Kenya > Aberdare National Park


  • With reference to your ‘welcome home’ letter can I say that I have just returned  from what can only be described as the holiday of a lifetime. The package that you put together was outstanding and every aspect of the holiday was flawless and stress free. As for the camps themselves they were all in their own way perfection. Whilst the game viewing at Laikipia is somewhat restricted by prohibitions about going off road, it is more than compensated for by the kindness of the staff and the sheer ‘style’ of the camp itself (Sonja and Andy send their regards by the way). As for the Bush Camp, what can I say? The game viewing was incredible and I witnessed two crossings and a number of hunts by both cheetah and lion. Finally thank you so much for all the work you and your colleagues in both the U.K. and Africa did setting this holiday up for me and I will certainly use Safari Consultants again if I ever return.

    John travelled to Kenya
Elephant in the Aberdare Mountains, Kenya



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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