Kenya has a pleasant climate with warm sunny days, minimal humidity and cool evenings. The coastal region is hot and humid having tropical climate .The highlands can be quite cold at night. Generally the climate varies with altitude. Short rains are experienced from October to November while long rains are from March to June.
We accommodate our clients in the best lodges/Hotels to ensure safety and comfort while on safari.
Transportation is in 9-seater tourist minibuses with pop up roof for ideal game viewing and photographing and equipped with HF radio communication. Besides what is in our website you may have a different run down of your safari, in this case just email us and we will program it as per your wish, interest and budget. We design tailor-made Itineraries to suit individual or group interest.
Certificates of inoculation against Yellow fever and cholera are required for visitors coming from endemic areas, consult your doctor/physician on dosage and type of anti-malarial medication to be taken prior to your journey.
KENYA NATIONAL PARKS:
ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK.
The fertile slopes of the central Highlands were recognised by European settlers as being great farming country for tea, coffee, wheat and flowers. Many came and took the land with the colonial government's blessing.
There was little regard for tribal land or local customs and this created great resentment, which erupted into the bloody Mau Mau Rebellion of the 1950's.
Dedan Kimathi was the notorious Mau Mau leader and had his terrorist headquarters in the thick forests of the Aberdare Mountain Range. He knew the forest well and it took a considerable manhunt to track him down in 1956.
The Aberdares retain an air of mystery and it would be easy to get lost amongst its thickly wooded hills and mountains, the highest of which reaches to a lofty 14,000 feet (4,267m). The mountain air is rare and crisp and the Aberdare Rainforest is a vital water catchment supplying the whole of Nairobi. Water cascades over spectacular waterfalls and into rivers swimming with trout.
Aberdare National Park is famous for its tree-house hotels - Treetops and The Ark. With walkways and accommodation raised into the forest canopy, you can watch animals from a unique vantagepoint.
Positioned by waterholes and natural salt licks, animals provide constant entertainment and seem undisturbed by the stream of curious visitors, some of whom stay up all night to catch sightings of shy animals by floodlight. There is even a viewing hide dug below ground with windows level with the waterhole, where elephants fee come within inches of your face.
ANIMALS and BIRDS
A trip into the treetop lodges of the Aberdares is quite unique and the rooms have a bell system, to wake you up for particularly good sightings, whereupon you can go to the viewing decks or just peer out of your window. For example a leopard may warrant two rings, while a hyena might only get one ring.
Elephants dominate the waterholes and salt licks and when the lions and hyenas want a drink they have to contend with elephants seeing them off at great speed. Leopards are shy and are best seen under the night-time floodlight.
Game drives or walks through the forest may reveal some of the monkeys for whom this is ideal habitat, and some of the many birds found here. At about 10,000 feet (3,048m), the bamboo thickets are the favourite haunt of the bongo, a rare and elusive forest antelope.
Daytime temperatures are pleasant year round but it gets colder day and night during the dry winter months.
Rainy Season: April - June - hot and wet (long rains), November - December - warm and wet (short rains).
Dry Season: January - March - hot and dry, July - October - cool and dry with very cold nights.
Viewing animals from above
night and day game viewing at waterholes and salt lick
Close up elephants
Lion and leopard
Spectacular rainforest and montane forest scenery
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