Take with you a warm sweater or jacket when visiting coz the weather gets abit cold from evening to early hours of the morning. Entrance to the park is allowed only to visitors with smart cards and not with paper tickets as used to be. The card need to be purchased be4 the visit us aberdares is not a point of sale.more
Mweiga Hill, PO Box 58581, Aberdare National Park, Kenya
Good for: Couples
It is the first - and last - time I have seen a table with a gliding "Lazy Susan" in the centre of the table for passing condiments and side dishes. Basically, a small strip of the centre of the table was converted to glide on runners. A great idea!more
In the back of the Thika Falls resort, there is a craft village with about 10 stalls. Also there are a couple stalls at the entrance. Several shops within this complex have original art in the form of paintings or pencil drawings. Original art. Depends on the size and medium used. Bargain hard and you will get excellent prices.more
'Professor' Lopez demonstrates the coriolus effect on water exiting a funnel (with a toothpick laying on top of the water) at three points: above the equator, at the equator, below the equator. Above and below the equator the water went clock- and counter-clock-wise (can't remember which happened for which). At the equator, the toothpick didn't turn to the left or right.
Unique Suggestions: Take this as pure fun, hokus pokus, or even verifiable science -- it certainly makes going over the equator an experience that is more memorable than driving over a line in the road. If you wish, certificates are sold to proove your accomplishment, and there is the obligatory craft store, where, with a little bargaining, you may come home with a keepsake you will always treasure. At least the photo opportunity is free!
Fun Alternatives: Drive on if you will, and know they can't pull the wool over your eyes. You've crossed the equator either way!
The Irima Bar in Gatura is an interesting place to have a Tusker's in the afternoon. Catch up on the locals' conversations of the day. However, it's probably not the best place to go unless you're accompanied by a local.