“Come touch the sky”
Climbing to 5,199 meters, Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa. The scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site is breath-taking. It is pristine wilderness with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, mineral springs and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game and unique montane and alpine vegetation. Visitors can enjoy mountain climbing, camping and caving with the mountain’s rugged glacier-clad peaks providing the perfect backdrop.
- Include Elephants, tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, suni, black fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbucks, water buck and Elands. Animals rarely seen include leopard, bongo, giant forest hog .
- Over 130 bird species have been recorded.
Protected Area Type
When to go
What to take with you
- Drinking water
- Picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight
- Walking boots,
- Warm clothing,
- Training shoes,
- and gaiters.
- Also useful are:
- and guidebooks.
How to get there
- Roads: 175 Kms from Nairobi, the park can be reached on Nanyuki-Isiolo road via Sirimon Track or Nyeri-Nanyuki road near Naro Moru. The park is also reachable via Chogoria on the Embu - Meru road, about 150km north of Nairobi.
- Mountain climbing routes without an official gate include:
- Airstrips: The closest commercial airstrip to the park is at Nanyuki
- Pristine wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks of great beauty, geological variety, forest, mineral springs, rare and endangered species of animals, High altitude adapted plains game, Unique montane and alpine vegetation with 11 species of endemic plants.
KWS Self Catering
Park Entry Fee
Mt. Kenya National Park & Reserve
Non - Resident
3 Day Package
4 Day Package
5 Day Package
6 Day Package
* Kindly refer to the document Conservation Fees 2016 below for other services and charges