- Aberdares National Park
- Rustic, traditional lodging
- Watering hole
- Wildlife viewing from the lodge
The legendary Treetops Lodge may not retain the grandeur of days gone by, but remains a unique and atmospheric wildlife experience. The lodge is built on stilts and rooms surround a floodlit watering hole that is a magnet for wildlife.
Located in Aberdare National Park, this rustic Treehouse on its 80th anniversary has recently been renovated with all rooms now en-suite. This game viewing lodge was originally built in 1932 and is famous as the place where the then-Princess Elizabeth ascended to the British Throne. The father King George VI died on 5th Feb 1952 the night she spent at Treetops Lodge Nyeri while on honeymoon. Despite its royal associations, it is important to understand that the accommodation is rustic and relatively basic.
Treetops Lodge Nyeri lies in the path of an Elephant migratory route between the Aberdare Ranges and Mt Kenya National park, and is strategically sited right in front of a natural watering hole and salt lick.
With large windows fitted in all guest rooms, restaurant and lounge guests can watch Elephants, Buffalos, Rhinos and more from all areas including the viewing deck on top floor of the building. There is even an optional buzzer in the rooms that alerts guests when a spectacle is unfolding at the waterhole.
This lodge-on-stilts is accessed through a gradual ramp to the top floor and a Tree grows right through the building. There are 36 en-suite guest rooms that include 3 spacious suites and 33 twin rooms that can be converted into double rooms. A disabled friendly room is located on the first floor.
Guests are advised to bring warm clothing as nights can get chilly at this lodge, which is 6,450ft above sea level.
- Pre / Post Mnt kenya stopover
- Basic but comfortable
- Good value
- Nice Gardens
- High quality camp
- Fully inclusive
- Excellent game-viewing
- Strict eco-friendly principles
- Small intimate safari camp
- Superb Wilderness location
- Fly camping & Bush Walks
- Fantastic for Families
- Country house feel
- Wilderness experience
- Fantastic facilities
- Beautiful landscapes
- Temporary adventure camps
- Beautiful locations
- Camel Supported Walking Safaris
- Distinctive, elevated location
- Camel safaris and fly-camping
- Fishing, horse riding, bird watching
- Day & night game drives, bush walks
- Exclusive location
- Excellent wildlife
- Small swimming pool
- Family Friendly
- Stunning panoramic views
- Excellent Game viewing
- Unique, luxury lodge
- Unusual Wildlife
- Romantic setting
- Remote Meru NP location
I had just the most incredible time on the climb.
The team were incredible and just so accommodating. I really only have good things to say as it was such a great experience.
George was as good as a guide as it gets, very articulate and made sure I was comfortable the whole way up with frequent briefings.
Finn R reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 10 May 2019
The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!
William K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018
We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.
Jonathan B reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018