Mount Kenya National Park & Reserve

“Come touch the sky”

Climbing to 5,199 meters, Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa. 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.

Protected Area Type

Park Size

2124 sq. Km

Climate

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

When to go

All year round

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
    • and guidebooks.
  • Camping
  • Cave exploration
  • Game viewing
  • Mountain Climbing

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.

Park Entry Fee

Mt. Kenya National Park & Reserve

Citizen

Resident

Non - Resident

Adults

KSH

Child

KSH

Adults

KSH

Child

KSH

Adults

USD

Child

USD

Daily

500

250

900

600

65

30

4 Day Package

2350

700

4100

1800

255

150

5 Day Package

3000

1250

5000

3000

315

170

6 Day Package

3500

1400

6000

3500

380

200

Kihara

350

250

1200

600

60

30

* Kindly refer to the document Conservation Fees 2015 below for other services and charges 

Park Resources

Phone:

Tel:  020-3568763

Hotline: +254 712 294 084

Email:  mountkenya@kws.go.ke or mtkenyanationalpark@yahoo.com

Postal Address:

Mt. Kenya National Park,

P.O. Box69,

Naru Moru,

Kenya.

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