Activities done in Aberdare National park Kenya 

Activities done in Aberdare National park Kenya 

Activities done in Aberdare national park Kenya 

Aberdare national park is one the most favorite safari destination to travelers who prefer to do outdoors and wildlife activities. The park is exceptionally one of the most admirable catchment areas in the country of Kenya providing water to River Tana and Athi which are part of central Rift valley and Northern drainage basin. The park lies in both lower and higher altitude rising to 14,000 meter above the see level and covering a total land of 766 square kilometers that also forms part of Abergare mountain Range. It was created in 1950 as a protected national park to inhabit wide range of wildlife species and is on the list of UNESCO heritage site. However, Abergare offers several incredible distinct tourist attractions that makes it to be one of the most rewardable safari destinations to travel to.

Below are the things to do in Aberdare national park as follows;

Game drive

Abergare national park is a home to number of wild animal species which can be adventured on game drive activity. Game drive can be done in three sessions that is Morning game drive which starts at 6:30am to 10:30 am this is the best time to see animal’s active looking for food and some going back from their hide out, Evening game drive begins at 2pm to 6pm time to see animals under the tree resting, huge number of species can be seen on water banks linking for water and Night game which starts at 6:30 to 7:30pm best time to see nocturnal animals like bush babies, leopards, lions hunting. On your game drive along you can be able sight see variety of mammal species such as African elephants, cape buffaloes, mountain reedbuck, eland, wild dogs, leopards, side stripped jackals among others.


Aberdare national park is a home to more than 290 bird species which can be spotted on safari to this park. These are some of the notable bird species to spot in here which include sunbird, goshawks, Jackson’s francolin, mountain buzzard, Rufous breasted sparrow hawks, ayre’s hawk many more species.

Horseback riding

This sounds as impressive experience done on beautiful land scape teeming with variety of animals. Horseback riding can be carried out by the guide to savannah grass land and end up with perfect adventure most especially to nature lover.


This is absolutely interesting time a visitor to enjoy your cocktail in the wilderness while getting attracted to panoramic view of the Aberdare Ranges, Mount Kenya and the stunning hills around. Thus having a perfect time on African safaris.

Bush breakfast experience

This activity is done to travelers who are nature lovers and seeking for more personal experience with the nature. And since Aberdare has professional chefs who can delight your dining table in the wilderness with mouthwatering juice so enjoyable experience.

Gold experience

This is truly humbling to have this gorgeous play within the Game sanctuary. It is a 9-hole Golf course and you can enjoy the activity while getting attracted to wildlife species that wonder on the course looking for food. This is so wonderful and awesome experience in life time.

Chimpanzee trekking

Traveler can still engage in chimpanzee trekking at Ol Pajeta Conservancy in Nanyuki which take 1 to 2 hours’ drive to reach there. This activity can be done in morning or afternoon time as you get a great time to spend with this apes and have a chance to learn about their social behaviors.

Other activities done Aberdare national park include Tennis, Solis Game Reserve, Aberdare Game Sanctuary many more.

Best time to visit Aberdare National park.

For travelers who are planning their safari to Kenya destination that is, Aberdare national park can be visited throughout the year. The best time to visit Aberdare national park is between December to February and June to September when the park is out of the water source.

Essential to carry on your safari to Aberdare.

They include; packed mineral water, sun glasses, guided book, picnic and binoculars.

Activities done in Aberdare National park Kenya 
Activities done in Aberdare National park Kenya

Safari Accommodation in Aberdare national park.

Aberdare national park offers a wide number of safari lodge with comfort amenities such as Art Tree lodge that sounds as a dream place to stay in while on safari in Africa. The Ark Tree lodge is the most luxurious accommodation in here which offers panoramic view of salt links and waterholes in the Aberdare volcanoes which features variety of forest wildlife species. The lodge was built in form of an Ark and provides the unique accommodation in en-suite rooms.

Aberdare Country club also offers nice rooms for travelers who prefer to have privacy while on safari. Other amazing safari lodges you can spend in your night include; Tusk Camp Band, Fishing lodge, Aberdare Cottages and many more. 

Lastly, visit Aberdare national park and experience something new while on African vacation. This is because the park offers a wide range of tourist attractions that are worth adventuring from beautiful forests, mountain, wildlife, and land scape is rewarding with distinct bird species. On your visit to Abergare you can as well get a chance to participate in nocturnal wildlife viewing, viewing of impressive Lesatima, trout fishing, Elephant hills and Table Mountains.

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