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BEST TIME TO VISIT ABERDARE FOR A CENTRAL KENYA SAFARI

The highlands and dense forests of Aberdare National Park captivate travelers in Africa year-round, but we want to provide you with some climatic considerations that may influence your individual travel plans. The most significant impact of the weather patterns in equatorial Kenya is the ease with which you can observe the wildlife. Specifically, during the dry season, the animals gather around the few remaining watering holes, and therefore, are easier to locate and view. Insect populations are also lower during the dry season, so you do not have to contend with the mosquitoes as much; though, repellent and prophylaxis protection is recommended regardless. For these reasons, AfricanMecca recommends planning your wilderness trip to Aberdare National Park during the long dry season. The rainy seasons, though, do have some advantages that you may consider as an important part of your connoisseur safari in Kenya. First, the vegetation transforms into a deep rich green, and the vivid colors of wildflowers dot the landscape. Second, some mammals especially antelopes give birth during the long rainy season, and you can witness the incredible first hours of Kenya’s newest generation of wildlife. When the rains arrive, though, more water sources are available, so the wildlife tends to spread out more. You may not see the concentration of animals in a small area that you would during the dry seasons. Additionally, the roads and trails in the park may be much more demanding to navigate due to the black cotton soil, and the conditions may adversely affect your game drive excursions, hiking and walking safaris.

Global warming has introduced a level of uncertainty in the rainy and dry seasons, so the following information should be considered as general guidelines. Aberdare experiences a cycle of dry seasons and rainy seasons. The long dry season, which we consider to be the best time to visit the park, is from July to October. These are also the coolest months of the year, with average monthly maximum daytime temperatures ranging from 21 C (70 F) to 23 C (73 F). Monthly minimum nighttime temperatures are fairly consistent at 11 C (52 F), so you should bring extra layers of warm clothing for your evening and morning activities. The short rains arrive in November and December, and these rains have little if any impact on your activities as the moisture tends to evaporate quickly. The short dry and humidly hot season is in January and March with some pockets of rain, followed by welcoming the long and heavy rainy season of April and May. In late March and early June, you may experience light rains (read more on the best time to travel to Kenya with AfricanMecca). From November to March, average monthly daytime maximum temperatures are 23 C (73 F) to 25 C (77 F), and daytime temperatures can drop slightly to 21 C (70 F) from April to June. Minimum nighttime temperatures range from 9 C (48 F) to 11 C (52 F) during these months.
WHERE TO STAY IN ABERDARE
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WHERE TO STAY IN ABERDARE

If you prefer to stay inside the park, Treetops and Ark are the only choices you have. The Ark has 60 rooms and Treetops has 36 rooms, and both of these lodges are situated next to a waterhole.

SAFARI & TOUR IN ABERDARE
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SAFARI & TOUR IN ABERDARE

Elephants, rhinos, warthogs and other grazers are easily observed, but hiding in the deep grasses are leopards, spotted hyenas, golden cats and other elusive predators. The rare Bongo are found here too.

GUIDE ON ABERDARE PARK
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GUIDE ON ABERDARE PARK

The park covers 767 sq km and elevations range upto 4001 meters. Dense forests and moorlands cover most of the area. Elephants and buffalos walk amongst elands, impalas, zebras and other fauna.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • Just returned from Kenya. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Treetops with AfricanMecca. The safari was professionally organized and conducted. We will definitely recommend this trip to others.
    Fred Rischmiller - Commander US Military - Djibouti
  • Just wanted to say that we had an absolutely fantastic vacation in Kenya. Everything worked very smoothly. You can be sure I will recommend you to other people. Thanks again for organizing everything for us.
    Sissel Johanne Berentsen, United Nations - Pristina, Austria
  • We had the most wonderful time. Throughout, I found AfricanMecca to be helpful, prompt, informative and extremely professional and I would recommend using them without hesitation.
    Catherine Wright - Braintree, United Kingdom
  • We had a wonderful time in Kenya. Thank you. The people were extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome. The safari was magical. Thank you for your help over the bookings.
    Lesley Grant Haworth - Farnham, United Kingdom
  • Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
    Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
  • In regards to the recent Kenya Safari I experienced with AfricanMecca, it was a trip of a lifetime and we'll never forget it. I can't say enough how much we loved this trip. Thank you.
    Roz Applebaum, Owner, Paws By Roz - Massachusetts, United States
  • We were extremely pleased with our itinerary. All those elephants and giraffes just posing and asking to have their pictures taken. Thank you for planning one of the best trips I have ever taken.
    Professor Donald S. Kisiel - Biology Department Suffolk County Community College - New York, United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR ABERDARE IN CENTRAL KENYA

When visiting Aberdare National Park, we recommend combining your safari with a visit to Samburu, Nakuru or Naivasha Great Rift Valley Lakes and Masai Mara. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Amboseli and Tsavo ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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