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  • Dear Mary, we can’t thank you enough for giving us such a great experience. All your arrangements were perfect – and were exactly what we wanted. Rekero, as ever, was amazing. Such a brilliant time. We even saw the Big Five in one day – again! Kiangazi was very good too. We loved the lake, so peaceful, so many birds and everyone was very hospitable. It was good to relax a bit after all that early rising. The beach at the Z-Hotel is wonderful and the sea just gorgeous. We had a fabulous time and we thank you most sincerely for making it all happen.

    Andrew and Diana from Bath travelled to the Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha in Kenya and Zanzibar, Tanzania
Elephant in the Aberdare Mountains, Kenya

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Aberdare National Park

The Aberdare National Park is perhaps most famous for the so-called ‘tree lodges’ of which Treetops is the best known. The park encompasses the Aberdare range of mountains which form the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley and rise to a height of over 13,000ft. Safaris take place on the eastern slopes (the Rift side is far too rugged for extensive travel). The lower slopes of montane forest has one of the densest concentrations of wildlife found anywhere in Kenya, whilst the beautiful Afro-alpine moorland above 10,000 feet is reminiscent of Scotland with rolling heather, giant lobelia, groundsel and wild flowers, waterfalls and trout streams. The overnight ‘tree lodges’ are popular with minivan tours, and although there is a limited choice of accommodation, the park deserves more time to explore it to its full extent. Forest denizens include giant forest hog, bushpig, sykes and black colobus monkey, and perhaps even the rare bongo antelope which was once fairly common.

For further information on holidays to the Aberdare safari region please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our safari experts.

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