Aberdare National Park Game Drive : Aberdare National Park is a protected are in the Aberdare Mountain Range located in the central Kenya located on the East African Rift Valley. Aberdare national park covers the higher areas and the Aberdare Salient to the east. Aberdare national park covers an area of 767km2, this beautiful tourist destination is situated in a distance of 180km from Nairobi, and the park was established in 1950. The park contains a wide range of the landscapes from mountain peaks that rise to 4,000 meters (13,000ft) above sea level, to their deep, V-shaped valleys intersected by the streams, rivers, and waterfalls. Moorland, bamboo forests and rainforests are found at lower altitudes. Aberdare National park is managed by the Kenya Wildlife Services.
Animals in Aberdare national park.
Aberdare national park has got the big five that includes leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino, other animal species spotted in the park includes the giant forest hog, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, cape buffalo, suni, eland, duiker, olive baboon, black and white colobus monkey and skyes monkey, and many more whereas Leopards and black rhinos are sometimes seen at one of the treetops lodge’s floodlit waterholes at night, then the common eland and serval in the moorland while the salient area of the Aberdare is an elephant migration corridor of the denser forests and range of wildlife like dik-dik, bush pig, reedbuck and many more. Aberdare national park has got the various bird species that are over 250 that includes the African eagle, Sparrow hawk, Plovers, Aberdare cisticola and many more.
Aberdare national park has got nocturnal animals that includes the giant forest hog and large-spotted genet which often visit the Waterholes during the night. The forest is also a habitat to the very elusive and unique bongo antelopes. Lions are also rarely, other rare species to see include African wild cat, golden cat, serval cat, blue duiker and many more.
Aberdare National Park Game Viewing.
Game drive is an adventure that entails viewing of the Kenya wildlife in the comfort of a 4×4 open sided safari vehicle in Aberdare National park. Game drive in Aberdare National Park is a safari that is carried out in a protected wide-open land scape habitat to several game wildlife species in an off-road car accompanied by the professional guides who knows the right movements of animals with in the park and is best done in an open roof. Game drive is the highlight of any safari, giving the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Africa and to see the wildlife in their natural habitats.
This activity is the most emotional activity that you will ever explore during your Kenya safari, as this is because Aberdare National Park is a paradise of all the big fives and other mammal species which can be adventured and viewed during your game drive experience within the park. Game drive in Aberdare national park is a nirvanic and the most enjoyable experience you will undoubtedly safari on the Kenya Wildlife tours.
Game drive experience is one of the best moments to explore the treasure of Aberdare national park during your Kenya Wildlife Safaris. Game drives in the Aberdare national park are always organized by the lodges or camps, such as the Treetops lodge offers full-day moorland game drives, the salient game drives are well the late afternoon/sundowner game drives. The full day moorlands game drive provides with visitors on a safari a great chance to view bongos, undulating hills, clear mountain streams, numerous waterfalls and rewardable scenery. The animal species which are the major priority of the game viewing activity, in that the guests can be able to spot includes the big five which includes the rhino, leopard, lion, elephants and the buffalo as well the guests can be able to spot the spotted hyenas, Columbus and black-faced vervet monkeys, Bongo antelopes, Giant forest hog and many more.
Game drives in Aberdare national park are done in two different ways that is morning game drive and late afternoon game drive; the morning game drive takes place around Salient Zone of the Aberdare National Park and which takes two hours and the game drive is done by the well-trained driver-guide and a 4WD safari vehicle, as during the game drive the tourists can be able to spot the big five like the lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and the buffalo and also other animal species during the game drive can be spotted like the colobus, spotted hyena, the skyes and black-faced vervet monkeys and many more. Morning game drive is the best time to sight the predators in Aberdare.
The late afternoon Game drive also takes two hours in Aberdare national park which is thrilled to enjoy the beautiful sunset at the Aberdares, and as well exploring the animal species in Aberdare national park, the late afternoon game drive is the best time to explore almost every animal in the park, as this can be time when the animals are all exposed in the park. The sundowner safari game drive is advised to use 4×4 safari vehicles and guided by the well experienced guides who are experts in looking for the animals from their hideouts.
During your Kenya Wildlife safaris in the Aberdare game drive is good all the year around, but though there can be rain that occurs year around, then the drier months can be the best time to enjoy game drive in Aberdare national park from June to September and then December to February.