Trekking Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya is the highest Mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro. The twin summits are called Batian and Nelion and can only be negotiated by climbing on rock or ice. A third summit, Lenana, can be reached more easily by hikers.

The Mountain is covered in lush green forest with sections of bamboo, giant heaths, bushes and tussock grass. Within the Mount Kenya National Park are an array of wild animals from hyena buffalo, zebra and elephant and stunning bird life.

Climbing Mount Kenya is one of the most fulfilling climbs you can do. From the bottom of the mountain, the climb begins at the equatorial line at Nanyuki and onwards onto the Sirimon track. The initial climb takes you to the Mount Kenya National Park Gate from which point you continue up towards Old Moses Camp.

The two to three hour hike is crucial for acclimatizing yourself and takes you through some fantastic stretched of rainforest. From this point the hike continues through the unique Alpine Moorland Zone. Then onwards and upwards to the glorious summits and the spectacular views they bring.




▪ Geosafaris
P.O. Box 24696
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: (+254-2) 884 258, (254 2) 884 259
Fax: (+254-2) 884 445


▪ Wild Frontiers runs trips to Samburuland:
P.O. Box 15165
Tel: (+254-2) 884 258/9
Fax: (+254-2) 884 445

▪ To learn more about the endangered rhinos and other animals, contact:
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
P.O. Box 49918
Tel/Fax: (+254-2) 164 31405
Fax: (+254-2) 607 197

▪ The Mountain Club of Kenya publishes the most comprehensive guide to Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro. This small pocket-sized guide is packed with information from trekking routes, equipment and huts, to flora and fauna and the history of Mount Kenya.

▪ The Kenya Wildlife Service
An excellent website relating to Mount Kenya.