The Aberdares National Park is part of the Aberdares mountain ranges; the mountain range slopes on the western side of the wall, adjacent to the Rift Valley, are steep compared to the eastern slopes.
The eastern slopes, due to its contour and altitude make it favorable to the wildlife habitat. The Aberdares Mountain ranges peak at a height of 4000 meters above sea level. Aberdares mountain ranges are part of Kenya’s well-known mountains. Some others are Mount Kenya, Mount Meru, Mount Longonot, and Mount Elgon.
Although AfricanMecca, Inc. refers to Aberdares National Parks ranges as Aberdares, it has actually been renamed to The Nyandarua(s). In 1884, Joseph Thomson, a British explorer, christened the Aberdares after Lord Aberdare.
Aberdares was confirmed a national park in 1950, two years after Amboseli National Park. The vegetation of the reserve is separated between the high moorland and the “Treetops and The Ark” Salient, where there is an abundance of wildlife.
The mountainous moorlands have three peaks namely: The highest, Ol Doinyo Satima located on the northern edge, Kinangop in the south and Kipipiri near the “happy valley” in the west.
The Aberdares Park can be accessed via four gates: Wanderis, Kiandongoro, Shamata, and the Rhino gate.
- Amboseli National Park
- Mount Kilimanjaro
- Masai Mara
- Game drive
On this 8 Day Amboseli & Masai Mara Premier Safari experience two of the most popular safari destinations in Kenya. See magnificent Elephants against the backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro and then explore the vast open plains of the Mara which teem with plains game such as Wildebeest, Zebra and Thomsons Gazelles during your Kenyan luxury safari package.
Stay in elegant accommodation and dine on tasty African inspired meals out under the star strewn sky. Enjoy memorable wildlife encounters in the company of expert local guides who will track down animals such as Giraffe and Eland during your Kenya Safari tour. Spot some of the predators such as Lion, Cheetah and Hyena that call the region home.
During your luxury East African safari, set out on foot on guided walks in search of the areas smaller creatures. There can be no more thrilling way to experience the African bush than walking along and spotting some of the many species of birds that live here. The guides will track animals and talk about how the animals survive in the bush. During the afternoon game drive sip on a refreshing drink and watch the sun set in blaze of glory during you luxury East African safari.
- Masai Mara.
- Lake Nakuru
- Lake Bogoria
- Thomsons Falls
- Subukia Rift Valley
- Masai Mara river
Lake Nakuru National Park hosts the Lake Nakuru a fresh water lake, which is well known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores.The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The lake's abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously lines the shore.The park has recently been enlarged partly to provide the sanctuary for the black rhino. This undertaking has necessitated a fence - to keep out poachers rather than to restrict the movement of wildlife.
Lying on the edge of northern Kenya's arid savannahs, the Samburu National Reserve is a destination that will appeal as much to the safari first-timer as it will to the veteran. The most rewarding of the three national reserves that cluster around the life-giving Ewaso Ngiro River (the other two are Shaba and Buffalo Springs), Samburu's game viewing is famously first-class and there are adventure activities and fascinating cultural interactions too.Samburu's savannahs and forests make for diverse big game country.
Home to all the big cats, it's especially good for leopard as well as providing a haven for super-rare wild dogs and large numbers of elephants.
The 450 bird species will delight birders while it's also the best destination for wildlife enthusiasts who want to see unusual animals that don't occur in Kenya's more well-known reserves.
Top of the list are the 'Samburu Big 5' - Grevy's zebra; the long-necked gerenuk; reticulated giraffe; besia oryx; and Somali ostrich.But a Samburu safari also offers the opportunity to explore on foot and by mountain bike as well as the chance to visit Samburu villages and gain an insight into local life.
Most often a fly-in destination, there are several superb lodges in the area. Some are family-friendly while others are perfect for an off-the-beaten-path honeymoon, but all offer a wide range of activities such as big cat tracking at Saruni Samburu; camelback safaris at SaSaab Camp; and bush breakfasts at Elephant Bedroom Camp - where elephant really do wander through camp on a fairly regular basis!Generally a region of hot days and cool nights, the best time to go on a Samburu safari is during its two dry seasons: from December to March and again from June to October.
The rains begin in late March and run through until May with a second rainy season in November.All in all the Samburu delivers a unique safari experience, especially in combination with Kenya's more famous Masai Mara or Amboseli reserves.