Aberdare national park is located in the central region of Kenya and it is easily accessed because it is situated just about 164 kilometers away from Nairobi city, which is considered the capital city of the country. In addition, this national park was first established as a national park in 1950 and it stands at elevated area between 2000 meters and 4000 meters above the sea level. Aberdare national park covers a total surface area of about 776 square kilometers. more so, this national park is surrounded by a good vegetation cover, moorland, bamboo forests, deep v-shaped valleys, rainforests and stunning waterbodies such as; rivers, waterfalls and streams which all happen to be good natural habitats to many wildlife species. Aberdare national park is known to have been 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.
Tourist Attractions found in Aberdare National park.
Touring around Aberdare National park, gives you chances to sight see at many tourist attractions, which are found within different parts within the park, which marks your tour a successful one. Therefore, some of these attractions include;
In Aberdare National park, there are so many stunning waterbodies for example, this game park consists a number of magnificent waterfalls such as; Karuru waterfall which is known to flow within three steps like; the first flows goes up to 117 meters, the second one flows at 26 meters whereby the third one up to 130meters hence making up a total of about 273 meters. More so, there are other waterfalls like; Chania waterfalls, Magura falls and Gura falls among others.
Aberdare National park is a good destination to travel to while planning to travel to Kenya while on an Adventurous Kenya safari because exploring around this national park gives you great opportunities to sight see at many wildlife species which include; buffalos, reedbucks, elephants, lions, bongo, bushbucks, golden cats, rhinos, stripped jackal, leopards, spotted hyenas, giant forest hogs, black and white colobus monkeys, sykes monkeys, elands, serval cats, antelopes, warthogs and many others.
Aberdare National park is seen as a birders paradise for tourists most especially the bird lovers could visit due to the fact that it is a home to 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 is one the most exciting activity that is commonly done within Abrade national park. however, this activity is done in different sessions and it helps tourists to go through different trails such as; Salient Zone and also be able to capture beautiful views of the stunning waterfalls such as; Chania falls, Magura falls, Karuru falls, and view at other beautiful features like; green lush vegetation, hills, mountain streams among others. More so, they get to sight see at large numbers of wildlife species such as; leopards, hyenas, buffalos, elephants, elands, bongo, antelopes, giant forest hogs, white and black colobus monkeys, bush bucks, spotted hyenas, black rhinos and many others.
And there are so many other activities that tourists can opt to embark into as they enjoy new experiences and learn new things during their safari such as; bird watching where individuals get to see many bird species, wildlife viewing, guided nature walks where they are always accompanied with park guides whose role is to ensure the safety of both tourist and the animals, community visits, Mountain climbing where tourists are able to hike to places like; Mount Satima which is famously known as the mountain of the young bulls that was named after Joseph Thompson and is considered to be the highest peak of the Aberdare range, fishing which is best done from rivers like; chania, Ambone and Gura, cultural encounters and many others.
And the best time for tourists to choose to visit within this national park is best during the dry season which is between months of June to September and from December to February when there happens to be less rainfalls and a short grass which enables guests to capture classic views of the park.
Accommodation facilities in Aberdare National park.
Abardare National park.
Abardare National park is known to have many accommodation facilities where tourists can have their stay however, these lodging facilities always range from budget, luxury and midrange, which helps the visitors to choose where to stay according to where they prefer, and which lodge matches with their budget. therefore some of these lodges 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; Achieve Global Safaris who offer the best tour packages while on your Kenya safari in Aberdare National park.