Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian, Nelion, and Point Lenana

Key features

Mount Kenya has various features and tourist attractions which can be categorized into;


  • Include Elephants, tree hyrax, white-tailed mongoose, suni, black-fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbucks, waterbuck and Elands. Animals rarely seen include leopard, bongo, giant forest hog.


  • Over 130 bird species have been recorded.

Important Information for Visitors

  • All visitors should enter the park with a qualified and certified guide. Guides and potters have identification cards issued by the park management.
  • Disposable plastic water bottles are not allowed in the park.
  • Guides and potters are not allowed to carry luggage that exceeds 25KG. Weighing of luggage will be done at the gate on entry.
  • All visitors are required to check-in and out of the park, this is done by recording personal information in the entry and exit books.

What to take with you

  • Drinking water
  • Picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight
  • Walking boots,
  • Warm clothing,
  • Training shoes,
  • socks,
  • sandals
  • and gaiters.
  • Also useful are:
    • binoculars,
    • camera,
    • hat,
    • sunscreen,
    • sunglasses
    • and guidebooks.

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