The Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range, a fascinating region of Kenya.
Mountain ranges and peaks soar to around 12,900 feet, giving way to deep V-shaped valleys with streams and rivers cascading over spectacular waterfalls – this area is a must for landscape lovers. Above the forest is a belt of bamboo, a favorite haunt of the Bongo, a rare and elusive forest antelope. The bamboo gives way to moorland, home to eland, spotted and melanistic serval cats. Ideal for walking, picnics, camping and trout fishing in the rivers, the moorlands are reminiscent of the European highlands.
In the forest are red Duiker, suni, Bushbuck – some of the old males are nearly black – Elephant, Buffalo, Giant Forest Hog, Leopard – all black examples have been recorded – and colobus monkey. The moorland thickets are the home of Bush Duiker and Black – fronted Duiker and also the Black Rhino.
Bird life is abundant and varied. Four species of sunbirds may be seen and game birds include Jackson’s and Scaly Francolins. Birds of prey are specially interesting and crowned and Ayres’ Hawk Eagles, Mountain Buzzard, Rufous-breasted Sparrow Hawk and African Goshawk are usually to be seen.