About 100 km north from Nairobi and stretches over a wide variety of terrains because it covers altitudes from about 7,000 feet (2,100 m) to 14,000 feet (4,300 m) above sea level.
• Lesatima peak
• Twin hills –
• Second largest population of black rhinos in Salient
and Northern Aberdares
• Queen Elizabeth learned of her accession to the
throne at Tree-tops Lodge
• Kinangop peak
• walks in the moorlands
• Mau Mau caves
The park is home to most of the larger mammals, having a large population of black rhino. The park is home to most endangered species which include: the rare Bongo,Giant ForestHog, Packs of the now very rare Wild dogs and Endemic mole rate and mole shrew.Other game include: Leopard, Serval cats, Endemic bird species, reptiles,insects. The prolific bird life features 250 recorded species.
Roads: The Park is readily accessible on tarmac from Nyeri and Naro Moru on the eastern side (160 kms from Nairobi). A road crosses the park to connect with another from Naivasha and North Kinangop on the west.
Airstrips: Mweiga Airstrip, next to the park headquarters or Nyeri Airstrip which is 12 km from Mweiga headquarters.
Mist and rain occur throughout much of the year, with precipitation varying from around 1000mm yearly on the north western slopes to as much as 3000mm in the south east. Heavy rainfall occurs through most of the year.