Aberdares National Park
Aberdares National Park has a variety in scenery,
flora and animals not easily found elsewhere. The park
is composed of two parts, the higher moorlands with the
three peaks, and the lower Salient where the rainforest
is thick and there’s more wildlife.
Aberdares National Park has several beautiful
waterfalls. Paths lead up to platforms from where you
can watch the Chania Falls and the Karura Falls. The
Gura Falls are even more beautiful, falling over 300
metres (1000 yards), but are less accessible.
The Aberdares boasts of plenty of wildlife, some of
which include buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions,
baboons and several sorts of monkeys. Higher up in the
moorlands, elands and serval cats can also be spotted.
Moreover, there are literally hundreds of bird species
present, including regal crowned cranes, sparry hawks,
eagles, giant kingfishers, sunbirds, plovers, etc.
Besides animal spotting, the park allows for some
great walking. The high moorlands have three peaks
(Satima, Kinangop and Kipipiri) which can be climbed
rather easy. However, hikers are required to hire an
armed guard to keep of dangerous animals, which costs
about $15 a day. With so many bird species present,
there’s also some great bird watching. Another option is
fishing. The rivers in the park carry lots of trout.