The Aberdare Country Club (outside Aberdare National Park)
The Aberdare Country Club nestles on the slopes of Mweiga Hill, three hours from Nairobi. Based on the old colonial style of décor, the hotel comprises of 48 en suite rooms and one family cottage with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. All rooms have spectacular views of the vast plains below the Club, the Aberdare Mountains to the west and Mount Kenya to the east.
The Club's wildlife sanctuary abounds with the Thompson's and Grant's gazelle, zebra, giraffe and the more elusive leopard. You can horse ride or walk through the sanctuary, play a round of golf or a game of tennis, fish for trout or just relax by the pool or in the beautiful gardens. Game drives in the Salient and Solio Reserves can be arranged at an additional cost. The club has three fully equipped conference rooms. The Aberdare Country Club has a reputation for hospitality and excellent cuisine and is a popular weekend resort for Nairobi residents.
Ol Tukai Lodge, Amboseli
Situated in the heart of the Amboseli National Park, Ol Tukai is camouflaged in a forest of fever trees and palms. From your room stretches a panorama of landscape, sky and wildlife with the massive majesty of snow capped Kilimanjaro in the background. The 80 cottage style rooms with shower only facilities are spread out on either side of the main lodge. There is villa, which is usually recommended for families, and there are two rooms especially designed for the physically handicapped, ramps for wheelchairs are the norm. The architecture is unobtrusive with lots of wood, local stone and slate.
The lodge caters for weddings with it's own little chapel and it makes an unusual and very attractive conference venue and all visual aids and facilities are on hand. Optional champagne breakfasts, bush dining or sundowners at the summit of Observation Hill, where the 360-degree view is superb, compliment morning and evening game drives.
The afternoon allows for a siesta, a massage or a refreshing swim before the afternoon game drive where one can view the profusion of game and bird life supported by Amboseli National Park. Large Elephant populations are known to frequent the area. Evening entertainment includes Maasai dancing and optional cultural lectures for an additional cost. Make time to sit, watch, listen and relax, Ol Tukai has plenty to offer.