Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya is located in an area of Kenya where it’s possible to find snow-covered mountaintops as well as large cliffs and glaciers. In the same area, there are thick forests and cascading waterfalls. It is one of the few parks in the world where there are the alpine meadows as well as bamboo thickets and thick rain forests.

Mount Kenya Aerial Shot
Mount Kenya Aerial Shot

Mt Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and second highest in Africa at 5,199m.

Mount Kenya Peaks
Mount Kenya Peaks

It sits within a huge national park of over 276 sq miles, designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1997.

Lake Michaelson Mount Kenya
Lake Michaelson Mount Kenya

Nanyuki and Kongoni camp provide an excellent base for exploring the beauties and wonders of this region, whether you enjoy driving, walking or mountain climbing.

Mount Kenya Flora
Mount Kenya

There is a wonderful view of Mount Kenya from Kongoni Camp grounds, with the best views at 6am and 6pm.

Lake Alice Mount Kenya
Lake Alice Mount Kenya

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Some example trips:

Mt. Kenya Day Trip

7.00 A.M: Transfer from Nanyuki and drive to Old Moses Camp. Hike to the viewpoint 4000m. On a clear day, the snow capped peaks of Mt. Kenya can be seen. Also most mountain flowers will be seen e.g. Hericrysum, Brownii (Everlasting flower), Lobelia Teleki, Lobelia Dekenii, and most remarkably Giant Groundsels (senecio Johnstonii) and Protea Klimandskajelica. After some pictures descend to Old Moses camp for picnic lunch and then connect your transfer back to Nanyuki

Mt. Kenya Trek


DAY 1: Transfer from Nanyuki hotel to Sirimon Park gate. After park formalities, hike leisurely though the tropical rain forest, bamboo and the moorlands to reach Old Moses Hut (Judimere Camp) 3300m. dinner and overnight at the camp. (Appro. 3-4hrs walk)

DAY 2: After breakfast, hike to Shimptons camp 4200m via the Mackinders camp Valley and the Shimptons caves. Lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

DAY 3: Pre-dawn attempt to the summit point Lenana 4985m for a spectacular sunrise and photos. During a clear day, the two majestic peaks of Mt. Killimanjaro, Uhuru and Mawezi can be seen. Descend to Old Moses camp for lunch and then hike down to Sirimon park gate to connect your transfer to Nanyuki.

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