Aberdare National Park, located in central Kenya, is characterized by its diverse topography, ranging from deep ravines to open moorlands. Established in 1950, the park covers an area of about 767 square kilometers and is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range. The park’s high altitude, which ranges from about 2,100 meters to over 4,000 meters, creates a unique ecosystem with a variety of flora and fauna. Dense forests cloak the lower slopes, home to elephants, buffaloes, and a rich array of bird species. The higher altitudes feature open moorlands dotted with lobelia and giant heath, providing a stark contrast to the lush forests below.

Wildlife enthusiasts visiting Aberdare National Park can expect to see a wide range of animals including the elusive bongo antelope, leopards, and black rhinos. The park is also known for its spectacular waterfalls, such as the Karuru Falls, which plunge 273 meters in three steps, and the Gura Falls. Visitors can enjoy game viewing, bird watching, and hiking. The park’s unique terrain and cooler climate make it a refreshing destination for those seeking a different experience from the savannah landscapes that dominate other Kenyan