Mt. Kenya National Park is located to the east of the Great Rift Valley, about 175km North-East of Nairobi. The ecosystem lies in the Central and Eastern provinces of Kenya. At 5,199m the mountain is the second highest peak in Africa. Mt. Kenya is an important water tower in the country. It provides water for about 50% of the country’s population and produces 70% of Kenya’s hydroelectric power.
Listed World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1997, the eastern lands of the Park are rich in fauna and flora adapted to the different heights Up to 2000m there is an abundance of farming and grazing land, higher up rainforest, bamboo forest and snow.
Some species such as Eagles, Vultures, Rhinos, Buffaloes and Elephants are worth mentioning. It may also be possible to observe the elusive Serval.