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.
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