Hotel Classification

4 Star Hotel

Hotel Description

The Aberdare Country Club is only two and a half hour drive northeast from Nairobi, is nestled on a slope of Mweiga Hill in the Aberdare Highlands, part of the Great Rift Valley. This entrancing scene was the home of an English couple that decided to settle in Kenya. Almost a half century later, their home, “The Steep”, was renamed the Aberdare Country Club and opened for guests. Considered a heritage property in Kenya, The Aberdare Country Club has retained the charm of a private home with the simple comforts of a country inn.

The Club

The Aberdare club’s is 1,300 acre wildlife sanctuary is packed with Thompson and Grant’s gazelles, zebras, giraffes, and the more ascetic leopards. The Aberdares is a haven of unconcealed charm set in a garden bursting in a profusion of color, with peacocks roaming its lush green lawns.Play a round of golf watched by a family of warthog, go horseback riding, work out in the gym, have a massage, play tennis or just relax by the pool set within the beautiful gardens. From here you can see the sunset with the stunning Aberdare Mountains as a backdrop

Facilities at Aberdares Country club:-

•           Swimming Pool

•           Restaurant & Cuisine

•           Business Centre

•           The Gift Shop

•           Conference Facilities

•           Health Club

•           The Bar

Meetings & Events

 Due to its expansive grounds and activities, only two and half hours from Nairobi and fifteen minutes from Nyeri town, Aberdare Country Club is well suited for many kinds of activities. These include:-

•           Conferences and meetings at Aberdares.

•           Team Building or bonding Activities.

•           Corporate Functions including golf tournaments and product launch.

•           Weddings.

•           Bush breakfast, lunch, dinner or Sundowner.

•           Schools and Children outings.

•           Interesting Facts

In 1884, Scottish Geologist and Explorer, Joseph Thomson, discovered the Aberdare Ranges, called the  “Nyandarua Ranges” by the local people. He also discovered the falls at the end of the Aberdare National Park and the falls were named after him. In 1951, the 300 square mile Aberdare Range was officially made into a National Park and is one of Kenya’s major watersheds, supplying Nairobi’s water. It is a water catchment area as it is an undestroyed virgin forest and most of the rivers in Kenya start from the Aberdare National Park. It is the source of water that services the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

The sanctuary abounds with Zebra, Giraffe, Impala, Warthog, Duikers and the more elusive Leopard. It is a home to many species of East African birds. All rooms are Cottages and have spectacular views to the North, overlooking the Solio Game Sanctuary the home of the black and white rhinos. The Aberdare Mountains to the west and Mount Kenya to the East provide a stunning backdrop to the beautiful ACC grounds. Aberdare Country Club serves as a check in point for its new branch establishment, The Ark.

Accommodation at Aberdares.

1.Two Bedroom Cottages

Special  features

All our rooms at Aberdares are styled with simple décor, reminiscent of the old farmhouse days yet gives you the comfort of today’s luxury. All the rooms in the cottages have either a queen/double bed or twin beds and the majority is interconnecting between two rooms.  The cottages are sold separately with the interconnecting doors opened on request. The interconnecting doors are lockable from either side and cannot be opened from the other room.

Set amongst the flora and fauna of the ACC gardens, all the cottages have spectacular views to the north, over-looking the Solio Game Sanctuary which has both the black and white rhinos.  On a clear day one can view the Aberdare ranges to the west and Mount Kenya to the East, while surrounded by herds of wildlife grazing around you in the club’s own animal sanctuary.

Additional Features

•           Tea and coffee making facilities

•           Telephone extension

•           En-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower cubicle

•           Private Balcony

•           Fire place

•           Hot water bottles (at night these are filled for your comfort)

•           Torch

•           Umbrella

•           Family Cottages

•           These 18 cottages all have inter-connecting rooms with one double and twin beds. One cottage with a nursery wing is more suitable for larger families as it is a cottage consisting of five rooms.

2. Kinangop Cottage

This cottage has one deluxe room and two standard twin rooms that are not interconnecting, with a sitting room. It has one of the best views overlooking the Solio Game Sanctuary and the Aberdare forest. Tucked away at the end of the buildings it is quiet and secluded from the other cottages.

Special Features

•           Living Room

•           Kitchenette

•           Fireplace

3.The Honey Suckle Suite

Special Features

Commanding one of the best views overlooking the Solio Game Sanctuary and the Aberdare Ranges the Honey Suckle is tucked away at the end of the buildings, quiet and secluded from the other cottages. It has all the features of the standard cottages.

Additional Features

•           Living Room

•           Kitchenette

•           Two self-contained en-suite bed rooms

4.The Nursery

Special features:

Built by the Lions family, who originally owned and built the main buildings at the Aberdare Country Club, The Nursery has 5 rooms (3 standard rooms, one special needs room, and one deluxe room). All the rooms are self contained and have separate doors and are not interconnected. The Nursery is suitable for large families or groups that would prefer to stay together.

Additional features:

•           Living Room with a luxurious sofa.

•           The disabled room has wheel-chair access

4.The VIP Suite

Special features

For the discerning guests who want a little more space to relax, our VIP suite is the perfect genre of accommodation to choose. Sit back and catch up on the latest news while watching the television, or grab a refreshing drink from the mini-bar. The VIP suite has all the features of the standard rooms as well as:

Additional Features

•           Cable TV connection

•           Air condition

•           Internet Connection

•           Mini bar

•           Kitchenette


•           Horseback Riding

•           Golf

•           Bird Watching

•           Sundowner

•           Nature Walk

•           Champagne Breakfast

•           Bush Culinary Experience

•           Hiking

•           Safari Drive

•           Solio Game Reserve

•           Aberdare Game Sanctuary

•           Chimpanzee Trekking

•           Tennis



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