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Aardvark in Kenya, East Africa

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Aardvark in Kenya, East Africa

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If you have never heard of or seen an Aardvark, then here is one. During an academic trip to the Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park, Kilimambogo, we found this amazing animal. It is an Aardvark that seemed to enjoy its day out in the park as it shared the road with us too.

We found the marvel along the road outside the conservancy. We could not believe how incredibly lucky we were to see one, especially during the day. Aardvarks are nocturnal animals, which makes them very rare to see.

What Aardvarks Eat

Photo of an Aardvark
Photo of Aadvark: Chania FM, Kenya

If you are wondering what do Aardvarks eat, here you go. Their diet consists of termites as well ants, so you will find them boring the ground. If you are unlucky, you will find their bored holes in the morning – this is common in shambas where farming is continuous and there is a heavy presence of ants.

Wounded Aardvark

As we approached him we realized he was injured, probably hit by a Boda Boda rider a while ago. Our students picked him up and took him back to the conservancy with the hope of getting him some help. Unfortunately he didn’t make it – too much loss for our natural attractions.

How to Get to Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park

Loosely referred to as Ol Donyo Sabuk, the part sits around the Kilimambogo mountain in Kiambu County. To get to Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park from Nairobi, you will need to get to Thika first. The park is easy to access via road transport – it is about 85km North-East of Nairobi and about 22km from Thika Town.

You will need to use Garissa Road up to Makutano Junction. From Makutano, you will proceed along an all-weather road which covers at least 3km to Donyo Sabuk Town. The main gate is about 2km from Donyo Town.

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