Aberdares National Park

Kenya National Parks and Game Reserves

The National Park is part of the Cheetah in Aberdares National ParkAberdares mountain ranges; the mountain range slopes on the western side of the wall, adjacent to the Rift Valley and is 180 kilometers from Nairobi.

The national park covers an area of 767 square kilometers and features a wide variety of wildlife like the lion, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey and Sykes monkey. Soils are red and of volcanic origin, but rich in organic matter and the topography is diverse with deep ravines that cut through the forested eastern and western slopes and there are many clear streams and waterfalls.

The National Park lies mainly above the tree line running along the 10,000ft contour with some forest and scrub at lower altitude in the 'salient' area near Nyeri with the boundary running down to the 7000ft contour. The other attractions include: The Kimathi Hideout, Night viewing of wildlife at the Ark and Treetops, Lesatima peak, Kinangop peak, waterfalls, and walks in the moorlands, Twin hills, Elephant hills and Table Mountains.

By road, the park is readily accessible on tarmac from Nyeri and Naro Moru on the eastern side. The main towns from which the park can be approached are Nyeri (154 km from Nairobi) Nyahururu (188 km from Nairobi) and Naivasha (87 km from Nairobi). By Air, the park can be accessed using the Mweiga Airstrip, next to the park headquarters or Nyeri Airstrip which is 12 km from Mweiga headquarters.

Accommodation
The Aberdare Country club, the Treetops Hotels, The Ark, Outspan Golf and Country club

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Map of Aberdares National Park

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