Diwaka Tours & Travel
Aqua Plaza, 4th Fl.
P.O. Box 17001-00100, Nairobi - Kenya
Telephone: +254.20.268.5134 / +254.20.375.0391
The Aberdare Country Club, only a 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 captivating site was the homestead 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.
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 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. Built within it’s own 1300 acre wildlife sanctuary on the slopes of Kamatongu Hill in Mweiga, Nyeri, the Aberdare Country Club is an ideal getaway destination in a beautiful setting. Our staff is very hospitable and will do all they can to make your stay memorable.
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, over looking 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.
Room Dcor: Cottages set to the left and right behind the main building, each with charming stonework exterior over which colourful vines climb; with each room having a balcony overlooking either Mt. Kenya or the lovely woodland where animals are often seeing grazing. Rooms 28 and 29 overlook Mt. Kenya.
Room amenities: Each room furnished with bedside tables, dressing tables, built-in wardrobes, rugs, coffee tables ands lounge chairs, telephone, water flasks and drinking glasses, umbrella and bible, kettle and one-cup sachets of coffee, tea, milk and sugar, 115/240 v shaving socket, shower stall, separate bath-tub, wash basin and flush toilets, shampoo, bath and shampoo gel, freshly laundered towels, hot and cold running water.
The Clubs Wildlife Sanctuary that extends over a thousand acres with abundant wildlife and birdlife. Guided nature walks and rides available at the Club. 9- Hole Golf Course rather steep and often a host to a family of Olive baboons.
Full range of AV and communication equipment available - (some at a nominal fee).
Three Conferences rooms are:
The Aberdare Room - Capacity 80 theatre style. Has plenty of light during the day due to the large windows with a view of Mt. Kenya. Has a small adjoining room ideal for secretarial services and a patio ideal for tea breaks.
The Kinangop Room - Capacity 80 theatre style. Set in a secluded corner of the front lawns with the entrance to the conference room being on a pleasant garden patio. Has a fireplace and washroom. It is ideal for children games/videos.
The Satima Room - Capacity 30 theatre style. Has fireplace and adjoining washroom.