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A great hideout – Aberdare Cottages and Fishing Lodge.

Aberdare Cottages and Fishing Lodge offer a serene and picturesque tented camp nestled in the heart of nature. Activities include fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, game drives, bird watching, river swimming, rafting, and nature walks.

Aberdare Cottages & Fishing Lodge is located on a private farm in the foothills of the Aberdare Ranges in central Kenya. It is stuck just 125km away from Nairobi in the lush evergreen slopes of the Aberdares. The cool moist weather supports unendingly 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 is an additional activity. The river banks present a nature walk and bird viewing site.

The Aberdare Cottages & Fishing Lodge is composed of six {6} wooden chalets and five {5} luxury tents. Each chalet and tent is spacious, features balconies, and is 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, 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 (6) hours to hike to Gatango Falls in Aberdares National Park and two days to hike to Karuru Falls.

Program.

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

   Day 2: After breakfast, take leisurely strides along the banks of the Mathioya River for nature walks, bird watching and {optional} try a hand at 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 stay 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 a 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 your 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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