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Mount kenya national park. Most of it is national reserve and only small fragments of the forest lie within the national park. The scenery surrounding this designated world heritage site is breath taking. Mount kenya national park tourism.
Book your tickets online for mount kenya mount kenya national park. Mount kenya national park was established in 1949 to protect mount kenya the wildlife and surrounding environment which forms a habitat for wild animals as well as acting as an area for the catchment of water to supply kenya s water. Mount kenya national park natural forest.
There is a good tar road that circles the base of the mountain connecting the region s main towns namely naro moru nanyuki meru and embu. Initially it was a forest. An area so special that in 1997 unesco inscribed mount kenya a world heritage site.
It is pristine wilderness with lakes tarns glaciers dense forest mineral springs and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals high altitude adapted plains game and unique. The mount kenya national park is located about 175km 108 miles from nairobi. Mount kenya vegetation zones mount kenya forest zone is the largest indigenus forest remaining in kenya.
It is an ancient extinct volcano which during its period of activity 3 1 2 6 million years ago is thought to have risen to 6 500 m. The national park covers an area of 715 km it is part of the biosphere reserve which covers an approximate area of 2 124 km. At 5 199 m mount kenya is the second highest peak in africa.
It measures about 194 400 hectares. Climbing to 5 199 meters mount kenya is the second tallest mountain in africa. 80 000 hectares of bamboo and 114 400 hectares of other forest cover.
It covers around 700 square kilometres protecting the mountain between altitudes of 11 000ft and 17 058ft above sea level. See 537 reviews articles and 715 photos of mount kenya ranked no 1 on tripadvisor among 7 attractions in mount kenya national park.