By road, the park is 180kms north of Nairobi.
Thick rainforest, spectacular waterfalls, cool mountain breezes and wild moorlands, Aberdare National Park is a hiking, fishing and wildlife paradise. The rich greens of the lichen and mossy forests here present contrast with the sandy yellows and browns of most other parks.
And the cool climate, pervading mists, cold lakes and streams are a world away from the sunbaked hills and savannahs of the more well-known reserves.
Is fishing one of your go-to hobbies? Then Aberdare National Park should be one of your next bucket list experiences. One of the best experiences is preparing freshly caught fish. Not only freshly caught fish but fish that you caught by your hand. The Aberdare National Park offers some of the best trout fishing locations in the world.
The higher areas of the park were christened Scotland with Lions by early settlers. Here you will find the Brown and Rainbow Trouts that have equally adapted to the environment in the tropics. These trouts were initially brought to Kenya in 1900 by pioneering settlers.
The best fishing areas are found above the 2,000-meter level where the rivers drop down through the mountain forests and open glades. As you go higher you will discover that the higher you go the smaller the fish. Three rivers are offering easy access to fine fishing within the park. These rivers include The Amboni River, Chania and Gura rivers.
Pick up at 06.00 am – we will pick you from your hotel / central point in the City and drive to Aberdares National Park. Drive through the green Njabini and Ndunyu Njeru towns with lots of busy people milling around these agricultural towns at the foot of Aberdare mountain ranges.
09.00am- Arrive in Aberdares National Park Matubio gate – South eastern boundary of the park
This is the highest gate which is closest to the moorland where you have the best trout fishing experience. Only fly fishing is allowed in Kenyan parks and you will only have your fishing rod and lures.
Aberdare national park covers just 766km2, which is small compared to other national parks, and has more difficult terrain due to its location in Kenya’s central highlands, to the west of Mount Kenya. The range of the Aberdare Mountains varies from the high moorland at 3000 meters (9842 feet), to the peaks of Kinangop (3906/12814 feet) and Ol Donyo Lesatima (3999m/13123 feet).
Proceed to the moorland where most of the trout fishing in aberdare national park is done on the icy cold rivers guru, karuru and chania. Best location is Chania River just below a magnificent high waterfall. You need to come with wet gear to be able to with stand the waterfall splash which is very cold at the base of the fall.
1130 Hours: We will proceed to 3 other fishing rivers each with very unique features including more waterfalls, cave fishing, and see the highest waterfall in the park, the Karuru waterfall. You can also take time to admire Lesatima and Kinangop peaks or walk through the moorland and visit the magnificent waterfalls.
1330 Hours: Enjoy a picnic lunch at the fishing site as you view the moorland and other animals.
1400 Hours: Continue exploring the other fishing spots in the park with varied success depending on the areas. You will also get to see lots of wildlife including elephants, buffalos, duikers, waterbucks.
1600 Hours: Exit the park with an enroute game drive.
1900 Hours: Arrive in Nairobi after a fruitful fishing trip in Aberdare national park.
- • Transport to and from Nairobi - Safari Van
- • Services of a driver guide
- • A fishing guide
- • Daily Fishing license fee
- • Packed lunch box
- • Bottled drinking water
- • Park fees
- • Items of a personal nature
- • Drinks and beverages besides what’s included above
- • Tips to drivers and guides
- • Fishing rod and lures.
- • Hiking to the peaks
- What to carry:
- • Hat
- • Water
- • Sunscreen and sunhat
- • Comfortable shoes
- • Comfortable clothes
- • Camera & binoculars
- • Warm fleece or jumper for the evening / early morning