Ark gate

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One of several entrance/exit points into Aberdare national park, with KWS offices onsite.

What to do thereGet your park permits/tickets or pay for them — with KWS using an electronic payment system of M-PESA, credit/debit cards, bank deposit slips, and safari cards.

Or get assistance from a KWS ranger and information about the park such as conditions of roads etc.

Other park related administrative services may be available at the Mweiga HQ.

Best time to visitAny time when not raining

Location of Ark gateArk gate sits on Aberdare national park's eastern end, along a road that also leads to the nearby ark hotel.

It also is less than a half hour drive from the town of Nyeri, with a turning point along the Nyahururu road.

How to get thereBy car or air, though a vehicle may still be required to roam the park.

There nearest aerodrome is Mweiga airstrip, though there are others in the area, such as Nyeri airport.

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