Fishing Lodge Guest House is a cabin set in the southern half of the Aberdare National Park, which covers the Aberdares Range of mountains in central Kenya. The lodge is owned by the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) who manage the National Park.
Each of the two identical lodges has three rooms, two doubles and a single, and two bathrooms. There is a small kitchen with a gas burner and lounge with a great fire place, 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 no electricity; lighting is by paraffin lamp (supplied). Bring warm clothes – it’s close to the Equator but is still at 3000 metres (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.
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.
Each room has the following;
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.