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Any advice re Aberdare NP?

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I am considering spending 2-3 days in Aberdare National Park as part of a safari in December (the more one learns about this park the more attractive it becomes). The only accommodation in the park is KWC huts/camps and as an alternative I was considering Aberdare Country Club, and driving from there into the park. It is a little way outside the park but I am leaning towards Aberdare Country Club because it also has its own nature reserve, the accomodation seems to be nice enough, and it would only take 20-30 minutes to get into the park from there. Has anyone stayed there or had a look on the way to the Ark with a view to staying there? Or does anyone have any other ideas? The main point is to visit Aberdare NP on the way north to Meru.

On another note - I hesitate to call it a lighter note, but if you grin at your computer screen no-one will know what a sicko you are ;) - does anyone know the conclusion to the story of the killer giraffe at the Aberdare Country Club?

In case you haven't heard about this, an American tourist was found dead in the Aberdare Country Club nature reserve with wounds to his head. The police, presumably witht the help of the Country Club staff, concluded that a giraffe was the likley killer and the suspect giraffe (don't ask me who identified it) was tranquilised so that that they could check its feet for bloodstains (eat your heart out Gil Grissom). Unfortunately the giraffe was not tranquilised enough, panicked and, drowsy, fell off a cliff to its death.

In another slant on the same story it was reported the man was a pastor and the giraffe "jumped" off the cliff - presumably out of guilt when captured.

Now what I want to know, is did anyone ever confirm the giraffe as the killer or are teh Nyeri police and the staff of the Aberdare Country Club BARKING MAD? ((&))

And, no this did nopt happen on April 1st.

Final note, in explaining the suspicion of the giraffe the duty manager said, I quote

"That giraffe was known to be violent - kind of" and
"A dik-dik can do extensive damage"

Those who don't know the story.... I kid you not.
@-)

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