Mt Kenya is an impressive extinct volcano dominating the landscape of the Kenyan highlands. It has two main peaks Nekion and Batian. The mountain slopes are cloeacked in moorland, scrub, forest and bamboo that give way to high central snow, ice and rocks. It is one of the most important water catchment areas that supply water to most regions. When taking your Kenya tour, this is one of the most exciting excursions you cannot afford to miss.
The park includes numerous habitats ranging from alpine moorlands, higher forest, glacial morains and tarns among other things. The major attractions around here include mineral springs, , high altitude adapted plains, rare endangered species, forest, glaciers and peaks, eleven species of endemic plants and pristine wilderness among other attractions.
Mt. Kenya is famous for its white tailed mongoose black fronted duiker, over a hundred and thirty bird species, tree hydrax and giant forest hog among others. With all these wildlife, it is no wonder most Kenya travel agents recommend it for all visitors.
Mt Kenya Accommodation
Currently there are no lodges in this amazing park but there are various lodges that offer accommodation facilities in the surrounding areas. The Kenya Wildlife Service offers self catering accommodation; Sirimon Bandas and Batian are among some of the accommodation facilities you can get around the area. Additionally there are many bunkhouses and climbing huts that meet you along the climbing route.
One of the things that make this park a number one tourist destination is its accessibility. The park is only 175 kilometers from Kenya’s capital Nairobi. You can reach this park through the Nanyuki- Isiolo road via Sirimon Track. Alternatively you can use Nyeri-Nanyuki road near Naro Moru. This park is also easily accessible through Chogoria on the Embu-Meru road just a hundred and fifty kilometers north of Nairobi. The nearest airstrip landing to the park is Nanyuki.
You can visit this place at any time of the year and the major activities you can do include camping, wildlife viewing, mountain climbing and cave explorations among others things. You can talk to Dancom Tours for more information and travel guide while on your next Kenya safari.