The Aberdare National Park is home to the Aberdare Mountain Ranges in in the central highlands of Kenya. The scenic landscape dips into deep, V shaped valleys covered by lush vegetation.

Aberdares terrain is a very different landscape from the wide, open plains of the African savanna, the Aberdare have been described as 'Scotland with lions' and is a well worth a stop on any tour of Kenya.

The streams and rivers cascades over spectacular waterfalls, including Kenya's longest drop of approximately 1,000 feet. There are two main peaks, OlDonyo Lesatima (3,999m) and Kinangop (3,906m) separated by a long saddle of alpine moorland at over 3,000m.

Princess Elizabeth learnt of her ascent to the throne of the United Kingdom while staying at the now famous Treetops Lodge. She famously climbed a tree a princess and came down the Queen of England.

Aberdare National Park: What Game

  • Home to most larger mammals,includes some black rhino, the eland, elephant and buffalo, elusive Bongo antelope as are waterbuck, bushbuck, reedbuck, duikers, and serval cats. Melanistic cats, packs of the very rare wild dog and the giant forest hog are be found here.

  • Numerous bird spices such as the Jackson's francolin, sparrow hawk, African goshawk, sunbirds, crowned eagle and plovers.

 Aberdare National Park: What Activities

  • Night viewing of wildlife at the Ark and Treetop
  • The moorland area offers an extremely good scenery 

  •  An excellent opportunity for high altitude hiking and fly-fishing, which is encouraged as the trout is not an indigenous species.

  • bird viewing is superb

Aberdare National Park: Best time to visit

  • All year round

Aberdare National Park: Where to stay

  • The Ark
  • The Treetops


    • The Ark Aberdare

      The Ark is found in the middle of the Aberdare National Park and overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Modeled after Noah's Ark, the lodge has viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge.   Unique game viewing experience in  that the animals come to you in the tree hotel. The Ark: Highlights Visitors can observe different animals, such as elephants, leopards, buffalo, rhinos in the park. These animals come to the waterhole and can be seen from the comfort and secure decks. The Ark: Accommodation Sixty  cabins en-suite rooms are on three levels – Deck A, Deck B and Deck C  with access for wheel chairs From the comfort of all the four decks, one can watch the wild animals visiting the water hole in front of The Ark. The Ark: Activities Safari Drive -   safari drive to The Salient and The Moorlands in search the forest for diverse  animal activity, and capture that perfect photograph       Game drives to the Solio Sanctuary, a private game reserve that extends between the spurs of Aberdare Mountains and Mt. Kenya famous for of…
    • Treetops Lodge - Aberdare

      Treetops Lodge is a world-renowned rustic tree hotel located in Aberdare National Park in central Kenya.  The lodge lies in an ancient Elephant migratory route between the Aberdare mountain Ranges and Mt Kenya National Park. The Treetops is strategically sited right in front of a natural watering hole and game salt lick. Guests can drink in the sight of Elephants, Buffalos, Rhinos and more from all areas including the view deck on top floor of the building.  Treetops is famous for game viewing is celebrated as the place where the then-Princess Elizabeth ascended to the British Throne. The father King George VI died on 5th Feb 1952 the night she spent at Treetops while on honeymoon. Treetops Aberdare: Accommodation Thirty six rooms ensuite and large windows allow gameviewing from the comfort of the room. A disability friendly room is located on 1st floor and the ramp enables access to other public areas. Treetops Aberdare: Highlights   Celebrate the journey of your love on the Royal Honeymoon at Treetops in Aberdare National Park. The lodge rose to fame on 5th February 1952, when Princess Elizabeth went up the tree lodge a Princess and the following day came down a Queen. Treetops…