Mount Kenya National Park

The beautiful Mount Kenya National Park

Travel to the beautiful Mount Kenya National Park is taking off in Kenya thanks to specialized hiking and climbing safaris and tours. The peak is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site just to the east of the Great Rift Valley. Mount Kenya National Park accommodation and safari options. Let us put together the ultimate packages for your Kenya holiday. Best deals. 

Mount Kenya National Park was proclaimed in 1949 to protect Mount Kenya, its rich wildlife and lush environment. The second-highest mountain in Africa, it’s also an ancient extinct volcano with rugged ice-capped summits, Afro-alpine moorlands, and dense forests that illustrate extraordinary ecological processes. 

Mount Kenya is also called “Come touch the sky”, an apt nickname for a soaring peak of 5,199m. An active volcano some 3 million years ago, it still features 12 leftover glaciers, all disappearing fast. The 3 peaks are covered in ice and the middle sections are protected with verdant forests where rare ecological and biological processes continue. The area also lies within the traditional migrating route of the African elephant population near the magnificent Meru National Park.  

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Climbers can camp at Shipton’s Camp just below the summit, nestling between the snow-capped peaks, or sleep in Shipton’s Caves, an adventurous spot for exploring. The mountain hut is a good resting place before summiting the mountain.


  • Hike to base camp via the Sirimon route on tracks through beautiful forests to view the lower parts of Mount Kenya.
  • Pop into the Mount Kenya Conservancy and Animal Orphanage to see shy llamas, hippos, black and white colobus monkeys, white-nosed monkeys, and others. 
  • The stunning region features lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forests, mineral springs, and a selection of 11 species of endemic plants!
  • Magnificent wildlife sightings include elephants, suni, black-fronted duiker, bushbucks, waterbuck, and eland. Animals rarely seen include leopards, bongo, and giant forest hogs.

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