Mt. Kenya is located in central Kenya 156km north of Nairobi. The name Kenya is named after Mt Kenya (Kirinyaga) meaning the mountain of whiteness as referred to by the indigenous people because of the capped peak. The name arose out of inability of the British to pronounce Kirinyaga correctly. Mt Kenya is 5199m above the sea level.
The provincial headquarter of central province is Nyeri, the other towns around Mt Kenya are Nanyuki, Timau, Meru, Embu, Sagana and Karatina.
The community around the mountain predominate consists of Bantus speaking; the climate is generally cool due to the relativity higher altitude. Stunning view of rolling hills carpeted with all manner of vegetation attested to deeply ingrained agriculture. There is diverse ecosystem within the central region meaning that the terrain caters for a larger variety of crops such as tea, coffee, maize, mangoes, avocadoes, khat, wheat and rice. Live stock farming also forms a mainstay for the people in this area.