Mt. Kenya, an extinct volcano, is a definition of beauty in itself, magnificent sceneries, and an embodiment of nature. It is the second-highest mountain in Africa and the highest in Kenya at 5199m above sea level. Exploring Mt. Kenya presents you with rivers, springs, rare plant and animal species, dense forests, glaciers, and snow. You get to experience high altitudes, alpine, and montane vegetation.
Giant lobelia plant species is predominant as you ascend towards the base . Hyraxes are also in plenty.
Visitors to Mount Kenya can engage in mountain climbing, camping, and rock climbing; however, not all areas are open for rock climbing.
Something to note is that the glacier is melting at a fast rate. The snow is noticeably scarce. These changes have been attributed to the effects of climate change. Everyone has a reason to worry as sooner or later the main attraction of Mt. Kenya might vanish.
Below is Mt. Kenya in pictures following my 1-day hike/climb to Shipton’s Camp at 4200m above sea level on 9th February 2020
A closer look from Shipton’s Camp- 4200m above sea level