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Come Touch The Sky

Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa and is an ancient extinct volcano. There are 12 remnant glaciers on the mountain, all receding rapidly, and four secondary peaks that sit at the head of the U-shaped glacial valleys. With its rugged glacier-clad summits and forested middle slopes, Mount Kenya is one of the most impressive landscapes in East Africa. The evolution and ecology of its afro-alpine flora also provide an outstanding example of ecological processes.

There are about 20 glacial tarns (small lakes) of varying sizes and numerous glacial moraine features between 3,950m and 4,800m. The highest peaks are Batian (5,199m) and Nelion (5,188 m).

The scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site is breath-taking.

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The snowcapped mountain that the Agikuyu, Aembu and Ameru communities believed to be the home of their traditional God-Ngai is definitely a puller. It is a place to be treated with respect and reverence by visitors who come here among other things seeking divine and spiritual nourishment.

Pristine wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks of great beauty, geological variety, the forest, mineral springs, rare and endangered wildlife species, high altitude adapted game, unique montane and alpine vegetation with 11 species of endemic plants are a sight.

Wildlife includes Elephants, tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, suni, black fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbucks, water buck and Elands. Animals rarely seen include leopard, bongo, giant forest hog. Over 130 bird species have been recorded.

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Stay in the Wild. Explore. Create Memories
Set in the quietude of nature, KWS offers a modest and wide range of self-catering accommodation options targeting the budget traveler. Whether you are looking to get away from the exhausting grind of life, a break away from the hustle and bustle of the city right into the serenity of bush, or you just long to soak in your senses and reconnect with nature, KWS bandas and guesthouses offer the perfect ambience.

Batian Guest House
Accommodation: 1unit, 8Pax
Consists of four bedrooms. Two bedrooms with a double bed each. One bedroom with a double decker bed while the last bedroom with two single beds.
Amenities: Bathroom and WC, furnished sitting room, dining area and kitchen, kerosene lamps, blankets, pillows, beddings, towels and toiletries. Lighting is by electricity. A caretaker is available.
Citizens & Residents: KES 10,000
Non-Residents: US$ 180

Sirimon Bandas
Accommodation: 2units, 4Pax
Comprises of two semidetached bandas. Each Banda has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two single beds.
Amenities: Furnished bandas with a fully equipped kitchen opening into the living room. Lighting is by electricity. A house care taker is provided.
Citizens & Residents: KES 4,000
Non-Residents: US$80

Public campsites:
• Kinondoni Campsite
• Road Head
• Mintos Hut & Campsite
• Narumoru Gate Campsite
• Met Station Campsite
• Mackinders Campsite
• Austrian Hut Campsite
• Sirimon Gate Campsite
• Judmaier Campsite
• Shipton Campsite
• Liki North Hut 7 Campsite
• Solo Campsite
• Major Campsite

For this category standard amenities are provided; water, toilet/bathroom and kitchen area. Public campsites do not require prior booking.

*Prevailing camping rates apply per person per day including other park charges.
*Reservation of bandas/guesthouses is done through the park warden or through KWS headquarters reservations desk:

NB: Mountain climbing routes WITHOUT an official guide include:
• Kamweti
• Marania
• Burguret
• Themwe

Visitors MUST inform the office on their intention to use any of these routes and exit gates in advance.

What to take with you
Personal effects, clean drinking water, food, camping equipment if the visitor intends to stay overnight in the camp.
Also important are; Camera, binoculars, sunscreen, insect repellant, first aid kit, sunglasses, appropriate hiking/mountaineering gear and reserve car fuel if intending to be in the park longer.


By Road: 175 km from Nairobi, the park can be reached on the Nanyuki-Isiolo road via Sirimon Track or Nyeri-Nanyuki road near Naro Moru. The park is also accessible via Chogoria on the Embu - Meru road, about 150km north of Nairobi.

By Air: The closest commercial airstrip to the park is at Nanyuki.

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