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Aberdare National Park

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Aberdare National Park

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Aberdare National Park, is a 767 sq. Kilometres national park in the central highlands west of Mount Kenya, 180 kilometres from Nairobi



The Park is open daily from 6.00 am to 7.00pm. Be advised that no entry is allowed on foot and no visitor will be allowed into the park after6.15pm.



The aberdares national park contains a wide range of landscapes, from the mountain peaks that rise to 4,300 m (14 000 ft) above seal level to the deep v-shaped valleys intersected by streams, rivers with waterfalls. Found at the lower levels are the moorland, bamboo forests and rainforests.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Include blue and Columbus monkey, Leopard, Lion, Elephant, Warthog, Black Rhino, Giant Forest Hog, bushbuck, Buffalo, Red Duiker, Suni, Serval, Reedbuck, Eland, and the rare bongo antelope. The prolific bird life features 250 recorded species.


Cool climate with rains in March–June and September to December. Vegetation is Rich Alpine and Sub alpine flora giving way to Bamboo and Mountain

Get in[edit]

By Road; Take the A2 out of Nairobi Via Thika in Nyeri. Then Take Nyeri-Nyahururu road out of Nyeri. Ruhuruini, Arkand treetops gates are sign posted off this road. By Air, the nearest air strip is at Mweiga.

Get Around[edit]

The Park often becomes impassible for 2Wd vehicles and thus 4WD vehicles are recommended.


Kenyan citizen 200Ksh, Kenyan Student and organized groups 50Ksh, Kenyan Children 50Ksh. Non Residents; 40US$, Children 20US$, Students and organized groups 10 US$. Entry to the park is by smart card only. Smartcard may be obtained and loaded at the main gate:

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Karuru, Gura, Chania and Magura spectacular waterfalls, Herds of elephants and Buffalo,

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Hiking Fishing, Mountain climbing, walking, Game drives

  • Fishing The streams are well stocked with brown and rainbow trout.

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The warden: P.o.Box 22 Nyeri, Kenya. Tel: +254(0)6155024121

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