The Aberdares National Park is located 180 kilometers from Nairobi and its main attractions include wildlife (elephants, buffalos and leopards), sceneries and waterfalls.
Well known to the world as the home of succession where in came a princess and out went the Queen of England while at Treetops lodge, Aberdares is a land of fortune and diversity. The Park got it’s name from Lord Aberdares who was one of the founder members of the Royal Geographical Society. Located in the central highlands west of Mount Kenya, the foothills of the Aberdares National Park is covered with huge trees which give way to bamboo forests as you go higher. From about 3, 000 meters upward, the landscape consists primarily of alpine moorland that leads to a grassland and giant lobelias that present an attractive contrast. It is good to try out this destination of fortunes because you might end up being a queen or king just as happened to Queen Elizabeth!
Major physical attractions include Lesatima and Kinangop peaks, numerous waterfalls, Twin Elephant hills, Table Mounts, black rhinos, elephants, buffalos, giant forest hogs, lions, leopards and baboons. Black & White colobus As well as Monkeys are abundant. Bird viewing is incredible with over 250 species of birds recorded here. Trout fishing and a visit to the Kimathi hideout which was used by the legendary Mau Mau General are highly recommended.