Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, iconic and yes, quirky, The Ark overlooks a !oodlit waterhole and saltlick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, The Ark is comprised of three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide a superb location for wildlife to be seen.
The Ark has four viewing areas from which to observe the ever-present animal activity. There is also a ground level bunker – the perfect hideout for the discerning photographer. This is a circular pillbox-like structure, and it is from this vantage point that pictures of animals on the saltlick only yards away may be taken through the view holes in complete safety. As was described in Monty Brown’s book, “Haven Under the Hill”, “In this intimate recess one can almost, but not quite, pat the animals, hear their sounds and smell the aroma of the night. This is a magical corner, where there is close contact with the essence that tells of primitive Africa, and where, very often, the visitor may enjoy in solitary state the beauty of it all.”
So that you don’t miss any animal sightings, the night watchman will buzz your room when special animals come to the waterhole.
The sister property to The Ark, The Aberdare Country Club, is a perfect place to spend an afternoon, or to go have lunch, and is a short distance away. There is even a golf course for those keen!
The Ark has 60 “cabin-style” rooms. The style of each room reflects the idea of being on a ship and each room has the same features. These include an en-suite bathroom, carpeted !oors, windows with a view facing the forest or waterhole, a buzzer system to announce the arrival of special animals at the saltlick and waterhole.
The room options comprise of the following:
6 singles with single beds
37 twins with two single beds
10 doubles with a queen-sized bed
7 triple-bed cabins with three single beds
Please note: The triple-bed cabins are the best rooms for families
All the rooms are on di"erent ‘decks’, again re!ecting those in a proper ship, and ‘Deck C’
is accessible by those requiring handicap facilities.
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