Mount Kenya National Park & Reserve


Climbing to 5,199 meters, Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa. The scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site is breathtaking. It is a pristine wilderness with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, mineral springs and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game and unique montane and alpine vegetation. Visitors can enjoy mountain climbing, camping and caving with the mountain’s rugged glacier-clad peaks providing the perfect backdrop.



  • Include Elephants, tree hyrax, white-tailed mongoose, suni, black-fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbucks, waterbuck and Elands. Animals rarely seen include leopard, bongo, and giant forest hog.


  • Over 130 bird species have been recorded.

Important Information for Visitors

  • All visitors should enter the park with a qualified and certified guide. Guides and potters have identification cards issued by the park management.
  • Disposable plastic water bottles are not allowed in the park.
  • Guides and potters are not allowed to carry luggage that exceeds 25KG. Weighing of luggage will be done at the gate on entry.
  • All visitors are required to check-in and out of the park, this is done by recording personal information in the entry and exit books.

What to take with you

  • Drinking water
  • Picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight
  • Walking boots,
  • Warm clothing,
  • Training shoes,
  • socks,
  • sandals
  • and gaiters.
  • Also useful are:
    • binoculars,
    • camera,
    • hat,
    • sunscreen,
    • sunglasses
    • and guidebooks.

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