This is one of the most unique environments in the world. An area so special that it has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve. In the 700 square km park are 81 plants found only on Mt Kenya, as well as a wide variety of Wildlife.
Mt. Kenya is an extinct volcano 17,058 foot that straddles the Equator. Mt Kenya became a national park in 1949 and last erupted in 2003. The elevation range is approximately 3,200m to 5,200m.
Mt. Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa. An ascent proves an irresistible attraction to all hill walkers sooner or later, although the two highest peaks, Nelion (17,022 feet) and Batian (17,058 feet) can only be reached by technical climbing, the third Point Lenana (16,355 feet), can be reached by any fit walker.