The Ark

Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, iconic and yes, quirky. The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, The Ark comprises of three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide a superb location for wildlife to be seen. So that you don’t miss any animal sightings, the night guard will buzz your room when special animals come to the waterhole. The Ark has four viewing areas for observing 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 salt lick only yards away may be taken through the view holes in complete safety.

Amenities and Features

  • Restaurant & Cuisine

  • Viewing Decks

  • The Gift Shop

  • The Ark Water Hole

  • Library

  • The bar

  • Guided Bush / Nature Walk

  • Bird Watching

  • Visit to the Moorlands

  • Trout Fishing

Hotel Overview

En-suite Cabins

We have had a complete renovation of the property!

All “cabins” have an en-suite shower and bathroom. Accommodation in The Ark is in the form of cabins that are self-contained with a shower and toilet. The rooms are on three levels – Deck A, Deck B and Deck C.

Deck  C  is the main deck where all the main lodge facilities are located, including the restaurant, cloakrooms and bar. There is also access for wheel chairs, for those who require it.

From the safety and comfort of all the four decks, one can watch the wild animals visiting the water hole in front of The Ark.

  • Six single bedded rooms
  • Thirty seven twin rooms with two single beds in each room
  • Ten double rooms with one queen bed in each room
  • Seven triple rooms with three single beds in each room

* Please note: The triple-bed cabins are the best rooms for families.

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