Kenya Explorer Part Four: Mount Kenya

posted 4th April 2019 by katie branson in Travel Advice

Mount Kenya

The mention of Kenya conjures up images of lions, wildebeest, Maasai people, and days on safari. Yet there is so much more to experience and explore in Kenya, and so many incredible challenges to undertake. In this blog we will talk about mountain climbing in Kenya.

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Summiting Mount Kenya

While its safari offerings are second to none, its beaches and coastline exotic and beautiful, and its people warm and friendly, Kenya is also home to a great mountain to climb for those that like to challenge themselves on holidays. Mount Kenya stands at 5,199m, slightly smaller than neighbouring Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, but what it lacks in height it makes up for in magnitude.

Climbing Mount Kenya is considered a more technical climb than Kilimanjaro, and should definitely be considered an expedition rather than a multi day hike. Your efforts of scaling steep peaks, often topped with snow, and traversing ridges will be rewarded with far reaching views at the summit. There are a few route options to take and each journey varies between 3 and 7 days.

Conquering Mount Kenya is a great achievement, and what better way to award yourself than to spend a few days on safari in one of Kenya’s many parks and concessions. Spend anywhere from 3 days to 10 days exploring Kenya’s stunning wilderness. Alternative, if you’re looking to truly kick back and relax after your hike, head to Kenya’s coast where palm fringed white sand beaches and turquoise seas await.

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Images courtesy of Summits Africa

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