I have always heard stories about tree house from my very childhood. Hearing stories about Phantom ( Aranyadeb, famous to all Bengali kids) who is a superhero and stayed in a tree house with his family, I always desired to stay in a tree house at least once in my lifetime. Well, Kenya has to offer a lot of comfortable bungalows, lodges, and hotels inside the wildlife area to satiate an adventure freak's spree. After a lot of research on Google and other modern means of deciphering information, we chose Tree Tops Hotel to be our next destination to satisfy our adventurous wildlife spree. Since I stay in Nakuru, the journey was quite comfortable and lesser time taking to reach Aberdare National Park. There are separate routes from Nairobi and also might be Kericho, if you prefer a roadway to the wildlife conservation area.
Nakuru to Aberdare National Park: There are three routes you can follow:
Bus route: ( via A 104 Nakuru - Gilgil- Njeru - Aberdare national park)119 Kms which take 3 hrs 40 minutes to reach. Bus route might be slow due to traffic condition.
Car route ( via C 69 Nakuru- Tumaini- Aberdare National Park)125 Kms which takes 3 hours 32 minutes
Car route ( via B5 Nyeri - Nyahururu road, Nakuru- Subukia- Nyeri- Aberdare National Park)which 4 hours 7 minutes, distance 180 km
Car route ( via A 104 Nairobi- Kikuyu - Kijabe-Aberdare National Park ) is 149 km and takes 3 hrs 25 minutes
Car route ( via A2 route Nairobi - Ruiru- Thika- Nyeri- Aberdare National Park ) is 200 km and takes 3 hrs 56 minutes.
The fastest route is the Nairobi route 228 km, takes 5 hours 6 minutes ( Kericho- Kuresoi- Londiani- Molo- Rongai- Nakuru- Ol Kalou- Aberdare National Park)
The times have been calculated considering there has been enough of traffic. But journey times, in reality, differ with variation in traffic congestion.
Aberdare National Park is an abode to endangered wildlife with mesmerizing landscape:
The Aberdare National park is rightly called a heaven for the wild endangered species of Kenya. It's characterized by steep forest ravines and moorlands. Sprawling over 766 square kilometers and being a part of Aberdare mountain range, this park has attracted tourists all over the world. Flanked by hotels and lodges with modern state of the art designs that make the guests feel at home, Aberdare National Park established in 1950 is rightly called the abode of wildlife. During the migration season, tourists from all over the globe rush to enjoy the treasures of the wild area. There are various hotels which have been the top choice for tourists. The national park contains the full range of mountain peaks ranging from 4,300 mths and also V-shaped valleys and streamlines which intersect the land. The landscape is characterized by moorland, rainforest, and even bamboo forests. There are two gates (Aberdare National park Mutubio gate and Aberdare National Park gate), and the entry fees are as such:
East African citizens ( adults): 300 KSH
East African children and students: 200 KSH
East African Residents (adult): 1500 KSH
East African Residents (children and students): 500KSH
Nonresident (adults ): 52$
Nonresident children and student: 26$