Location: Central Kenya
Distance from Nairobi:160 km
The lower eastern slopes of Mt.Kenya have been farmed by early European settlers and with peaks of up to 4000mtrs is what forms the Abadare range of Mountains.Abardare National Park is forrmed both by savana type of vegetation as wella s thick forests and waterfalls with varying type of wildlife including the rare type known as the bongo.
Long before European settlers came, the kikuyu called the range of mountains Nyandarua and when explorer named Thomson came in 1884 he named it after Lord Aberdares the famous president of the ROYAL GEOGRAPHY SOCIETY. Aberdares range of mountain played a vital role during the Mau-Mau rebellion of 1950s because most of the rebels used to hide and plan their attacks from the forests of Aberdares however to the west of the forest and the eastern slope of the rift valley saw larger concentration of settlers and was named the happy valley.
Accommodation in Aberdares include the famous THE ARCH HOTEL and TREE TOPS HOTEL both having rich history with the latter having been the famous hotel where the queen of England stayed in 1952. The arch on the other offers a steep completion for its unique architecture which resembles the Noah’s arch.
Other nearest accommodation can be found in nyeri town due to its close proximity to the park. These accommodation include the famous
Located in Kenya’s highest town of nyahururu (2360mtrs) Thomson’s falls is a 75mtr fall which was founded by Joseph Thomson a famous European explorer who named the falls after his father in 1883.
The spectacular site to behold is a fall of clean pure water from the Aberdares mountain falling through and running to the floor of the rift valley.
Accommodation include THOMSONS FALL LODGE.