MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK & RESERVE

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Climbing to 5,199 meters, Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa. MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK & RESERVE. The scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site is breath-taking. It is 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.

Key features

Wildlife

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

Birds

  • 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 exceed 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

How to get there

  • 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.
  • Mountain climbing routes without an official gate include:
    • Kamweti
    • Marania
    • Burguret
    • Themwe
  •  Airstrips: The closest commercial airstrip to the park is at Nanyuki

Attractions

  • Pristine wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks of great beauty, geological variety, forest, mineral springs, rare and endangered species of animals, High altitude adapted plains game, Unique montane and alpine vegetation with 11 species of endemic plants.

KWS Self Catering

Batian Guest House

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Sirimon Cottage

Campsites

Kinondoni Campsite

Road Head

Mintos Hut & Campsite

Narumoru Gate Campsite

Met Station Campsite

Mackinders Campsite

Austrian Hut Campsite

Sirimon Gate Campsite

Judmaier Campsite

Shipton Campsite

Liki North Hut 7 Campsite

Solo Campsite

Major Campsite

Park Entry Fee

 
Citizen/Resident
Non-Resident

 
Adult (Ksh)
Child/Student (Ksh)
Adult (US$)
Child/Student (US$)

Mt. Kenya (Day Trip)
430
215
52
26

Mt. Kenya (3 Day Package)
1,290
645
156
78

Mt. Kenya (4 Day Package)
1,720
860
208
104

Mt. Kenya (5 Day Package)
2,150
1,075
260
130

Mt. Kenya (6 Day Package)
2,580
1,290
312
156

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