ABERDARE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
The Aberdare Mountains are part of the central highlands of Kenya, running roughly north-south between Nairobi and Thomson’s falls. The national park was established in 1950 and given the name of the President of the Royal Geographical Society 1883. However the indigenous of the region the Kikuyu tribe call the park Nyandarua althoughit’s slowly gaining fame. The highest point of the range is Ol Donyo Satima, on the northwest of the park which means the mountain of the young bull from the language of the Maasai, which reaches 3994 meters.
The park is readily accessible on tarmac from Nyeri and Naro Moru on the eastern side (160 kms from Nairobi). A road crosses the park to connect with another from Naivasha and North Kinangop on the west. The main towns from which the park can be approached are Nyeri (154 km from Nairobi) Nyahururu (188 km from Nairobi) and Naivasha (87 km from Nairobi).
Aberdare National park is also famous for its two points of the Ark and Treetops along the salient, which thrusts a dense forest through rich farmland for its powerful vistas. The timid bongo an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest and black rhino (by chance), elephant, warthog, bush pig, dik dik, giant forest hog, waterbuck, duiker, suni and reedbuck, black faced vervet, baboon, black and white