Mountain Climbing and Trekking Tours
Mount Kenya Trekking
The beautiful, snow capped peak of Mount Kenya is the second highest point in Africa at 5199m. It is a challenging and popular destination for trekkers and climbers. The main summit is called Batian and the second summit Nelion (5188m), both of which are technical climbs; but a third peak, Lenana, at 4985m is more accessible and a very feasible goal for most trekkers.
Whether your interest is in climbing the technical peaks or trekking to Point Lenana, the Mount Kenya trek represents a lovely and special challenge for the adventurer and hiker. It is a perennial favourite, entirely feasible for the hill walker looking to combine a high mountain adventure with a wildlife safari.
Mt Kenya has it's own National Park which is a simply stunning landscape with interesting and often endemic flora and fauna as well as it's soaring jagged summit peaks and glaciers. It offers a more gentle approach to trekking/climbing than Kilimanjaro and differs in that there is a great deal more wildlife to be spotted!
Mt. Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland from an elevation of around 900 metres to an imperious 5,895 metres.
It is one of the world's most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination.
But there is so much more to 'Kili' than her summit. The ascent of the slopes is a virtual climatic world tour, from the tropics to the Arctic.
Even before you cross the national park boundary (at the 2,700m contour), the cultivated footslopes give way to lush montane forest, inhabited by the elusive elephant, leopard, buffalo, the endangered Abbot's duiker, and other small antelope and primates. Higher still lies the moorland zone, where a cover of giant heather is studded with otherworldly giant lobelias.