A great hideout – Aberdare Cottages and Fishing Lodge.

A great hideout – Aberdare Cottages and Fishing Lodge.

Aberdare Cottages & Fishing Lodge is located on a private farm in the foothills of the Aberdare ranges in central Kenya. Stucked just 125km away from Nairobi in the lush evergreen slopes of the Aberdares. The cool moist weather supports unending manicured tea plantations. The establishment overlooks the ever-flowing Mathioya river with louder roars during the rainy season.  The river is a trout-rich haven for fly anglers and river-swimming as an additional activity. The river banks present a nature walk, birds viewing site.                                                                                                             

The Aberdare Cottages & Fishing Lodge is a 6 wooden chalets and 5 luxury tents. Each chalet and tent is spacious and feature balconies and furnished with African rustic furniture and a modern en-suite bathroom with a flush toilet and hot shower. Aberdare Cottages and Fishing Lodge’s restaurant serves a wide range of local and continental delicacies prepared by experienced chefs. Self-catering accommodation and camping are also available. They also offer conference facilities at the lodge which is fully equipped with flip charts and marker pens, projector screens, photocopying services, etc.

Patrons can engage in recreational activities such as fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, game drives, bird watching, river swimming, nature walks along the Mathioya River and boat riding in the nearby Chinga dam. Rafting is only done during the rainy season when the river is at its bream. It would take up to six hours (6hrs) to hike to Gatango falls in the Aberdares national park and a day to Karuru falls.

Program.

Day 1: Leave Nairobi at 9:00 am and drive through Ruiru, Thika, Maragua, Kangema, to a sleepy village of Gacharageini. Lunch will be served upon arrival at the hotel. The afternoon will be spent in a gentle nature walk along Mathioya river banks. Dinner will lead to stargazing beside the camp bonfire.

   Day 2: After breakfast, take leisure strides along the banks of river Mathioya nature walks, bird watching and {optional} try a hand in fly fishing. You can also try mountain biking. If you are really into hiking, we can do Aberdare forest to Gatango falls with lunch-boxes.  Dine and overnight in our rooms. 

  Day 3: After breakfast, drive to the nearby Chinga dam for a boat ride. Head back to Nairobi after a fulfilling outing.                                                                                    

 Accommodation on Full Board (F/B) basis.                                                         

Leisure strolls along Mathioya river banks, river swimming, star gazing, bird watching, tea farm tour,

Optional activities:                                                                                                         

Gatango falls hike in the Aberdare forest, 

Visit Tuthu Catholic Shrine                                                               

Boat ride in Chinga dam                                                                                             

Fly fishing – bring own fishing rod/line 

Options are of course many and varied and in many cases, we can be flexible about the itinerary for accommodation facilities and the extension of the safari destinations.

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