Aberdare National Park, Kenya
We arrived to the Aberdare National Park and then we went to the reception. At the reception we had to get what we needed for that night at the hotel because the rooms are very small and the suitcases do not fit in the room so we had to just get what we need for that one night. After this, a jeep took us to the hotel. After certain time you cannot go out. You get to see the animals from the balcony or from your room window. There is not lock on the door. You can close it but not lock it. Bathrooms are inmaculate clean and is comunal. There is a bathroom per floor. I felt I was in a school dorm. In spite of this, I really like it. It was so confortable and there were not too many people.
The food was good. We had a wonderful vegetable soup. They prepare 3 different dishes and you get to choose one and if there is more they serve you more.
Probably Kenya's most famous hotel
Treetops is probably Kenya's most famous hotel, and I would recommend a stay here or in one of the similar lodges. (I have to confess I preferred Mountain Lodge, a "hotel" on very similar principles, but with a lot more vegetation around)
Unique Quality: One of the reasons Treetops is so famous is because Elizabeth II of Great Britain was holidaying here when she received the message that her father had died and she was now the Queen of England, Scotland and Wales.
More about Treetops Hotel
This is indeed a Treehouse - the little bedrooms which sleep two are tiny, but very comfortable with toilets and showers down the corridor. The top floor is a viewing platform where you can have a drink and watch the animals while waiting for dinner to be served. During dinner, if you ask, they will come and tell you that a particular animal has arrived and so everyone rushes from the table to go to see.
Tree tops is a place of history even for us Brits as this is where Elizabeth was told her father, King George VI had passed away and thus she became Queen. Apart from this claim we have to it, it is a fantastic lookout for wildlife, I sat up the whole night watching out for elephant, that came to scrape the salt from the earth. There were also antelope, waterbuck and numerous other fascinating species that came to drink from the watering hole and to keep me glued to my spot at the window until daybreak.
It is a novelty to stay in this large wooden hotel on stilts overlooking a water hole. Its in the bush with no frills, however it is comfortable and a perfect hide out to watch nature naturally.
Spot lit watering hole and salt lick.
Kenya's best kept secret
this is an amazing place that is suprisingly under advertised and underused! we were the only ones in the whole hotel when we were there. its a hotel built in the treetops overlooking a floodlit water hole where elephants and other animals come at night. Service is incredible, again like other kenyans they cannot do enough for you. The hotel is like n other you will have ever seen, its definately worth a nights stopover, its close to the beach for a game watching also (drives included in stay) All the rooms, restaurant and bar over look the watering hole which is fantastic. The bushbabies come at 7pm and can be hand fed they are so adorable. Also they feed monitor lizards which are HUGE here! On the drives you can see Impala , elephant, giraffe, bushbuck, buffalo, sable antelope and leopard. Again the food is plentiful and perfect, its all delicious. Treat yourself and book a night here, you will be in awe and definatley wont regret it, no one you know will have stayed anywhere like this before!
Elephants, Treetops, Kenya
Leisure Weekend in Nairobi
Can anyone recommend a things to do list for a fun filled weekend in Nairobi,
especially to relax after a long week of endless business meetings. Have been to Masai Mara, don't think I would like to go again. Any other attractions in the vicinity of Nairobi that would be fun to do sometime during the last 2 weekends of September? Thanks.
RE: Leisure Weekend in Nairobi
If all you have is one week end in Nairobi, and want to stay in town, suggest the obvious a night at carnivore and simba salon. Try also giraf manor, karen duka, a game drive in the national park, windsor hotel for oglf or what ever your fancy is. Nyeri with the ark and treetops is about 250 km away, on fairly bad roas, a bit much for the weekend. best get away is as said naivasha, 85 km of reasonable good road, lunch a the lake naivasha country club not as good as it used to be, but the view makes it worth while
RE: RE: Leisure Weekend in Nairobi
Thanks guys for all your lovely suggestions.
I think Lake Naivasha sounds good and near enough.
Did express safari at Masai Mara last year for one weekend and am looking for other less tiring adventures.
Must say Hilton Nairobi is a bargain at USD70 per night. Last year I paid only USD60 only.
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P O Box 499, Aberdare National Park
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Treetops Hotel Aberdare National Park
Address: Aberdare National Park, Kenya