The World Heritage Committee inscribed Mount Kenya National Park on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. Being the second tallest mountain in Africa, the surrounding scenery is breathtaking.
Mount Kenya National Park includes Mount Kenya and the surrounding forest in which a number of animal as elephants, tree hyrax, mole rat, bushbucks, waterbucks, elands, suni and white-tailed mongoose reside. You will rarely see the leopards, bongos, giant forest hogs and rhinos. There are at least 160 bird species existing in Mount Kenya National Park, including the rare and threatened Abbott’s starling. It is home to 6 of the 8 bird species that are endemic to the Kenyan Mountains. The park is also home to several species of eagles that sometimes soar high above.
The wilderness is perfect and pristine with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, and mineral springs – the Mount Kenya peaks are of great beauty.
Visitors can enjoy walks in the forest and trekking/mountain climbing, as you marvel at the sight of the mountain’s rugged glacier-clad peaks and equatorial snow. While the 5199-meter summit is a difficult technical climb, the lesser peak of Point Lenana (4985m) can be easily reached by any fit trekker which takes 3 to 5 days. Different climbing routes can be taken.