Aberdares Walking Safari

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Aberdares Walking Safari

4 days Aberdares wildlife Walking Safari

Accommodations: As per itinerary

His trek through the Aberdare Mountains is a fascinating walk amongst the exotic flora and fauna found above 2500metres.
4 Days Aberdare walking Safari, Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range, a fascinating … Above the forest is a belt of bamboo, Walking Safaris to the Aberdares forest by foot Adventures

The Aberdare Range is a 160 km long mountain range of upland, north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi with an average elevation of 3,500 metres

The Aberdare National Park, with an area of 767 Km2 covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Ranges of Central Kenya, from altitude of 1829M to 4001M above sea level. The topography is quite diverse with deep ravines that cut through the forested eastern and western slopes. Animals easily observed in the park include; the Black Rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey and sykes monkey. Rarer sightings include those of lions, 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.

Visitors can also indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. 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.

ACTIVITY OPTIONS, Game viewing, Camping, Trekking and walking, Bird watching, Photography, Horse riding

4 Days Aberdare walking Safari

Equipment required by the client is minimal.- Stout walking shoes, socks. T shirt and shorts, long pants and long sleeved shirt, warm jumper and waterproof jacket, bush hat and toothbrush being about all. Please do not bring any scented cosmetics. We provide sleeping mat, bag and tent. All food, and cooking equipment and of course our Hiking professional guide

5 Days Aberdares Hiking & Walking Safari

uided Kenya Wildlife Safaris

The Aberdare is a long ridge that lies between Mount Kenya and Great Rift Valley. It rises to a height of 4001 meters, this mountain range has a dense mountain forests cover the lower salient area, bamboo belt, and the moorland on the upper. Home to Kenya’s highest waterfalls, Karuru waterfalls the largest in Kenya. Chania and Gura waterfalls. The Aberdares, offer exceptional hiking terrain, stunning views, and big game.

Highlights
– Hike to Mount Satima
– A professional driver and guide
– Game drive en route to Reedbuck Campsite
– Daily meals and drinking water
– Roundtrip airport transfer
– 4 nights accommodation

Accommodation
During the hiking safari, you will be camping at the Aberdare National Park, Satima Peak and Wandare Gate, Kenya.

SAFARI PROGRAM

Arrival
You will be collected from the airport or hotel. Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost.

Day 1: Nairobi to Aberdares Reedbuck Campsite

You will leave Nairobi in the morning by private transport to Nyeri town where a jeep will take you to Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters. After Registration, you will enter the park through treetops gate. You will have a game drive en route to the Readback Camp Site.

You will then spend the afternoon accompanied by an armed ranger as you visit the Karuru and Magura waterfalls, which is just four hours walking round trip to the waterfalls. Dinner and overnight in tents at the Reedbuck camp.
Main destination: Satima Peak
Accommodation: Budget camping in or near Satima Peak
Meals and drinks: All meals and drinking water are included. Other drinks are not included.

Day 2: Aberdare Reedbuck campsite to Honi River campsite

Break camp after breakfast and then proceed to trek through the moorland as you visit the Queens cave waterfalls and Chania waterfalls on the way. Be in awe with the amazing views. You’ll be viewing high altitude plant life. Elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, Elland water backs, Reedbucks, and various bird species can be encountered as you proceed towards Honi River campsite.

This is a long day walking for 18 kilometers, picnic lunch will be served on the way. Later, you will camp at the Honi campsite for dinner and overnight (the journey is around six to seven hours).
Main destination: Aberdare National Park
Accommodation: Budget camping inside the Aberdare National Park
Meals and drinks: All meals and drinking water are included. Other drinks is not included

Day 3: Honi River Campsite to Wanderis Roadhead Campsite

Break camp, breakfast, and start to hike through the Hagenia Forest to Wanderis Roadhead Campsite for lunch. Later, in the afternoon you will visit the waterholes and the Campsite Environs. Later in the evening, you will have dinner and overnight (approximately four hours) as you prepare for the summit hike early in the morning of the next Day.
Main destination: Aberdare National Park
Accommodation: Budget camping inside the Aberdare National Park
Meals and drinks: All meals and drinking water are included. Other drinks is not included


Day 4: Wanderis Roadhead Campsite to Satima Peak and to Park Gate

Wake up at 5:30h a.m. After a cup of coffee and biscuits, you will start the hike to the top of Satima Peak, 4001 meters, which is the highest point in the Aberdares overlooking the Great Rift Valley to the west and to the east, Mount Kenya. After reaching the summit, you will descend to the campsite for breakfast or lunch (the whole journey will take approximately five hours).

Walk down through the winding road, Giant Baboo tree majestically manning it, occasionally buffalos will be seen crossing the road. You will exit off the mountain via Wanderis Gate and camp there for the night.
Main destination: Wandare Gate
Accommodation: Budget camping in or near Wandare Gate
Meals and drinks: All meals and drinking water are included. Other drinks is not included

Day 5: Wandare Park gate to Nairobi

You will break camp early after breakfast. Later, a private transport will transfers you to Nairobi or the Airport. You will arrive in Nairobi by lunch hour.
Main destination: Nairobi
Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
Meals and drinks: Breakfast is included

End of tour
Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost. You will be dropped off at the airport or hotel.

Food
Daily meals and drinking water are included in the price.
The following meals are included:
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner
– Drinks

What’s included
– 4 nights accommodation
– A professional driver and guide
– All activities (unless labeled as optional)
– All taxes and VAT
– All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
– All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
– Camping equipment (sleeping bag excluded)
– Drinking water
– Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
– Park fees for non-residents
– Roundtrip airport transfer

What’s not included
– Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
– Airfare
– Government imposed increase of taxes and park fees
– Personal items
– Sleeping bag
– Tips (tipping guideline 10 USD per person per day)
– Travel insurance
– Visa

Overview

5 Days Aberdares Hiking & Walking Safari

Guided Kenya Wildlife Safaris

The Aberdare is a long ridge that lies between Mount Kenya and Great Rift Valley. It rises to a height of 4001 meters, this mountain range has a dense mountain forests cover the lower salient area, bamboo belt, and the moorland on the upper. Home to Kenya’s highest waterfalls, Karuru waterfalls the largest in Kenya. Chania and Gura waterfalls. The Aberdares, offer exceptional hiking terrain, stunning views, and big game.

Highlights
– Hike to Mount Satima
– A professional driver and guide
– Game drive en route to Reedbuck Campsite
– Daily meals and drinking water
– Roundtrip airport transfer
– 4 nights accommodation

Accommodation
During the hiking safari, you will be camping at the Aberdare National Park, Satima Peak and Wandare Gate, Kenya.

The Aberdare National Park in the central highlands of Kenya retains an air of mystery – you can only imagine what undiscovered creatures still lurk here, such as rare Black Leopards.The Aberdares are an isolated volcanic range that forms the eastern wall of the rift valley, running about 100 Km north south between Nairobi and Thompsons Falls. This beautifully scenic region is much cooler than the savannahs and offers a completely different perspective on the country. The national park lies mainly above the tree line. The scenery is spectacular with its mountainous terrain covered in thick tropical forests swathed in mist.

Itinerary

Day 1
Nairobi - Mweiga

Departing our office in the morning. We go north to Mweiga to meet our guide and then up into the forested eastern slopes of the Aberdare ranges where we make camp.

Day 2
Aberdare Walking

We start our walk. Carry only what you need for the day’s walk, the vehicle will meet us in the moorlands where camp will be made. A short game drives if weather permits.

Day 3
Aberdare Walking

We start our walk. Carry only what you need for the day’s walk, the vehicle will meet us in the moorlands where camp will be made. A short game drives if weather permits.

Day 4
Nairobi

We depart the moorland camp (10,000ft) and descend by vehicle looking for game on the way. We drop off the guide and head back to Nairobi arriving before late afternoon.Note: Clients should arrange to have good weatherproof clothing and a warm sleeping bag, a water bottle and good walking shoes plus a pair of shoes to wear in camp.

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Aberdares Walking Safari
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