2 Days Aberdare Lodge Safari staying at Tree Hotel Safaris, The Ark Lodge, Treetops Lodge Aberdare, Serena Mountain Lodge, Kenya lodge safari
2 Days Aberdare Lodge Safari staying at Tree Hotel Safaris, The Ark Lodge, Treetops Lodge Aberdare, Serena Mountain Lodge, Kenya lodge safari

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2 Days Aberdare Lodge Safari staying at Tree Hotel Safaris, The Ark Lodge, Treetops Lodge Aberdare, Serena Mountain Lodge, Kenya lodge safari

Aberdare National Park:
The Aberdare National Park was created in 1950 to protect the forested slopes and moors of the Aberdare Mountains. While the park has elephant, lion, rhino, black leopard and the beautiful but elusive bongo antelope, it is rarely visited by safari companies and individual travellers. There are a number of reasons for this, one is that the high rainfall turns the roads to mudslides and you need a 4x4 to get anywhere, and as a result the park often closes in the wet season. Added to this is the dense forest, which makes game viewing tricky. Lastly, other than campsites with minimal facilities, the only accommodation is at two very expensive tree lodges.

The lodges are also the main attraction of the Aberdares. Both Treetops and The Ark are built above the ground beside floodlit waterholes with salt licks. Visitors must book in advance and cannot make their own way to the lodges in private vehicles. Instead check-in is at the Aberdare Country club for The Ark and the Outspan Hotel for Treetops and they bus you to the lodge. Treetops is one of Kenya's most famous hotels as this is where British Princess Elizabeth was informed that she was now Queen in 1952 when her father died. The Ark, however, offers better game viewing, especially at night.

Nocturnal game viewing is taken so seriously that there is a buzzer in each room which sounds if an unusual animal turns up at the waterhole. Elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and bushbuck are regular visitors.
 
2 Aberdare Lodge Safari:
Day 1: Nairobi to Aberdare National Park, Kenya
Distance: 180 km (3 hrs.). Depart Nairobi at 0830hrs. Cross the Kenyan Highlands, through pineapple and coffee plantations, to your "base hotel" in time for lunch at Aberdare Country Club. Afternoon transfer into Aberdare National Park and on to The Ark Lodge for bird watching and overnight floodlit game viewing from the lodge viewing decks. Ark Lodge, set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, is an unique tree lodge with a veranda that overlooks a floodlit waterhole and saltlick allowing undisturbed views of wildlife visiting the waterhole. Elephant, rhino, leopard, bushbuck and occasionally an elusive bongo and giant forest hog have been sighted. The 60 guest rooms are all en-suite. All cabins have private bathrooms with shower, and are comfortably furnished with bedside lamps and carpeted floors to ward off the evening and morning chill. Resembling and named after Noah's Ark, The Ark Tree Lodge 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 wildlife. Dinner and overnight at The Ark Lodge or Treetops Lodge, B,L,D.
 
Day 2: Aberdare to Nairobi, Kenya
After breakfast, return to the base hotel. Reconnect with your driver for a drive back to Nairobi to arrive just before lunch where the tour ends, B.
 
Special remarks:
Children below 7 years are not admitted at the Ark Lodge and/or Treetops Lodge. Only an overnight rucksack is permitted at the tree lodges owing to limited space in the cabins. Excess luggage is stored at the base hotel. Travellers are advised to pack warm clothing for the Aberdare National Park since nights are pretty chilly. The tour may also overnight at The Treetops Lodge in Aberdare or Serena Mountain Lodge in Mount Kenya at no extra cost. However, children below 7 years are permitted for overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge.

Tour price: US$ 410 Per Person Sharing. Single room supplement: US$ 113

Tour Cost Includes:
-Guarantee price/guarantee safari on confirmation
-Ground transport on safari in a comfortable safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari and meal plan as described, B=Breakfast,
L=Lunch and D=Dinner
-Accommodation in double
/twin room
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
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Bird watching and overnight floodlit game viewing as detailed in the itinerary
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Bottled water whilst on safari
-Start and end in Nairobi.

Tour Cost excludes:
-Tips
-Laundry
-Beverages/Drinks
-International flights
-Visas
-Items of a personal nature
-Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

To reserve the above 2 days Aberdare luxury lodge safari , please contact us!

Treetops Lodge:
Famously known for being home to Queen Elizabeth the II on the night of her crowning, Treetops Hotel offers guests a royal treat in the heart of the Aberdare National Park. No trip to Kenya is regarded as complete without a visit or stay at the Treetops Hotel. Treetops heads the list for many a visitor. Located in the heart of the dense lichen hung forest, the 50 room Treetops overlooks two waterholes and the snowy peaks of Mount Kenya.

You can take pleasure in the safety and comfort of observation lounges, which allow you to photograph the territorial charge of rhino, protective matriarch elephant and bounding bushbuck. A family of lions, have on more than one occasion, made a meal of some poor unfortunate warthog to the fascinated horror of Treetops guests. Rooms are either single or twin with shared bathroom facilities, however, private on suite bathrooms are available on request. A professional hunter can also wake you up on request when one of the "Big Five" visits the tree house at night. Children under 7 years are not permitted.
 

 
Serena Mountain Lodge:
The only ‘tree hotel’ ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya’s legendary Mount Kenya, Serena Mountain Lodge offers game viewing opportunities while combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendors of an ancient rainforest.

Floating 2,195 m high on the flanks of Kenya’s highest mountain and secreted deep within her largest forest reserve, the lodge offers the clarity of mountain air, the tranquility of the forest, a colorful cavalcade of wildlife, and the chance of scaling the icy peaks of Africa’s second highest mountain.

The lodge has 42 attractive bedrooms furnished with indigenous wood and African art, each with private bath-room. Their spacious balconies overlook the water-hole where a continual procession of animals come to drink.

Guests can awake to the trumpeting of elephant, fall asleep to the symphony of the African night or sit in stillness and observe the fascinating interplay of the animals as they arrive to drink, bathe, spar and forage around the water hole. Guests can venture down to the secret viewing hide by the water’s edge and experience the awesome thrill of being only meters away from some of the most massive beasts on earth. Arrangements can be made for forest walks, game sightings, and even hikes for the daring and adventurous to the top of Mount Kenya.

2 days Aberdares luxury lodge safari