Salaton Safaris

Aberdare National Park


Aberdare National Park is located in the central part of Kenya, just 160 kms north of Nairobi and was named after Lord Aberdare, the then-president of the Royal Geographical Society. The Aberdare National Park covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Ranges of central Kenya, which the locals then called Nyandarua.


Animals that are easily observed in the park include; the Black Rhino, Leopard, Giant Forest Hog, Black and White Colobus monkeys and Sykes Monkey. Rarer sightings include those of Lions, the Golden Cat and the Bongo- an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Animals like the Eland and spotted and melanistic serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands.