Mount Kenya National Park – Self drive Kenya: 4×4 Africa.


Mount Kenya Hiking Tours

Mount Kenya National Park was established in 1949 to protect Mount Kenya, the wildlife, and the surrounding environment, which forms a habitat for wild animals, as well as acting as an area for the catchment of water, to supply Kenya’s water.
Mount Kenya is a landmark of a variety of interesting species ranging from higher forest, alpine moorlands, bamboo, tarns, glaciers and glacial moraines, alpine vegetation among others.

During your Self drive Safari in Kenya, we recommend a visit to Mount Kenya the second highest mountain after Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro that is hiked by thousands of holiday makers in East Africa.

Car Rental to Explore Mount Kenya

Land Cruiser

If your planning a hiking tour to explore Mount Kenya National Park the second highest peak in East Africa & Africa. We partner with  Rwenzori Expeditions in tailoring guided tours to explore the best of Kenyan Mountains and if your interested in Self drive trip to Kenya with a visit to Mount Kenya National Park , its also among the available options at 4×4 Africa the destination experts in Car Rental in Kenya.  Dont miss to add on Mount Elgon Hike via Kenya

Safari activities in Mount Kenya National Park.

Mount Kenya National Park has that attractive green vegetation ‘’montane Avifauna’’ which attracts numerous bird species to come to Mount Kenya national park. Beautiful bird species to sight see in here include; Mountain Buzzard, Scarlet billed, starling, Montane white-eye, Eastern double –collared sunbird, Hunter’s Cisticola, African green pigeon, Black and white manikin, Spot-flanked barbet, Abyssinian ground thrush among other birdlife to be viewed.

These are the tourist’s attraction to be explored on your visit to Mount Kenya such as; Spectacular viewing of Mount Kenya, Nairobi animal Tours, lakes, beautiful montane and alpines vegetation, mineral springs, glaciers and peaks, tarns, high altitude adapted plains game.

Mount Kenya Trekking

Kenya Mountaineering tours

Mountaineering in Kenya is mostly done on Mount Kenya and Kenya Safaris include the Climbing up till the top of Mountain Kenya gives travelers breath taking moments and the view is rewarding as you can be able to sight see beautiful species like glaciers, Lakes, birds, as well as animal species and plants. This is worthy amazing experience.

Unlike the Rwenzori Mountaineering & Kilimanjaro Trekking that are difficult to summit , the Mount Kenya trekking is quite interesting but you need to be physically fit in the body for you to be able to enjoy the trekking peak ‘’point Lenana’’. It offers seven routes to climb up the mountain and the easiest is the Naro Moru which takes 4 days passing through Sirimon, chogoria and the Summit circuit path.

The third peak measures 4.895meter and it can be easily reached by all trekkers. Select the  7 Days Mount Kenya Safari to summit mount Kenya with the leading local guides that have the expertise in Mountaineering tours.

Game Drive in Mount Kenya is minimum and this  activity can be done early morning or evening game drive in 4x4WD safari vehicle with professional guide who leads you to animal movements within the national park. While on game drive you can be able to see variety of animals around the savannah, water banks as they take water such as Elephants, buffaloes, antelopes many more.

Game drive

Lake Nakuru Game drive

Birding & Camping

Camping on Mount Kenya National Park

This is absolutely a birding hoven for birders where tourist can see variety of birds along the lakes as well as slopes of the mountain and This is truly awesome experience one to camp on top of the mountain since there is a camping point provided for travelers. You can as well visit the caves which are located near your camping site.  If your planning to explore Mount Kenya , think of hiring a ground tent to camp on the slopes of Mount Kenya as you watch the various bird species within the National Park.

Where to stay?

Tsavo East

If on your visit to Mount Kenya National Park, your recommended to see the best accommodation close to the park for the unique Kenya Safari Experience with 4×4 Africa. Book  your  stay in catered lodges:

  1. Naro Muru river lodge,
  2. Serena mountain lodge,
  3. Shipton’s Mountain hut,
  4. Old Moses mountain hut,
  5. Hotel Fairmount Mount Kenya safari club,
  6. Sirimon cottage,
  7. Mackinder’s campsite

When to go?

If your planning a Mount Kenya Safari , we do recommend to consider the best time to visit Mount Kenya national Park being the December to March are the sunniest months and with great chance to add on extensions to Masai Mara , Tsavo & Amboseli as the darling national parks for Kenya Safari.

There are some cloudy periods and rain from March to May, and drizzle from October to early December which may restrict clear views. However, Mount Kenya National Park is open all year round.

How to access Mount Kenya National park?

Mount Kenya Entrance

Mount Kenya national park can be reachable while passing via chogoria using Meru road covering 150 kilometers to the North of Nairobi to access one of park’s gate. They include; Kamweti, Marania, Burguret gate. its considered as one of the national Parks that are close to the capital after Nairobi National Park.