Activities & Attractions

Gym & Fitness

Our property has free access to gym facilities where you can train for free when you stay with us. If you prefer outdoor activities we’d love to give you tips on jogging or walking routes in the hotel surroundings. When you book your stay with us you can always read about each hotel property and what kind of gym facilities they can offer.

Bike Riding

If you love cycling then Aberdare Prestige & Royal Cottages is ideal for you. We encourage you to explore the surroundings by bicycle, an environmentally friendly means of transport and at the same time the ideal workout. Cycling is one of the best ways to explore and discover the areas that are not visible or in many cases visitable, by any other means of transport. Finally, riding you bicyle through the natural environment that surrounds our hotel, will help activate every one of your senses, as everything is within arms reach.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is only 15 minutes drive from Aberdare Prestige & Royal Cottages. You can enjoy a full day game drive while staying at our beautiful cottages. Book your next adventure today. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is one of our favourite safari destinations and one of the best places to visit in Nanyuki. One of the most famous safari parks in Kenya, the Conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa; in 2013, it reached a population milestone of 100 black rhino. It also houses the two remaining northern white rhino in the world, who were moved there from Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic. The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is situated here which provides a haven for orphaned, abandoned, and rescued chimpanzees. It is the only place in Kenya where chimpanzees can be seen. The Conservancy is host to the "Big five game" animals among a large selection of other African animals, which makes it a popular safari destination.

Mount Kenya National Park

At Mount Kenya, just over 5000 feet of jagged glacial peaks rise above the equator. Mount Kenya is the second-highest mountain in Africa and the first highest in Kenya. The peak was covered for many years by an ice cap which brought the mountain to 7000 feet high. The ice cap melted and there are now 11 glaciers making their way down the slopes of Mount Kenya. Global warming means the glaciers are expected to have melted by 2050. Below the three peaks of Mount Kenya are the Afro-Alpine Moorlands, giant heath, large stands of bamboo, and diverse canopy forests that make up a National Park and National Reserve, some 2,100 km2 of protected area.

Solio Ranch Conservancy

Solio Ranch Conservancy – Nyeri, Laikipia is a privately-owned wildlife conservancy in the Greater Laikipia Region, located between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains. The 17,500 acre reserve is filled with acacia forest, traversed by a river center to the conservancy. Solio Ranch plays a major part in the protection and breeding of black rhinos, recognized as one of the most successful to do so in Kenya. The animals live in harmony with other wildlife, including lion, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, and giraffe. The park also offers some of the best leopard viewing in the country and is an ideal place for bird watching. Solio Ranch borders the famous Conservancies, Lewa Conservancy and Olepejta Conservancy. Its well situated with great views of the second-highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kenya. Its the only conservancy in Kenya to Spot Rhinos and Lions in Huge Numbers.

Ol Jogi Conservancy

Ol Jogi is one of the most remarkable private wildlife conservancies in Africa. Family-owned for over 40 years, it is a safe haven for the preservation and future development of Wildlife Conservation. Comprising 58,000 acres (270km2) of unspoiled wildlife habitat in the Laikipia District of Kenya, the landscape startles and is unique in its diversity within Kenya. Ol Jogi hosts large herds of elephants, antelopes, reticulated giraffe, zebra, leopard, lion, cheetah, small cats, three species of primates and a stunningly diverse array of birds.

Ngare Ndare Forest

Ngare Ndare Forest is an indigenous forest at the foothills of Mt. Kenya which serves as an elephant corridor linking Laikipia and Samburu. The forest is now fenced off from farmland after generations of human/elephant clashes. The elephants still patrol their pathways and the forest is an emerald green vista of 200-year-old trees and crashing waterfalls. Ngare Ndare is notable for the swimming pools and series of crystalline waterfalls that run alongside the banks of the river.

Sweetwaters Game Reserve

Sweetwaters Game Reserve is 24,000-acre private ranch with magnificent views across the plains to the snow capped peaks of Mount Kenya. This game sanctuary is the closest reserve to Nairobi (2.5 hours drive) home to all the big five game, and has the highest ratio of game-to-area of any park or reserve in Kenya. Its popular waterhole is floodlit by night, providing excellent and secluded rarely seen game viewing.

Trout fishing & Trout Tree Restaurant

Built in and around a huge Mugumo (Sacred Fig) Tree, the restaurant serves fresh trout from the trout ponds below, char-grilled to perfection. Upon entering Nanyuki, the piratical fishbone sign of the Trout Tree restaurant is the first thing that welcomes you and a kilomiter is Aberdare Prestige & Royal Cottages. A graveled path descends off the main road into an indigenous forest in which many Colubus monkeys have made home. Tripping the light fantastic into the shelter of the fig tree is a multi sensory experience. Rainbows flicker in the twilight of the forest as you spot trout leaping from the pools. A rich smell of fish cooking is screaming and the damp mustiness of thick woodland. Bird’s twitter along to the roaring of the rain bloated river.

Loldaiga Hills

Lolldaiga Hills is a 49,000-acre livestock ranch and wildlife conservancy with outstanding views of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares. Aside from the stunning views and full complement of wildlife, the Lolldaiga range is a series of folding hills that house a series of archaeological finds. Visitors to Lolldaiga will find cave paintings and burial mounds dating back to early mankind.

White water rafting at the Sagana river

White water rafting at the Sagana river is an experience of a lifetime! A family of four, perfect for a raft, paddling, surfing, somersaulting, swimming and going unde, best placest to visit is the Sagana river as part of your stay with us. White water rafting along the river is a super high adrenaline thrill while kayaking along large stretches of the river is only for adults, kids can bob about the waters in small boats and even join their parents in trying to sail under a waterfall. Several outfits provide white water/ kayaking/ ziplining facilities and accommodation. Our favourite is Savage Wilderness.