Mt. Kenya National Park /Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa.
Majestic Peaks, Moorlands and Falls
At 5,199 m, Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa. With its rugged ice-capped summits and cloud-forested middle slopes, it is one of the most impressive of East African landscapes.The national park and the forest reserve, combined, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The national park has an area of 715 square kilometres (276 sq mi) volcanic sediment in the surrounding region’s soil and the huge volume of fresh water coming down the slopes
Visitors to the park can find different types of accommodation according to their taste,
ranging from the Treetops tree-house lodge, to the Ark – built in the shape of Noah’s Ark – and three self-help banda sites, eight special campsites and a public campsite in the moorland.
There are also five picnic sites. Both Treetops and Ark provide excellent nighttime wildlife viewing. From here, visitors can observe various animals, such as elephant, buffalo, lion and rhino, which get attracted to the waterholes. The park also includes two airstrips at Mweiga and Nyeri.
The park contains a wide range of landscapes – from the mountain peaks that rise to 14,000 feet (4,300 m) above sea level, to their deep, v-shaped valleys intersected by streams, rivers, and waterfalls. Moorland, bamboo forests and rainforests are found at lower altitudes.