Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa. Located in central Kenya just south of the equator its highest peak is Batian at 5,199 meters (17,057 ft). Mount Kenya National Park protects the region surrounding the mountain and was established in 1949. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area is of great tourism importance for the surrounding local communities.

It is a very scenic area and the park has huge biodiversity. There are several distinct ecological zones from savanna surrounding the mountain to the nival zone near the glaciers. Altitude affects climate which is a consideration if you are going to any kind of altitude on this mountain. Mt Kenya National Park is the perfect place to stopover between safari destinations. It is situated between some of Kenya’s great National Parks: Aberdare, Samburu and Meru. Mount Kenya Safari Club or the Serena Mountain Lodge which is over 2,000 meters above sea level, are some easy options in the area.


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Clear your mind and breathe in the crystal clear air at Serena Mountain Lodge, situated in the forests of Kenya's most famous landmark and its highest mountain. This unique all-wood treetop hotel is a comfortable refuge, offering beautiful views across the tree canopy, animal sightings at the lodge's own waterhole and an opportunity to experience life on the mountain slopes up close and personal. Read More

With an unbeatable location within view of Mount Kenya, gracious country hotel surrounds, vast grounds and a plethora of activities to keep the whole family occupied, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club embraces old school safari style with modern mores effortlessly. This luxury resort is four hours by road from Nairobi while the Ol Pejeta conservancy reserve is only 30 minutes away should game drives be on your mind. Read More