Thursday, 24 October 2013

And the award goes to……

World Travel Award as Africa's leading Green Hotel for 2013 Goes to Aberdare Country Club In Kenya.

Aberdare Country Club one of Marasa Africa’s Kenya properties received the World Travel Award as Africa's leading Green Hotel 2013 . The award was presented to the Kenya team by Graham Cooke , President ,WTA in Nairobi during the ceremony held at Safari Park Hotel on 16th October this year.

The Aberdare Country Club started out as a property given to a lord by the King of England. Back in the 'twenties, it was built and nurtured by the lord and his family in a grand colonial style. Part of its beauty was its surroundings of huge acreage—hills, animals, and the natural beauty that is the Aberdare forest and surrounding areas.

  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.

 This “Haven in the Hills”...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

All the rooms at The Aberdare Country Club are in the form of cottages and one standard suite.
The Aberdare 1300-acre game sanctuary with free roaming game such as giraffes, zebras, Elands, Impalas, Warthogs, and baboons is the main activity that surrounds the lodge. 

With altitudes ranging from 7,000 feet to 14,000 feet above sea level, the Aberdare National Park is located 260 kilometres (162 miles) from Nairobi. Since the 1950's, Aberdare National Park has been a major attraction and continues to be a favourite destination of travellers who love the outdoors and wildlife.

For the golfer in you there is also a 9-hole Golf Course within the Game Sanctuary. Guests can bring their own clubs or hire them from the Club.

 The unique and wonderful thing about the golf course at the Club is that you can tee off amidst the wildlife that wonders on the course to forage for food.

I also previously reported on the wild dog hunt that surrounded some unsuspecting golfers at the club earlier this year when they pulled down an Impala on the golf course - “Priceless”