Aberdare National Park Wildlife Experience

International Travel | Kenya

Bird watching at Abardare National Park
Viewing Deck at one of the tree hotels at Abardare National Park

The Aberdares are the third highest range of mountains in Kenya, reaching a summit of just over 4000m. This massive range is well known for its thick salient forests, and their prolific game.

These high altitude forests are broken by moorlands and plains, and through the abundant tree cover there are sensational views of the Rift Valley and the peak of Mt Kenya.

The forest is a hidden world of wildlife. The thick vegetation provides perfect cover for countless species. Very large herds of Elephant and Buffalo move almost silently through the undergrowth, while overhead noisome birds and colobus monkeys dominate the canopy.

At night the forest comes alive, the cries of hyrax and the distinctive rasping growl of leopard echoing among the trees. The Aberdares has two Tree Hotels, unique safari lodges set high in the canopy above waterholes and natural salt licks. Night sees an unending procession of game emerge from the forests to visit these clearings. This is an ideal opportunity for guests to unobtrusively observe game at length.

Park is home to more than 250 birds with wide variety of Sunbirds seen in good numbers. Guests are able to pursue activities such as wilderness walks, Trout Fishing, Safari Drives, Visit to Moorlands and/or just enjoy close encounters with wildlife from the confines of the lodge.

Aberdares is not a definitive Wildlife experience as compared to other parks but the tree hotels offer a unique concept to experience.

Access: Main road access to the Aberdares is via Mweiga or Nyeri, both easily accessed from Nairobi

Recommended Stay: Typically guests stay here for One night.

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