Treetops Lodge is a famous lodge located in the heart of the dense Aberdare Forest in Aberdare National Park. The lodge is 17km from its base camp, the Outspan Hotel and it takes 180km to get there by road. The traveler should be ready for the 3 hour journey from Nairobi to Treetops.
The hotel faces a waterhole and a salt lick in the Aberdare National Park which creates a spectacle as the animals come here every often to drink water. The hotel overlooks the magnificent snowy peaks of Mount Kenya.
Treetops started out as a two-room house and later expanded to a 4-room one.
In February 1952, Treetops received most famous visitor- a young English girl who was a princess in the afternoon as she got in and descended the following morning a queen, Queen Elizabeth II, as her father, King George VI had died during the night. The news of the hotel spread far and wide and anyone coming to Kenya will want to visit this hotel.
Treetop Lodge lies in the path of an ancient Elephant migratory route between the Aberdare Mountains and Mt. Kenya National Park. Elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and other animals can be seen from the safety of four viewing decks and a rooftop platform. A buzzer in the rooms alerts the guests of special sightings taking place at the water hole.
- Gift shop
- Telephone services
- Swimming pool
- Bureau de change
- Cable/satellite TV
- Shaving outlets
- Buzzer system to alert guests
- The main bar and the Malaika bar
- Photographic hides at the ground floor
- 4 decks and rooftop viewing platform
- Game drives in the park
- Lounge with a fireplace overlooking the waterhole
- Restaurant serving locally produced dishes
Treetops Lodge has villas which have a luxurious bedroom with en suite bathroom and spa and a lavish lounge with fireplace and a small kitchenette.
Treetops Lodge has expanded tremendously and now has 50 rooms which include 2 suites, 43 twins and 5 triples rooms. Some of the rooms have en suite bathrooms while the rest have to share the bathrooms and toilets. The rooms are very small thus heavy luggage should be left at Outspan Hotel and just a small handbag should be allowed per person. It gets very cold at night so visitors are informed to dress warmly.
Children under 5 years are not allowed at Treetops because of their safety and to maintain quiet in the environment.
- Game drives
- Safari walk
- Guided walks through the park
Treetops Lodge has a comprehensive conference facility that hosts meetings for those that want an out of town feeling.