Mt. Kenya National Park

Mt. Kenya National Park is located to the east of the Great Rift Valley, about 175km North-East of Nairobi.  The ecosystem lies in Central and Eastern provinces of Kenya.  At 5,199m the mountain is the second highest peak in Africa. Mt. Kenya is an important water tower in the country.

It provides water for about 50% of the country’s population and produces 70% of Kenya’s hydroelectric power.
UNESCO inscribed Mount Kenya as a World Heritage Site.  Its described as one of the most impressive landscapes in Eastern Africa with its rugged glacier-clad summits, Afro-alpine moorlands and diverse forests that illustrate outstanding ecological processes.

ACCESS

  • Roads: 175 Kms from Nairobi, the park can be reached on Nanyuki-Isiolo road via Sirimon Track or Nyeri-Nanyuki road near Naro Moru. The park is also reachable via Chogoria on the Embu – Meru road, about 150km north of Nairobi.
  • Airstrips: The closest commercial airstrip to the park is at Nanyuki

PARK GATES

  • Narumoru Gate
  • Sirimon Gate
  • Chogoria Gate
  • Mawingu Gate
  • Kamweti Gate
  • Kihari Gate

SIZE / LOCATION

  • 2800 sq.km
  • East of the Rift Valley. Mt. Kenya lies about 140 km North, North-East of Nairobi with its Northern flanks across the Equator

CLIMATE

  • Climate, flora and fauna on Mt. Kenya varies with altitude.

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