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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.
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If you're keen on birds, you'll want to look for some of the 290 species in the park, including eagles, sunbirds and goshawks, as well as Jackson's francolin and the Aberdare cisticola. The Aberdare National Park is only about 100 kilometres from Nairobi and easily accessible from Naivasha or the towns of eastern Kenya. As a result, it's a popular destination for a weekend away. Although we don't often visit this park, it would be a great place to walk in the forest on the lookout for bongo, black serval and black leopard.
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Reviews on our Aberdare National Park safaris
This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…
Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…
Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.
Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…
I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…
Planning the trip was managed extremely well especially since travel was at a busy time of year and not much notice was given. All communication was by email, and was responded to promptly and efficiently. Different options were provided…