ABERDARE COUNTRY CLUB
Just two hour’s drive from Nairobi, the country club is nestled into the slopes of Mweiga Hill. Many visitors have lunch here, before transferring to the Ark. However, the Club is a delightful place to spend a night. The club also offers a 9 hole golf course, where you will mingle with resident antelope and baboon, a 1,300 acre wildlife sanctuary, trout fishing and gorgeous gardens, swimming pool, horseback riding and tennis court.
SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP
This beautiful tented camp lies in the heart of a private game reserve, with magnificent views across the plains to the snow capped peaks of Mount Kenya. There are also many activities to enjoy, including day and night game drives, nature walks, horse riding and visits to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
SAROVA SHABA LODGE
Located on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, Sarova Shaba offers a unique luxury seldom found in a large African bush lodge. There are eighty chalet rooms that are certainly stylish and very comfortable. The lodge’s grounds are well manicured and several springs attract a constant supply of birds. There is always evening entertainment, delicious meals and excellent staff to look after guests.
Perched on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the heart of the Samburu, Intrepids location guarantees close encounters with the region’s shier wildlife, including elephant, lion and leopard. This luxurious lodge offers twenty seven modern tents that are spacious and have private views over the river – often frequented by much game.
Located in a rugged landscape with a backdrop of jagged mountains and the beautiful Uaso Nyiro River on the doorstep, the sixty two rooms are spread along the river. The dining room is open on the river side, with long tables and large buffet meals. The bar’s a popular spot and pool is certainly inviting during the heat of the day.
SAMBURU SERENA LODGE
Situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the centre of the Samburu, Serena has sixty two rooms that are very comfortable, thatched and contains all the modern conveniences one would expect from a luxury lodge. . With a swimming pool, tribal interactions, camel rides and excellent game around the river, this is a highly recommended lodge.
LARSEN’S TENTED CAMP
Set in lush lawns on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, Larsen’s has a tranquil atmosphere with elephants, impala and baboons generally always in the local vicinity. There are seventeen spacious en suite tents here that are all raised on wooden platforms with views over the river. The camp retains much of the memorabilia from Eric Larsen’s days.
SERENA MOUNTAIN LODGE
Located at 2194 M on the slopes of Mt. Kenya, Serena Mountain Lodge is surrounded by a dense rainforest that comes alive at dusk with a myriad of sounds that make the African bush so special and exhilarating. Considered the most spectacular forest waterhole in the Aberdares, the lodge’s waterhole presents a constant ballet of wildlife. Elephant, buffalo, rhino and waterbuck are regular sights! At any time of the day, you can spot game from the specially-constructed viewing bunker that is connected to the lodge by a short tunnel. The lodge has 42 attractive bedrooms furnished with indigenous wood and African Art, each with private bathroom. A spacious veranda also overlooks the waterhole where there is never a dull moment. Fresh vegetables grown from within the lodge’s compound compliment the freshly prepared meals. Birdlife is abundant, while if lucky you may spot Lions here too!
MOUNT KENYA SAFARI CLUB
Retaining a strong sense of history, Mount Kenya Safari Club still connects with Hollywood and the royalty. The main club building is dotted with memorabilia – huge trophy heads from the days when hunting was permitted and photographs of famous actors, actresses and various celebrities, from past to the present day.
OUTSPAN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Gracious, solid and comfortable, the club has amazing views of Mount Kenya, beautifully manicured gardens and lawns, and forty five delightful rooms that still retain the qualities of an historical property. . With excellent restaurants, bars, taverns, a Kikuyu homestead and Lord Baden Powell’s museum to look at, the club is certainly worth a visit.
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, including elephant, rhino, leopard, bushbuck and occasionally an elusive bongo or giant forest hog. Resembling, and named after Noah’s Ark, the Ark comprises of three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for game viewing. Fifty nine simple yet comfortable en suite cabins are fitted with buzzers to announce the arrival of one of the ‘big five’
Treetops is Kenya’s original tree lodge, legendary for its historical royal connection and for the animals it attracts to the waterhole, including rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion, bushbuck, waterbuck and many other species. Solely dedicated to game viewing, the accommodation is compact and cosy, and only has fifty rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Dinner is served at refectory tables with bench seating which is ‘intimate’.