This is a different way of celebrating the Queen's Jubilee: The Africa Adventure Company is honoring the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya with a tour celebrating the property's reopening. In a lichen forest on a chestnut tree in Aberdare National Park, this historic hotel reopened its doors in April 2012, 80 years after it first opened in 1932.
The hotel became famous 60 years ago, when then-Princess Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, climbed the tree to spend the night in the hotel. During the night, King George VI died, and Elizabeth climbed down again a Queen.
The Royal Kenya Tour celebrates both the Treetops Hotel’s major improvements and the anniversary of Elizabeth's 60 year reign. Guests begin the tour at the Nairobi Safari Club, and then explore Samburu National Reserve from the riverbank of Samburu Lodge. A visit to the Great Rift Valley and stay at Lake Nakuru Lodge provides flamingo, black rhino, and other rare game viewing. The Royal Kenya Tour culminates in a visit to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, home to Kenya’s finest wildlife, with rustic accommodations at Keekorok Lodge, where hippos are a constant presence by the pool.