience, and particularly awesome In that you could spend hours just observing the animals visiting the watering hole. We had previously spent 3 days on a safari in Ol Pajeta Conservancy, and there saw all the animals encounters you could dream of.... But instead...

1Thank Linda R
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Spent two days at the Ark. I must give a special shout out to the Captain/Manager Charles and his crew who went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable. The Head Chef George even ensured that he prepared a meal I'd requested. Service was excellent! The hotel is quiet, an ideal place to unwind and reconnect.

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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: £149 - £246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ark 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Get a room Near the Lobby and ask to be taken to Aberdare country club.”
 of 5 bubbles leonardg890, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Level B is good both for animal watch and relaxation”
 of 5 bubbles ISAVWAISAAC, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“One side of The Ark has rooms overlooking the Watering Hole.”
 of 5 bubbles LindaR511, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good since the night viewing is from the 'Viewing Terraces'”
 of 5 bubbles vijayashishr, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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