Aberdare National Park

“The Grand moorland”
Fascinating steep forested ravines and open moorland characterize the Aberdare National Park. The park provides a habitat for elephants, buffalos, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white Colobus monkeys, warthogs and bushbucks among others.
unusual sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, blue duiker, golden cat, bongo, serval cat, African wild cat and the African civet cat. Visitors can indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands.
Bird viewing is satisfying, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson’s Francolin, goshawks, Sparrow hawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.

Attractions

Game animals easily seen in the park during game vie wing include; African Elephant, black rhino, leopard, spotted hyena, olive baboon, black and white colobus monkey, sykes monkey, Cape buffalo, warthog, common zebra (North Aberdare), bushbuck, and reedbuck.  Rare sightings include those of Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and blue duiker.
Incredibly beautiful sceneries of Aberdare include magnificent waterfalls that comprise Karuru waterfalls which fall in three steps, 1st step 117M, 2nd step 26M and 3rd 130M, making a total of 273M, Chania waterfalls and may other smaller ones.
Additions to the beauty of Aberdare are many river valleys and ridges which attract mountain panorama photographers.
The Aberdare is marked with a 400Kms electric fence that was completed on 28th August, 2009.  The fence protects the entire Aberdare ecosystem from human pressures and contains wildlife, preventing human/wildlife conflict.
Guests can also indulge in picnics, trout fishing (in the past the rivers were stocked with brown rainbow trout) in the rivers and camping in the Moorlands.
Bird viewing is worthwhile with about 290 recorded bird species, including the Aberdare Cisticola that is critically scarce and the Jackson’s francolin, which is regionally rife, sparry hawk, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.