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ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK
Aberdare National Park is located in the Aberdares which is about 15 kilometers out of Nyeri established in 1950 covering 767 square kilometers and Aberdares is an old volcanic mountain range which has lower peaks because of the erosions which lasted for long but still it offers its visitors beautiful views of Mount Kenya to the east and Great Rift Valley to the west and its unique vegetation, rugged terrain, deep ravines cutting through its forested eastern and western slopes, clear water streams and waterfalls all put together creates a beautiful scene for its visitors to enjoy with attractive peaks like the Le satima and Kinangop peaks, many waterfalls like the magnificent Karuru falls dropping from 272 meters, Zaina falls dropping from 140 meters and the Gura Falls dropping from 305 meters.
The park is also famous for the the Mau Mau Caves, Kimathi hideouts, and the Kimathi "post office" where agents of the rebellion used to drop messages for Mau Mau fighters during the guerrilla wars in the struggle for the independence of Kenya from the British Colonial Government.
The Aberdare National Park is home to many endangered wildlife animal species like the black rhinoceros, leopard servile, rare bongo, giant forest hog, rare wild dogs, black and white colobus monkeys, reedbuck, bushbucks, common zebra, Cape buffalo, eland, East African wild dogs, spotted hyena, Olive baboon, mole rat and mole shrew among other game.
There are an estimated 250 bird species in this park and they include Tacazze Sunbird, Golden-winged Sunbird, the emerald-green Malachite Sunbird and the tiny, double collared Sunbird, endangered Aberdare cisticola, Jackson's francolin, sparry hawk, eagles and plovers impressively attracting birders every year.
Activities in Aberdare National Park
Safaris inside the park gets you closer to various wild animal species like the black and white colobus monkeys, Cape buffalo, eland, East African wild dogs, spotted hyena, Olive baboon, reedbuck, bushbucks, common zebra black rhinoceros, leopard servile, rare bongo, giant forest hog, rare wild dogs, mole rat and mole shrew among other game. Morning and evening game drives are organized fort the visitors to explore the park and its flora and fauna.
To tap the 250 estimated bird species in this park, birders are expected to engage in a bird walk deep into the wilderness in search for birds like endangered Aberdare cisticola, Jackson's francolin, sparry hawk Tacazze Sunbird, eagles, plovers, Golden-winged Sunbird, the emerald-green Malachite Sunbird and the tiny and double collared Sunbird which are among the commonly watched birds in the park.
Hiking from the Elephant hills to the Le satima and Kinangop peaks delivers you to the top where you watch the various waterfalls like the beautiful Karuru falls dropping from 272 meters, Zaina falls from 140 meters and the Gura Falls from 305 meters. All these are found in the Aberdares which the park derives its name from.
Guided Nature/Bush Walks
Enjoy various guided bush walks through the well-developed trails in the park with a professional ranger guide who has the finest knowledge of the local flora, fauna and wildlife. You be rest assured to get close to all the attractions on foot and enjoy your photography.
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