Established in 1950, Aberdare National Park covers an area of 295 square miles and forms part of the Aberdare Mountain Range. The park boasts a wide range of landscapes - from its Moorland, bamboo forests and rainforests found at lower altitudes to its mountain peaks that reach 14,000 feet above sea level.
This ecologically diverse area is home to a variety of wildlife, including the second largest herd of endangered black rhinoceroses in Africa. Leopards, elephants, East African wild dogs, giant forest hogs, Cape buffalo, side-striped jackals, elands and monkeys are among animals easily found in the park. Rarer sightings include the African golden cat and the bongo, an elusive antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. More than 250 bird species have been identified in Aberdare Park, including endangered Aberdare cisticolas, Jackson's francolins, rufous-breasted sparrowhawks, eagles and plovers.