ABERDARE RANGES

The ranges are 343 kms from Nairobi and are at an altitude of 2500-4000 ft occupying an area of 104 sq. kms. The Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range. Deep valleys, streams and rivers as well as cascading waterfalls feature in this region.

The Aberdare Country Club nestles on the slopes of Mweiga Hill with a superb view of the plains below, with the Aberdare range of mountains to the west and Mount Kenya to the East. Along with game viewing in the 1300 acre surrounding sanctuary, the club also offers activities such as golfing, horse riding and nature walks.

In this safari you are entitled to encounter a variety of adventures with a mountain range running through the Aberdares. You’ll find ice-cold streams, thick forests, and moorland. This high altitude area has been described as ‘Scotland with Lions’.

Aberdares is blessed with plenty of wild life including the endangered Black Rhino, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards and bushbucks.
When you slope to the east of Aberdares you’ll find the well-known safari lodges, The Ark and Treetops to accommodate you at a reasonable price These lodges are also one of the main attractions of the Aberdares as both are built above the ground adjacent to floodlit waterholes with salt licks. This place hosts plenty of wild life in the night next to the water hole. This area was put on the tourist map in 1950 when Princess Elizabeth became Queen of England while she was on safari in the Aberdares.

The Ark give you good adventurous accommodation and is positioned in the heart of the Aberdare National Park. It offers views at the floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attract a host of wildlife. The Treetops Hotel, famous for housing Queen Elizabeth II on the night of her crowning, offers guests a royal treat in the heart of the Aberdares National Park.

Serene Mountain Lodge is positioned in the Mount Kenya Forest This lodge gives you great game flock viewing from the privacy of your room, to the nearby waterhole