Experience a Mount Kenya safari and discover Africa 's second highest mountain. With a summit covered in snow and ice it's difficult to imagine that it's situated astride the equator!
Mount Kenya also has a fair splattering of wildlife, particularly on the lower slopes of the mountain. You can expect to see elephant, rhino, buffalo leopard, bushbuck, several species of duiker, giant forest hog, and colobus and Sykes monkeys. There is also prolific bird life around the mountain, ranging from huge eagles to multicolored sun birds. For the adventurous and outdoor types there are a variety of hiking and mountain climbing trails to choose from.
For those safari enthusiasts who enjoy 'taking it easy' - Mount Kenya Safari Club is the place to stay. Mount Kenya Safari Club has been a mecca for the rich and famous ever since it was founded in 1959. Set in beautifully manicured grounds, this is definitely the most sophisticated and romantic way to experience the area.
At 5,199m high, Mount Kenya is Africa's second highest mountain. It offers easy or challenging ascents with scenic beauty.
According to Kikuyu folklore, it is the home of the Supreme Being: Ngai, a name also used by the Maasai and Kamba to describe God. In traditional prayers and sacrifices, Ngai is addressed by the Kikuyu as Mwene Nyaga: Possessor of Brightness.
The name comes from Kere Nyaga the Kikuyu name for Mount Kenya, meaning Mountain of Brightness - Ngai's official home.
Mount Kenya Park Facts:
-Altitude 11,000 - 17,058ft.
-Area 715sq. kms
-Distance from Nairobi 175 kms
-Naro Moro airstrip
-Opened December 1949
-Excellent game viewing
-Fantastic scenery: Lakes, Tarns, Glaciers & Peaks
-Rare Birds & Animals
-Natural Minerals Springs
-Mountain Forest with High altitude plains game
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