Slightly larger than Mount Kenya National Park, Aberdare National Park offers an eco-system that is fairly similar. Its mountain ranges climb to over 13780 ft. and consist mainly of tropical high-alpine vegetation, the park is about 295 sq mi in size. In the lower-lying regions, you will find rain and bamboo forests, moorlands, waterfalls, rivers and dams filled with trout. The most common species include giant forest hog, black rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, serval cat and a variety of monkeys as well as spectacular birds.
Steep forested ravines and open moorland providing a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalo, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include the Giant Forest hog, bongo and several of the small cats – golden cat, serval cat and African wild cat. Bird-life has over 250 species.