AUTHENTIC SAFARIS & PERSONALIZED TOURS IN ABERDARE WITH AFRICANMECCA
In the highest altitudes of these mountains is Aberdare National Park with a total area of 296 square miles (767 square kilometers). The unique high altitude habitats of the park support a variety of large and small mammals, many of which you may see during a game drive. Elephants, rhinos, giant forest hogs, warthogs and other grazers are most easily observed, but hiding in the deep grasses are leopards, spotted hyenas and other elusive predators. Two of Africa’s rarest species are found within the park as well – medium sized reddish-brown bongos and African golden cats. Half-day and full-day game drives are available via AfricanMecca, and you may opt for more than one game drive as both the moorlands and salient deserve at least a half day each at the very minimum.
The park also boasts of over 250 avi-fauna species, including six of the eight restricted range species of the Kenyan Mountains Endemic Bird Area. The leisurely pace of a walking safari in the park improves your chances of sighting the feathered inhabitants. When you spot one of these species, watch for unusual behavioral displays, such as the aggressive tactics that are used by Tacazze sunbirds to guard food sources against other birds. Your birding skills will come in handy to identify African green ibises, Cape eagle-owls, eastern double-collared sunbirds and other winged denizens. The most memorable part of your birding safari in Aberdare Park might be sighting vulnerable species, such as Aberdare Cisticola, Sharpe’s longclaw, Hunter’s Cisticola, Striped Flufftail and Jackson’s Francolin.
The private conservancies outside the park offer special safari excursions for your nature-centric trip in the wilds of magical Kenya and many of which are not authorized within the park. You can go horseback riding in the Aberdare Country Club Nature Sanctuary, and this location is also a great alternative for birdwatching and nature walks. Solio Ranch is a private rhino sanctuary that is globally known for the protection of successful breeding of black and white rhinos. AfricanMecca Safaris can arrange visits to the sanctuary with an overnight so that you may be enlightened about the vital work, and game drives can also be arranged within the private lands of the ranch. Sundowners are a long-standing tradition amongst seasoned safari travelers, and we can arrange these sunset excursions for you. From the top of Kamatongu Hill, you relax with a refreshing cocktail and watch the setting sun paint the African skies in deep rich colors.
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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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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.
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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.
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
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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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