4 Days Aberdare Walking Tour

This is a trek through the Aberdare Mountains is a fascinating walk amongst the exotic flora and fauna found above 2500metres.Views of the Rift Valley are breath taking and the experience is made more memorable by camping above the surrounding forests, occasional encounters with big game such as elephant and buffalo, great bush buck and other antelopes.

The Aberdares (Nyandarua) overlooks the Great Rift Valley and lies on its eastern edge. There are two main peaks, Lesatima to the north and Kinangop to the south. Various species of wildlife inhabit these mountain ranges, hiding in the heavily forested slopes and in the upper moorlands. Walking is always cool with plenty of clear mountain streams. Our walk starts below the bamboo forest, climbing up onto the moorlands. There is always danger walking through the African bush but we do not expect many close encounters with large game. However, our trained and armed game ranger knows the area and the habits of the game.

Day 1: Aberdare National Park
This morning we pick you from your hotel and drive to Aberdares National Park for wildlife viewing in the lower forested zone popularly referred to as the Salient. Animals to see include the elephant, black rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey, sykes monkey etc. The park is also rich in alpine flora and fauna, and scenic features including magnificent waterfalls, and over 250 species of birds including the Jackson's Francolin, sparrow hawk, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers. Dinner at reedbauck campsite.

Day 2:
After breakfast, driven to Karuru / Matubio junction for a drop off to start 4-5 hours hike through a track dotted with giant heather, tussock grass, open forest glades and rose wood to arrive at Honi River for overnight in tents. The hike offers opportunities to encounter with buffaloes, elephant and many antelopes. Picnic lunch is served enroute.

Day 3: Aberdare National Park
After breakfast, start a 5-6 hours hike through a track dotted with giant heather, tussock grass, open forest glades and rose wood to arrive at Honi River. The hike offers opportunities to encounter with buffaloes, elephant and many antelopes. Picnic lunch is served enroute. Dinner and overnight at tented camp.

Day 4:
Hike up the Satima peak (4001m) taking less than 1 hour to arrive in time for an African dawn. On clear day there is opportunities to observe Mt. Kenya and the majestic Rift Valley on the horizon and the surrounding vicinities of Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and the Daiga hills. Descend to meet the vehicle for onwards transfer.