The Ark is set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park. The Aberdare National Park, with an area of 767 square kilometers, covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Range of Central Kenya from an altitude of 1829M to 4001M above sea level. The topography is quite diverse, with deep ravines that cut through the forested eastern and western slopes.
Animals easily observed in the park include the Black Rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white colobus monkey and sykes monkey. Rare sightings include those of the golden cat and the bongo - an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Animals like the spotted and melanistic serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands.
The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Modeled after Noah's Ark, The Ark has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. The animals come to you!
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 ensuite bathroom, carpeted floors, and windows with a view facing the forest or waterhole.
The Best Parts of The Ark
The Ark attracts awesome wildlife and provides superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge.
The restaurant offers excellent cuisine for dinner and breakfast, either as a buffet or set menu. The food is very fresh with organic vegetables, spices and fruits that are brought in daily from local villages.
- Four decks with multiple balconies for wildlife viewing
- Comfortable seating around the property
- Luggage rack
- 230v/3-pin square sockets
- Shaver socket
- Cozy, self-contained cabins
- Hot water bottles in the beds as part of the turn-down service to ensure a cozy night's sleep
- Shower and toilet
- Bottles of water
- Large windows for spectacular views
- Wheelchair access