CRA-K 031: 2 Nights 3 Days Walking Safari – Tour through Aberdare Ranges

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Aberdare National Park offers a raft of activities paralleled by few other wildlife parks. These include:

Aberdare Mountain Ranges cover a 160 km (100 mile) long mountain range located north of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and just south of the Equator. The entire Aberdare mountain range above 3,050 (10,000ft) is enclosed in the park.

Buffaloes proliferate and dominate the grasslands. African Elephants, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Waterbucks and Duikers can also be sighted without too much effort. However, Aberdare National Park is particularly well-endowed with Leopards, Black Rhinos, Bongos and Giant forest Hogs. The park is definitely one of the best places to see leopards in Kenya - probably second only to Samburu National Reserve.

Day 1: Nairobi - Aberdare Ranges

We depart Nairobi by 0700hrs in the morning driving through the breath taking views of the Central Highlands into the forested eastern slopes of the Aberdare ranges. We indulge in a 7km walk to The famous Karuru Falls before returning back to Fishing Lodge Bandas / Reedbuck campsite (3090m) for dinner and overnight.

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Exterior and interior of Fishing Lodge Guest house – Aberdare National Park

Day 2: Aberdare Ranges - Ol Doinyo Le Satima Peak (Walking & Trekking)

We aim to start the trek at 0700hrs to finish by 1500hrs. At 4,001 meters (13,120 feet), Oldoinyo le Satima is the mountain range's highest peak followed by the Kinangop and Kipipiri peaks. While these peaks are pale when compared to Batian, Mount Kenya's highest peak which stands 5,199m (17,057 ft) tall, they still  make this climb worthy. Trekking along these trails is always cool with plenty of clear trout filled mountain streams. There is always likelihood of encountering large game that may prove precarious whilst walking through the African bush but our trained and armed game rangers know the area and habits of the game and should help us avoid such confrontations as much as possible. The Aberdares is noted as a Rhino sanctuary but keep an eye out for the elusive rare Bongo, which is best spotted in the upper bamboo zone and hypericum scrub. Trekking is along bleak moorlands, tropical alpine vegetation such as Lobelia and giant Goundsel.

After a fulfilling day's trek full of greenery scenery, we will exit the park with game drive enroute and site seeing along the moorlands of the Aberdare forest. We will also get to visit the famous Chania falls, Queen's cave the former hideout of the Mau Mau freedom fighters. Just before dusk, we will head to the Treetops Lodge for a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay. Nocturnal game viewing is the highlight of the Treetop lodge where guests are at liberty to request to be notified in the event that a rare animal turns up at the waterhole even during the night.

Treetops Lodge has a basement glass house (check this video out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK3cVYnXlJs) from where you get a first hand glimpse of wildlife which come to quench their thirst at the man made waterhole. The same lodge has an upper viewing deck from where you view same wildlife at whatever time. It is also the famous lodge from which Queen Elizabeth ascended to her throne as a princess while on her honeymoon.

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Aberdare Treetop Lodge by night  Aberdare Elephants Waterbucks in Aberdares

Day 3: Aberdare National Park – Nairobi

After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi with a drop off at your city hotel or to the airport for your onward flight connection

Charges:

Season
Adult Rate Per Person Sharing
Single Room Supplement
2 pax
4 pax
6 pax
Low season
1st April – 30th June
USD 960
USD 735
USD 660
N/A
High season
1st Jan – 31st Mar
1st Oct – 31st Dec
USD 999
USD 780
USD 705
USD 112
Peak season
1st July – 30th September
USD 1020
USD 815
USD 720
USD 120

Easter & Christmas Period: Peak Season rates apply.

Children Rate Policy:

NB: The above rates are subject to change without notice should necessitating factors dictate. These may be influenced by changes in government policies, intermittent exchange rates among other factors.

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This safari can be combined with any other here

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Guest house – Aberdare National Park