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Hiking in Kenya

From the endless and beautiful African plains, to the towering and majestic mountains looming above, Kenya is a land full of raw natural beauty. Hiking is one of the best ways to discover this magical place.

Kenya is one of the most popular and beautiful countries in Africa, with the vast and lush green plains inhabited by countless animal species, including the big 5 of lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant. The Kenyan Highlands contain some absolutely spectacular hiking spots, especially the highest point in Kenya and the second-highest point on the continent, Mt Kenya (5199m). When not hiking there are numerous fascinating and gorgeous natural areas to explore, and the villages, towns and cities of the country all have their own distinct characteristics. Take a pick from our selection of hiking trips in Kenya, and prepare to fall in love with this lovely place!

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There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Kenya

Kenya is a country which conjures up beautiful scenes of idyllic and tranquil African landscape and terrain, with the wide open plains giving way to beautiful green vegetation, oasis-like watering holes and mesmerising waterfalls. The hiking spots on the snow-capped peaks provide epic and awesome views out over this scenery, ensuring constant great views when both hiking and not hiking.


Good to know:

Country Code



Kenyan shilling


Swahili, English

How to get there

Flights to Nairobi from all major African hubs

Best time to visit

June to October or mid-December to March, which are the dry seasons


Tropical climate on the coast, hot and dry in the lowlands and temperate in the highlands

More info about Hiking in Kenya:

Kenya contains much of raw natural beauty, among this beauty there are some incredible hiking spots, with the views back out over the African plains truly taking the breath away. Some of the hiking can be very challenging, so being fit and in god shape before arriving will maximise enjoyment of the activity. The villages and town of Kenya, especially in more rural areas, are full of intriguing histories and culture which they are very proud of, providing endless hours of exploration and discovery. This means there is always something to see and do, even when not hiking

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