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The Ark

PricelineUS$ 190*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Good location but horrible food No hot water in bathroom leakage in toilets but good helpful staff Only elephants and buffalo sighted no animals came at night no buzzer ring at night Aged property needs over haul

Thank Gurpreet D
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here twice and on both times our visit was excellent. The accommodation although not luxury is clean and functional. The restaurant and food was excellent and the bar is well stocked albeit quite expensive. The staff are very friendly, attentive and knowledgable on the animals that can be seen around the waterhole. Nature has its own schedule and...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing service provided by charming employees who cater to your every command. My brother was happy they showed english soccer and animal sighting system really helped. The underground bunker was really cold but amazing for closeup pictures. Lovely place

Thank taisietastic t
Vadodara, India
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed a night at the Ark. Fabulous interiors super location right in the national park next to a lake. Lovely rooms warm staff and welcoming . Housekeeping is super considering their location I guess they have a very good team. Unfortunately it rained hence could just see a elephant plenty of African Buffalos and many hyenas . It was...

Thank Jayesh C
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We started our tour from the West trough the park and then arrived at The Ark. We didn't saw many animals in the park but once we arrived at the hotel we saw elephants. In the evening we saw 12 elephants and several other animals. Good hotel and the food is good but basic.

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Goes, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 March 2017

hi guys, We had lunch at the Aberdare Country Club, which was very good and the staff was very friendly, then a transfer to The Ark, 30 minutes away. We were shown our room (which was clean but extremely small). Finding the viewing areas was easy. There are 4 viewing areas, on all levels You can see the animals at...

2Thank schliek
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We stayed here on safari. The rooms are small, but clean, a little sparse like church camp! However, with the great animal viewing area, there is no need to spend any time in your room except to sleep. The watering hole and salt lick attracts a huge variety of animals, elephants, hyenas, jackals, warthogs, and many birds and other animals....

Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had lunch at the Aberdare Country Club, which was very good and the staff were very friendly, then drove to The Ark, about 30 mins away. The welcome here was a bit lukewarm; we were shown our rooms (which were clean & a good size), but then just left! So it was a bit of a search to find...

Thank Kazaroo1
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Nice situation, lovely food and, as usual in Kenya, great staff, but this the lazy way to view animals and so is inevitably a gamble - which was a failure when we were there: one solitary elephant, which can be seen easily on proper game drives, as we already had. This didn't stop the excitement of a large group of...

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Richardson, Texas
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We spent one night at the Ark and had a great time! It was an ideal place to get close to several kinds of animals. We saw elephants, hyenas, warthogs, water buffalo, baboons, bush babies and many more. There was always something to watch. And there are many nice viewing areas, some inside some outside. Our meals were very good....

1Thank Ruthie M

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Additional Information about The Ark

Address: P O Box 499, Aberdare National Park, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Central Province > Aberdare National Park
Price Range: ₹ 12,002 - ₹ 13,948 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ark 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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“DECK A is really good. DECK C is easy access to everything.”
taisietastict, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with 2 single beds. The double is very small.”
schliek, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room out close to the front viewing areas on the side of the waterhole.”
819ruthiem, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room Near the Lobby and ask to be taken to Aberdare country club.”
leonardg890, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Level B is good both for animal watch and relaxation”
ISAVWAISAAC, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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