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Aberdare National Park

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“giant forest”(4 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Aberdare in August 2018 for a night and stayed at the Ark Lodge. While it was very different from the other parks which we visited (Masai Mara, Ol Pejeta) with it's thick vegetation, lush green jungle on both sides, I am not sure...More

Thank simantit1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mostly we got a chance to see big water Buffalos, few antipopes, and family of elephants. That’s is very few compare to other great safaris.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed July 27, 2018

This park's environment is different than other parks in Kenya. The altitude is very high and moutainous. Consequentially, it is cooler here and one sees some animals that we hadn't seen elsewhere. Interesting area.

Thank fromhvl
Reviewed July 15, 2018

A different sort of safari as surrounded by forest, but do see some wildlife, and trip into mountains is amazing. Beautiful waterfalls of various sizes, amazing.

Thank rod w
Reviewed July 15, 2018

A different sort of safari as most of park wooded, but a trip through rainforest and up into the Aberare mountains and its spectacular waterfalls is very worthwhile. A variety of wildlife and birds to see. The Scottish highlands but higher up.

Thank rod w
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Very scenic park with lots of touristic activities. For the trekkers and hikers, the park is a haven with lots hills and vantage points. The moorland is just amazing. Quite cold though. Lovely accessible waterfalls. Lots of historical and conservation significance. Unique chance of seeing...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Memorable experience with lot of wild animals like Giraffe, Impala, Zebras etc, Lush green forest and very good hospitality awaits you

Thank YOGI_PUNE1234
Reviewed March 23, 2018

a good park, we did see some Sykes Monkeys which we had never seen before and some Colobus Monkeys but apart from that all we saw were hundreds of Buffalos, not even many buck, which made us wonder what the big cats were eating! we...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

The Aberdare’s National park offers a different type of safari experience to the open plains vista of the Maasai Mara national park or Ol Pejeta conservancy.Thick forest, steep hills, deep valleys and the chance of close encounters with Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant and Hyena. The incredibly...More

Thank petetheplane
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Firstly, I must say that the level of customer care here was first class. This combined with fantastic views from the restaurant to make eating lunch at the Aberdare a first class experience. You cannot help but thoroughly enjoy this restaurant, especially when taking into...More

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May 4, 2018|
Response from frankjordan | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t actually do a game drive from Aberdar. In fact we only looked at the animals from their viewing areas as we too were only there for one night. Having said that we saw lots of wild animals. One tip I would give you... More
September 24, 2017|
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Response from khushnsam | Reviewed this property |
It get's really cold late in the afternoon from 4pm onwards all the way to 8-9am in the morning. So t-shirt, warm jackets - if possible carry two of them. Warm pants with warmers would be good. Late morning and early... More
November 5, 2016|
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Response from Kenyanbackpacker | Reviewed this property |
I would say don't expect to see any especially in the aberdares. Have been there like 3 times and I haven't come across one