Aberdare National Park is one of the few parks in the central region of Kenya created in 1950. Situated within the enchanting Aberdare Ranges, this national park has a rough terrain with rich, volcanic, red soil conducive for the growth of indigenous forests.
Aberdare Park covers over 700km2 with mountain ranges varying from 3000m to 4000m. The peaks at high moorlands, Ol Donyo Lesatima and Kinangop are great for hiking especially for groups of friends.
The wild animals to encounter during your hike include black rhinos, mountain elephants, leopards, colobus and sykes monkeys, baboons and wild cats. Aberdare National Park is also home to over 250 bird species.
In addition to wildlife, this park’s exotic vegetation and waterfalls are things you must see. Enjoy trout fishing in the Guru Karuru and Chania Rivers or climb to the top of the Twin and Elephant Hills over a weekend.
Kenya Citizen Adult Ksh. 300
Kenya Citizen Child Ksh. 215
East African Resident Adult Ksh. 1030
East African Resident Child Ksh.515
Non-Resident Adult USD 52
Non-Resident Child USD 26
Aberdare National Park is easy to get to from Nairobi using the Nyeri route. By air, You can fly to Mweiga Airstrip or to the airstrip in Nyeri, about 50kms away, then drive to the national park. Alternatively, you can drive to the park which is about 150km from Nairobi.
Due to the mountainous terrain, the best way to get around the park is in a 4WD vehicle to avoid getting stuck in the mudslide tracks especially during the rainy season which is from March to May and from Octoober to December. Best time to visit Aberdare National Park is in January and February.