Forming the eastern wall of East Africa‘s Great Rift Valley, the Aberdare Mountains of Kenya’s central highlands have inspired humans for centuries. Today, their wildest areas are protected by Aberdare National Park and neighboring reserves.
The scenery is dramatic. While steep slopes reach up to 14,000 feet, waterfalls and rushing rivers carve deep ravines between the peaks.
And, of course, there’s the wildlife! Here, you may see black rhinos, lions, Cape buffalos, baboons, giant forest hogs, spotted hyenas, and the rare African golden cat. Love birds? Search for more than 250 species including eagles, sunbirds, turacos, bulbuls, and plovers.