Come touch the sky
Rising to 5,199 meters above sea level, Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa.
The scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site is breathtaking. Within the frontiers, is a stunning variety of ecosystems that begin at the lower foothills and extend to the Batian peak. At the base are semi-arid plains that gradually transition to mountain forests, moorlands and glacier fields.
How to Get to Mount Kenya
The approach to Mount Kenya from Nairobi involves a journey of about four hours to either the town of Naro Moru or Embu
The flight time between Nairobi Wilson (WIL) and Nanyuki (NYK) is around 47 min and covers a distance of around 142 km. The fastest flight normally takes 35 min. Services are operated by AirKenya Express and Safarilink.
The highest mountain in Kenya, second highest in Africa, Mount Kenya is a towering presence visible even 150 km away from Nairobi. Today, the glaciers that gave the mountain its name are in fast retreat. Watch to find out more.