The famous Treetops Hotel started life in a very humble way. In 1932 its first visitors gingerly climbed the wild fig tree supporting the two room tree house. By 1952, Treetops had expanded. Now a four room construction, Treetops welcomed, in February of the same year, its most famous visitor. A young English girl climbed the tree as a Princess one afternoon, to descend the following morning Queen Elizabeth I I - her father, King George VI had died during the night.
By now, Treetops in the Abedares had a reputation that spread far and wide for the globetrotter, the rich, the famous and the fashionable and no African safari was regarded complete without experiencing the Treetops adventure. Even today, with all the exciting safari lodges and camps Kenya has to offer, 50 room Treetops heads the list for many a visitor. Sited in the heart of the dense lichen hung forest for the Aberdare National Park’s Salient, Treetops overlooks two waterholes and magnificent snowy peaks of Mount Kenya.
For the safety and comfort of several observation lounges, guests can photograph at close quarters the territorial charge of short sighted rhino, a protective elephant matriarch chaperoning her calf, the graceful bounding of a bushbuck doe. A family of lions, have on more than one occasion, made a meal of some poor unfortunate warthog to the fascinated horror of Treetops diners.
For those guests who value their sleep as much as the nocturnal entertainment, everyone is allocated a comfortable bed in either a single or twin room with plentiful shared bathroom facilities, or on request a suite with its own bathroom. If you wish to do your game viewing the ’ lazy way ‘, you can be woken up by the professional hunter each time one of the big five visits the treehouse! Make sure you do not miss out an experience of a lifetime.