Let's talk about the gorgeous mountains of Kenya that help you get closer to the African spirit.
Physical, cultural, and natural diversity go hand in hand at Kenya. You may be dazzled by the wildlife and lush forests of the vast savannahs, but the craggy mountain ranges will win over your heart.
Let's take a look at the top 5 mountains of Kenya and experience the endless splendor of a country blessed with natural beauty.
Mount Kenya is the 2nd highest mountain in Africa. Regarded as the realm of Ngai, the God of the Kikuyu people. Trekking oer this mountain takes about 3 to 5 days.
One has to go through an exciting world of forests, wildlife, vegetation to reach the rarest sight of equatorial snow.
Located on the border of Kenya and Uganda, Mount Elgon is a 24 million years old extinct shield volcano. You can take the path from Mount Elgon National park and reach Mount Elgon.
On your way, you could do some birdwatching and catch a glimpse of Jackson's francolin, Hartlaub's turaco, and more.
Also known as Mount Lesatima, this is the 3rd highest mountain in Kenya. The Maasai call it Oldoinyo Lesatima meaning 'mountain of the bull calf'. As you reach the highest point, there are sharp volcanic cones around it called, "the Dragon's Teeth".
3, 906 meters
About 100 miles to the north of Nairobi, Mount Kinangop lies within Aberdare National Park. It is the 2nd highest peak after Mt. Satima in the Aberdares. The lower levels have extensive bamboo forests and the higher levels are covered in tussock grass.
2, 848 meters
Overlooking the Sugata Valley, Mount Ng’iro is surrounded by desert on one side and a forest on its upper slopes. It is home to the Samburu people who claim exclusive rights to the surrounding lands and water as bee cultivators and keepers.
The African land has fascinating natural beauty, be its wilderness or top mountain peaks. Do visit these top 5 Kenyan mountains and get a rush scaling these magnificent natural marvels.