Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 metres or 17,057 feet), Nelion (5,188 m or 17,021 ft) and Point Lenana (4,985 m or 16,355 ft). Mount Kenya is located in the former Eastern and Central provinces of Kenya, now Meru, Embu Laikipia, Kirinyaga, Nyeri and Tharaka Nithi counties, about 16.5 kilometres (10 1⁄4 miles) south of the equator, around 150 km (90 mi) north-northeast of the capital Nairobi .Mount Kenya is the source of the name of the Republic of Kenya.Mount Kenya is a stratovolcano created approximately 3 million years after the opening of the East African Rift.Before glaciation, it was 7,000 m (23,000 ft) high. It was covered by an ice cap for thousands of years. This has resulted in very eroded slopes and numerous valleys radiating from the centre.
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.
Over 130 bird species have been recorded.
Important Information for Visitors
All visitors should enter the park with a qualified and certified guide. Guides and potters have identification cards issued by the park management.Disposable plastic water bottles are not allowed in the park.Guides and potters are not allowed to carry luggage that exceed 25KG. Weighing of luggage will be done at the gate on entry.All visitors are required to check in and out of the park, this is done by recording personal information in the entry and exit books.