The Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range, a region of stunning and diverse landscape where jagged peaks soar up to 3,930m and deep ravines cut through the forested slopes. This Kenya game reserve is ideal for seeing wildlife, walking, picnics and trout fishing.

The rainforest is a vital water catchment area with attractive streams and rivers supporting a broad range of wildlife.



Animals that can be found on safari in Aberdare National Park include elephant, buffalo, the Black Rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey and sykes monkey. Rarer sightings include those of lions, the golden cat and the bongo – an elusive antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Eland and several cats can be found higher up in the moorlands.

Bird-watching is very good here with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson’s Francolin, sunbirds and plovers. The birds of prey are of particular interest with African Goshawks, Ayres’ Hawk Eagles, Rufous-breasted Sparrow Hawk and Mountain Buzzards.

Within the park, we offer Treetops Lodge and the Ark, the latter being a lodge built in the shape of Noah’s Ark. These provide day game drives and a choice of other activities as well as night game viewing in the Salient area of the Park with good sightings of elephant, buffalo, lion and rhino which are attracted to the saltlicks and waterholes each evening.


Safari Accommodation within Aberdare National Park:

The Ark



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