Mount Kenya Lodges And Safari Camps
A three-hour drive north of Nairobi brings you to the Kenya highlands. Home to Africa's second-largest mountain, Mount Kenya, and two of the oldest national parks: Aberdare and Mount Kenya and all this, excludes the numerous private wildlife concessions.
Lodges near Mount Kenya are well known for attracting sports-minded visitors with many hiking and walking trails, campsites, canoe and river rafting spots, as well as world-class trout fishing (without forgetting the unbelievable wildlife and birdlife on offer in the region).
There are some of the oldest of Kenya’s most famous safari lodges and interesting colonial architecture. Mount Kenya Safari Club and Treetops Lodge in the Aberdares where Queen Elizabeth spent her honeymoon are not to miss for the more historically minded visitor. The focus on historical architecture does not mean that there is a paucity of traditional safari activities. Game viewing is excellent in all the reserves, with large mixtures of plains, mountain wildlife, and birdlife.
Mount Kenya is also regarded as a holy mountain by all the local tribe's people. They believe that their traditional God, Ngai and his wife Mumbi, live on the mountain's peak and use it for their traditional rituals.
Although Mount Kenya straddles the equator, the relatively high altitude, 1800 metres and higher above sea level (surrounding reserves and concessions, not the mountain), the evenings can be quite chilly, so dress appropriately.
Our safari specialist consultants will be able to guide you as to the best choice of Mount Kenya Lodges as part of your bespoke Kenya itinerary.