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About Mount Kenya National Park

Country found in: Kenya
Parks total area: 715 km² (275 mi²)
Year established: 1949
Park wildlife: 17 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Not required

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Eponymously named for the mountain it houses, Mount Kenya National Park is located in central Kenya. Mt Kenya is the second-highest mountain in Africa, after Mt Kilimanjaro. Its elevation is 5,200 meters, or 17,060 feet. Despite its smaller size, Mt. Kenya is far less popular than Mt. Kilimanjaro for climbers. This is partly due to the fact that it is far more technical of a climb, which does not allow for the 'average' visitor to summit it. As a result, many companies have stopped offering treks and have focused more on safaris, with most combining a trip to Mt. Kenya National Park with trips to other parks such as Amboseli and Masa Mara.  Located northeast of Nairobi, Mount Kenya National Park is easily accessible for those seeking a quick one- or two-day safari.

Wildlife of Mount Kenya National Park

Most of the park is located above 3,000 meters, or 9,800 feet, making it malaria-free, but also making it cooler than surrounding areas. Those seeking the big five won’t find them all here, but they will be almost guaranteed to see an elephant—one of the big five. Sightings of leopards and rhinos are extremely rare and Mount Kenya is not advised as a safari destination for those whose must-sees include these animals. In addition to the elephant, other animals that are often spotted include:  white tailed mongoose, suni, black fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbucks, water buck and elands.

When is the best time to visit Mount Kenya National Park?

Temperatures at Mount Kenya National Park are cooler than throughout most of the country. The climate is subtropical or temperate. The rainy season runs from March to May and from October to December, when it is drizzly and cloudy. Rainfall is moderate on the lower slopes and heavier higher up. The sunniest months are from December through March.

 

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Tour by: Adventure Holidays Co.

Itinerary outline: Day 1: NBO (Rock House Guest House) Day 2: NBO-Samburu. (Samburu Sopa Lodge) Day 3: Full M...

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Tour by: DK Grand Safaris

Featured parks: Amboseli National Park, Mount Kenya National Park, Samburu Game Reserve, Masai Mara Game Reserve.

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Tour by: Joyland Safaris & Tours

Aberdares,Lake Nakuru,Maasai Mara,Amboseli,Ngorongoro,Serengeti,Lake Manyara

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Tour by: TESC East-Africa Tours and Safaris

Have a great stay in Kenya and enjoy what nature has to offer. This gives you the best Kenyan safari with utmost...

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Tour by: Lilac Adventures

Kenya Family Safari This is a family tailor-made safari which is best for all holiday makers as it combines the...

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Tour by: African Tropical Safaris

7 Days, 6 Nights Nairobi, Mt. Kenya, Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara Road safari.

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Tour by: Budget Africa Safari

The mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro.The best and easiest way to make to ...

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Tour by: Safari Icon Travel

VISITS: NAIROBI/MASAI MARA/ LAKE NAIVASHA/AMBOSELI

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Tour by: Amazing Memories Safaris

7 days A Taste of Kenya Safari

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Tour by: Beacon Safaris

8 Days Samburu, Mt. Kenya, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara safari

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