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The Ark Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifull place wild life comes by very often Nice rooms real clean nice staff food Is good kids enjoyed it à lot offers Nice vantage points for observations of wild life worth stopping there for a couple night

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

From the Aberdare country club, we travelled to the ark,passing a great view of Tree Tops, Elephants, Buffalo, Warthogs and many other birds and animals. Once we arrived at the Ark we were briefed about the viewing points near the watering hole consisting of a top floor balcony which is open to the elements with fabulous views, a second floor... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The Ark is an absolutely wonderful experience. It is a hotel situated right at a watering hole/salt lick in the center of a beautiful game reserve. There is no need to go on came drives, because the animals come to you! Sit in a quiet bar or outdoor porch and watch elephants, cape buffalo, antelope, wart hogs, hyenas, assorted birds,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

After a night at the Aberdares, we boarded the bus excitedly for The Ark. What a unique setting and location! The hotel does have a lot of negatives (no interconnecting rooms, claustrophobic, 1 TV in the hotel....) but the setting is very unique and beautiful. Unfortunately, not many animals were at the watering hole but it was still a wonderful... More 

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Nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Transferred from the the Aberdare Country club via a personal game drive with an awesome guide called Solomon who took me through the amazing mountain forest of the aberdare range. he eventually delivered me to the front door of the The Ark after 3 hours and I was again met by the very charming Liliian, who also works at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We purchased the package that included a lunch stop at the Aberdare Country Club (Seperate review) transfers to/from The Ark Lodge dinner and breakfast. It is a wonderful facility that is becoming a little run down. I suspect that business levels are down and this has resulted in a down sizing in staff and food offerings. It is still magical... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We stayed one night at The Ark, absolutely amazing place, next to a small lake and a salt lick meant lots of animals, especially elephants, cape buffalo and hyenas to name but a few. Also when being driven back to meet our guide at the Golf club we were lucky to see a female leoard just walking along the road.... More 

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Nairobi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

The wonderful lodge, food, amenities, etc were ruined by a drunken party of Japanese tourists, and by a customer service team and security team who were least interested in telling them to pipe down. The walls are paper-thin, and the game are sensitive to noise. How on earth is something as prized to me, as a leopard viewing, ever going... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

The Ark offers a great antidote to bumping around in a vehicle ('African massage') looking for animals. Situated next to a salt lick it encourages us to be 'wildlife smart': relax and let the animals come to you. It is a particularly good place to see animals at night time - and you'll almost certainly see LOTS of buffaloes, scores... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

I liked the ambience, the decor and the poached eggs! Different experience in the outdoors...resourceful and knowledgeable staff. I'd recommend you bring along a board game or try the Kenyan monopoly that is available. There aren't many social activities once in The Ark.

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Additional Information about The Ark Lodge

Address: Mweiga, Aberdare Natl Park, Nyeri, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Central Province > Nyeri
Price Range: $193 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ark Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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