MOUNT KENYA SECOND HIGHEST IN AFRICA
The tallest in Kenya, and the second highest in Africa, Mount Kenya stands 5,199m tall. There are several summits on Mount Kenya: Batian, Nelion, and Point Lenana. Adventure Alternative offers trips to each of these peaks, plus a few more trek options. Despite being a strato-volcano, the peak itself gets its rugged profile from previously being covered in ice. Today, there are 11 small glaciers on the peak.
Mt Kenya National Park
The area surrounding the peak and the peak itself make up Mt Kenya National Park. The surrounding area is well known for its unique flora and fauna. From the lowland savannahs and bamboo forests the flora changes as you rise in elevation. Here you will find the unique high-altitude equatorial environment. The landscape seems as if it belongs on another planet with strange plants and misty terrain.
The approach to Mount Kenya from Nairobi involves a journey of about four hours to either the town of Naro Moru or Embu, where we can provide accommodation in a local hotel or our Guest House. Naro Moru is the base for ascents on the Sirimon, Burguret and Naro Moru routes and Embu is used for the Chogoria route. All our advertised prices are based on camping on the mountain but there are also some huts, mostly privately owned, which you can upgrade to.
Recommended Mountain Kenya Trekking Journeys
6 Days Mount Kenya Burguret
Burguret Route will set you Climb Mount Kenya by the route made famous in the book ‘No Picnic on Mount Kenya. Ascending the wilder and less traveled to Point Lenana and then descending via the Chogoria Route