Aberdare National Park: While on a wildlife safari in the republic of Kenya, sightseers should visit the great Aberdare national park is located in the central region of Kenya just about 164 kilometers away from Nairobi city.

Aberdare National Park

First established as a national park in 1950 elevated on an area of between 2000 meters and 4000 meters above the sea level covering a total surface area of about 776 square kilometers and surrounded by stunning vegetation cover, moorland, bamboo forests, deep v-shaped valleys, rainforests and stunning waterbodies.

Aberdare national park was named after Aberdare Mountain ranges, which is an isolated volcanic range which forms an Eastern arm of the rift valley, which goes for about 100 kilometers from the North-South Nairobi.

The national park will give you the true meaning of beauty and wildlife in the country and in that case the national park is ranked as a top safari destination in Kenya and this is because of the safari thrills it has to offer to all its visitors.

Tourist Attractions found in Aberdare National Park.

Aberdare National Park is home to so very many attractions that are super eye catching, giving vibes of great experiences to all those who choose to have a wildlife safari in the national park tourist attractions found within different parts of the park mark your tour a successful one and some of these attractions include;


stunning waterbodies for example, Karuru waterfall which is known to flow within three steps the first flows go up to 117 meters, the second one flows at 26 meters the third to 130meters Chania waterfalls and Magura falls are some of the stunning waterbodies that sightseers are yet to behold while at the national park.

Wildlife species.

Aberdare National Park is home to numerous wildlife and this makes the national park so marvel to safari in, the national park has wildlife such as; buffalos, reedbucks, elephants, lions, bongo, bushbucks, golden cats, rhinos, stripped jackals, leopards, spotted hyenas, giant forest hogs, black and white colobus monkeys, sykes monkeys, elands, serval cats, antelopes, warthogs and many others.

Aberdare National Park
The ark elephants aberdare


The national park is home to various bird species which are over 290 bird species such as; hartlabus turaco, African thrush, bar tailed trogon, African yellow warbler, moorland francolin, golden winged sunbird, crowned hornbill, rare scarlet tufted malachite, olive ibis, silvery checked hornbill, jackson’s francolin, mountain buzzard, African green pigeon, African goshawk, Bar tailed trogon, Jackson’s francolin and many others.

Activities to do in Aberdare National Park.

Game Drives.

Game drives are the most famous safari activities carried out at the national park, despite the fact that the activity is always carried out in different sessions and it helps tourists to go through different trails which helps the sights to view beautiful views of the stunning waterfalls such as; Chania falls, Magura falls, Karuru falls, and beautiful features like; green lush vegetation, hills, mountain streams among others, to sightsee at large numbers of wildlife species such as; leopards, hyenas, buffalos, elephants, elands, bongo, antelopes, giant forest hogs, white and black colobus monkeys, bushbucks, spotted hyenas, black rhinos and many others.

Accommodation facilities in Aberdare National Park.

While at the national park there are numerous accommodations that sightseers can stay at ass they thrill upon the beauty of the national park, these accommodations range from budget, luxury and midrange, which helps the visitors to choose where to stay according to where they prefer, these include; Aberdare country club, the Ark, Treetops lodge, fishing lodge, Aberdare cottages, campsites, Tusk camo Banda, Sapper hut and many others.

Contact our trusted tour operators for more information about this national park and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Focus East Africa Tours who offer the best tour packages while on your safari in Aberdare National park.

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