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Mountain Climbing in Kenya

Some of the most 'unbelievable' mountains are in Kenya

Kenya is a beautiful country crossed by the equator and located in the east of Africa. Some of the highest mountains of the region are here. One of them is Mount Kenya, with several peaks over 5000 meters high. This mountain is a stratovolcano that was discovered in 1849 by Johann Ludwig Krapf. However, his colleagues did not believe him at that time, because they thought it was impossible that there was a snow-capped mountain so close to the equatorial line … How wrong they were! It is time for you to believe Johann and come to enjoy a great mountain climbing adventure in Kenya.

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January, 2023

5-day Mount Kenya climb to Point Lenana, the second highest mountain in Africa

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Kenya

Although some of Kenya's peaks require good rock climbing skills, there are other very gentle ones to try. The highest peak that can be climbed without any technical difficulty is Punta Lenana (4,985 m) in Mount Kenya. In fact, it is the most popular ascent among the nearly 15,000 visitors who go to that mountain every year.


Good to know:

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The currency of Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling (KES)


English and Kiswahili are the official languages. In addition, Kenya has a great variety of tribal languages

Best time to visit

The dry season, from June to October, is the high season of safaris in Africa. But the best time to visit this region is between November and August

How to get there

Kenya has three international airports: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, its main access route; Moi International Airport in Mombassa and Moi International Airport in Eldoret. Kenya Airways is the national airline


The climate on the coast is more stable than in the central region, in whose savannah there are usually extremely high temperatures. However, at the top of the Arberdares, or on Mount Kenya, we can find temperatures below zero degrees

More info about Mountain Climbing in Kenya:

Mountains of Kenya are considered sacred and used as traditional places for rituals by local communities. People believe that the gods live in the mountains, and therefore offer special prayers. Some cultural practices take place around or on top of its mountains. So, mountain climbing adventure here becomes very interesting since it is also a cultural and spiritual experience. In addition to Mount Kenya, there are other important mountains such as Elgon (on the border between Uganda and Kenya) or Mount Satima, in Aberdare Range, a fantastic protected area

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