Mount Kenya National Park

Short Overview
Mount Kenya is the Kenya’s biggest mountain ranging between 1600m - 5199m above sea level and second after Mt Kilimanjaro and is an extinct volcano at the equator located in Central province.
Get personal pricing option and a free advice from tour specialist!

Details

Details of Mount Kenya National Park

It is a national icon and nations namesake. Mountain Rivers, forest, moorland rock and ice and crowned by glittering twin peaks of Batian and Nelion. Mount Kenya National Park is covering 2800 sq km and is 175 km north east of Nairobi. It offers a landscape of Mountain Rivers, forest, moorland rock and ice and crowned by glittering twin peaks of Batian and Nelion and for the Kikuyu people.

Sacred home of the God Ngai

Kikuyu people is one of the communities living around the mountain, which is the sacred home for their God referred to as Ngai. Other communities living around the mountain are the Embu and Masai and gave different names to the mountain. The Kambas too also gave a name to the Mountain that was finally adopted as the countries name. There are several legendary stories associated with the mountains. The mountain peaks Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana are named after three Masai brave men and medicine men.

Freezing cold, misty and windy

Since Mount Kenya has mountain geography, the climate and weather varies with altitude. At high altitudes it is freezing cold, misty and windy. The vegetation is mainly alpine and sub-alpine flora, bamboo forests, moorland and tundra. The vegetation changes notably as you ascend because of the variations in temperatures.

Permanently crowned with a glacier

An attraction at the extinct volcanic Mountain is the massive circular volcanic cone estimated at 70 km in diameter. The mountain is permanently crowned with a glacier at the peak known as Lewis Glacier. This is amazing because the line of the equator crosses Kenya and is assumed hottest area with Mt Kenya only 16km south of the equator.

Major attractions

Pristine wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks of great beauty and mineral springs.

There is also the unique montane and alpine vegetation.

Wildlife such as elephants, tree hyrax, mole rat, bush bucks, water bucks, elands, suni and white tailed mongoose. You will rarely see the leopards, bongos, giant forest hogs and rhinos.

Over 130 species of birds.

Info

Info

SKU
  • KEN7
Destination
  • Kenya
When to visit?
  • No
Safari Circuit
  • Kenya S-East Safari circuit

ENQUIRY

ENQUIRY - Shadows Of Africa

Get personal pricing option and a free advice from tour specialist! Your personal information is absolutely safe with us!

Our tour specialists are ready to help you with your trip planning with the best possible combinations to suit your needs. Please complete this short form and we will get in touch within 24 hours. All personal information supplied will be absolutely secure and remain within our organization and will not be shared with any external entity unless prior permission is given.

Let's talk about your trip

How can we get hold of you?

* Required Fields

Attractions


  • Pristine wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks of great beauty. 

  • Mineral springs. 

  • Unique montane and alpine vegetation. 

  • Wildlife such as elephants, tree hyrax, mole rat, bush bucks, water bucks, elands, suni and white tailed mongoose. 

  • Recorded over 130 species of birds

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
Expert Advice

Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.

You may also be interested in

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Luxury
Serengeti Central