This is home to Mount Kenya, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, the highest mountain in Kenya, and the second highest in Africa. It is the only place in the world where snow is found on the Equator. The combination of altitude and latitude has created giant Afro-alpine vegetation.
The park preserves large areas of mountain forest and bamboo thicket, alpine moorland, glaciers, tarns and glacial moraines.
Climbing Mount Kenya – inexperienced climbers can reach the top of Point Lenana (4985 m). Batian peak (5199m) and Nelion Peak (5188m) – technical climbs requiring both experience and equipment. Trout fishing in season and golf on the highest course in Kenya is available at the famous Mount Kenya Safari Club, now part of the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts.