The Aberdare Country Club

The Aberdare Country Club

Accommodation Details

Name: The Aberdare Country Club
Country: Kenya
Location: Aberdare National Park

Aberdare Country club lies on the slopes of Mweiga Hill in a 1,300 acre wildlife sanctuary. It enjoys splendid views of the plains below, with the Aberdare range of mountains to the west and Mount Kenya to the east. The club is a haven of unhurried charm

Overview: Aberdare National Park

The Aberdares is the established name of a mountain range, which thrusts directly north from Nairobi for more than 160 kilometers. The intrepid Scot Joseph Thomson, who explored the region, named the range after the President of the Royal Geographical Society 1883. The Kikuyu name Nyandaruais slowly gaining prominence. Part of the range is protected as the Aberdare National Parkand encompasses all land over 3200 meters together with a projection due east known as The Salient, which reaches down to 2130 meters near Nyeri town. The park is a fairyland, awesome in its majesty and beauty.

Crossing the Aberdares Mountains is an unpredictable event since rain is both frequent and heavy. The highest point of the range is Ol Donyo Satima, which means the mountain of the young bull in Maa,the language of the Maasai, which reaches 3998 meters. There is a road that traverses the mountains from Naivasha to Nyeri, which can be handled by a sturdy car in good weather. At its maximum elevation the road passes through misty moorlands at about 3350 meters, where strange six meter tall mutants of alpine plants: groundsel, erica, hypericum, lobelia and sennecio - grow in profusion. Icy rivers plunge in glorious cascades and spectacular waterfalls. The salient, which thrusts a dense forest through rich farmland, is where both Treetops and the Arkare situated.

Features & Facilities

Aberdare Country Club has 48 en-suite rooms, 28 twins and 20 double-bedded rooms, 38 of which are cottages all with spectacular views of the plains below. A total of 107 guests can be catered for. All rooms have private bathrooms with shower and telephone. The cottages have two bedrooms, each with interconnecting doors and some with fireplaces. A balcony provides superb views of either Mount Kenya or a pretty woodland.

Dining & Cusine

Aberdare Country Club offers first class cuisine with a selection of European, Asian and Kenyan dishes, the dining room is situated in the main building along with the lounge bar.