Mt. Kenya, the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in
Africa, is regarded as the home of Ngai, the god of the local Kikuyu
people. We recommend that its two highest peaks, Batian and Nelion,
at around 17,000 feet each be reserved for experienced climbers.
However, Point Lenana (16,355 feet) can be reached by fit trekkers
and takes between three to five days to complete.
Beautiful forests and mountain ranges along with moorlands and heather
define this park which enjoys lovely views of Mt. Kenya and the Rift
Valley. Lion, black rhino, elephant, buffalo and hyena are found here
as well as abundant bird life. Bring your warm clothing for night wear
since most of the park lies above 9800 feet.