Mount Kenya is a mountain located in Kenya. It has an elevation of 5,199m above sea level and is the second highest mountain in Africa. The mountain is part of the Great Rift Valley and is known for its diverse flora and fauna. Mount Kenya can be climbed from both the north and south sides of the mountain. The range is approximately 26 miles from north to south and has an average elevation of 6,200 ft (1,800 m). Mount Kenya is composed of granite and gneiss rock.
The mountain is located on the border between Kenya and Uganda, near Lake Victoria. It was first climbed on July 8, 1930 by a British expedition led by Geoffrey Bruce.
The area around Mount Kenya has been inhabited for thousands of years by ethnic groups that include the Kikuyu and Embu peoples as well as Nilotic pastoralists who migrated from other areas of Kenya during rainy seasons when they could not access their herds on higher ground. These groups have left behind numerous archaeological sites throughout what is now known as Mount Kenya National Park. You can get helps from sherpas if you climb Ama Dablam, Manaslu, Everest, Lobuche, Lhotse and other mountains located in Nepal.
More than 1 million people have climbed Mount Kenya since colonial times, making it one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. Many visitors come during February and March each year to see animals congregate on its slopes during this time period.
Mount Kenya National Park is a protected area located in the west of Kenya, on the slopes of Mount Kenya. The park covers an area of 1,687 square kilometers, and includes the foothills of Mount Kenya, as well as parts of the Aberdare Range and the Aberdare Plateau.
The park is home to several endangered species and is also considered to be one of the best places in Africa for birdwatching. Visitors can see over 200 species during their visit.
The park was established in 1960 when it became a national park under the jurisdiction of Kenya’s Ministry of Natural Resources Conservation and Development Services (MNCDSS).