This Park was created around Africa’s second-highest mountain. It straddles the equator and covers more than 275 sq mi. Mount Kenya is seen as sacred by the Kikuyu people, as there is said to be a god who lives here.
The mountain’s snow-capped peaks can be seen on clear days, but are often enclosed in low cloud cover. With altitudes ranging from 5250 ft. to 17060 ft., there is a wide range of vegetation. It includes rich sub-alpine flora, low-lying forests and bamboo zones, as well as moorlands and tundra. Common species found are giant forest hog, tree hyrax, white-tailed mongoose, elephant, buffalo, suni, duiker, leopard, black rhino, bushbuck, bongo and a type of ‘golden cat’. Mountain buzzards, tinker birds and various louries are also fascinating spots.
Mt. Kenya at 17, 060 ft. Wildlife viewing at night by floodlight, elephants and rarely seen nocturnal wildlife. Over 130 species of bird-life. Mountain climbing.