Mt Kenya National Park
Established in 1949, this 715 km² park protects the region surrounding Mount Kenya which is largely a forest reserve. The park is 195 km northeast of Nairobi via Nairobi-Thika-Nyeri highway. Mt Kenyas highest peak (Batian) stands at 5199 M above sea level, qualifying Mt. Kenya as Africa’s second highest mountain. To the populous Kikuyu tribe, it is a sacred mountain where many offered (and still do) traditional prayers and sacrifices from times in memorial. It is a magnificent partly ice-covered mountain with variation in flora and fauna based on change in altitude. This is where game to view include Buffalo, Elephant, Bushbuck, Waterbuck, Black Rhino, Leopard, Giant Forest Hog, Genet, Bush Pig, Hyena, primates and birds. This too is the home of the elusive and rare antelope, the Bongo. The mountain is famous for mountain safaris where talented, experienced and tenacious climbers may climb up to Batian while majority climb up to Lenana peak, 4985 M high. On the way, one will witness fantastic scenery comprising of natural springs, glaciers and water bodies and also enjoy cool fresh air.
Please note that the above package choices are proposals. Please contact Touch Kenya Safaris if you wish to have a tailor made package of where you would wish to go and for how long you would want to stay there.