The Aberdare Country Club, only a two and a half hour drive northeast from Nairobi, is nestled on a slope of Mweiga Hill in the Aberdare Highlands, part of the Great Rift Valley. This captivating site was the homestead of an English couple that decided to settle in Kenya. Almost a half century later, their home, “The Steep”, was renamed the Aberdare Country Club and opened for guests. Considered a heritage property in Kenya, The Aberdare Country Club has retained the charm of a private home with the simple comforts of a country inn.
The club’s 1,300 acre wildlife sanctuary is teeming with Thompson and Grant’s gazelles, zebras, giraffes, and the more reclusive leopards. It is a haven of unbridled charm set in a garden bursting in a profusion of colour, with peacocks roaming its lush green lawns.
Walking through this unspoiled terrain is paradise. Play a round of golf watched by a family of warthog, go horseback riding, work out in the gym, have a massage, play tennis or just relax by the pool set within the beautiful gardens. From here you can see the sunset with the stunning Aberdare Mountains as a backdrop.
The Ark is located within the Aberdare National Park.
By Air: 1 hour flight from Wilson Airport to Nanyuki airstrip and around 1 hour drive from Nanyuki airstrip to Aberdare Country Club.The Ark is reached after a stop for lunch at the Aberdare Country Club and is a 45 minute drive from the Aberdare Country Club.
By Road: The Ark is 207 Km (172 miles) from Nairobi. The drive from Nairobi to The Ark via The Aberdare Country Club takes about 3 hours.
Accommodation & Meals
All the rooms at The Aberdare Country Club are in the form of cottages and one standard suite. The cottages are as follows:-
- 19 Two bed room cottages
- 01 Three Bedroomed Cottage
- 01 Five Bedroomed Cottage
- 01 Standard Suite
With altitudes ranging from 7,000 feet to 14,000 feet above sea level, the Aberdare National Park is located 260 kilometres (162 miles) from Nairobi. Since the 1950’s, Aberdare National Park has been a major attraction and continues to be a favorite destination of travelers who love the outdoors and wildlife.
- Safari drive in Aberdare National Park
- Bush breakfast or Sun-downers.
- Morning walk in the Aberdare Country Club Sanctuary
- Horse riding and nature walks
- Safari Drive to the Solio Game Ranch home to both the black and white Rhino
- Relax by the pool, work out in the gym or play a round of golf
- Bird Watching and Hiking and Nature Walks
- Spa activity and Tennis
- Visit to O l Pajeta and view the Chimps.
2 Days 1 Night Road Safari Aberdare National Park (The Ark) –
Day 1: Aberdares- Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through central Kenya to Aberdare Country Club arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon transfer to the Ark with en route game drive at the Salient. Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, this unique game lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife – elephant, rhino, leopard, bushbuck and occasionally an elusive bongo or giant forest hog. Evening/overnight floodlit game viewing.
Dinner and overnight at Aberdare Country Club
Day 2: Depart- Transfer to Aberdare Country Club after breakfast, thereafter departing for Nairobi arriving approx. 1200hrs Please Note: (Departs daily – minimum 2 person)