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Mount Kenya

  • 30/08/2020

Mount kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest mountain in Africa after mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Kenya is regarded as the realm of Ngai, God of the local Kikuyu people.The scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site is breath - taking;Pristine wilderness with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, mineral springs and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game and unique montane and alpine vegetation. Tourist can enjoy mount climbling ,Camping and caving exploration.

How To Get There:

  • Road

About 175 Kms from Nairobi, the park can be reached on Nanyuki-Isiolo road via Sirimon Track or Nyeri-Nanyuki road near Naro Moru.

The mountain can also be accessed via Chogoria on the Embu - Meru road, about 150km north of Nairobi.

Mountain climbing routes without official gate include:

  1. Kamweti
  2. Marania
  3. Burguret
  4. Themwe
  • Airtrip.

There is an airstrip in Nanyuki with both scheduled and charter flights available.

Attractions:

  • Pristine wilderness
  • Lakes.
  • Tarns.
  • Glaciers.
  • Geological variety.
  • Forest.
  • Mineral springs.
  • Endangered species of animals (Elephants, tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, suni, black fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbucks, water buck and Elands. Animals rarely seen include leopard, bongo, giant forest hog).

Park Activities:

  • Camping.
  • Game viewing.
  • Mountain Climbing.
  • And Cave exploration.

What to take with you:

  • Drinking water.
  • Walking boots.
  • Picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight.
  • Warm clothing ( Jackets etc).
  • Training shoes.
  • socks.
  • sandals.
  • Also useful are:
    • binoculars.
    • camera.
    • sunglasses.

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