Straddling the equator at 5199m, Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa, and offers a much more picturesque climb than more famous Kilimanjaro. Trekkers head for Point Lenana, the third highest peak at 5100m (the highest peaks require technical climbing), up a number of routes on treks lasting between 4 and 7 days, with additional nights either side. The lower slopes are densely forested and home to wide range of wildlife.
Trout fishing is possible on the mountain, whilst for those interested in a closer look without the hardships of trekking, scenic helicopter flights can be arranged.
Other regions to see wildlife include Nairobi National Park (and the Daphne Sheldrick elephant orphanage) on the outskirts of the city, the Kakamega Forest (a key area for anyone keen on birdlife or butterflies), Mount Elgon, Shimba Hills and some areas around Lake Victoria.
For further information on climbing Mount Kenya and other safari options in Kenya please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our safari experts.