About Mount Kenya National Park :
Size: 2124 sq. Km
Location: Central Kenya.
BY Air: Flights available from Nairobi to Nanyuki air strip.
By Road: 175 Kms from Nairobi about 3 hours' drive.
What To Do:
Game Safari, Lakes, Mount climbing (Lenana Peak), Tarns, Glaciers and Peaks of great beauty, geological variety, mineral springs, rare and endangered species of animals.
When To Go:
Mount Kenya National Park is open all year round.December to March are the sunniest months and perhaps the best time to visit.
Mount Kenya is internationally recognized as an exceptional example of an equatorial mountain. The largest glacier is the vanishing Lewis Glacier between Teleki Valley and Point Lenana with an enduring crown of ice. Mount Kenya, the extinct volcano is the national icon of Kenya, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mount Kenya offers activities like mount climbing, cavesexploration, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks of great beauty, geological variety, forest, mineral springs, rare and endangered species of animals. Unique montane and alpine vegetation with 11 species of endemic plants.
White and black colobus monkeys are found in the ravines, and Sykes’ monkeys can be viewed along the tracks. It is the home of endemic Ruppell’s root rats, and subtle lines in the earth in the mossy glades show the underground routes that are used by mountain mole shrews. Your may sight large mounds in the glades that are the result of giant mole rats. Common large herbivores include zebras on the Sirimon inclines, and buffalos and elephants are seen at times on the Naro Moru trails and in the dense bamboo forests above 2400 meters. Also at this elevations are duikers, elands and other antelopes, as well as smaller denizens, such as rock hyraxes. These fauna are joined by more common species, including defassa waterbucks, bushbucks and many more.
Visitors can enjoy mountain climbing, camping and caving with the mountain’s rugged glacier-clad peaks providing the perfect backdrop. Climbing to 5,199 meters, Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery surrounding of this designated World Heritage Site !