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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We visited Aberdare in August 2018 for a night and stayed at the Ark Lodge. While it was very different from the other parks which we visited (Masai Mara, Ol Pejeta) with it's thick vegetation, lush green jungle on both sides, I am not sure it was worth the long drive there, especially with the limited time we had. We did see a group of elephants near the watering hole, along with buffaloes, hyenas, and a few other animals.

On hindsight, I would have chosen to spend the extra day in Masai Mara, and if you are visiting Kenya for a week or less, I would advise to prioritize other parks over this one.

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Mostly we got a chance to see big water Buffalos, few antipopes, and family of elephants. That’s is very few compare to other great safaris.

1  Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

This park's environment is different than other parks in Kenya. The altitude is very high and moutainous. Consequentially, it is cooler here and one sees some animals that we hadn't seen elsewhere. Interesting area.

1  Thank fromhvl
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

A different sort of safari as surrounded by forest, but do see some wildlife, and trip into mountains is amazing. Beautiful waterfalls of various sizes, amazing.

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

A different sort of safari as most of park wooded, but a trip through rainforest and up into the Aberare mountains and its spectacular waterfalls is very worthwhile. A variety of wildlife and birds to see.
The Scottish highlands but higher up.

Thank rod w
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Very scenic park with lots of touristic activities. For the trekkers and hikers, the park is a haven with lots hills and vantage points. The moorland is just amazing. Quite cold though. Lovely accessible waterfalls. Lots of historical and conservation significance.
Unique chance of seeing the rare and elusive bongo.

Four wheel drive vehicle highly recommended.

1  Thank alexmatimu
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Memorable experience with lot of wild animals like Giraffe, Impala, Zebras etc,
Lush green forest and very good hospitality awaits you

Thank YOGI_PUNE1234
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

a good park, we did see some Sykes Monkeys which we had never seen before and some Colobus Monkeys but apart from that all we saw were hundreds of Buffalos, not even many buck, which made us wonder what the big cats were eating! we wanted to go here primarily to go to Treetops Lodge, obviously famous for where the queen was staying when her father died.

2  Thank sonyaclairelewis
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The Aberdare’s National park offers a different type of safari experience to the open plains vista of the Maasai Mara national park or Ol Pejeta conservancy.Thick forest, steep hills, deep valleys and the chance of close encounters with Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant and Hyena. The incredibly rare Mountain Bongo a trophy sighting atmospheric misty valleys and the sound of hyena and elephant echoing in the air something special. The Arks open salt lick is a natural gathering place for predator and prey alike, the tension of the dramatic battle between both played out in front of your eyes

Thank petetheplane
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Firstly, I must say that the level of customer care here was first class. This combined with fantastic views from the restaurant to make eating lunch at the Aberdare a first class experience.
You cannot help but thoroughly enjoy this restaurant, especially when taking into account its locality and the beauty of the surrounding environment

Thank frankjorduk
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