Mount Kenya,East Africa Mountain,Africa Mountain
Mount Kenya, the highest peak in Kenya at 5199m high, Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya. Mount Kenya, straddling the equator, it's icy summit reaches to 5,199 m. The National Park consists of all areas above 3,200 m. The mountain actually consists of three distinct zones: the volcanic peak zone, with its endless glaciers and snowfields; the alpine zone, with its distinctive giant vegetation such as groundsels; and the lower slopes, with their thick forest and bamboo vegetation.
Hiking on Mt Kenya
Climbing Mount Kenya is a challenge requiring extensive mountain climbing skills. To climb to the highest peaks, Batian and Nelion, one requires ropes, ice-axes and other specialized climbing gear. The two peaks can be attempted by experienced climbers. Non-experienced climbers have managed to reach point Lenana 4,970 meters ( 16,300ft) commonly called the "Tourist Peak". Nevertheless, most visitors are able to reach the more accessible Point Lenana at 4985m and many visitors enjoy the simple high altitude walks.
Mount Kenya Climbing Routes
Animals like elephant, buffalo, antelope, lion and rare bongo can be found at the bottom of the mountain. Access to Mount Kenya National Park is by three routes: the Naro Moru Route; the Chogoria Route; and the Sirimon Route. The Naro Moru route is from the western slopes of the mountain, beginning in the small town of Naro Moru on the A2 Muranga - Nanyuki road. This route is very steep.
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