A magical place
set in the game-rich Aberdare National Park
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. "In this intimate recess one can almost, but not quite, pat the animals, hear their sounds and smell the aroma of the night. This is a magical corner, where there is close contact with the essence that tells of an unexplored Africa, and where, very often, the visitor may enjoy in solitary state the beauty of it all."- Monty Brown's book, Haven Under the Hill
The Ark at a glance
tucked into the thick, verdant forests
of Kenya's Aberdare National Park
Facilities & ServicesThe Ark has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. The restaurant offers...
ActivitiesAberdare National Park is the major attraction and the favorite destination of travelers who love the outdoors and wildlife.
Offers & PackagesA magical place up in the forest: in calm waters, the animals will come... we invite you to come and discover all that The Ark has to offer!
In Calm Waters, The Animals will come…
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. Modeled after Noah's Ark, The Ark has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. The animals come to you!