Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya presents the perfect destination for adventure. It is an extinct volcano straddling the equator, with jagged peaks rising over 5,199m making it the second highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro. The peaks are permanently iced with snow and glaciers.


The explorer Dr. Krapf, reported seeing the mountain in 1849, with Joseph Thomson confirming the snow caps in 1883. Count Teleki reached the snow line in 1887, and Captain Dundas in 1899.

The three peaks of Mt. Kenya are Batian, Nelion, and Point Lenana. Batian and Nelion require professional climbing experience, but anyone with a quest for adventure and an interest in one of the most extraordinary ecosystems on the continent will love climbing the easiest peak – Lenana.

Best time to climb June-September; December – February.