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Climbing Mount Kenya


Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian 5,199 metres 17,057 ft, Nelion 5,188 metres 17,021 ft and Point Lenana 4,985 metres 16,355 ft. Mount Kenya is located in central Kenya, just south of the equator, around 150 kilometres 93 mi north-northeast of the capital Nairobi. Mount Kenya is the source of the name of the Republic of Kenya.

Mount Kenya is a stratovolcano created approximately 3 million years after the opening of the East African rift. Before glaciation, it was 7,000 m 23,000 ft high. It was covered by an ice cap for thousands of years. This has resulted in very eroded slopes and numerous valleys radiating from the centre. There are currently 11 small glaciers. The forested slopes are an important source of water for much of Kenya.

There are several vegetation bands from the base to the summit. The lower slopes are covered by different types of forest. Many alpine species are endemic to Mount Kenya, such as the giant lobelias and senecios and a local subspecies of rock hyrax. An area of 715 km2 (276 sq mi) around the centre of the mountain was designated a National Park and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The park receives over 16,000 visitors per year.

5 Days Mt Kenya Climbing - Sirimon Route

SIRIMON DOWN NARO MORU MOUNT ROUTE DAY 1: Departure from Nairobi is at 0930 hrs to Nanyuki for dinner and overnight at Mount Kenya. DAY 2: After breakfast vehicle transfer to Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp Mount Kenya (3300m) for overnight. (6 to 8 hrs hike). DAY 3: Hike Shimpton’s camp at […] Read more
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6 Days 5 nights Mount Kenya Climbing

NARO MORU – CHOGORIA ROUTE Day 1: Nairobi/Mt Kenya Depart Nairobi in the morning arriving Naromoru mount Kenya region in time for lunch. After lunch you proceed to Mount Kenya Youth Hostel for dinner and overnightDay 2. Met Station : After breakfast, proceed to Naromoru Park Gate (mount Kenya) and start hiking to Met Station […] Read more
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5 Days 4 Nights Mt Kenya Climbing

SIRIMON -CHOGORIA ROUTE Day 1: Nairobi/Nanyuki Depart Nairobi mid morning for Nanyuki arriving in time for lunch around mount Kenya region. The afternoon is spent in this area for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight in a budget hotel. Day 2: Old Moses Camp After breakfast, drive to Sirimon Park Gate mount Kenya. After Check-in start hiking […] Read more
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