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Aberdare National Park

Aberdare National Park is also located in the Great Rift Valley in the central part of Kenya. This national park has a beautiful history and is also a very scenic destination which consists of thick rainforest, moorland plateau, and waterfalls.

In the Aberdare Mountain ranges, various wildlife species such as elephants, buffalos, black rhinos, black and white colobus monkeys, sykes monkeys, vervet monkeys, lions, waterbucks, duikers, and bushbucks among others.

Activities to do in Aberdare National Park

Activities to do in Aberdare National Park include the following;

  • Hiking

During tours in Aberdare National Park, tourists can enjoy hiking around the Aberdare National Park, visit the waterfalls, and encounter wildlife species like colobus monkeys in the forests among others.

  • Game drives

Wildlife species in Aberdare National Park can be spotted around the water holes which are popular spots for game viewing as the animals gather to drink in those areas.

  • Bird watching

Bird watching is among the activities that take place in Aberdare National Park and some of the birds that can be spotted include Aberdare Cisticola, African Thrush, Crowned hornbill, Greater Blue-eared Starling, Hautlaub’s Turaco, Egyptian Goose, Bar-tailed trogon, Crowned eagle among others.

Best time to visit Aberdare National Park

The dry season in January and February and June to September are considered the best months of the year to visit Aberdare National Park.

How to get to Aberdare National Park

Aberdare National Park can be accessed by driving from Nairobi which takes about 3 hours or by flying from Nairobi to Nyeri airstrip or Mweiga airstrip.

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