Aberdares National Park Hotels, Lodges & Camps

Accommodation includes Nyeri Town, Kenya

(Aberdare National Park is located in Nyeri / Nyandarua District and is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range of Central Kenya, 180 Kms from Nairobi)

Aberdares – Nyeri Kenya Safari Lodges, Cottages, Bush Homes & Tented Camps. Book Aberdare hotels & Lodges and save with African Spice Safaris. Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range, 180 Km’s from Nairobi and covers the altitudes from about 7,000 feet to 14,000 feet above sea level.

Aberdare National Park also contains the second largest population of the Black Rhino, unique to central Kenya.

Aberdare Lodges, Hotels, Camps Accommodation include; Treetops Hotel, Rhino Watch Camp & Lodge, Aberdare Country Club, Fairmont Ark Tree Lodge, Treetops Hotel, Outspan Golf and Country Club, Sangare and Lakeside Tented Camp.

Rhino Watch Camp & Lodge

Rhino Watch Camp & Lodge is Located approximately

6 Km from Mweiga, Kenya

Rhino Watch Safari LodgeRhino Watch Safari Lodge & Camp Hotel; Rhino Watch Safari Lodge Hotel; is located Nyeri-Nyahururu highway just 6 Kilometers beyond Mwiga Town at the heart of Kenya’s peaceful Kikuyu area in a natural paradise of 30 hectares.

The lodge is situated in the central part of the Rhino Watch estate. The accommodation is in Chalet rooms or Deluxe Tents. Chalet rooms are 5 Double or Triple occupancy rooms, two family units which can take up to 5 or 6 guests and Single occupant rooms in adjoining rooms.

Rhino Watch Safari Lodge Hotel deluxe tents are a total of 5 Double or triple rooms. The tents have covered, private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin with heated water. Rhino Watch Safari Lodge Hotel is furnished with hand crafted furniture and African Decor.

All rooms have electric lighting, private showers, toilets and washbasin with solar heated hot water. All the chalets have breathtaking views of Mount Kenya.

African Spice Safaris can organize tours from Rhino Watch Safari Lodge to Solio Game Ranch, Aberdare Forest, Olpejeta Game Sanctuary, Mount Kenya Climbing, Aerial bird watching, nature walks etc.


Sangare Lakeside Tented Camp – Aberdare National Park, Kenya

Sangare Lakeside Tented Camp; Sangare Tented Camp is located approximately 166 km north of Nairobi, 27 km from Nyeri town and 50 km from Nanyuki on Sangare Ranch, a 6,500 acre property at an altitude of 2000 meter in the foothills of the Aberdares National Park. Sangare Tented Camp has spectacular views of Mount Kenya.

Sangare Tented Camp guests are accommodated in six en-suite permanent tented rooms overlooking a small lake encircled by tall yellow fever acacia trees where elephant and buffalo are regular visitors.

A separate cottage contains a sitting room and kitchen with a verandah overlooking the lake shore. Leopard, hyena, Colobus and Sykes monkeys, and all the common plains game species, such as zebra, gazelle, giraffe, eland and buffalo are present in good number.

While at Sangare, guests can choose to take part in game drives on Sangare Ranch, bird watching, nature walks, horse riding, trout fishing or go on excursions to the Aberdares National Park and Solio Game Reserve.

Sangare Tented Camp activities include;

Sangare Day Game drives; Enjoy a superb game drive in the wild vast plains as you admire the different species of animals, including giraffes, elephants, leopards, zebras, buffalos, antelopes, zebroids amongst others.

Sangare Ranch Night Drives; The ultimate African experience is enjoying a night game drive watching the entire galaxy, identifying stars and spotting the nocturnal animals.

Aberdare National Park Game Drive A game drive in the Aberdare Park is an ideal way to spend an afternoon. A short drive away, the Aberdare Park offers lovely Afro Alpine Moorlands.


Aberdare Country Club – Mweiga, Kenya

Aberdare Country Club is a two-hour drive from Nairobi. Nestling on the slopes of Kamatongu hill, the cottages of Aberdare country club offer splendid views of the plains below with the Aberdare range of mountains to the west and Mt Kenya to the east. By air, The Aberdare Country Club is 1 mile from Mweiga airfield, 6 miles from Nyeri airstrip and a forty minute drive from Nanyuki airstrip.

The club now has 46 guest rooms situated on 1,300 acres of electrically fenced private land,home to several species of plains game. Aberdare Country Club is a popular weekend resort for Nairobi residents.

The Club’s 1300-acre wildlife sanctuary abounds with Thompson and Grant’s gazelles, zebras, giraffes and the more reclusive leopards.

It is a haven of unhurried charm set in a garden bursting with profusion of color, with peacocks stalking the green lush lawns.

At the Aberdare Country Club, you can walk or ride through this unspoilt paradise, play a round of golf – watched by a family of warthog, fish for trout, play tennis or just relax by the pool or in the beautiful gardens.


The Ark Lodge – Aberdare National Park, Kenya

The Ark Tree Lodge is located in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the Mweiga airfield or 12 kilometers North of Nyeri (about an hour’s drive).

The Aberdare country club is the base hotel and is approximately a 45 minute trip by road. The Ark 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. The Ark is shaped to resemble the actual Noah’s Ark.

It is designed with decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for viewing the animals visiting the salt-lick and waterhole. A ‘Resident Hunter’ is always on hand to educate on the wildlife and landscape.

The Ark Tree Lodge has 60 guest rooms all en-suite. 9 of these are triple-bedded State Cabins; there are 45 Twin/Double-bedded State Cabins, 5 single-bedded State Cabins and 1 single-bedded courier cabin which is not en-suite.

All cabins have bedside lamps and carpeted floors to ward off the evening and morning chill, small luggage racks and views of the forest or waterhole revealing game in the proximity. Cabins are provided with water flasks and glasses, hot water bottles and extra blankets.

The Ark Tree Lodge has a ground-level bunker that’s provides excellent photographic opportunities, and the Yasabara waterhole is floodlit by night to enable all-night viewing of game.

To enable guests to continue watching late into the night, the waterhole is floodlit from 1800 hours to dawn. Spare blankets are available for guests’ use in the lounges.

Children under the age of 7 are not permitted at 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.


Treetops Hotel – Aberdare National Park, Kenya

Treetops Tree Hotel/Lodge is nestled deep in the forest of Aberdare National Park about 17 Kilometers from the Outspan Hotel about 180 kilometers from Nairobi.

Treetops Lodge lies in the path of an ancient Elephant migratory route between the Aberdare Mountains and Mt. Kenya National Park, and is strategically sited right in front of a watering hole and salt lick.

Guests can drink in the sight of Elephants, Buffalos, Rhinos and more from the safety of four viewing decks and a rooftop platform. Shutterbugs can take close shots from two photographic hides at ground level.

Treetops Lodge animal lovers need not worry about missed sightings, even into the early hours of the morning. An optional buzzer in the rooms alerts the guests when a spectacle is unfolding at the waterhole. Game drives and a lecture about Treetops lodge are also available to the guests.

Treetops Lodge is built on stilts. Trees grow right through the building. There are 48 cozy rooms and two suites, a lounge overlooking the waterhole and two bars.

There is also a restaurant where dinner is served on charming old world refectory tables with bench seating .Guests are advised to bring warm clothing as nights can get chilly at this lodge, which is 6,450m above sea level.


Outspan Golf and Country Club – Nyeri, Kenya

Outspan Golf and Country Club Hotel is located 2 km from Nyeri town center right in the heart of Kenya’s tea and coffee growing highlands.

Outspan hotel is the nearest hotel to the spectacular Karuru Falls and is an eden of vibrant gardens and verdant green lawns. Outspan Hotel is 160 km from Nairobi.

Outspan Golf and Country Club Hotel is the starting point for guests going to the world-renowned Treetops, has 3 cottages, 14 deluxe and 28 spacious standard rooms.

Most of the rooms have fire place and garden access. It is also an idyllic corporate retreat with fully-equipped conference rooms, computer and internet access, and other business facilities.

Meals are served in the dining room or on a wide verandah. On clear days, the verandah is the perfect spot to catch a glimpse of snow-capped Mt. Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa.

Outspan Golf and Country Club Hotel has daily traditional dances by members of the Kikuyu ethnic community, and an unforgettable guided river walk.

The river walk includes the sight of an ancient Mugumo tree and a view of the Chania River flowing between black rocks. Guests may also swim in the hotels pool, or play a quick game of tennis or squash on the courts.

Golfers will particularly enjoy playing the game at the neighboring Nyeri Club. At this altitude, the ball goes much further than usual!


Solio Lodge – Slopes of Mount Kenya & the Aberdare Mountains, Kenya

Solio Lodge is neatly tucked away in between the majestic slopes of Mt Kenya and the Aberdares Mountains, Solio Lodge offers the exclusivity of a private ranch and an unrivalled wildlife experience.

This modern and exciting lodge is located on the Solio Game Reserve, home to the endangered Black and White Rhino who live in harmony alongside other wildlife such as leopard, lion and a wide variety of birds. Solio Lodge’s close proximity to Nairobi makes it the perfect en route destination.

Solio Lodge boasts excellent standards of guiding, cuisine and personalized hosting. Activities include:


By vehicle, on foot, on horseback or by air

Game Drives

At Solio game drives take place in the Sanctuary (night drives are also permitted)

On Foot

Experience wildlife and nature one on one. Morning bird walks and sundowner walks

By Air

Solio uses Tropic Air’s two Aero spatial helicopters to take guests on a breathtaking trip around the area

On Horseback

Solio will have horses available for riding – one of the best ways to enjoy viewing wildlife is from the back of a horse


Mboi Farmhouse Homestay

Mboi Farmhouse Homestay is located high up in the Aberdare ranges in Central Kenya only a few minutes’ drive to the world famous Aberdares National Park.

You can enjoy refreshing experiences such as river fishing, game drives into the Aberdare National Park, tea and coffee picking, farming using local implements, village tours to community projects, local dish cooking lessons, playing football with village kids, and many more experiences.

Mboi Farmhouse Homestay is a spacious three bed-roomed farm house elegantly designed with a wooden waxed floor, a large kitchen, a laundry area and a veranda where guests can relax and take in the cool mountain ambiance.

The farm house can handle a maximum of nine guests and provides high standard services, amenities, and comfort.


Sandai Homestay and Cottages

Sandai Homestay and Cottages is idyllically situated in the middle of a large private game ranch and is approximately 240 kilometers north of Nairobi in the highlands of Kenya.

Enjoy game drives in the neighboring Solio Game Reserve, bush walks and exciting horse riding excursions that can also include a visit to the local Mau Mau caves where the Kenyan freedom fighters used to hide.

Petra can also take you on a sight-seeing flights in a light airplane. Sandai Homestay and Cottages climate is mild and dry, despite its altitude of 2000 meters above sea level and for this reason you don’t have to take malaria prophylaxis.

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