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Fishing Lodge Aberdare National Park

Fishing Lodge Aberdare National Park is a budget accommodation located on the misty moorland of the Aberdare Hills in the southern half of the Aberdare National Park. Fishing Lodge Guest House is 180 kilometers from Nairobi (via Nyeri) depending on the entry gate into Aberdare National Park.

Ther are two cabins about 100 meters apart, set in the southern half of the Aberdare National Park, which covers the Aberdares Range of mountains in central Kenya. Distances from Nyeri: Treetops Gate 17 km, Ark Gate 28 km, Ruhuruini Gate 20 km, Kiandogoro Gate 30 km, Wanderis Gate 37 km. Distance from Naivasha: Mutubio Gate 50 km.

Each of the two identical lodges has three rooms, two doubles, a single, and two bathrooms. There is a small kitchen with a gas burner and lounge with a great fireplace and a terrace with a wonderful view. The sitting room in each cabin is fitted with a log fire and doors leading to a veranda.  There is also an open-plan dining area leading off the sitting room.

There is also a dining table and benches on the veranda. There is a small kitchen with a gas burner and lounge with a great fireplace and a terrace with a wonderful view. There is running water, which is heated by a wood burner (lit by the caretaker) in the early morning and in the evening. 

There is running water, which is heated by a wood burner (lit by the caretaker) in the early morning and in the evening. There is no electricity; lighting is by paraffin lamp (supplied). Bring warm clothes – it’s close to the Equator but is still at 3000 meters (9800 feet) altitude.

The lodges are a fantastic place to spend time with a family, with good access to the different ecologies in the National Park, and close to several dramatic waterfalls.

Accommodation options in the Aberdares are very limited but this park has a lot to offer in terms of wildlife, trout fishing, and walking. After exploring this cold montane environment, you can return to a cozy wood fire and a hot meal.

The Lodge is no-frills, simple, and comfortably furnished and we include this as an option for those that want to avoid the big hotels and explore the less accessible parts of the country.

For travelers wanting this kind of flexibility, we can organize a safari that combines camps and lodges and such houses where appropriate, catered for by your own guide and cook, which allows you independence and flexibility to explore some of the areas you might not normally see on trips restricted to camps and lodges.

Activities in Fishing Lodge include fishing, mountain climbing, trekking, and nature walk with the chance to see spectacular waterfalls, moorland scenery, and diverse wildlife including lions, buffaloes, elephants, and rhinos.

Fishing Lodge Guest House Self Catering Accommodation Prices

Fishing Lodge Accommodation Rates Per Night Include

Self Catering Accommodation Per House (7 Guests Maximum)

 Date From

 Date To Non-Residents 

Residents

1st Jan 2022

31st Dec 2022 250 US Dollars

19,000 Kenya Shillings

Notes

* Number of Units – 2
* Each Banda can sleep 7 guests

Booking is required in advance – Contact info@africanspicesafaris.com

Fishing Lodge Guest House Accommodation

Set in the central moorlands of southern Aberdare the Aberdare Fishing Lodge comprises two timber cabins lying near each other. Each cabin has three bedrooms. Two bedrooms have one double and one single bed and one bedroom have a single bed.

* Bathroom: Two en suite bathrooms (hot water) per cabin
* Kitchen: Equipped with gas stove, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and glasses
* Sitting Room: Each cabin has a sitting room with a log fire and doors leading to a veranda
* Provided: Caretaker, kerosene lamps, blankets, pillows, bed linen, towels, soap, and toilet tissue
* Dining Area: Each cabin has an open-plan dining area leading off the sitting room. There is also a dining table and benches on the veranda.


Aberdare National Park

Birds: The prolific bird life features 250 recorded species
Park highlights: Spectacular waterfalls, moorland scenery, and colorful flora
Activities: Trout fishing, (fishing license available at the Park Gate), walking, trekking, and climbing
Wildlife: Includes; elephant, sykes’ and colobus monkey, leopard, lion, black rhino, giant forest hog, bushbuck, buffalo, bush duiker, Suni, serval, reedbuck, eland, and rare bongo antelope


How to get there:

By air: There is an airstrip at Mweiga Park HQ
By road: There are several gates into the Park via Nyeri (Treetops Gate is the most popular entry point), or via Naivasha, (the shortest route from Nairobi) to Mutubio Gate.
The closest gate to the fishing lodge is Kiandogoro Gate (4 km away) but you should confirm road conditions from Nyeri to this Gate at the time of booking with African Spice Safaris

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