Definitive Guide Of Mount Kenya National Park & 4×4 Self Drive Car Hire

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Mount Kenya National Park is became a national Park in 1949 and A UNESCO World heritage site in 1997. The Park was established to protect Mount Kenya, and the wildlife that call it a home.

The government on the hand has also had its own reasons to create a national park  out of the  a forest reserve, for the importance of local and national economies tourism, preserving an area with specular view, to preserve the water catchment since Mount Kenya is the main water supply, comprising of about 20 glacial tarns (small lakes) of different  sizes and many glacial moraine features ranging from 3,950 m and 4,800 m asl.

Mount Kenya  National Park , as a UNESCO world heritage site  has spans an area of 1420 square Kilometers, out of which 715 square kilometers rises beyond the 3000m contour line, whereas the forest reserve takes on the remaining 705 square Kilometers.

About Mount Kenya- 2nd Highest Peak in Africa

Mount Kenya, at 5199m above sea level, is the second highest peak in Africa. Mount Kenya is located in the former Eastern and Central provinces of Kenya. It has  Batian (5,199 metres or 17,057 feet), Nelion (5,188 m or 17,021 ft) and Point Lenana (4,985 m or 16,355 ft).Mount Kenya is an old extinct Volcano, that is believed to have developed upto 6500m, dating back to its past period of activity from 3.1-2.6 million years ago.

The whole mountain has been divided by valleys emerging from the peaks, which are widely ascribed to glacial erosion. Mount Kenya being the main water


The entire mountain is deeply dissected by valleys radiating from the peaks, which are largely attributed to glacial erosion. The highest peaks are Batian (5,199 m) and Nelion (5,188 m). There are 12 remnant glaciers on the mountain, all receding rapidly, and four secondary peaks that sit at the head of the U-shaped glacial valleys.

Getting to Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya  being located 193km north east of Nairobi, and approximately 480km from the coast, can be accessed by both road and flight, although air transport is the cheapest, fastest and convenient way to travel at arate between $120 -$240.

By road, follow an asphalt  Nanyuki Isiolo road for at least 6 hours depending on routes undertaken, including Chogoria, Naro Moru and Sirimon.

On self drive, you can hire a car from Self Drive Kenya, so that you can experience your own adventure. Set off from Nairobi, then drive through Thika road until you reach Karatina town. It is at this point that  you will take the right turn of the signposted road to Nanyuki town, where your drive for about 30 minutes to Naro Moru Park Gate or 45 minutes to Sirimon gate and also Chogoria, whose road requires a 4WD, compared to the 2.

By flight, scheduled flights are always arranged from Wilson Airport in Nairobi to Nanyuki Airport for about 35 minutes. All flights are  made two major flight operators of Safari link and AirKenya Express.

Best Time to Get to Mount Kenya National Park

The best time to visit Mount Kenya National Park, as well as climbing Mount Kenya is in the sunniest months of July to September, and December –  March, although often visit the park even during the rainy months from march to May, and  when there are slight drizzles between October to November

What to see and do in Mount Kenya National Park

The major tourist attraction bring into the country, travelers allover the globe, is the famous Mount Kenya, which stands as Africa’s second highest peak. Yet like other Kanya National Parks, wild animals like  Buffaloes.

Mount Kenya (Which comprises of 3 peaks) a lone has upto 7 routes up the mountain, which has three peaks. Although only 3 are recognized, namely Sirimon, Chogoria and Naro Moru.

The easiest and fast reached peak is Point Lenana peak at 4985m ( 3rd highest peak)m , while the other 2 of Batian and Nelion requires technical climbing ability are allowed to attempt the other two peaks.

The minimum number of days to climb Mount Kenya is 3 days, above which you can add, depending on your climbing ability and strength as well as acclimatization rate.

Besides, mount Kenya also has lakes including: Rutundu, alis, Elis Michealson and Honel, which makes mount Kenya the main water catchment.


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Mount Kenya Safaris to Point Lenana, Along Chogoria, Naromoru and Sirimone routes


3 Days Mount Kenya Climbing To Point Lenana via Sirimon Route starts from Nairobi through 2  of Old Moses’s Camp and Shipton’s camp


5 days Mount Kenya Climb Chogoria combines two major routs of Mount Kenya. It starts with Chogoria route to Point Lenana and decends down Sirimon route


Climbing Mount Kenya in 4 Days follows the fastest (Naro Moru) route to Mount Kenya’s third highest peak of point Lenana, although it doesn’t offer beautiful views of the Park,