Beautiful scenery, Big five as well as elusive, rare creatures like the bongo antelope. Overnight game viewing at specially lit waterholes. View of the mountains which according to Kikuyu folklore, the mountains are one of the homes of Ngai (God).
The Aberdare National Park was created in 1950 to protect the forested slopes and moors of the Aberdare Mountains. It has a population of elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and the beautiful but elusive bongo antelopes.
The unique concept of tree lodges is the main attraction of the Aberdares. Both Treetops and The Ark are built above the ground beside floodlit waterholes with salt licks. Visitor check-in is at the Aberdares Country club for The Ark and the Outspan Hotel for Treetops. Visitors are transported to these tree top properties from the main camps.
Nocturnal game viewing is taken so seriously that there is a bell in each room which sounds if an unusual animal turns up at the waterhole. Elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and bushbuck are regular visitors. The hotel is reached via a gangway which takes you to the level of the forest top.