Explore Aberdare National Park - Two-day safari from Nairobi
Aberdare National Park is located in central Kenya around 160 kilometres from Nairobi by road, and it stretches a hundred kilometres north to south within the third highest mountain range in Kenya. The two peaks of the Aberdares and the mixed forest vegetation create quite a peculiar topography, ensuring a perfect habitat for many species.
In the moorlands full of mist, elephants roam through the thick, dense forest and sights of spectacular waterfalls plunging into pools and streams filled with trout are on display. The Eastern black rhinoceroses, leopards, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, Skye’s monkeys, buffaloes, jackals, East African wild dogs live in these mountains. Above them, more than 250 bird species rule the skies, and reptiles and insects are also not shy in numbers.
On top of it, we’ll settle you in one of the selected lodges with high terraces, fronted with a waterhole where animals come to drink - so you’ll be able to observe them from the close against a breathtaking backdrop view of the Aberdare mountain range.
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- DAY 1 - NAIROBI - ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK
- DAY 2 - ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK - NAIROBI
DAY 1 - NAIROBI - ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK
We will pick you up at your hotel in Nairobi in the morning and drive you to the 160 kilometres distant Aberdare National Park, passing through Kenyan central highlands, greening from lush tea and coffee plantations. Upon entering the park’s gates, your game drive starts.
You’ll explore the lower forests, home to elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, jackals, East African wild dogs and many more. After attending to your hunger over a hefty lunch, you’ll go on with the game drive - look up to see the magnificent birdlife in the park, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, and Skye’s monkeys. In the late afternoon, we’ll bring you to a selected lodge for dinner, accompanied by fantastic views of all the thirsty animals gathering around the waterhole just in front of you and a coulisse of the Aberdares behind.
DAY 2 - ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK - NAIROBI
After breakfast with the same but so different backdrop, you’ll proceed with game driving. Look for forest hogs, elands, duikers, mountain reedbucks, bushbucks, waterbucks, and water hogs. Perhaps, you’ll even see a lion, an African golden cat, a serval, or a bongo, the elusive forest antelope that lives in the mountain. You will admire the highest waterfall in Kenya in the Karuru waterfalls. Full of impressions and full of your delicious lunch, you will then say goodbye to the animals and the park and enjoy the scenic afternoon drive back to your hotel in Nairobi.