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Sangare Tented Camp - Aberdare, Kenya

Northern foothills of the Aberdare Mountains - Mount Kenya Region

Sangare Tented Camp is located in a 6500 acre private ranch in the northern foothills of the Aberdare Mountains in Central Kenya. The camp situated in one of the Aberdare's most exquisite settings, overlooking a magnificent fresh water lake, and set against the backdrop of Sangare hill. With spectacular views across the plains, Sangare is one of the richest private wildlife sanctuaries and hosts; elephants, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, antelopes, leopards, warthogs amongst many others. Numerous activities and excursions around the region are offered.

Location
Distance: Sangare tented camp is located approx 166 km north of Nairobi, 27 km from Nyeri town and 50 km from Nanyuki
Via Air: Nairobi-Nanyuki airstrip-Sangare - approx 30 minutes
Nairobi-Mweiga airstrip-Sangare - approx 20 minutes
Via Road: Saloon car up to Green Hills Hotel in Nyeri - approx 166 Km - 2 ½ hrs
Transfer to Sangare Tented Camp with 4x4 wheel drive - approx 27 Km - ½ hr
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Directly to Sangare tented camp with a 4x4 wheel drive - approx 166 Km - 3 hrs
Nyeri is 197 km north of Nairobi (a 3 hour 30 minute drive). The hotel stands above a gorge through which flows the Chania River. Set in rolling gardens, it features numerous ancient trees and flowering shrubs.

Kenya hotels and accommodation
Amongst the wide range of Kenya hotels, some make the ideal Kenya safari destination. Choose a safari lodge, safari hotel, bush camp, luxury lodge, safari camp, tented camp or bush lodge. National park accommodation usually takes the form of a traditional safari lodge or tented camp, but numerous other options exist on the park boundaries. Luxury lodges and luxury camp options are also offered in the private wildlife conservancies.

The Background
The Aberdare National Park
Highlands, moorlands, peaks and falls
Aptly dubbed ‘Scotland with Lions', this atmospheric park showcases the chill, wild and beautiful moorlands of the Aberdare mountain range. An often mist-wreathed realm where elephants roam through lichen-hung forests; spectacular waterfalls plunge into churning pools, and trout-filled streams cascade through mossy dells, it offers matchless views of the glittering coronet of Mount Kenya and the sparkling lakes of the Great Rift Valley. Believed by the Kikuyu to be one of the homes of Ngai (God), the area became known as the ‘White Highlands' in the 1920's, due to the large numbers of Europeans who settled there. During the 1950's, the dense forests and bamboo thickets were the scene of intense guerrilla warfare between the British and the ‘Mau Mau' freedom fighters of Kenya, while the famous ‘Treetops' Hotel was where the young Princess Elizabeth heard she had become Queen Elizabeth II of England.

Wildlife highlights: colobus monkey, leopard, lion, serval cat, elephant, warthog, black rhino, giant forest hog, reed and bushbuck, buffalo, duiker, suni, eland and the rare bongo antelope. Birds: 250 recorded species.

Accommodation
Overlooking the lake, with panoramic views, are twelve luxury tents, all with private verandahs. Each spacious tent is furnished with African rustic furniture and either two queen-sized or one king-sized four poster bed. The tents have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water, shower and flushed WC).
Number of tents: 10
Number of honeymoon Suites: 2
Number of cottages: 2
Bed types available: Single / Double / Twin / Triple
24 hour room service, personal bar on request, safe at main reception, 24-hour hot water

Dining and bars
The main lounge and dining area consists of a high thatch roof, the ridge-lines of which emulate Mount Sangare, which towers over the ranch. The dining area, which has a log fire, also offers a campfire in the evenings. Meals can also be taken on the outdoor terrace, which overlooks the lake. Meals are made from pure organic vegetables and fruits grown in the ranch's own garden; all breads, pastries and pies are home made. Our specialty dish is freshly caught rainbow trout. We cater for a wide range of tastes including vegetarian specialities.

Child-friendly
The camp welcomes children.

What to see and do
Sangare Ranch Day Game Drive
Enjoy a superb game drive in our wild vast plains as you admire the different species of animals, including giraffes, elephants, leopards, zebras, buffalos, antelopes, zebroids amongst others.

Sangare Ranch Night Drive
The ultimate African experience is enjoying a night game drive watching the entire galaxy, identifying stars and spotting the nocturnal animals.

Aberdare National Park Game Drive
A game drive in the Aberdare Park is an ideal way to spend an afternoon. A short drive away, the Aberdare Park offers lovely Afro Alpine Moorlands. Hopefully you will see elephants, rhinos, buffalos and other plains in this park.
Visit the famous Queen Elizabeth picnic site.

Excursion To Solio Ranch
You cannot afford to miss the precious white rhino during your game drive in the beautiful vast savannah of the Solio game reserve. Other notable species include cheetahs, black rhino, giraffes, and elephants amongst many others.

Night Game Walk
With lamps tied to your head, a 45 minute night game walk after dinner is a lovely idea. You cannot go to bed without having seen the leopard!!

Horseback Riding
Gallop along the magnificent lake across the vast forest while enjoying the humming tunes of our many beautiful species of birds.

Mountain Biking
Have fun riding bikes on the wonderful terrain as you watch the animals walk by. You can travel long distances, at your own pace in a completely natural environment. There are few better ways to see the bush!

Boat Riding
Spend a leisurely afternoon drifting along the lake in our inflatable canoes in the most peaceful and tranquil environment.

Mysterious River Rides
For the most adventurous a ride along our ‘haunted Horny river' is a must. You don't know what will happen next....

Bird Walks
Sangare Lake is home to over 300 species of African as well as migratory birds.
Enjoy a walk through the variety of birds with our qualified naturalist with lectures on the Surrounding areas.

Trekking
Trek through our vast plains, savannahs, forests as you marvel the various species of animals, birds, plants as you uncover our famous Sangare Hill.

Fly Fishing
Take your gear and let's see how good you are in catching the famous ‘Rainbow trout'. Imagine the live BBQ tantalizing feast afterwards.

‘Mountain Peak' Breakfast
After having climbed the mountain and enjoyed the amazing views of the Aberdare Valley, a spectacular sunrise awaits you as you enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Bush Lunch
Enjoy a delicious ‘gourmet' lunch overlooking magnificent plains and savannahs while you watch the most elegant giraffes and zebras passing nearby.

Sundowner
Unwind in the evening with a refreshing sundowner on open plains where you watch the changing colors of the African sky as the dust settles and the air cools.

Bbq Dinners At The Famous Mau Mau Caves
Enjoy the sounds of the African night and the hospitality of our experienced chefs as they prepare a sumptuous live BBQ for you in the midst of the historic Mau Mau caves. This will make your evening truly memorable.

Traditional Dances
What a better way to end the day than watching local traditional dances and drummers entertaining you around the bonfire while you sip away your favourite drink.

Flower Farm Visit
Visit our nearby flower farm ‘Mweiga Blooms' where you will be taken on a guided tour to see the process of flower farming of hundreds of different species of roses.
We will bid you farewell with a gift of a ‘bouquet' of roses.

Tea Farm Visit
Look forward to an Agricultural visit to our tea farm where our experts will guide you through the entire tea making process. Wind up sipping your tea while enjoying homemade cookies.


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