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Mount Kenya holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

Mount Kenya is Kenya’s highest mountain, and is justifiably popular with climbers and hikers. An extinct volcano, and with permanent glaciers, the scenery is outstanding, and the surrounding national park boasts an abundance of wildlife. Non-active travellers will also enjoy a Mount Kenya holiday, due to the fresh mountain air, tranquil atmosphere, and dramatic mountain views.
Climbing Mount Kenya, Sirimon & Chogoria route, 7 days
Scale the heights and climb Mt Kenya, from US $1385 (7 days) ex flights
Mount Kenya climbing holiday, Kenya
Mount Kenya high altitude walking trip, from US $1660 - US $2250 (7 days) ex flights
Mt Kenya climbing holiday, Kenya
Trek Africa's second highest mountain , from £1849 - £1999 (8 days) inc UK flights
Kenya luxury safari lodge
Stay in a luxury safari lodge in Kenya, from US $550 - US $590 per room per night
Mount Kenya walking holiday, Kenya
Experience high altitude walking in Mount Kenya, Africa, from US $1500 - US $1950 (5 days) ex flights
Kenya horse trekking holiday
Exhilarating horse safari through the African bush, from £3550 (8 days) ex flights
Mount Kenya farmstay, sleeping 10
Holiday house facing Mount Kenya, from £10 per person per night

3 reviews for Mount Kenya holidays4.5 star overall rating

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Climbing Mount Kenya, Sirimon & Chogoria route, 7 days
The most memorable part was the summit, with the climb up under a crystal clear sky with an amazing view of the night sky full of bright stars and shooting stars, followed by a gorgeous sunrise visible from the peak. (more)Kevin Bill
Overall, it was a good blend of experience and adventure. I am glad I did it, but also glad to be home. (more)Graeme Adams
We managed to summit Mt Kenya and the views from the top were absolutely awesome!! The National Park is surely hikers paradise. Secondly we enjoyed the safari in the Masai Mara, managed to see massive amount of wildlife. Guess that the lion cubs must have been the best. (more)Wouter Kingma
From US $1385 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

Climbing Mount Kenya and Mount Kenya Hiking

Mt Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and, after Kilimanjaro, is the second highest peak in Africa. It is located in central Kenya, just south of the equator. Kenya is actually named after Mt Kenya and this mountain is considered very important to the main ethnic groups which live around it. Those who climb Mount Kenya can experience a high altitude trek amongst rugged peaks and glaciers. If you are considering climbing Mount Kenya, the best times to visit are June to October and December to March. The ground is at its driest from January to March. Mount Kenya is a 3 million year old volcano that’s been eroded by ice, those hiking in Mount Kenya will see spectacular chasms, jagged peaks, tarns and waterfalls.

There are many Mount Kenya climbs to choose from, it is worth choosing to take some paths away from the main trails for a truly memorable African mountain experience. It also helps if you opt to climb Mount Kenya in small groups as it makes your trip more personal and minimises your impact on the environment. There are some travellers who would like to experience high altitude walking without the pressure of a summit challenge that comes with a Mount Kenya climb. Mount Kenya trekking offers a welcome alternative and allows you to return to some creature comforts in the evenings. There are plenty of Mount Kenya trekking options which take you off the beaten track and allow you to appreciate the dramatic and varied landscape. Other fantastic alternative Kenya trekking holidays can include a trekking safari through the wilderness of the beautiful Laikipia plateau, guided by the Maasai warriors, walking through places that vehicles have never passed. Or Kenya trekking holidays can take you through the Nguruman forest, which has been left untouched save for livestock rearing and the collection of herbal medicines.

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