Aberdare National Park
With long stretches of jagged peaks of the Aberdare mountain ranges, covered with the thick greenery of rainforests, waterfalls falling from as high as 273 meters, and both common and rare wildlife roaming around and birdlife perching on trees, it is pretty easy to describe this park – an oasis of scenic beauty.
Located 150 kilometers from Nairobi and 15 kilometers from Nyeri, the Aberdare is home to a multitude of wildlife including: Black Rhino, Elephant, Spotted Hyena, Leopard, White and Black Colobus Monkeys, Olive Baboons, Warthog, Buffalo, and Bushbuck among others. There are more than 250 bird species and a good number of rare animals such as blue Duiker, Bongo, giant Forest Hog, African Civet Cat, Serval Cat among others and who knows what else you could find in these dense forests.
Furthermore, the park is conducive for engaging in trout fishing, camping in the moorlands, bird viewing, and picnicking.
The topography in the park is mostly dense forests, mountain ranges, rivers and waterfalls, and moorland plateau. Due to the high altitude of the park, the climate is cool and wet with temperatures ranging between 11°C and 17°C. The best times to visit are June through September, and also January to February, during which the rains don’t make the roads unpassable.
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