We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
1/28/2018 1/29/2018
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    The Ark

    P O Box 499 | Nyeri, Kenya, Aberdare National Park, Kenya
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    1/28/2018 1/29/2018
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    Traveler (571)
    Room & Suite (80)
    Dining (13)
    Overview
    • Excellent45%
    • Very good35%
    • Average13%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible4%
    Travelers talk about
    “bird feeding” (24 reviews)
    “salt lick” (44 reviews)
    “rooms are small” (40 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Breakfast Buffet
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Family Rooms
    Multilingual Staff
    Free Parking
    Pool
    4.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null}
    Rooms
    Jan 28Jan 29
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 0 partner sites to see rooms from .
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Aberdare National Park hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_IRG_RATE_VERIFICATION","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN_US","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","MOB_BOOKING_EMAIL_AGREE_HIDE","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_EXPRESS_BOOK","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_REVIEW_BOOKING_BUTTON","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_KIPLINGER_AWARD","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "3b33505333d14f2d88bbb8e85cd06abd", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":471891,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":28,"month":1,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":29,"month":1,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"3b33505333d14f2d88bbb8e85cd06abd","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":0,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":-1,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"The Ark","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjNiMzM1MDUzMzNkMTRmMmQ4OGJiYjhlODVjZDA2YWJkIiwiQUlLIjoiMTc4NmZiOWI3N2E1NGEyMGIzMDM4YWU3YjA4MmUyMjYifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": false, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "01/28/2018", "checkOut": "01/29/2018", "lowestPrice": null, "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx"},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"name":"ibex_mismatch_message"},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx"},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a ReviewReviews (495)
    Traveler rating
    Traveler type
    Time of year
    Language

    1 - 5 of 385 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    An amazing place where you get to view animals at anytime from different view points. Lots of Elephants and buffaloes come to a water hole. We even got to see Hyenas pass by. The sunrise with Mt. Kenya is breathtaking. The service from the staff...More

    Thank Divya K
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This is a great facility however the management lacked the understanding of the investment that customers make to see these animals. They allowed a marketing company to fly a drone which was clearly scaring the animals away. They felt by letting us know this information...More

    Thank Anthony N
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Amazing experience, great desk views, but the room is subpar. Make sure you dress warm or you will freeze at night. There is nothing much to do after dark, the floors creak, and the walls are thin, there is no common area where you can...More

    Thank Giants2007
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Beautiful small retreat in the Aberdare Park. Many areas for guests to spread out all over and view the spectacular wild life. Plenty of buffaloes and elephants come to lick the salt on the lake. We were just 10 feet away from the big animals...More

    Thank Yasmin m
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    So, after leaving the lacklustre Aberdare Country Club (ACC) on 1st Jan 2018, we made our way to The Ark. I have to say the team at The Ark has more than made up for the average experience at ACC. I've been here many years...More

    1  Thank Stella N
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Free Internet
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast Available
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    Details
    • Price range
    • $146 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 60
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and TripOnline SA so you can book your The Ark reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Kenya >
    • Central Province >
    • Aberdare National Park
    • Also Known As
    • The Ark Hotel Aberdare National Park ,
    • Ark Aberdare National Park ,
    • Ark Hotel Aberdare National Park ,
    • The Ark Kenya/Aberdare National Park
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveler (571)
    Room & Suite (80)
    Dining (13)
    Pool & Beach (2)
    Hotel & Grounds (477)
    Family and Play Areas (21)
    Bathroom (6)
    Business Center & Event Rooms (1)
    Nearby
    Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Aberdare National Park
    Treetops Lodge
    345 reviews
    6.16 miles away
    Aberdare Country Club
    332 reviews
    8.46 miles away
    Outspan Hotel
    102 reviews
    9.99 miles away
    Green HIlls Hotel
    63 reviews
    10.58 miles away
    Nearby Restaurants
    White Rhino
    23 reviews
    10.72 miles away
    Trout Tree
    343 reviews
    22.97 miles away
    Cactus Eco Camp and Lodge
    7 reviews
    35.91 miles away
    The Forest Restaurant
    5 reviews
    44.37 miles away
    Nearby Attractions
    Ol Pejeta Conservancy
    338 reviews
    27.88 miles away
    Mount Kenya
    358 reviews
    37.45 miles away
    Thomson Falls
    54 reviews
    40.91 miles away
    Thomson's Falls
    171 reviews
    41.01 miles away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    Beccy N
    January 21, 2017|
    AnswerShow all 4 answers
    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!!!
    1
    Vote
    Gofiguredc
    January 8, 2017|
    Answer
    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.
    1
    Vote
    Jeevees
    November 2, 2016|
    AnswerShow all 4 answers
    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
    2
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "All rooms upstairs are great"
    Read review
    "Rooms closer to the watering hole give a better view of wild animals!"
    Read review
    "Top 3rd floor is best in my opinion."
    Read review
    "The best view rooms are at the front of the ark and to the side of the ark facing the water hole."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing