Location: East of Rift Valley
Distance from Nairobi: 180km.
This is an extinct volcano which last erupted over 3 million years ago and Africa’s second highest mountain (5199mtr).with two jagged peaks as result of massive volcanic plug.
Described by UNESCO as a world heritage site,Mt.Kenya is one the most impressives site in Eastern part of Africa doubling up as an important water catment area to over 40% of country's population.Climate in tn and around the park varies with altitude and major attractions in the park include;
Massive pristine wilderness,lakes,glaciers,springs,endangered high altitude birlds and animals.Main activities include;
exploration of the caves
The western world first heard of the mountain when one missionary Dr.ludwig Krapf saw snow on top in 1843 and went to break the news to his European peers but they never believed him until when Joseph Thomson confirmed it in 1883. The mountain has three peaks with highest peak Batian and the second highest nelion being very ragged and difficult to reach.Excursions and climbs to the mountain can be arranged.
Accommodation in the park include
Naromoru river lodge
Mt Kenya safari club