2 DAYS ABERDARE SAFARIS
Kenya lodge safari | Aberdare lodge safaris 2 Days Aberdare Safaris in Kenya
Day 1: Nairobi - Aberdare Safari
Distance: 180 km. (3 hours). Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi at 8.30am. Cross the Kenyan Highlands, through pineapple and coffee plantations, to your "base hotel" in time for lunch. Afternoon transfer to The Treetops for an overnight floodlit game viewing. L, D.
The Aberdare National Park covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Range of central Kenya, and the Aberdare Salient to their east. This park is located 180 km from Nairobi and stretches over a wide variety of terrains because it covers altitudes from about 7,000 feet to 14,000 feet above sea level. Established in May 1950, the Aberdare National Park covers an area of 767 square kilometers and forms part of the Aberdare Mountain Range. The park contains a wide range of landscapes - from the mountain peaks that rise to 14,000 feet above sea level, to their deep, v-shaped valleys intersected by streams, rivers, and waterfalls. Moorland, bamboo forests and rainforests are found at lower altitudes.
Animals easily observed include the lion, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey, and sykes monkey. Rarer sightings include those of 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. The Aberdare National Park also contains a large population of the black rhino. Visitors can also indulge in walking, picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Even the bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson's Francolin, sparry hawk, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers. It is a traditional belief of the Kikuyu that the Aberdare Mountain Range, where this park is located, is one of the homes of 'Ngai', or God.
Visitors to the park can find different types of accommodation according to their taste, ranging from the Treetops tree-house lodge, to the Ark - built in the shape of Noah's Ark - and three self-help banda sites, eight special campsites and a public campsite in the moorland. There are also five picnic sites. Both Treetops Lodge and Ark Lodge provide excellent nighttime wildlife viewing. From here, visitors can observe various animals, such as elephant, buffalo, lion and rhino, which get attracted to the waterholes. The park also includes two airstrips - at Mweiga & Nyeri.
Day 2: Aberdare - Nairobi
After breakfast, return to Nairobi to arrive at approximately 1pm where the tour ends. B
Safari cost: US$ 405 per person sharing. Single room supplement: US$ 135
Aberdare safari price includes:
- Guarantee price/guarantee departure on confirmation
- Transport in a comfortable safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari
- Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
- Accommodation in double/twin room
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes
- Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
- Overnight floodlit game viewing as detailed in the itinerary
- Bottled water whilst on safari
- Start and end in Nairobi.
Safari price excludes:
- International flights
- Items of a personal nature
- Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary