Nairobi to Aberdare national park

Nairobi to Aberdare national park : Aberdare national park is located in the central Kenya 164 km from Nairobi. The Aberdare national park is part of the Aberdare mountain ranges. The national park was gazetted as a national park in 1950 mainly to offer the refuge to wildlife and the Aberdare mountain range. Aberdare national park sits between the elevation of 2000 meters and 4000 meters above the sea level and covers a total land area of 766 square kilometers which is comprised of the moorland, bamboo forests, deep V-shaped valleys intersected by the rivers, waterfalls, streams, rainforests and many more. The park was named after the Aberdare mountain range which is an isolated volcanic range that forms the eastern arm of the rift valley that extends up to 100 km north south Nairobi. Aberdare national park is best known as the site where in 1952, Princess Elizabeth found out she was Queen after she learned about the death of her father King George V1, whilst staying at the Treetops Hotel.

Nairobi to Aberdare National Park.

Aberdare National park can be accessed into two different ways from Nairobi city to the park, that is during the Kenya safari to Aberdare the  tourists usually reach the either by the means of road or the air transport as to access the Aberdare national park from Nairobi.

Nairobi to Aberdare national park
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Road Transport. Aberdare national park is located 160km/100mi north of Nairobi and 20km/13mi southwest of Nanyuki. The drive from Nairobi to Aberdare national park takes about 2 and a half hours or 3 hours to the park.

The best route to access the park runs from the town of Naivasha and Nyahururu which covers a distance of 87 kilometers while passing through the beautiful slopes up to the moorland. Traveler can as well use the Nyahururu road passing through the Nyeri town in order to access the park headquarter which takes 15 kilometers, its noted that at the park headquarters its where you load in your safari card from.

The park has got various gates which are eight in number that includes the Ark, Treetop, Kiandongoro, Ruhuruina, Wanderis, Rhino, Shamata, and the Mutubio gates these can be accessed according to the route that you have used. Some are gates like the Treetop, Wandera, Ark, kiandongoro, Ruhuruina and these are the good gates to be used while starting the journey from Nyeri and then the Mutubio gate is the perfect for the travelers coming from Naivasha.

Air/Flight Transport. Getting to Aberdare national park from Nairobi city is easy as this is one of the biggest transport hubs on the continent. International flights arrive in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 15km/9mi southeast of Nairobi. Aberdare national park can be reached by the charter flights between parks are usually booked by the tour operators as part of the tour package. From Nairobi, flights to the Aberdares leave from Wilson Airport, 6km/4mi south of the city. Scheduled flights to Nanyuki can be booked with the Airkenya and the Safarilink. The quickest flight from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Nanyuki Airport is the direct flight which takes a tourist only 35 minutes to reach the Aberdare National Park.

Nairobi to Aberdare national park

After reaching the Aberdare national park the park has got two airstrips for both the scheduled and the charted that is Mweiga and Nanyuki airstrip which are located close to the Aberdare Park Kenya. The traveler can reach to Aberdare national park by Air transport through flying to Mweiga Airstrip which is the closet airstrip to the park. Mweiga airstrip is located on opposite side of the park quarter close to Sasin Estate Farm along the Nyeru town to Nyahururu road.

Besides that, Aberdare National park is a wildlife haven in that the park has got the big 5 like the elephants, rhinos, leopards, buffaloes, lions other animal species in the park includes the black rhinos, olive baboons, white colobus monkeys, serval cat, African wildcat, civet cat, blue duiker, bushbucks, spotted hyenas, reedbuck, East African dog, common zebras and many more, the park is also a birding haven with over than 250 bird species that includes the sunbirds, plovers, eagles, goshawks, sparry hawk and many more, when you make your safari choice with Aberdare National Park you will enjoy the greatest.

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