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Aberdare National Park Kenya, Aberdare Wildlife  Safari in Kenya, Wildlife Kenya Safari, Kenya Tour. When to visit Kenya, Attractions in Aberdare National Park, how to get there and accommodation in Aberdare National Park.

Aberdare National park is a protected area and covers the higher areas and the Aberdare Salient to the East in the Aberdare mountain ranges in Central Kenya which is located East of the East African Rift valley.

The park is situated approximately 100 kilometers north of Nairobi near to the equator consuming the biggest portion of the Aberdare mountain range. The National park is a cool wildlife destination with mist engulfing the areas all year round due to the lower altitudes and the park from March to October and December is almost impenetrable because of the bad and flooded roads.

History of Aberdare National Park Kenya

Aberdare was gazetted and declared as a national park in 1950 covering an area of 766 square kilometers. The moorlands of Aberdare national park introduce visitors to the range of topographies with an altitude up to 4300m above sea level, waterfalls, rivers, v-shaped valleys separated by water streams, bamboo forests, and tropical rain forests located on the lower altitudes of the national park.

The steep bamboo forested gorges accommodate a range of wildlife such as leopards, huge elephants, buffaloes, black rhinos, hyenas, bushbucks, black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, Sykes monkeys and so much more. Aberdare is a home to the endangered bongo antelope and over 250 bird species such as goshawks, hawks, sunbirds, plovers, eagles and so much more-Making the park a fine destination with potential to meet visitor satisfaction.

Aberdare National Park Kenya

Kenya Safari Attractions in Aberdare National park

Wildlife as a Kenya Safari Attraction in Aberdare National park

Namibia Safari AttractionsAberdare national park is a home to prime wild game such as lions, African elephants, leopards, , black rhino, giraffe, buffalo, stripped jackals, eland, giant forest hog, water buck, bushbuck, duikers, crocodiles among others.

The tropical misty rainforests of Aberdare inhabit primates such as Sykes, colobus monkeys, olive baboons, a least to say. The park also inhabits endangered species like the golden cat, wild dogs, serval cats and bongo antelope.

Bird life as a Kenya Safari Attraction in Aberdare National park

Aberdare national park is home to over 250 species such as sparry hawks, sunbirds, eagles, plovers, goshawks, Aberdare cisticola, peacock, deckens hornbill, and many other birds to impress.

Other attractions in Aberdare National park Kenya

In Aberdare national park include the elephant hill, featuring many trails of the Twin hills, African elephant, the beautiful Thomson falls and Table Mountains.

Kenya Safari Activities in Aberdare National park

There are numerous safari activities in Aberdare national park and they include the following.

Bird watching as a Kenya Safari Activity in Aberdare National park

Bird watching in Aberdare National Park.

Aberdare national park is home to over 250 species such as sparry hawks, sunbirds, eagles, plovers, goshawks, Aberdare cisticola, peacock, deckens hornbill, and many other birds to impress.

Mountain hiking as a Kenya Safari Activity in Aberdare National park

South Africa Wildlife safarisThis activity involves Mountain hiking to the top of Satima peak, for impressive scenery of surrounding mountains like Mount Kenya, and Mt. Kilimanjaro, Lake Naivasha, lake Nakuru, and the Daiga hills can be clearly seen at the top of the Satima peak which is 4001metres above seas level, a peak offering impressive views of most Kenya destinations, and good for photographing. Satima peak takes from 2-3hrs of hiking and this trek is best done in the morning.

Fishing as a Kenya Safari Activity in Aberdare National park

Aberdare national park offers trout fishing activity and features river like Guru Karuru and Chanai. These moorland ice-cold rivers enable the famous Strout fishing commonly found in the park

Where to stay in Aberdare National park Kenya

Fishing Lodge Aberdare

Fishing lodge are cabins located in Aberdare National Park, they offer private shelter for walking safaris, trout fishing, hiking, and chances to explore impressive waterfalls, moorland scenery and many wildlife species such as buffaloes, lions, rhinos, and elephants.

The Ark Lodge

The Ark lodge situated in the heart of the park overlooking at the floodlit waterhole and a salt lick, which attracts invites a multitude of wildlife. The Ark lodge is built like the Noah’s Ark that provide impressive views of wildlife, featuring;

  • en-suite rooms
  • 3 decks
  • balconies
  • lounges

Upper Hut

A private cabin situated deep in the Moorlands of Aberdare national park next to a waterfall.

Tree Lodge Aberdare

It is located in the heart of the dense forest in the Aberdare National park which is 180 kilometers from Nairobi approximately 3 hours drive and it features;

  • 36 En-Suite Guest Rooms

Other accommodation facilities include camp sites such as

  • Honi Campsite
  • Reedbuck (At the Moorlands)
  • Bill Woodley Campsite
  • C Haji’s Campsite
  • Shamata Campsite

Accessibility to Aberdare National Park Kenya

By road

From Nairobi, Aberdare National park is 160kms from Nairobi connecting to Naivasha and another route in the western side, north west of Kinangop.

Nyeri is the main town near the park and it is 154km from Nairobi, Nyahururu town is 188km from Nairobi and roads from these two towns connect to the Rhino gate & Shamata gate respectively. From Naivasha, Aberdare is 78km using Mutubio gate.

By air

Mweiga airstrip is neighboring the park headquarters & Nyeri airstrip is about 12kms to Mweiga headquarters

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