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1.) Reg and Edith Pearse on the road to Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and the Ruwenzori in 1934, traveling in a Model T Ford! The journey covered ten thousand miles without the vehicles giving a moment’s trouble. (They knew how to build cars in those days!) The trip is described in my father’s first book, Empty Highways, published in 1935.

 

 

2.) Mount Kilimanjaro – photo R O Pearse, 1934.

 

 

3.) Two post cards of Mount Kibo (Kilimanjaro) dated 1929!

 

 

4.) Mount Kenya - photo R O Pearse, 1934.

 

 

5.) The famous Treetops ‘hotel’, close to Mount Kenya in the Aberdare National Park. Photo R O Pearse, 1934. Today, this world-renowned tourist attraction can accommodate up to 100 guests.

 

The famous Treetops Hotel in Aberdare started life in a very humble way. In 1932, its first visitors gingerly climbed the wild fig tree supporting the two-room tree house. By 1952, Treetops had expanded. Now a four-room construction. Treetops welcomed a young English girl, its most famous visitor. This young English girl climbed the tree as a princess one afternoon, to descend the following morning as Queen Elizabeth II, her father, King George VI, had died during the night.

By the mid-1960s, Treetops reputation had spread far and wide; for the globetrotter, the rich, the famous, and the fashionable, no visit to Africa Kenya was regarded complete without experiencing the Treetops adventure.

Treetops is sited in the heart of the dense lichen hung forest of the Aberdare National Park and overlooks two waterholes, and the magnificent snowy peaks of Mount Kenya.

- Internet

To see what the hotel looks like today, refer to Wikipedia “Treetops Kenya”.

 

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