​User Reviews – Aberdare NP

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aaroy   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: May 2015 Reviewed: May 6, 2015

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
3/5

Wildlife less visible than in most other parks, because of the thick vegetation. However, when you do see animals, they are usually quite close.

Mitchell Klein Visited: July 2014 Reviewed: May 5, 2015

Overall rating
5/5

Again, beautiful opportunities to see animals and birds in the wild. I stayed up all night looking at the elephants and other animals at The Ark hotel. Lots of photographic moments.

Narayan   –  
Australia AU
Visited: January 2015 Reviewed: Apr 19, 2015

Email Narayan  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Unique wildlife viewing experience from THE ARK
Overall rating
5/5

We stayed overnight at THE ARK which is situated in Aberdare NP (about 6000ft above sea level). The lodge is superb with a waterhole in front, flood lit at night. There was a lot of greenery around. We were locked inside the lodge as it was dangerous to go out since wild animals roam freely. Cape buffalos, antelopes, warthogs, jungle pig and ducks were sighted from the afternoon when we arrived. Herds of elephants (lots) started arriving during evening for water and salt (which was strewn in the open area). They stayed till late night. Hyenas came during night and a pack of them even attacked a cape buffalo, close to our room. The lodge staff, through a buzzer, let us know which animal has arrived at night . The viewing lounge is excellent with full glass panes and good seating arrangements, so is the food - and the talk about Aberdare NP. Additionally there were bird feeding and wild cat feeding sessions- both enjoyable. Sunrise with Mt Kenya on the side, is a sight to behold. All up, a unique experience in viewing wildlife. Travellled through Kenya Budget Safaris- tour guide excellent. Staff of THE ARK also very good and helpful.

Margaret Lamont Visited: November 2013 Reviewed: Apr 16, 2015

Overall rating
5/5

Wherever you go in Kenya there is something new. Different species, different scenery but always good accommodation

florette kingston Visited: February 2009 Reviewed: May 24, 2014

Overall rating
4/5

we saw less variety of wildlife than in the Mara

Tom Vohya Visited: April 2014 Reviewed: Apr 25, 2014

Overall rating
5/5

We drove through the Aberdare National Park from Naivasha en-route to Shaba. It is stunningly beautiful! Incredible views and lush vegetation. There are several waterfalls to see. We stopped at Karuru Waterfall. You can walk about 15mins down a path to get to the viewing point. It is breathtaking - water plummeting down from 700ft!

WW   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2008 Reviewed: May 25, 2012

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
4/5

We enjoyed it the 3 times we were there but Treetops, The Ark and Outspan (we were there another time for a business conference) were just adequate accommodations. Even though The Ark was more upscale, the game experience wasn't great. I don't like being captive by having the animals come to the hotel water holes.

Wim   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: February 2009 Reviewed: May 7, 2012

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
4/5

nice

hollisa   –  
Germany DE
Visited: December 2009 Reviewed: May 7, 2012

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
4/5

Sometimes it´s hard to find the animals in this large area, but the scenic beauty of the different landscapes is breath-taking!!

Ian Macfadyen   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2010 Reviewed: Apr 30, 2012

50-65 years of age

Overall rating
3/5

Not quite the Africa one expects! More like North Wales! Some areas were astoundingly beautiful - scores highly on scenic value. Elephants very shy and retiring compared with those we're used to seeing at Amboseli and Masai Mara.

Average User Rating

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