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Aberdares

The Aberdares are the third highest range of mountains in Kenya. The aberdares Ranges is known its thick salient forests, and their prolific game.

The forest has moorlands and plains. The forest is also home to wildlife and its thick vegetation provides perfect camouflage for the herds of elephants. Other wildlife found in the Aberdares are the leopard, the hydrax, genet cats and rhino’s. Also present are birds and colobus monkeys dominate the canopy. The Aberdares has two ‘Tree Hotels’, unique safari lodges set high in the canopy above waterholes and natural salt licks. From your lodge one can see elephant herds surrounding the waterholes, to drink water then disappear back into the forest.

Sometimes you can witness Buffalo bulls fight over water territory in spectacular battles similar to the gladiators of Rome. Genet cats occasionally enter the lodges to visit guests and welcome them. Rhinos, the Bongo antelopes also drink form the water hole.

 

Things to do while at the Aberdares Ranges

 

Walking - The Aberdares can also be explored by vehicle, or on foot. There are trekking trails throughout the forests, and across the moorlands.

Horse riding - One can ride horses at the foothills of the Aberdares. This is ideal for exploring.

Fishing - Enjoy the clear mountain streams that abound with Trout.

Scenic Viewing - Take pictures of the Aberdares waterfalls. There are a series of spectacular falls along the range, and at Nyahururu, Thompson's Falls have became a popular rest stop for travellers.

 

How to Get to the Aberdares

 

One can reach by road from Nairobi which is around 2 to 3 hours or fly by local charter.