The Aberdare National Park is home to the Aberdare Mountain whose V shaped valleys are covered by lush vegetation. Streams and rivers cascades over spectacular waterfalls, including Kenya's longest drop of approximately 1,000 feet. The Aberdare Ranges are one of the homes of ‘Ngai’ the God of the Kikuyu people.
The Aberdare forest is home to a multitude of elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog, the endangered black rhino and the eland, found higher up in the moorland.The Aberdares is an isolated volanic range that forms the eastern wall of the Kenya Rift Valley.
Bird watching in the park is rewarding too with species including Jackson’s francolin, parry hawk goshawk, eagle sunbird and plover. For keen anglers, there is an excellent fishing in the many cool mountain streams that flow through Aberdare forest with clear, tumbling streams and shaded river bends.
Highlights of Aberdare National Park
- The second largest population of black rhinos in Salient and Northern Aberdares
- Tree Tops Hotel, where Queen Elizabeth learned of her accession to the throne
- The Kimathi Hideout
Adventure and Pleasure at the Aberdare National Park
- Lesatima peak
- Kinangop peak
- Walks in the moorlands
- Twin hills
- Elephant hills
- Table Mountains
Day 1 : Arrival Nairobi. Days 2 : Aberdare Days 3 / 5 : Nakuru Days 8 /10 : Masai Mara Day 11 : Home bound Flight via Nairobi
Kenya Ultimate Safari Experience Kenya Ultimate Safari Experience that starts with a City Tour of the 'place of cool water' Nairobi in Maasai language - the Capital City with a chance of adopting an orphan baby elephant at the Animal Orphange in Nairobi National Park or at the David Sheldrick Orphanagage. Escape the city to the complete wilderness of the famous conservationist Joy and George Adamsons –Meru.
Treetops Aberdare Treetops Lodge is located in Aberdare National Park, this world-renowned rustic. Originally built in 1932 for game viewing is famous as the place where the then-Princess Elizabeth ascended to the British Throne. The father King George VI died on 5th Feb 1952 the night she spent at Treetops while on honeymoon.