Aberdare National Park Safari, Vacations & Wildlife Experiences
Aberdare National Park covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Range of Central Kenya, located to the west of Mount Kenya and to the north of Nairobi. With mountain peaks above 4,300 km (14,000 ft), it is the highest national park in Africa on a Kenya vacation.
Established in 1950, the park covers an area of 766 square kilometers. This area includes mountains (the third highest range in Kenya), valleys, rivers, waterfalls, moorland, bamboo forests and rainforests (depending on altitude). There is also a wide array of wildlife such as lions, leopards, African elephants and African hunting dogs, waterbucks, Cape buffalo and the black and white Colobus monkey. The wildlife is best viewedon a Kenyan safari from the famed tree-top accommodation and walkways that have been raised into the forest canopy offering an interesting vantage point.
Aberdare National Park holds great cultural and historical significance. The Kikuyu people (the largest ethnic group in Kenya) believe that the mountain range is one of the homes of Ngai, or God. Caves found in the park are famous for hiding field marshal General Dedan Kimathi and his guerilla troops during the Mau Mau uprising of the 1950s.
Kenya Travel Information
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Learn about the history and culture of Kenya, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Kenya's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Kenya for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Kenya safaris today!
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