Aberdare National Park
The Aberdare National Park (also called Nyandarua National Park) is located in the highlands of central Kenya at 2000 to 3999 m above sea level, about 100 km north of Nairobi. The national park received its official name after the discoverer of the region, Lord Aberdare, a former president of the Royal Geographical Society.
The national park has an area of 766 km². It lies in the immediate vicinity of the Nyandarua Mountains and consists of the Aberdare Range, a mountain range of volcanic origin stretching from north to south, and its eastern, densely forested foothills. The wildlife is not very rich. There are bongos, buffalos, bushbucks and waterbucks as well as bush and giant forest pigs. The black rhino is not completely extinct here yet. With a little luck you can also see black panthers (black colored leopards).
Between the two largest elevations, Ol Donyo Lesatima (also Ol Doinyo La Satima; 3999 m) and Kinangop (3906 m), a saddle of alpine heathland runs at an altitude of over 3000 m. The mountain range of the mountain range is very steep and the landscape is very steep. In addition to the high moorland areas, bush land and mountain forests including bamboo occur. Gorges with streams and waterfalls cut through wooded slopes in the east and west. It is an important water catchment area for the Tana and Athi Rivers. In the national park you can go on safari, but this must be guided. Camps and lodges are also available in the national park. Special attractions of the park are the waterfalls Karuru, Gura, Chania and Magura.