The Aberdares Mount National park is formed mainly by the Aberdares Mount ranges. The Aberdares Mount resembles the temperate climates of Europe. The forest in the Mount has trees covered in moss and wet soils.
Other areas of Aberdares Mount National park have evergreen glades with huge deciduous trees. The Kikuyu believe that in addition to Mt. Kenya, the Aberdares Mount is a second home to ‘Ngai’ the God of the Kikuyu.
Mountain vacation Kenya-The altitude
The Kenya Aberdares Mount ranges are 7000-14000ft above sea level measuring over 767 sq.kms. The Aberdares Mount national park is located 180 km from Nairobi and has two main airstrips of Mweiga and Nyeri.
The Aberdares Mount national park tour has a lot of Mount animals including the Bongo, leopard, elephant, and black rhino among others. The Aberdares Mount tour forest is a diverse ecosystem of rainforest, waterfalls, Table Mountains and moorland.
Historical Kenya Aberdares tour
The Aberdares Mount Kenya national park is slant in historical significance including the fact that it is here that Queen Elizabeth learnt of her enthronement after the death of her father, the forest was also a hide out for the famous freedom fighters and especially the field marshal Dedan Kimathi. The Kenya park tour supports trout fishing and moorland walks.
Mt Vacation Kenya at 14,000ft
The Mount ranges rise up to over 14,000ft dropping down to deep ravines with clear watered streams and roaring waterfalls. Beyond the forest is a bamboo cover which is favored by the elusive and highly threatened Bongo antelope. The bamboo also gives way to moorland which supports healthy herds of eland and melanistic serval cats.
Vacation tour at the moorlands
Vegetation at the moorland includes the giant lobelia, groundsel and heather. The moorland is ideal for picnicking and walking safaris including camping and trout fishing. The moorland is similar to the European highlands in Europe.
Animals of Kenya mt Aberdares
Animals abound in the forest. They include elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog and Kenya’s indigenous and endangered Black Rhino. The entire forest is being fenced off to protect farmers from animal raids and create a rhino and forest sanctuary. The Rhino Ark trust organizes fund-raising events to build this fence.
Among the animals to be viewed in the Aberdares Mount national park include the lion, baboon, leopard, black and white colobus monkey and Sykes monkey. There are over 250 species of birds recorded in Aberdares Mount forest including the African goshawk, eagles, sunbirds, plovers, sparrow hawks etc
Kenya Lodge park accommodation at Aberdares mt vacation tour
Accommodation at the Aberdares Mount national park includes the famous treetops lodge where the queen was staying during her enthronement, the ark built in the form of the biblical Noah’s ark.
Night game viewing is possible near the lodges in the salient area of the park. Animal Sightings at the lodges include the elephant, buffalo, lion and rhino drawn to the water hole by the salt licks at the water hole.
There are a total of 2 lodges with a total abed capacity of 219 beds, three self help bandas sites with a total bed capacity of 18 beds, eight special campsites that require advance booking and one public campsite at the moorland level. There are also five picnic sites.