Covering the altitudes from about 7,000 feet to 14,000 feet above sea level, the Aberdare National Park is located 180 kilometers from Nairobi. Its attraction include wildlife (elephants, buffalos and leopards, sceneries and waterfalls.
Well known to the world as the home of succession where in came a princess and out went the Queen of England while at Treetops lodge, Aberdares is a land of fortune and diversity. The Park got it’s name from Lord Aberdares, one of the founder members of the Royal Geographical Society. Located in the central highlands, west of Mount Kenya and 160kms from Nairobi, the foothills of the Aberdares National Park is covered with huge trees, which, as you go higher, gradually give way to bamboo forests. From about 3, 000 meters upward the landscape consists primarily of alpine moorland which gives way to an area of grass land with, from time to time, giant lobelias presenting an attractive contrast. Try this destination of fortunes.-and who knows? You might be the next one queen or king!
Attractions: The major physical attractions: Lesatima and Kinangop peaks, numerous waterfalls, Twin & Elephant hills, Table Mounts, black rhinos, elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog, lion, leopard, baboon, black & white colobus and sykes monkeys are abundant. Bird viewing is incredible with over 250 species of birds recorded.
Activities:– include Night viewing of wildlife at the Ark & Treetops, Game Drives, Trout fishing, visit to the Kimathi hideout used by the legendary Mau Mau General.