At just over 5,100m (17,058 ft.), Mt. Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro. Since time immemorial, the Kikuyu have revered Kirinyaga – meaning White Mountain – as the home of their god Ngai/ It is a giant extinct volcano whose ridges have been worn down, leaving only the central peaks.
Since 1991, Mount Kenya National Park & Reserve is one of 103 Africa’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, playing a key role in Kenya’s cultural, economic and ecological arena; supplying over seven million people with their daily water needs and providing a home to several endemic species.
The mountain, which for years has been viewed as sacred, has glaciers, endangered species of animals, lakes and tarns.
Mt. Kenya offers a thrilling experience for mountain climbers.
Hundreds of hikers, if not thousands have dared to scale its three peaks; Nelion, Lenana and Batian, the latter being the highest.
It is this mountaineering spirit that earned the mountain a spot in the annual 7 Summits Africa expedition of regional mountaineering, created by adventurers and conservationists to bring awareness to the unexplored technical mountains on the African continent.
Apart from mountain climbing, Mt. Kenya offers exhilarating outdoor attractions and diverse activities for the ultimate experience.
Popular on the lust are hikes, treks, and nature walks, to sundowner cocktails, golfing, and trout fishing.
Alternatively you can visit the The Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy notable for the breeding of the endangered Mount Kenya antelope – the bongo.