767 km²




Discover the Enchanting, Kenya’s Hidden Gem for Wildlife and Bird Watching. Explore Aberdare National Park, a small but diverse gem located in Kenya’s central highlands. Discover its unique landscapes, abundant wildlife, including the Big 5 and rare species, and a haven for birdwatchers with over 290 bird species. It nestled in Kenya’s cool central highlands along the Great Rift Valley, is a hidden gem for safari enthusiasts seeking a unique and unforgettable wildlife experience. With its moorland plateau, dense rainforests, and lush valleys, this small national park offers a distinct landscape that sets it apart from the traditional open savannah parks in Kenya. From excellent game viewing opportunities to prolific birdlife, Aberdare National Park has something extraordinary to offer every visitor. Let’s delve into the reasons why this park should be on top of your Kenya Safari itinerary.

It amazes travellers with its two contrasting landscapes: the expansive moorland plateau and areas of dense rainforest. The breathtaking mountainous regions, dotted with valleys, rivers, waterfalls, and forests, provide an enchanting backdrop for an unforgettable safari adventure.

For wildlife enthusiasts, Aberdare National Park does not disappoint. This hidden treasure is home to a remarkable diversity of wildlife, making it a prime destination to spot the famous African Big 5 – elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, and rhinos. Sightings of elephants and buffalos are nearly guaranteed, adding excitement to your safari experience. In fact, Aberdare National Park boasts the second largest black rhino population in the country. Besides the Big 5, the park is also a sanctuary for rare and unique forest-dwelling games.

It’s a haven for birdwatchers, boasting over 290 species of birds. Whether you are a seasoned birder or just starting your birdwatching journey, this park offers an extraordinary array of avian wonders. Some of the rare bird species that birdwatchers can look forward to spotting include the elusive scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird, Hartlaub’s turaco, Red-necked spurfowls, and the entirely endemic Aberdare cisticola.

Aberdare National Park stands out as a must-visit destination for both first-time safari-goers and seasoned wildlife enthusiasts. Its distinct landscapes, abundant wildlife (including the Big 5), and exceptional birdwatching opportunities create an unparalleled safari experience. When planning your Kenya adventure, don’t miss the chance to explore the magical Aberdare National Park and immerse yourself in its natural wonders and breathtaking beauty.


Highlights of the Park

It stands as a remarkable destination, offering diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife, and exceptional birdwatching opportunities. From the captivating waterfalls to the panoramic views and cultural encounters, every aspect of the park promises an informative, immersive, and unforgettable safari adventure for travelers of all interests.

In summary Aberdare National Park stands as a hidden gem in Kenya’s diverse landscape, offering a mesmerizing blend of enchanting forests, dramatic peaks, and rich wildlife. The park’s unique landscape and thrilling encounters have left an indelible mark on our hearts, inspiring a deep sense of responsibility to protect and preserve this natural sanctuary for generations to come. Aberdare National Park is a haven of tranquility and a celebration of nature’s wonders.

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