East African Citizens

From KES 22,800 per person

 

Non Citizens

From USD 540 per person

Then I saw it: an ethereal mountain emerging from a tossing sea of clouds between two dark barracks. A massive-blue-black tooth of sheer rock inlaid with azure glaciers- Felice Benuzzi, in No Picnic on Mount Kenya.

 

Rising majestically out of the central plains of Kenya, Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers. Due to its testing climbs on Batian and Nelion, Mount Kenya has earned itself the unofficial tile, ‘the mountaineer’s mountain in Africa’.

When to climb: Although, Mount Kenya can be climbed all year round, the highest rainfall occurs between late March and the middle of May, and slightly less between late October and mid December.