Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa and stands somewhat unjustly in the shadow of its taller neighbor Kilimanjaro, which lies some 320km away in the south and is visible on a clear day. Kilimanjaro may see much more traffic - due to the possibility of summiting via several non-technical trekking routes and due to the sometimes dubious honour of being one of the Seven Summits - but Mount Kenya offers a wealth of excellent and diverse climbing possibilities on rock, snow and ice.
The entire Mt. Kenya region is filled with national park, campsites and hotels strategically located next to the numerous rivers meandering through, magnificent landscape views and lakes, sure to leave one yearning for an extended stay. The fresh air as well is therapeutic and free of all the increased pollution we experience in our cities today. The area remains a superb location for mountaineering activities such as trekking, hiking, mountain camping and the likes.