Mount Kenya is a massive stratovolcano and the highest mountain in Kenya, and the second-highest peak in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro. It is located in central Kenya, about 150 kilometers northeast of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. Mount Kenya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist attraction.
Mount Kenya is made up of three main peaks: Batian, Nelion, and Lenana. Batian is the highest point on the mountain, standing at an elevation of 5,199 meters (17,057 feet), while Nelion is the second-highest at 5,188 meters (17,021 feet). Lenana, the third-highest peak, is a trekking peak and can be climbed without technical climbing skills.
The mountain is surrounded by a national park, which is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, and several species of primates. The mountain is also known for its unique flora, including the giant lobelia and the groundsel.
Mount Kenya is a popular destination for hikers, mountaineers, and rock climbers, and offers a range of routes for different skill levels. The most popular route is the Sirimon-Chogoria route, which takes around five days to complete and offers stunning views of the mountain and its surrounding landscape.