Aberdares National Park
Covering the altitudes from about 7,000 feet to 14,000 feet above sea level, the Aberdare National Park is located 180 kilometers from Nairobi.
Animals easily observed in the park include; the Black Rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey and Sykes monkey. Rarer sightings include those of lions, the golden cat and the bongo- an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Animals like the eland and spotted and melanistic serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands.
Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson's Francolin, sparrow hawk, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.
For those who enjoy the picnicking outside, there are five picnic sites. If you want to enjoy the nighttime wildlife viewing, both Treetops and Ark are the best choices. Visitors can observe different animals, such as elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos etc from here. These animals come to the waterhole and can be seen from the comfort and secure places nearby.
There are many choices of accommodations for visitors coming to Aberdare National Park ranging from the Treetops tree house lodges to the Ark build in shape of Noah’s Ark. There are three self-help banda sites, a public campsite in the moorland and eight special campsites.