A mere two-hour drive from Nairobi in the town of Nyeri, lies The Ark, a lodge snugly situated between the fertile lands of the eastern part of the Great Rift Valley, and the imposing Mount Kenya. Aside from the buzzing local nightlife, Nyeri offers visitors the opportunity to explore its naturally pristine surrounds in a small-town setting.
The volcanic nature of Mount Kenya has long been defunct, and in its path a rather imposing land mass now stands watch over the people of Nyeri. It’s diverse landscape of caves, forest, snow-capped peaks and glacial valleys provide visitors with an array of activities such as cave exploration, nature walks and game drives. Camping is also an obviously popular pastime on the mountain, beaten in height on the continent only by Mount Kilimanjaro.
Hospitality at The Ark is dedicated and attentive. Staff are constantly on guard and have a keen eye for wildlife, ready to alert its visitors of all the strange and wonderful creatures that stroll across its boundaries. In order to ensure their guests don’t miss a thing, game rangers at The Ark give guests the option of being notified at night if any animals in their specific interest happen upon the watering hole. Modelled in the manner of the fabled ark, visitors lodge in self-contained ‘cabins’ all completed with en-suite bathrooms and offering one, two and three-sleeper bedroom options, the latter being the most comfortable for families.
- The unique location of the Ark between Mount Kenya and the Great Rift Valley offers guests an array of unique and interesting pastimes to keep them entertained
- The Ark overlooks a popular watering hole, with the added option of a game ranger call in the night to alert guests of any interesting animals that may be visiting
- The Ark caters for singles, couples, friends and families
- A short 2hr drive from Nairobi