Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, Kenya, this unique game lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife - elephant, rhino, leopard, bushbuck and occasionally an elusive bongo or giant forest hog.

Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, The Ark comprises three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points from which to observe the ever present wildlife. A ground level bunker provides excellent photographic opportunities and takes you closer than you would believe possible to the animals. You’ll literally come face to face with animals.

The Ark has 60 ‘cabin-styled’ rooms, comprising 5 singles, 36 twin, 10 double and 8 triple-bedded cabins (and one courier cabin which is not en suite). All rooms have private bathrooms with shower; all are comfortably furnished and enjoy a view of the forest waterhole. Each cabin is fitted with a buzzer to announce the arrival of one of the “Big Five” at the waterhole.

Dinner and breakfast are served “On Board” in the main dining room. Located on one of the viewing decks is a lounge and a bar which remains open all night for tea and coffee. The Ark is reached via the Aberdare Country Club and is a forty minute drive. It is 16km from Mweiga airfield, a one hour drive from Nyeri airstrip and a two hour drive from Nanyuki airstrip.