Aberdare National Park 4×4 self drive safari

Aberdare National Park a self drive must

Location of the park

One of the closest parks to Nairobi City is at a distance of 180km, about 2 hours drive.

What to see at Aberdare NP

The alluring and dreamy, the rise and fall of the misty valleys, hills, and mountains, and the spectacular Aberdare ranges that sit across Nyeri and Nyandarua counties all explain the majesty of Abardere National Park.

Open moorlands and dense forests characterize the vast park, coupled with a deep lush of clean, crisp air, perfect for a break away from life in search of relaxation, peace, and tranquility. The picturesque mountainous scenery is one of the highlights of a visit to this wonderland.

The park is renowned for its torrential waterfalls plunging like the magnificent Karuru water falls, whose ice-cold, crystal-clear waters drop an impressive 300 meters; the spectacular Gura water falls, which torrent from the opposite side of the same gorge; the sheer drop of the Chania water falls; and the enchanting Magura water falls, which cascade across the yawning mouth of the Queen’s Cave.

There are various and rare wildlife species at the park, among which are the black rhino, black serval, black leopard, and the eastern bongo (a huge forest antelope). Other species are elephants, buffalos, giraffes, blue and colobus monkeys, leopards, lions, warthogs, giant forest hogs, bushbucks, red duikers, suni, reedbucks, and eland.

Where to camp while at Aberdares NP

The Treetops Lodge makes the Aberdares predominantly famous in that it is where Princess Elizabeth found out that she was going to be a queen upon the death of her father. This precedent has made the park more popular, flooding it with a lot of tourists on a Kenya safari.

A visit to the park is expected to include game viewing, hiking, bird watching, camping, sport fishing, and picnicking. These are some of the activities that visitors can enjoy while here.