Even if it didn’t have important historic associations, Treetops would still be a fascinating place to stay because of its location – – 100 miles from Nairobi in the Aberdare National Park. The hotel is the ideal place to view Africa’s magnificent wildlife in its natual habitat from the safety of the observation platform.

It started life in the early 1930s as a two-room treehouse built by Major Eric Sherbrooke Walker.

Treetops grew in size and it also grew enormously in stature when Princess Elizabeth and her husband the Duke Of Edinburgh visiting in February 1952. The royal couple were on a tour standing in for the king, Elizabeth’s father, who was too ill to travel.

However, the king died while the royal couple was in residence at Treetops and it was there that Elizabeth found out – not just that he father had succumbed to his illness but also that she was now the queen.  It is not at all like Buckingham Palace.

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Aberdares National Park Entrance Gate,



JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.
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