Aberdares attractions

National Park in Aberdares

Aberdare National Park

Herds of wildlife thunder over an open African horizon, elephants emerge from a thicket of plants and the mysterious black rhino munches tranquilly on leaves. This is Aberdare National Park, packed with 300m-high wa…
Museum in Nyeri

Baden-Powell Museum

Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scout Association, spent his last three years at Paxtu cottage in the Outspan Hotel, where this museum is located. The ultimate scoutmaster’s retirement was somewhat poetic:…
Viewpoint in Aberdare National Park

Karura Falls Lookout

The lookout gives a breathtaking view of the 50m waterfall dropping down through the forest. If you are short on time, enter via the Mutubio West Gate, which is roughly 8km from the lookout. It's a fairly easy 20-mi…
Cemetery in Nyeri

Baden-Powell’s Grave

The scoutmaster’s grave is tucked behind St Peter's Church, facing Mt Kenya and marked with the Scouts trail sign for ‘I have gone home’. His more famous Westminster Abbey tomb is, in fact, empty.