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Top attractions in Aberdare national park

The top attractions in Aberdare National Park.

At a glance, Aberdare National Park is one of the great places to visit for a wildlife safari in Africa with the most liked hyenas at hand, it has many attractions that attract many tourists to this nature conservation area based in Kenya. This quite great place to visit is accessible easily and its collaborated with many other national parks in Kenya during a Kenya safari.

List of the top attractions in Aberdare National Park

Aberdare Mountain Ranges.

The main draw for visitors to Aberdare National Park is the Aberdare Ranges which acts as one of the main attractions in aberdare.

The extensive East African Rift valley’s eastern boundary is formed by this isolated volcanic mountain, which spans 160 kilometers.

Kenya is a great destination for trekking vacations because of the Aberdare mountain ranges.

The highest peak in the Aberdare range is called Mount Santima, and its other highest peaks are Mountain Kinangop (3,906 meters), Table Mountain (3791 meters), Martini Hill (3698 meters), Chebuswa range (3364 meters), Elephant (3590 meters).

The range’s southernmost peak, Mount Chebuswa (3,964 meters). The Aberdare ranges get up to a maximum elevation of about 4000 meters above sea level.

The Aberdare mountain ranges are important to the indigenous Kikuyu people in addition to being a haven for a variety of species, including monkeys and birds.

The Aberdares are known to the Kikuyu as “Nyandarua,” which means drying fleece because to its unique shapes.

For example, the ranges on the west of the Aberdares fall gently into the Kinangop plateau, while the ranges on the east have a steeper drop.

attraction in aberdareWildlife.

Many wildlife species, such as elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, black rhinos, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, bush bucks, and waterbucks, can be found in the natural cradle of Aberdare National Park.

These have been exceptional encounters with a variety of animals, including blue duikers, African golden cats, lions, and enormous forest hogs, to name a few.

The second highest rhino population in Kenya is found at Aberdare National Park, an amazing national park in Kenya recognized for its high rhino population.


Offering over 250 documented bird species, including the unique Hartlaub’s turaco and the enigmatic Aberdare cisticola, which is indigenous to the area.

Aberdare National Park is a terrific place for birdwatchers and safari enthusiasts to travel to in Kenya.

Abyssinian Crimsonwing, African goshawk, African green pigeon, African paradise flycatcher, Africa yellow warbler, African green pigeon, and numerous other bird species can all be seen in Aberdare National Park.


When on a safari in Aberdare National Park, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the park’s waterfalls.

There are numerous different waterfalls in the park, such as Karuma Falls, which is home to several unusual mature wonders.

The waterfall, which drops more than 300 meters below the viewing platform, is the biggest and tallest in Kenya and a magnificent sight.

There is stunning vegetation and landscape all around the waterfall.

A few other waterfalls in the park are the waterfalls at Kereita Cave and Waterfall, Thomson’s waterfall/Nyahururu waterfalls, Queens cave, and Magura waterfalls, to name a few.

The Kikuyu People.

Living in the vicinity of Aberdare National Park, the Kikuyu people consider the Aberdare Ranges to be one of their god Ngai’s dwelling places.

Since there are so many distinct folds in this area, the locals gave it the name Nyandarua, which translates to “drying hide.”

On a cultural encounter in the park, the intriguing Kikuyu ethnic minority showcases their own and genuine customs.

Game drives.

In the comfort of a 4×4 safari vehicle, take game drives through the magnificent Aberdare National Park during the day and enjoy amazing wildlife viewing at night.

Visitors can experience a variety of wildlife species in Aberdare National Park during game drives, including the Big Five, numerous rare and unusual kinds of wild cats, and more nocturnal sightings that can make for an enjoyable nighttime game drive.


Approximately 250 different bird species can be sighted in the Aberdare National Area when on a safari in the park.

Visitors to Aberdare can anticipate seeing a wide variety of bird species, including fish eagles, goshawks, mountain buzzards, breasted sparrow hawks, sunbirds, and Jackson’s francolin.

The Aberdare National Park offers excellent year-round birding, with migratory birds visible from November to April.


In Aberdare National Park, hiking is the most exciting way to experience a safari.

This national park, which includes the Aberdare mountain ranges, is a hiker’s paradise with steep, rough terrain perfect for trekking.

Trekking through the breathtaking waterfalls, to the twin or elephant hills, or up the table highlands offers breathtaking landscape with animal encounters.

Visit Sweet waters game Reserve.

The Aberdare ranges and the foothills of Mount Kenya are the locations of the Sweet Waters Game Reserve.

It is home to a wide variety of species, including non-native chimpanzees and the big five (lion, buffalo, leopard, elephants, and the critically endangered black rhino).

A unique safari experience is provided by Ol Pejeta’s vast grasslands, diverse wildlife populations, and stunning views.

One of Sweet Waters’ most well-liked attractions is the chimpanzee refuge. Another attraction is Morani, the well-known tamed rhino.


Aberdare National Park is among the top places in Kenya for those who love fishing to go on fishing expeditions.

Anglers visiting the Aberdares fish the rivers and streams of the high moorlands. Any river within the park, including the Chania River, is open to trout fishing for visitors.

Visit the Kikuyu.

A visit to the Kikuyu community in Aberdare National Park provides an insight into their unique cultural practices. The Kikuyu live in a village at the foot of the Outspan hotel. In this beautiful village, indigenous Kikuyu dancers perform while dressed traditionally. Discover the Agikuyu custom in this hamlet, designed specifically to teach tourists about the cultures of the indigenous peoples.

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