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Muranga County and Town and County Assembly

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Muranga County and Town

Aberdare Ranges and National Park

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The aberdare national park was established in may 1950, it covers an area of 766 square kilometers, the mountain range  between 7,000 ft to 14,000 above the sea leve. The park has stunning landscapes from the mountain peaks to deep valleys with streams, rivers and waterfalls. the mountains have moorland bamboo and rainforests.

The two highest peaks are OlDonyo Lesatima (13,120)  and kinangop at 12,816ft. The park is 100 kilometers North of Nairobi.

The Aberdare range was named by J.J Thompson in 1884 in honor of Lord Aberdare, who at the time was president of the royal Geographical society and the royal historical society.

The Rhino Charge is an annual fundraiser to carter for the fencing of the aberdare national park as a means of protecting the East Africa's largest indigenous forest from destruction.

About Menengai Crater: Location, Entrance Fees and History

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Menengai crater is located eight kilometres from Nakuru town, along Nakuru main road. It is a dormant volcano and the second largest crater in the world. it plunges 483 metres from the rim.

The volcano was formed about 200,000 years ago. the 12 x 8 kilometres caldera formed about 8000 years ago and is one of the best preserved calders in the world.

The crater foot is ideal for hiking . the summit is accessible by foot or vehicle and there is geothermal prospecting in the crater for energy.

Attractions and Activities

  • Crater Walk
  • Few places in kenya to see the southern african national flower, the protea growing wild
  • Bird watching
Charges: 200 for locals, 600 for foreigners