Located in the Aberdare National Park, the Treetops Lodge Nyeri tree-house lodge on stilts is famous as the place where Queen Elizabeth II visited as a princess and left as queen.
Originally built in 1932, Treetops Lodge lies in the path of an ancient 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, making it the perfect place to view game.
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.
Treetops lodge is as much a part of nature as it has an ancient tree growing right through the hotel, with the lodge being built around it.
It is the perfect fusion of nature and comfort sporting a rustic look that fits right into the Aberdares.
• Treetops has 36 en-suite rooms
• Treetops Lodge lies in the path of an ancient elephant migratory route between the Aberdare Ranges and Mt Kenya National Park
• Treetops is a disability friendly lodge with a disabled guest room on the 1st floor and easy ramp access to all floors and public areas
• In all rooms there is a buzzer used to notify guests of any animals appearing at the waterhole.
• The view deck is strategically located in a semi-open area, and is the best place to view animals
• The resident hunter escorts visitors upon arrival to see the magnificent flora and fauna present around the Lodge.