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  • Hi Rob, we both thoroughly enjoyed the trip; we both liked Kenya, the hospitality and the hosting at the camps was great, the game viewing was great, the food generally excellent, the fellow guests were good company, the guides and drivers were of a high standard etc. Kicheche Valley with Brendon and Val was an outstanding camp – great setting, spacious very comfortable accommodation, excellent service, great food. One of the best camps we have stayed in – ever!

    Stephen and Jean from Norfolk travelled to Kenya
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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