Altitude: 2500-4000 ft.
Area: 104 sq. kms.
Distance from Nairobi: 343 kms.
The region provides excellent game viewing. Examples include the black and white Colobus and Sykes monkeys, bushbuck, buffalo, elephant, waterbuck, black rhino, genet cat and the bongo which is a rare type of forest antelope. The region also has a fascinating variation of flora and fauna.
The Sweetwaters Tented Camp provides an opportunity to experience luxury camping with Mount Kenya in the background.
Mt. Kenya National Park is located to the east of the Great Rift Valley, about 175km North-East of Nairobi. The ecosystem lies in Central and Eastern provinces of Kenya. At 5,199m the mountain is the second highest peak in Africa. Mt. Kenya is an important water tower in the country. It provides water for about 50% of the country’s population and produces 70% of Kenya’s hydroelectric power.
UNESCO inscribed Mount Kenya as a World Heritage Site. Its described as one of the most impressive landscapes in Eastern Africa with its rugged glacier-clad summits, Afro-alpine moorlands and diverse forests that illustrateoutstanding ecological processes.
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. Airstrips: The closest commercial airstrip to the park is at Nanyuki
2800 sq.km East of the Rift Valley. Mt. Kenya lies about 140 km North, North-East of Nairobi with its Northern flanks across the Equator
Climate, flora and fauna on Mt. Kenya varies with altitude
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.
Include Elephants, tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, suni, black fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbucks, water buck and Elands. Animas rarely seen include leopard, bongo, giant forest hog and rhino.
Where to Stay
KWS Self – Catering Accommodation:
Camping Facilities :
Kinondoni, Road Head, Mintos Hut & Campsite, Narumoru Gate, Met Station, Mackinders Campsite, Mackinders, Austrian Hut, Sirimon, Judmaier, Shipton, Liki North Hut 7, Solo and Major public campsites.