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Mount Kenya National Park safaris, tours & holiday packages

World Heritage Site

No longer as popular as Kilimanjaro for climbing, you'll still find wilderness here, as well as glaciers, peaks, lakes and 11 species of endemic plants

Now a Unesco World Heritage Site, Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest peak, but has been neglected because of the popularity of Kilimanjaro just to the south in neighbouring Tanzania. During the 1980s the two mountains were challenged by equal numbers of climbers. A mere 30 years later, few people climb to either of Mount Kenya’s peaks, Batian (5,199 metres) or Nelion (5,188 metres).  Mount Kenya National Park has some wildlife on its lower slopes and your trekking experience could include sightings of species such as forest hog, elephant and suni – even leopard and the shy bongo antelope if you're lucky. 

Popular Mount Kenya National Park safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

See the beauty of nature's greatest wildlife spectacle on one of the grandest stages of them all

Price on Request

per person

8 days

Kenya family safari - Bush and Beach Itinerary

It's easy to see why so many visitors flock to Kenya from around the world to experience a truly unique African adventure in one of the world’s most pristine safari destinations.

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per person

12 days

Kenya free night offer: Mara and Ol Pejeta

If you have an adventurous spirit, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience a level of safari solitude and serenity simply unheard of in the Mara and Ol Pejeta

$ 3,525

£ 2,520

R 40,844

2,862

per person

7 days
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Megan Warrington says

For me Mount Kenya was a tougher but more rewarding experience than Kili. It's far quieter on Mount Kenya and it's great that you can see wildlife on the lower slopes, something that is distinctly absent on Kilimanjaro. I recommend that you include Batian and not just Nelion on your climb; it's worth the extra few hundred metres. 

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Mount Kenya is a far more technical climb than Kilimanjaro so you need to have technical climbing skills and equipment to reach the summit safely. There are walking routes up to the two peaks and also two ice or glacier routes where you'll need specialised equipment and skills. The ice and snow routes are becoming more and more dangerous because of the melting of the normally solid ice.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Kenya National Park

When is the best time to visit Mount Kenya National Park?

December to March are the sunniest months and perhaps the best time to visit. There are some cloudy periods and rain from March to May, and drizzle from October to early December which may restrict clear views. However, Mount Kenya National… go there.

When is the best time to visit Samburu National Reserve?

The months of December through March and July through October are dry, making them by far the best months to visit the Samburu National Reserve. When the wildlife viewing is at its prime. go there.

When is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park?

May to October is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park. The wildlife is easier to spot - since they gather around the waterhole. go there.

When is the best time to visit Lake Nakuru?

June to October and January to February. The wildebeest migration reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October - when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. However, wildlife is easier to spot since the animals gather… go there.

What is the best time to see the great migration?

The best time to see the wildebeest migration is in August as the herds cross the Nile crocodile infested Mara River, crossing an international border between Kenya and Tanzania. go there.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

What are tented camps in Kenya like?

Kenya has a world of variety when it comes to tented accommodation camps, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another realm in the bush as your every desire comes try. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

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Reviews on our Mount Kenya National Park safaris

Discover Africa and Carel has put in such an effort for us to experience the annual wildebeest migration, meticulous planning and accurate predictions with logical and the best accommodation options both sides of the Mara River guaranteed us…

Jates and Hil Oettle

from South Africa

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.

Ron

from United States of America

Our trip was arranged by Carel Verhoef at discoverafrica.com and was perfectly organised. We flew into the Masai Mara from Nairobi and all flight connections and transfers were arranged for us and went like clockwork. Carel was also very…

Geoffrey Burton

from South Africa

Our service from Carel at Discover Africa was outstanding. His recommendations on the timing of our trip, the lodges we should book, communication and overall assistance ensured that our trip went off very smoothly and that we were in the…

Patti Legg

from South Africa

Discover Africa planned our safari to East Africa and we were certainly in the right areas at the right time, our itinerary was well designed to maximize time with the migration and related sightings - logistics ran smoothly and all in all…

Billy

from South Africa

Excellent combination of calling to chat about plans and details, followed up with emailing of detailed information. Made all arrangements easy for us from the actual booking to payment procedures, exchange rate recommendations, visa advice,…

Saldrix

from South Africa

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