Misty covered mountains, rare rhino and a royal connection; Mount Kenya and the Aberdares holidays offer an extra-special safari adventure

After a scorching hot game drive on the lookout for the Big Five, relax with sundowners under the shade of an acacia tree or sink into a cosy armchair watching over the waterhole as resident animals quench their thirst. Imagine outdoor pools with majestic views over snow-capped Mount Kenya, country-club style bedrooms where staff light your wood-burning fire each evening, and outdoor bush breakfasts with elephants occasionally joining for company. And as the wind blows and the night becomes chillier, spot nocturnal aardvark, white-tailed mongoose and caracal cats at play.

In the central highlands of Africa with peaks of over 5000 metres, Mount Kenya and the Aberdares holidays exist on an extinct volcano and an ancient mountain range believed to be more than 100 million years old. We’ve travelled here and can tell you this is where you’ll get to meet the last two remaining northern white rhino in the world and horse ride through herds of endangered Grevy’s zebra. A destination dedicated to conservancy, you’ll discover an extraordinary legacy of wildlife preservation.

We can take you to plush colonial-style hotels and huge tented rooms where wrap-around verandas, wooden floors and oversized game-viewing windows meet Skye’s monkeys, black rhino and giant lobelia trees. Whether you’re playing golf on a course that cuts across the equator or visiting the rare white zebra, this part of Africa is as unique as it is beautiful. There's a royal connection, too. Queen Elizabeth ascended to the British throne during her stay in the Aberdares, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge became engaged in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

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