Mount Kenya National Park Overview

Listed in the World Heritage List in 1997 by World Heritage Committee, Mount Kenya National Park is home of Mt. Kenya, the second highest peak of Africa.

Highlights And Main Attractions Of Mount Kenya National Park.

Mount Kenya, the second highest peak in Africa is the main attraction during Kenya Safari Tours. Three different peaks of Mt. Kenya attract new hikers as well experienced trekkers having technical skills.

The Mount Kenya National Park represents many unusual floral species and full of immaculate wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest and mineral springs.

Most spectacular magnificent scenery of this park can be enjoyed while hiking. This park is one of the excellent Kenya Safari Destinations for bird watchers.

Other attractions are high altitude adapted plains game, numerous unique plant species in montane and alpine vegetation.

Mount Kenya National Park Quick Facts

According to Kenya Safari Facts which make Mount Kenya National Park more special are:

  • Established in 1949 for the protection of surrounding wildlife of Mt. Kenya and its protection, Mt. Kenya National Park is a major catchment of water supplying in Kenya.

  • Mt. Kenya and Mount Kenya National Park are both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

  • Mt. Kenya is the second tallest mountain of Africa with three peaks Batian (5199m), Nelion (5188m) and Point Lenana (4985m).

  • On tropical base, it offers prolific birds, spot buffalos and elephants where in bamboo forest, spotting Colobus and other monkeys is easy.

  • Most of the visitors and new hikers visit this park mostly for both technical and non-technical climbing and cave exploration during Kenya Safari Tours.

Eco-System And Wildlife Of Mount Kenya National Park

  • With deep wilderness panorama, Mount Kenya National Park offers excellent scenery of lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, mineral springs and different ecological system of Mount Kenya.

  • As one of the famous Kenya Safari DestinationsMount Kenya has the most impressive landscapes in East Africa with its rugged glacier-clad summits and forested middle slopes. The flora and fauna of Mt. Kenya varies according to the altitude.

  • In tropical forest of Mt. Kenya, spotting buffalo and elephant is easy. In terrain forests, antelope and giant forest hogs can be easily spotted. Arid and semi-arid habitats represent rich diversity.

  • Having 130 bird species, Mt. Kenya National Park include elephants, tree hyrax, suni, black fronted duiker, mole rat, white tailed mongoose, bush bucks, water buck and elands.

Mount Kenya National Park Accommodation Options

During Kenya Safari Tours, there are different accommodations like self catering, campsite and lodges

  • Mt Kenya best lodges are Serena Mountain Lodge and Fairmont Mt Kenya Safari club.

  • or Self Catering accommodations, Batian Guest House and Sirimon Cottage are available.

  • The different campsites are Khondoni camp, Road Head, Mintos Hut & Campsite, Narumoru Gate Campsite, Met station, Mackinders Campsite, Austrian Hut, Sirimon Gate Campsite, Shipton Campsite, and other campsites.


  • Mount Kenya National Park has most dramatic landscapes

  • Surprising kind of flora and fauna

  • Offers most stunning scenic view from the path of hiking


  • Among three peaks of Mt. Kenya, the summit for the other peaks requires technical skills.

  • No game drive by vehicle is possible.

Want to Visit Mount Kenya NP?

Mount Kenya National Park has situated 175 Km from Nairobi and the park can be reached through the region’s main towns like Naro Moru, Nanyuki, Meru, and Embu.

January to February and from July to September is the best time to visit Mount Kenya National Park.

The best Things To Do In Kenya  to Mt. Kenya National Park are wildlife viewing, mountain climbing, camping, and cave exploration.

If you have a plan for Kenya Safari Tours, then we hope, our Kenya Travel Guide will help you to enjoy the panoramic view of the park and trekking to the beautiful ‘Place of Light’.

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