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Mount Kenya National Parkis home to Mt. Kenya the coutry's name sake and a corruption of the the name Kirinyanga.The parks scenic beauty is quite fantastic as Mt. Kenya; Africa’s second highest mountain that soars towards the skies.

UNESCO - World Heritage Site and is described as one of the most impressive landscapes in East Africa with its rugged glaciers and peaks, afro-alpine moorlands and diverse forests, lakes, tarns and mineral springs. 

Mount Kenya National Reserve is for the extremely adventurous and those looking to test their boundaries. Challenge the natural landscape and scale the 5199 metres to the top of Mt. Kenya, the highest mountain in Kenya.

For those who many not wish to climb the mountain and nevertheless want to enjoy the mountain air, the wonderful scenery, peace and serenity that emanate from the mountains, around the foothills.

Mount Kenya National Reserve straddles the equator and the entire mountain contour forms Mt. Kenya National Park. Mysterious, myths and mountains the ethnic Kikuyu people who live on the slopes of the mountan, central highlands of Kenya believed that the mountain is sacred and was the main home of their God.

 

 

 Mount Kenya National Park: What Game

  • Forest belts play host to a great variety of animals and plants which include several unique species.
  • Sightings of albino zebra, black leopard, and the rare and elusive bongo have been recorded in the upper reaches of this fascinating game park. Other animals in the park include elephants, buffalo, lion, and antelope.

Mount Kenya National Park: What Activities

  • Here one may find rare and endangered animals as well as unique montane and alpine vegetation including 11 endemic plants.
  • Touch and walk on the last of the few of remaining and quickly diminishing equatorial glaciers.
  • Unique experience amazing landscape of Mt. Kenya
  • Trek through rolling hillsides covered with unique high elevation vegetation
  • Unique plants that have adapted to the harsh equatorial highlands
  • Finest views of Mt. Kenya's spectacular rocky peaks.

Mount Kenya National Park: Best time to visit

  • The best time to climb Mt. Kenya is January, February, august, and September.

Mount Kenya National Park: Where to stay

  • Serena Mountain Lodge, Rutundu Log Cabin, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
    • Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

      The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club has splendid view of the majestic Mount Kenya.  The Club is the ideal base for a truly superb holiday in Nanyuki, Kenya. With some of the country's finest attractions on the doorstep, visitors to the resort can enjoy an enormous range of excursions and activities without spending hours and even days traveling in between making Mount Kenya safari club one of the most truly best hotels in Kenya. Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club: Highlights. Winner in the 2013 Travellers Choice Awards and that Travel & Leisure Magazine often positions it in the 'World's Top 50' List. Originally the retreat of movie star and Club founder, William Holden, the Club's illustrious former members includes Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby.  Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club: Accommodation 120 luxuriously appointed hotel rooms set in landscaped gardens, offer a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club: Activities    Outdoor heated swimming pool Nine-hole golf course Maze Mountain biking, hiking and Horseback riding William Holden Animal Orphanage Sweetwater’s and Aberdares game drives Fishing and Whitewater rafting excursions Bird walks and nature walks Start customizing your itinerary Start crafting your safari today
    • Sweetwaters Tented Camp

      Sweetwaters Tented Camp is found on the plains of Mount Kenya and lies at the centre of the pristine calm, private Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The camp is charming, blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury and is a sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole. Sweetwaters Tented Camp: Highlights Host to all the ‘Big Five' (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard)  Boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, Hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya Shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species. Sweetwaters Tented Camp: Accommodation Thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole that offers unrivalled wildlife-watching. Sweetwaters Tented Camp: Activities Camel treks, guided nature walks, bird spotting Cultural dance and music Day and night game drives daily Swimming pool and extensive grounds Wedding planning and honeymoon venue Start customizing your itinerary Start crafting your safari today
    • Serena Mountain Lodge

      Serena Mountain Lodge Sailing like an ark amid the ancient forests of Kenya's highest mountain, Mount Kenya, this timbered tree hotel offers champagne-clear mountain air, sweeping views across the tree-canopy, sparkling trout streams, and gentle forest walks. On the lower slopes of the mountain, the lodge is cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum game-sightings. The open-air viewing-deck looks down on to its own water hole and salt-lick, which attracts numerous animals. Elephant, buffalo and waterbuck are regular visitors to the waterhole.  The surrounding dense rainforest comes alive at dusk with a myriad of sounds that make the African bush so special and exhilarating! Serena Mountain Lodge: Highlights Tree Hotel on the slopes of Kenya’s highest mountain Kenya’s Leading Safari Lodges 2013 Serena Mountain Lodge: Accommodation 41 rooms (all non-smoking)well-appointed rooms with forest view Serena Mountain Lodge: Activities Bush breakfast, Bush lunch and Dinner at the Rooftop Massages, facials, pedicures, manicures Board games and library of Africana books Special dietary needs catered for with advance notification Wake up calls to view animals at the waterhole on request Guided forest walks Trout fishing Mountain climbs and treks Tree-planting programme  Gift shop and business centre Start customizing your itinerary Start crafting your safari…