Hiking in Mount Kenya

Conquering a mountain and getting to the peak could be considered the most rewarding and exciting activity for any hiking or outdoor adventure enthusiast.

Well if you’re looking for an exciting,fun-filled,and thrilling hiking experience, then the majestic mount Kenya awaits you.

Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa at 5,199 m (17,058 feet) the highest mountain being mount Kilimanjaro.

The mountain is formed by three main peaks which consist of point Batian which is the topmost peak at 5,199 followed by Nelion at 5,188m and last Lenana 4,985.

Climbing mount Kenya will give you the ultimate outdoor adventure and you can experience different vegetation,encounter rare species of animals and have a chance to withhold Kenya’s beautiful landscape.

Expect to find well cultivated farmlands on the lower slopes on your way up, pass through rain forest,then onto a bamboo zone some can  grow up to 12m.

Higher up into the moorlands and the forest, is home to many wildlife like monkeys,elephants and buffalo.

the rock hyrax is one of the most beautiful animal in the antelope species and this animals can be found in their natural habitat high up just before you get to the top, eagles and sun birds also build their nests there.

Grab your trekking gear, get into your spirit of adventure and come to mount Kenya, but beware! the Kenyan landscapes,beautiful grasslands,open plains and wildlife are know to ensnare most visitors and trap them into staying here for good never to return home.

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    • You’re welcome Clayton, I live in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital and I can tell you there are lovely places in the city too where you can visit, have picnics and feed animals too, I shall be talking about these places in my next post as well as upload breathtaking photos so watch this space!.

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