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Mountain Climbing in Kenya: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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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.

Mountain Climbing in Kenya

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Kenya

What should I know about Mountain Climbing 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.

Why should I choose Kenya for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

For all levels

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 lodging around

In this country you will find a wide variety of options, for all budgets and tastes. The most luxurious accommodations can be found on the lower slopes of Mount Kenya and around its forest. There you will sleep in rooms, with fireplaces and private bathroom. If you are looking for a more adventurous option, there are camping sites, with shared showers and kitchens.

Natural wealth

The mountains of Central Kenya were formed about 3 million years ago and had been covered by a layer of ice for several years before the glaciations. Its slopes are now covered by an alpine forest, which is an important source of water for more than 2 million homes. Wildlife in Kenya includes antelopes, hyenas, buffalos, elephants and leopards.

What can I expect from the weather in Kenya?

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.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Kenya?

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

What currency is accepted in Kenya?

The currency of Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling (KES)

How can I get to Kenya?

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.

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What’s the high season for Mountain Climbing in Kenya?

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.

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