Double celebrations at The Ark


The Ark, Kenya’s own version of Noah’s original refuge for wildlife, which from its large terraces and lounges offers superb game viewing across a forest glade and large waterhole in the middle of the Aberdare National Park’s forest, has double reason to celebrate this week.

First did a newly installed webcam go ‘live’, now broadcasting 24 / 7 the images real visitors can experience close up and personal, scent and sound included there of course, giving a global audience a chance to see the same in ‘virtual real time’ from the comfort of their home or office. A click on the following link will allow anyone, free of cost, to watch the daily spectacle of game coming to the waterhole, lick the salt from the soil and at times fight, mockingly but often all too real

The elusive Bongo, rhinos, elephant, buffalo, plains game but even predators like leopard or hyenas are on the ‘visitor log’ the lodge keeps as evidence that coming to the Ark will always be worth one’s while, best of course experienced in person.

The second reason for the celebration is TripAdvisor’s publication of The Ark being the 2013 Travellers’ Choice as among Kenya’s Top 20.

The Ark, as has sister property The Aberdare Country Club, underwent a multi million US Dollar refurbishment programme last year and as personally seen during a visit in September, just as both re-opened the doors to the public, that was money very well spent and visibly improving the comfort and atmosphere enjoyed by guests. Owned and operated by Uganda based Marasa Africa Ltd., the hospitality arm of the Madhvani Group, the two lodges form, besides the Mara Leisure Camp, the core of the group’s expansion plans into Kenya, aiming at more locations to offer a complete safari experience in both Kenya, and of course Uganda too where Marasa owns and operates four top of the range lodges in the key national parks. Visit for more information on the Ark and the Aberdare Country Club.

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