Aberdare National Park consists of the Aberdare Mountain Range and valleys and spans 766 sq. km, making it one of Africa’s smaller national parks, but also one very much worth visiting. Beautiful streams, waterfalls and forests make up the park, as its landscape and geography varies as the elevation increases.
Aberdare is home to many animal species including buffalo, leopard, elephant, wild dog, baboon, jackal as well as roughly 250 species of birds and more. The park is also home to the second largest black rhino population in Africa. As the park is lush with forested area, it is an ideal hiking spot and allows visitors to have up—close and intimate wildlife viewing experiences with the many animals that inhabit the park.
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The Aberdare National Park is mainly dominated by moorland, deep v-shaped valleys and bamboo forests among others. The park offers its visitors a number of activities which include:
1. Game drives and animal sighting
2. Bird watching
3. Excursions to Gura and Karuru waterfalls.
4. Hiking the dual peaks of Kinangop and Ol donyo Lesitima
5. Hiking or trekking to Elephant hills and Table Mountains
6. Excursions to Aberdres black rhino sanctuary and the salient.
7. Treetops Hotel
8. Excursions to Mau Mau caves
9. Sensational views of the Rift Valley and the peak of Mt Kenya.
10. Trout fishing
11. Horseback riding.
This Aberdare National Park, so different in character and climate from the others, is an exciting opportunity to experience a totally unique African environment. You’ll be invigorated by the land, the cooling mists and the interplay between the dense forests with the wildlife it contains. A night or two at Treetops Lodge will be a souvenir you’ll never forget.
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