Aberdare National Park is a place of majestic peaks, woodlands and falls. It is located in the central highlands, west of Mount Kenya, Nyeri District Central province of Kenya 160km from Nairobi. Aberdare National Park covers 767 sq km with unusual vegetation, rugged terrain, streams and waterfalls combine to create an area of great scenic beauty in the national park. The park is surrounded by a predominantly indigenous forest. The Aberdares that’s makes Aberdares National Park is an islolated volcanic range that forms the eastern wall of the rift valley, running roughly 100km north-south between Nairobi and Thomson’s falls. Activities and things to do include Mountain Climbing, Camping, Hiking, walking safaris, game viewing, night wildlife viewing and fishing.
A Kenyan Safari is a truly African experience combining the animals in the plains such as the Masai Mara, the beaches of Mombasa or Malindi and the Rift Valley. Kenya also has beautiful unspoiled beaches, thriving coral reefs with their glorious colors, memorable mountain vistas, and ancient Swahili cities.
The major attractions at Aberdare National Park include Lesatima Peak, Kinangop Peak, waterfalls, walks in the moorlands, Twin Hills, Elephant Hills and the Table Mountains and one of Kenya’s Rhino sanctuaries.
The Park is home to most of the large mammals, including some Black Rhinos. The park has endangered species including the rare bongo, giant forest hog, packs of the now very rare wild dogs and endemic mole rat and mole shrew. Other game includes Leopard, several endemic bird species, reptiles and insects.
How to Access Aberdare National Park
Aberdare National Park is readily accessible on tarmac from Nyeri and Naro Moru on the eastern side (160km from Nairobi). The main towns from which the park can be approached are Nyeri (154km from Nairobi), Nyahururu (188km from Nairobi) and Naivasha (87km from Nairobi).
There are scheduled domestic flights from Nairobi to the Park. Mweiga Airstrip is next to the park headquarters while Nyeri Airstrip is 12km from Mweiga headquarters.