Cedar Retreat

Check in at Cedar Retreat in the Unexplored Northern Aberdares National Park.

The Lodge is accessible through Rhino and Shamata Gates on the Nyeri Nyahururu B5 Road which is tarmac, followed by all weather murram roads to the lodge. It’s best to be in a four-wheel drive. 

Elevation of Cedar Retreat: approx. 2,800m+ (approx 9,300 ft+). Yes it's quite high up!

Nyeri to Cedar Retreat through Rhino Gate: 88.4 kms (approx 35km of murram road)
Nyeri to Cedar Retreat through Shamata Gate: 97 kms (approx 24km of murram road)

We advise to use the Rhino Gate to enter the forest (it's more scenic), and exit through the Shamata Gate.

Make sure you have your identification on you. Kenyan residents and citizens have a special rate. Payment is generally by mpesa or credit card, but park rules vary from time to time. So best to check with us before you travel. Carry spare tires and plenty of water and sunscreen. It can get around 25 degrees Celsius in the heat of the day and the equatorial sun has the strongest rays. So a hat or scarf is a good idea to have as well. Since the temperatures can go down to 0 degrees early mornings and evenings, please do bring warm clothing too!

Nearest Hospital: Nyeri Town

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Please contact us for detailed route notes to get to the lodge from Nyeri town.