Get to Know Aberdare National Park
Photographers will love the mountain peaks, rivers and waterfalls, moorland, bamboo and rain forest – and there’s unusual wildlife too
The higher slopes of the Aberdare Mountains make up the bulk of the relatively small Aberdare National Park, just north of Nairobi in central Kenya. You’ll find lots of dense forest, deep ravines and accompanying waterfalls. The diverse topography makes it hard to spot the elusive bongo forest antelope, which lives in the bamboo forest, or to find the resident prides of lion. Black rhino, leopard and other primates such as Sykes’s and black-and-white colobus monkeys are often seen. Strange forest or melanistic (black) cats have also been seen, including both black serval and black leopard.