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Ark Tree Lodge | Aberdare National Park
60 Luxury Room Forest Lodge Set in the Aberdare National Park Overlooking a Flood-Lit Waterhole and Salt Lick | Kenya

(Ark Tree Hotel/ Lodge is set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park in Kenya. The Ark Tree Lodge is 16 Kilometers (10 miles) from the Mweiga airfield and about an hour's drive from Nyeri Airstrip. The Ark Tree Lodge is two hours away from Nanyuki Town and about 170 Kilometers from Nairobi - 3 Hours by road)

 

 
Fairmont Ark Tree Lodge
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Ark Tree Lodge Aberdare National Park

Ark Tree Lodge View Rates, Discounted Prices - Book & Save Now!

Ark Tree Lodge Aberdare was opened in November 1969 and it overlooks the Yasabara waterhole, perhaps the largest salt-lick in the Aberdare Mountains and the haunt of a variety of forest game unequalled in Africa.

 

This tree-lodge is uniquely shaped to resemble the actual Ark, designed with decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for viewing the animals visiting the salt-lick and waterhole. Ark Tree Lodge has the following rooms:

 

* 6 Single Rooms (1 guest in each room)

* 10 Double Rooms (2 Guest in each room with one big bed)

* 7 Triple rooms (3 guests occupancy in each room with 3 Beds)

* 37 Twin Rooms (2 guests occupancy in each room with two beds)

 

Ark Tree Lodge is usually reached via the Aberdare Country. Tucked away at the heart of one of Kenya’s Aberdare National Park, this intriguing Tree Lodge is an ark of discovery, from the drawbridge entrance to a choice of terraces overlooking the floodlit Yasabara waterhole.

 

The rustic environment offers a charming retreat for overnight visitors eager to view the local wildlife at close range. The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and saltlick which attracts a host of wildlife such as Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Bushbuck.

 

African Spice Safaris can arrange your transport into The Ark - which is 40 minute drive. The Ark Lodge is 16 Kilometers (10 miles) from the Mweiga airfield or one hour's drive from Nyeri airstrip or 2 hour from Nanyuki.

 

 

 

Fairmont Ark Tree Lodge Non-Resident Accommodation Rates

Non-Resident Rates Per Night Includes: Full Board Accommodation + inclusive of VAT, Government levy and service charge

Dates From
Dates To

Single Room

(1 Guest)

Double Room

(2 Guests)

Triple Room

(3 Guests)

3rd Jan 2015
15th Mar 2015
170 US Dollars
239 US Dollars
338 US Dollars
16th Mar 2015
30th Jun 2015
160 US Dollars
221 US Dollars
313 US Dollars
1st Jul 2015
31st Oct 2015
180 US Dollars
250 US Dollars
354 US Dollars
1st Nov 2015
15th Dec 2015
160 US Dollars
221 US Dollars
313 US Dollars
16th Dec 2015
2nd Jan 2016
180 US Dollars
250 US Dollars
354 US Dollars

 

Notes

* One Child sharing with one adult shall be charged adult sharing rate

* Children under the age of 7 are not permitted at The Ark unless on special 'Children’s Nights'

* Two Children (7 Year to 12 years) sharing in own private room shall be charged 75% of room rate

* Children sharing with an adult, 7 to 12 Years shall be charged 50% of adult rate but maximum 2 in a room

* Christmas supplement of 50 US Dollars on the 24th, 25th, 26th & 31st and 1st of January 2016 of per person per night applies

 

 

 

Fairmont Ark Tree Lodge Residents Rates Accommodation Prices

Resident Rates Per Night Includes: Full Board Accommodation + inclusive of VAT, Government levy and service charge

Dates From
Dates To

Single Room

(1 Guest)

Double Room

(2 Guests)

Triple Room

(3 Guests)

3rd Jan 2015
15th Mar 2015

12,500

Kenya Shillings

17,000

Kenya Shillings

24,300

Kenya Shillings

16th Mar 2015
30th Jun 2015

10,500

Kenya Shillings

15,500

Kenya Shillings

22,100

Kenya Shillings

1st Jul 2015
31st Oct 2015

14,500

Kenya Shillings

19,500

Kenya Shillings

27100

Kenya Shillings

1st Nov 2015
15th Dec 2015

10,500

Kenya Shillings

15,500

Kenya Shillings

22,100

Kenya Shillings

16th Dec 2015
2nd Jan 2016

14,500

Kenya Shillings

19,500

Kenya Shillings

27,100

Kenya Shillings

 

Notes

* Children in their own rooms up to 18 years accompanied by parents pay 50% of the room rate

* * Christmas supplement of 3,000 Kenya Shillings Per Person on the 24th, 25th, 26th & 31st and 1st of January 2016 of per person per night applies

 

 

 

Accepted Mode of Payment

 

online payment

 

 

 

 

Fairmont Ark Tree Lodge

Ark Tree Lodge is a unique tree-top style stilted Hotel which is set in thick woodland in the heart of the Aberdare National Park. Features include:

 

* 6 Single Rooms (1 guest in each room)

* 10 Double Rooms (2 Guest in each room with one big bed)

* 7 Triple rooms (3 guests occupancy in each room with 3 Beds)

* 37 Twin Rooms (2 guests occupancy in each room with two beds)

 

Ark Tree Lodge is set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park and is a unique tree lodge that overlooks a floodlit waterhole and a saltlick which attracts a host of wildlife. Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Bushbuck and occasionally an elusive Bongo and giant forest Hog has been sighted.

 

Ark Tree Lodge resembling and named after Noah's Ark and is designed with 'decks' from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for game viewing.

 

A ground level bunker provides excellent photographic opportunities and takes you closer than you would believe possible to the animals. At the Ark Tree Lodge you watch the constant comings and goings at the waterhole and salt lick. Elephants love the natural salt lick and get onto their knees to dig into the ground with their tusks.

 

They then lick up the salty earth. This goes on for hours and they finally quench their thirst at the waterhole. Numerous other animals visit this busy meeting place all day and night so there is always something to see.

 

Ark Tree Lodge has a buzzer system that operates in each room to alert you when there is something very special to see such as a Leopard, who usually sneaks to the floodlit waterhole in the dead of night.

 

It is of course up to you whether or not you get up! Child Policy: Children under the age of 7 are not permitted at The Ark unless on special 'Children’s Nights'.

 

 

 

Ark Tree Lodge Accommodation

All cabins at the Fairmont Ark Tree Lodge have a private bathroom with shower and are comfortably furnished to enjoy views of the forest or waterhole. Accommodation at The Ark consists of 60 en-suite rooms.

Room layout:
*
9 triple-bedded state cabins
*
37 twin-bedded state cabins
*
6 single-bedded state cabins
*
8 double-bedded state cabins
*
1 courier (single bedded room, not en-suite)

 

Dinner, bed and breakfast are served 'on board' The Ark in the main dining room. Located on one of the viewing decks is a bar and lounge which remains open all night for tea and coffee. Other Facilities include:

* Gift Shop
*
Medical services
*
Bureau de change
*
Access for disabled persons
*
Laundry at Aberdare Country Club
*
Lunch boxes from Aberdare Country Club
*
Radio and mobile phone contact with the Aberdare Country Club

 

Ark Tree Lodge is one of the few stilted tree-top type lodges where all you have to do is sit and wait for the animals to come to you. The Yasabara waterhole and salt-lick is frequented by great numbers of animals such as Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Bushbuck, as well as other rare creatures such as the Suni, and Genet Cat.

 

Dinner and Breakfast are served 'on board' in the main dining room. Located on one of the viewing deck is a lounge and a bar which remains open all night for tea and coffee.

 

 

 

Ark Tree Lodge Activities

To enable guests to continue watching late into the night, the waterhole is floodlit from 18:00 hours to dawn. Spare blankets are available for guests’ use in the lounges.

 

Children under the age of 7 are not permitted on The Ark unless on special 'Children’s nights'. Photographic flashlights are not permitted as some animals are startled by flashlights and will be scared away at once.

 

Ark Tree Lodge Layout

'A' DECK Lounge - The 'A' Deck has a glassed-off viewing lounge, overlooking the waterhole. Settees enable you to view the game in comfort. Decorated in warm earth tones, the lounge affords guests a modicum of privacy in their viewing experience. Capacity is 10 seated.

 

'B' DECK Balcony - The 'B' Deck has an open balcony just above the salt-lick and waterhole, where the spotlights are aimed from. As it is open, it is exposed to a bracing chill and the view is literally breathtaking. Enjoy viewing the uninterrupted horizon and below you a vista of wildlife at close range. Capacity is 60 people standing.

 

'C' DECK Enclave - Just ahead of the main lounge, there is another glassed-off lounge, a designated non-smoking area, which affords a spectacular view of the waterhole. Four o'clock tea is served here. Capacity is 30 people.

 

BALCONY - The open-air balcony off the side of the lounge provides guests with an angled view of the waterhole and the small clearing before the advent of the dense forest, one of the routes used by game on their way to the waterhole. Chairs line the balustrade. Capacity is 25 people, seated.

 

'D' DECK (Photographic Hide) - There is a non-smoking 'bunker' at ground level through a door leading from a front lounge, from which animals can be seen at close range. As it has an open window guests are placed eye to eye with the game, and photographs taken from here are startling in quality. Capacity is 8 people.

 

Glass Enclave - Another glassed-off, non-smoking lounge is located here. Based on the ground floor level, this viewing area gives guests a life-sized experience of the game. Capacity is 20 people seated.

 

The Catwalk - The catwalk is a useful place to observe both animals and birds, and is a pleasant place to walk. Birds are fed here every evening at 17:00 hours. Guests are not allowed beyond the gate.

 


Ark Tree Lodge Children's Night

 

Booking & Reservations for Ark Tree Hotel/ Lodge, Aberdare National Park - Kenya

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967

Mobile/ Cell Phone: 0721242711 - Kenya

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com

 

 

 

 

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