GUIDE ON TREETOPS LODGE IN KENYA
A historical viewing safari in Aberdare National Park awaits you at Treetops, a 36-room value accommodation that is known for one of its most famous visitors -- Queen Elizabeth. The night Princess Elizabeth spent at Treetops is also the day she rose to the throne as Queen as her father King George VI had passed away in Norfolk during her Commonwealth tour in Kenya. Today, expect a non-frill accommodation and service experience rather than a royal one at Treetops. Almost 300 square miles of forest and highlands are at your doorstep, and the wildlife includes elephants, buffalos, rhinos, and many other foragers and grazers. Leopards, serval cats, spotted hyenas and other sneaky felines are always watching for prey animals, and the park is also home to the rare Bongo, a reddish-brown antelope that you may sight in the bamboo forest. The spectacular waterfalls at Aberdare Park attract nature-loving vacationers in East Africa who want to see the incredible spectacle of the 894-foot Karuru Falls, as well as the park's other falls. Treetops Lodge offers up-close-and-personal wildlife viewing as you lounge on the hotel’s observation decks that overlook a watering hole. The lodge does not offer activities for children, but your little ones will have a front-seat holiday in Kenya with AfricanMecca just watching the wildlife come and go from the deck and terrace areas. The proximity of the fauna will amaze you, and the experience may keep you up late into the night. If you do retire to bed, the nighttime watchman may awaken you with a buzzer when the nocturnal animals come to drink; thought, distinct activity is not present every single night.
More importantly, the accommodation is not a tree-lodge or a tree-house. It is built on stilts based on a three story structure. Treetops offers standard rooms including a handicap accessible room for guests with limited mobility, and the three large suites have separate sitting areas that overlook the watering hole. The warm jewel tones of the guest rooms are inviting and homely, and the modest rooms are clean. Standard rooms have twin beds that can be converted into a double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower. The rooftop terrace is an admirable place to view the watering hole, although we recommend that you wear warm clothes in the evenings as it does get chilly. You may also want to choose a room that is near the observation decks, so that night viewing is only a few steps away. An adequate buffet breakfast awaits you the next morning in the dining area, and you can spend the rest of the day viewing the animals at the lodge or partake of an optional game driving trip to the moorlands and salient wilderness. An add-on morning walking nature tour experience of the Aberdare forest and highlands lets you see black and white Colobus monkeys, baboons, Syke's monkeys and other smaller and discreet fauna that may not come to the watering hole. A must-do activity for your wilderness travel in Kenya is a late afternoon sundowner game drive. From your safari vehicle, you may locate waterbucks, reedbucks, impalas, bush bucks and other bush-lands animals, as well as some of the 250 feathered residents of the park. As the sun sets, your AfricanMecca guide takes you to the perfect location to watch the transformation of the African sky.
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Just returned from Kenya. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Treetops with AfricanMecca. The safari was professionally organized and conducted. We will definitely recommend this trip to others.
Fred Rischmiller - Commander US Military - Djibouti
Just wanted to say that we had an absolutely fantastic vacation in Kenya. Everything worked very smoothly. You can be sure I will recommend you to other people. Thanks again for organizing everything for us.
Sissel Johanne Berentsen, United Nations - Pristina, Austria
We had the most wonderful time. Throughout, I found AfricanMecca to be helpful, prompt, informative and extremely professional and I would recommend using them without hesitation.
Catherine Wright - Braintree, United Kingdom
We had a wonderful time in Kenya. Thank you. The people were extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome. The safari was magical. Thank you for your help over the bookings.
Lesley Grant Haworth - Farnham, United Kingdom
Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
In regards to the recent Kenya Safari I experienced with AfricanMecca, it was a trip of a lifetime and we'll never forget it. I can't say enough how much we loved this trip. Thank you.
Roz Applebaum, Owner, Paws By Roz - Massachusetts, United States
We were extremely pleased with our itinerary. All those elephants and giraffes just posing and asking to have their pictures taken. Thank you for planning one of the best trips I have ever taken.
Professor Donald S. Kisiel - Biology Department Suffolk County Community College - New York, United States
SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR TREETOPS LODGE IN ABERDARE KENYA
When staying at Treetops Lodge in Kenya, we recommend combining your safari with a visit to Samburu, Nakuru or Naivasha Great Rift Valley Lakes and Masai Mara. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Amboseli and Tsavo ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.READ MORE
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