GUIDE ON ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK IN KENYA
Sunbirds are the most predominant species, and perhaps a splash of bright yellow and black amongst the leaves will draw your attention to a golden-winged sunbird. Pale chanting goshawks, sparrowhawks, Cape eagle and Mackinder's owls and other well-camouflaged species may be more challenging to locate on short stays, but sighting one of these hunting raptors is a highlight of a wondrous birdwatching tour of Kenya. The salient is an elephant migration corridor of dense forests and abundant wildlife, such as bush pig, dik-dik, bushbuck, reedbuck and other foragers. This is just a small sampling of the wildlife experiences that you will have at Aberdare National Park, located in the Great Rift Valley region of the Aberdare Mountains.
The park covers an estimated 767 square kilometers (296 square miles), and elevations range from 1829 meters (6000 feet) to 4001 meters (13126 feet). Dense forests and moorlands cover most of the area along with grasslands too, and these are sharply cut by rivers that flow through deep ravines and cascade down glorious waterfalls. The unique terrain can be navigated by foot, vehicle and even horseback in the private conservancy surrounding the Aberdare highlands, and you will certainly satisfy your every desire for an adventure-seeking holiday in East Africa. Hiking and leisurely walks are exploratory options for discovering the delicate flora, insects, amphibians and smaller mammals, while horseback safaris at Aberdare Country Club’s private conservancy ignite the romance of a country-style safari experience.
If you want to see the greatest variety of habitats, AfricanMecca can arrange half and full day safari game drives in Aberdare Park. Large herds of elephants and buffalos walk amongst elands, impalas, zebras and other plains animals, and the ever-watchful predators are close-at-hand, yet well-hidden, such as serval cats that are found in the moorlands. You may also want to visit the other-worldly moorlands of Ol Donyo Le Satima, the third highest in Kenya. During good weather, a 4x4 vehicle can manage the road to the foothills of the “young bull mountain”, and at 3350 meters (10,990 feet), the scenery is shrouded in mist, and the landscape is dominated by erica, lobelia, groundsel and other odd-looking alpine flora that reaches 6 meters (19 feet) in height.
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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.
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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.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT ABERDARE
Aberdare Park experiences a cycle of dry and rainy seasons. The long dry season, which we consider to be the best time to visit the park, is from July to October. The rainy seasons do have its advantages.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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 BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR ABERDARE IN CENTRAL KENYA
When visiting Aberdare National Park, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also day trek or climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West 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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