Cheap Hotels in Aberdare, U.K & Aberdare, Kenya

cheap hotels in Aberdare: Cozycribs, a pet friendly & modern home near Zipworld, Dare Valley Bike Park & Four Waterfalls Walk Aberdare
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This post is about hotels in two locations both called Aberdare: the town of Aberdare in Wales, U.K. and Aberdare National Park in Kenya.

Cheap Hotels in Aberdare Wales/Places to Stay Aberdare

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Places to Stay in Aberdare, U.K

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Trecynon Hotels

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Aberdare, Kenya

It took me many years of living in Kenya to finally venture out to Aberdare National Park. And oh, what a delight it was when I finally did!

Nyeri and Aberdare National Park were possibly the most beautiful part of Kenya that I have ever visited to date!

If ever you decide to venture there yourself, here are some hotel recommendations for you.

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Hotels in Aberdare National Park

If you prefer to stay inside the park, The Ark and Treetops used to be the only choices you had.

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Sadly, Treetops is now temporarily closed leaving The Ark as your only choice of Aberdare National Park accommodation located inside the park.

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Aberdare National Park Hotels

Aberdares Hotels/Aberdare National Park Lodges #1: The Ark Aberdare National Park (Places to Stay National Park)

The Ark has 60 guest rooms and is situated next to a watering hole where wildlife species congregate.

Aberdare National Park Accommodation: Viewing Room at The Ark Lodge Kenya
An observation deck at The Ark, Aberdare National Park

The Ark is a once in a lifetime experience.

This lodge, modeled on Noah’s Ark from the Bible, overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick inside the Aberdare National Park.

Once you get to The Ark, doors are locked at 6 p.m. and, for your safety, not unlocked again until six o’clock in the morning.

In that time, you get to be holed up in The Ark as animals come to drink at the nearby brightly lit waterhole.

From there, you get to watch them up close and personal as they remain completely oblivious to you.

The best way I can sum up the experience is that it feels like coming eye-to-eye with an elephant…all that while you dine, have drinks, and connect with fellow guests in a cozy cabin-like interior, complete with a fire burning in the fireplace.

The Ark offers a completely magical experience that I recommend highly.

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Hotel Aberdare/Aberdare Accommodation #2: The Aberdare Country Club

Aberdare Country Club
The Aberdare Country Club

To get to The Ark, you first have to check in at its sister establishment, the Aberdare Country Club, which is an amazing place to be in and of itself.


Because set in a 1300-acre wildlife sanctuary in the Aberdare Highlands—which are part of The Great Rift Valley—the Aberdare Country Club offers views that had me proclaiming this area the most beautiful part of Kenya I had ever seen.

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The views, consisting of the Solio Game Sanctuary (famous for its rhinos) to the north, the Aberdare Mountains to the west, and Mount Kenya to the east, are simply stunning!

All this you get to enjoy from an establishment steeped in Kenyan settler charm and from cottages lined up Kamatongu Hill: the higher up the hill, the better the view.

The food at the Aberdare Country Club is plentiful and amazing, and the nature walks are not to be missed (the Aberdare Country Club Game Sanctuary is home to zebra, giraffe, impala, warthog, duikers, leopards, and many species of birds)!

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Hotels Near Aberdare #3. Thomson’s Falls Lodge

Also available further northwest of Aberdare Park is Thomson’s Falls Lodge, which sits next to one of the best falls in Kenya – the 72-meter (236 feet) cascade of Nyahururu Falls or its colonial name of Thomson’s Falls.

Thomson’s Falls Lodge features 32 guest rooms in budget cottages that were built in the 1930s.

There you’ve got it! That’s all I have for you today.

If you have ever been to any of these establishments, or would like to recommend other places to stay around Nyeri or the Aberdare National Park, please let me know in a comment below.

Until the next time,

Hotels Near Four Waterfalls Walk

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Photo Credits:, Nina R, TripAdvisor, The Ark

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