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Snow capped Mount Kenya, which straddles the equator is the highest mountain in Kenya, and Africa's second highest (after Mount Kilimanjaro). The Batian peak towers 5199m above sea level. The glaciers have scoured deep valleys that radiate from the summit slope. Mount Kenya itself is part of both, a national park and a highly protected 'biosphere reserve'.

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The Mount Kenya forest belts are host to many different animals and plants with at least 10 unique species. Safari game viewing includes black and white Colobus and Sykes monkeys, elephants, Olive baboons, bushbucks, buffalos, waterbucks, black fronted duikers, black rhinos, leopards, giant forest hogs, genet cats, bush pigs, zebra, hyenas and many more. More elusive is the bongo, a rare type of forest antelope.


A number of other rare and endangered species can be found e.g. Mt Kenya Mole Shrew, Sunni Bucks, skinks (lizard) and a variety of owls. Occasional sightings have been recorded of the albino zebra. The high altitude heath at the top (3,000 - 3,500 m) is generally open, dotted with African Sage, Protea and Helichrysum shrubs. The peak (above 3,500 m) is moorland with little game other than the high altitude zebra and eland. Accommodation for your Africa safari is available at Mount Kenya Safari Club or Mountain Lodge. We also recommend climbing Mount Kenya as a full day trek or a complete seven days Sirimon & Naro Moro Trek on Mount Kenya.

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