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Aberdares National Park

Aberdare National Park is a unique national park; with dense mountain forests, hills and valleys that are used as a water catchment area by the neighboring counties. The park has excellent escarpments and rain forests that are suitable for nature walks and hikes, wildlife watching safaris and camping adventures.

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About Aberdare National Park

Aberdare National Park is one of the major national parks in Kenya that offer exceptional hiking terrains and stunning views, the park is located between Mount Kenya to the north and the Great Rift Valley on the south, it was named after Lord Aberdare by a Scottish explorer Joseph Thompson in 1884.

The fascinating park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Ranges with mountains raising over 4000m above sea level. Major attractions include a couple of stunning waterfalls, natural forests, stunning hiking terrains and wildlife. Easily spotted animals include; the Black Rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey, sykes monkey and over 250 bird species.


Activities at Aberdare National Park are centered on day and night game watching; other activities would include safari camping, bird watching, hiking and nature walks, photography, horse riding, bush breakfast and sun-downer dinners, seminars and corporate retreats and educational trips.


Aberdare National Park has a wide range of accommodation,from the luxury top end safari lodges, the authentic and Eco friendly African Safari Camps, the private secluded Camps to the traditional Campsites.

When to visit

The best time to spot most wildlife is on the dry season, animal are easily spotted on the open plains and near rivers or water holes in search of food and water. In Kenya the dry season are between January-March and July-October, this is the best time to spot wildlife. April, May and November are considered to be shoulder season with lesser wildlife compared to the high season. Bird’s watching is best in October - December.

Note: - in order to exhaust the opportunity to view most wildlife, it is advised to spend at least three days at Aberdare National Park. For photographers, the longer you stay the more chances are of getting the ultimate shot.

Getting there

Aberdare National Park is about 150Km from Nairobi and 15Km from Nyeri town, the park’s main gate is along the Nyeri – Nyahuru road. By air, the nearest airstrip is Mweiga airstrip that is just opposite the park’s main gate.

Safari and Beach Holiday

Safari and Beach Holiday

14 Days Kenya - Zanzibar Holiday

This a 14 days safari and beach holiday, that starts in Nairobi and ends in Zanzibar;  the holiday begin with a Nairobi city excursion, then followed by a wildlife watching tour at Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli and Tsavo national park. After that, transfer to Mombasa for your

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$ 3,570

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Pure Wildlife Watching Safari

Pure Wildlife Watching Safari

9 Days Safari Holiday

This a nine days pure wildlife watching safari holiday in Kenya, that starts and ends in Nairobi;  it begins with a Nairobi city excursion, followed by wildlife game watching at the famous Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli national park. On this itinerary, you will have the opportunity

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$ 1,870

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Aberdares Nature Walk

Aberdares Nature Walk

3 Days Aberdares Safari Walk

This a 3 days wildlife watching and nature walk safari holiday at Aberdares national park, driving from Nairobi to Aberdares; where you will spend the three days relaxing, going on game drive and nature walks to watch the beautiful landscapes full of wildlife. A great place for a

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$ 970

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Aberdares Hotels

There is a couple of Hotels, Lodges, Tented camps and camping sites within and neighboring Aberdare National park. Whether it’s a wildlife watching safari, nature walks, photography tour or birds watching safari in Aberdare national park; there is accommodation for you. Check out some of our recommended hotels below or contact one of our holiday expert to find you accommodation that suits you.

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