Mount Kenya is an impressive extinct volcano dominating the landscape of the Kenyan highlands. The mountain has two main peaks: Batian (5,200 meters) and Nelion (5,188 meters). Its slopes are cloaked in forest, bamboo, scrub and moorland giving way on the high central peaks to rocks, ice and snow. Mount Kenya is an important water catchment area, supplying the Tana and Northern Ewaso Ngiro systems.
The park contains a variety of habitats including the higher forest, bamboo, alpine moorlands, glaciers, tarns and glacial morains.
Pristine wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks of great beauty, geological variety, forest, mineral springs, rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game. Unique montane and alpine vegetation with 11 species of endemic plants.
Giant forest hog, tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, elephant, black rhino, suni, black-fronted duiker, mole-rat, and over 130 recorded species of birds.
Mountain climbing, wildlife viewing, camping, cave exploration.