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Aberdare Walking Safari

Aberdare Walking Safari

Explore the  Beauty of Aberdare National Park

Are you tired of the typical tourist destinations and looking for a unique and off-the-beaten-path adventure? Look no further than the Aberdare walking safari. Aberdare is nestled in the central highlands of Kenya, this hidden gem offers a truly immersive safari experience unlike any other.

Unparalleled Wildlife Viewing

Aberdare National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including the elusive bongo, giant forest hog, and the iconic African elephant. With thick forests, open grasslands, and cascading waterfalls, the park provides the perfect habitat for these majestic creatures. Take a game drive through the park or embark on a guided walking safari for a chance to spot these incredible animals up close.

Unique Accommodation Options

One of the highlights of visiting Aberdare National Park is the opportunity to stay in the famous treetop lodges. Imagine waking up to the sight of elephants drinking from a waterhole right outside your window or watching as a leopard prowls through the treetops below you. These unique accommodations offer a truly immersive experience in the heart of the wilderness.

Spectacular Scenery

In addition to its wildlife, Aberdare National Park boasts breathtaking scenery that will leave you in awe. From the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya to the dense montane forests and crystal-clear streams, the park is a photographer’s paradise. Be sure to bring your camera along to capture the stunning landscapes and unique flora and fauna that call this park home.

Conservation Efforts

Aberdare National Park is not only a haven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts but also plays a crucial role in conservation efforts. The park is home to the Aberdare Conservation Area, which aims to protect the delicate ecosystem and ensure the survival of endangered species.

4 Days Aberdare Hiking Safari

Day 1: Nairobi – Aberdare

Leave Nairobi after breakfast and you drive north to Mweiga to meet our armed ranger and then up into the forested eastern slopes of the Aberdare ranges. We trek through high moorlands through thickets of St. John’s Wort and Rosewood Glades. Dinner and overnight at Reedbuck campsite 3090 meters above sea level.

Meal Plan: L,D

Day 2: Aberdare

We aim to start the walk at 7am to finish at 2pm. We walk via the Spectacular Chania Falls to Wandere Junction where we set up camp close by 3150 meters above sea level. Over 40 species of wildlife inhabit these mountain ranges, hiding in the heavily forested slopes and in the upper moor lands. Walking is always cool with plenty of clear trout filled mountain streams.

Our walk starts below the bamboo forest, climbing up onto the moor lands. There is always likelihood of encountering large game that may prove precarious whilst walking through the African bush but our trained and armed game ranger knows the area and habits of the game and will help us avoid such confrontations as much as possible.

The Aberdares is noted as a rhino sanctuary but keep an eye out for the elusive rare bongo, which is best spotted in the upper bamboo zone and hypericum scrub.

Meal Plan: B,L,D

Day 3: Aberdare

We follow Wandare’s Track dinner and overnight at a campsite close to the Fire Spotting Station. 3,400 meters above sea level.

Meal Plan: B,L,D

Day 4: Aberdare – Nairobi

Today you will have an early breakfast and start your 3 hour trek to the Peak of the Aberdares, Le Satima Peak ( 4,001 metres); with your packed lunches. On a clear day you can observe Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and the Daiga Hills from here.

After some photographs descend and take your transfer vehicle to Nairobi arrive in the late afternoon where the Aberdare walking safari ends.

Meal Plan: B,L

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