The Aberdare Ranges

The Aberdare Ranges are the third highest range of mountains in Kenya, reaching a summit of 4001m. This massive range is well known for its thick salient forests, and their prolific game.

These high altitude forests are broken by moorlands and plains, and through the abundant tree cover there are sensational views of the Great Rift Valley and the peak of Mt Kenya.

The forest is a hidden world of wildlife. The thick vegetation provides perfect cover for countless species. Very large herds of Elephant and Buffalo move almost silently through the undergrowth, while overhead noisome birds and monkeys dominate the canopy.

At night the forest comes alive, the cries of hyrax and the distinctive rasping growl of leopard echoing among the trees. The Aberdare Ranges has two ‘Tree Hotels’, unique safari lodges set high in the canopy above waterholes and natural salt licks.Also public campsite are there for budget travelers.

Buffalo bulls fight over territory in spectacular battles. Sleek Genet cats descend from the trees and slip through halls of the lodge. the Occasionally a Rhino or the elusive Bongo antelope appear and visit the waterhole.

The Aberdare Ranges can also be explored by vehicle, or on foot. There are trekking trails throughout the forests, and across the moorlands. A few days spent here is one of Kenya’s best forest treks which can be done by any fit trekkers

Aberdare Ranges have spectacular waterfalls along the range which includesThompson’s Falls,Karuru falls,Chania falls etc.

Aberdare Ranges can be accessed any month thorough out the year but 4×4 wheel drive  is advisable to use.

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