Popular Mount Kenya Hotels
To explore this magnificent attraction, you can stay in Mount Kenya hotels or lodges closest to the route you wish to use up the mountain. Some Mount Kenya lodges and hotels are on the mountain while others are in the towns on the foothills of the mountain.
There are all types of basic and luxury Mount Kenya hotels. If you are travelling on a budget, there are affordable bandas (cottages) that will accommodate you for the night. Popular hotels Mount Kenya region offers budget travellers include Batian Guest House in Nanyuki, Starbucks Karatina and Bantu Mountain Lodge.
Luxurious hotels Mount Kenya has to offer include Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. It has an expansive, serene golf course among other modern recreational facilities.
If you prefer to spend a night in a luxury lodge, popular Mount Kenya lodges include Serena Mountain Lodge, Castle Forest Lodge and Naro Moru River Lodge.
Find your ideal hotel from the list of Mount Kenya hotels on Jumia Travel. When you decide where you will stay, book now and pay later.
About Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya Region encompasses 5 counties in the central part of Kenya; namely Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Tharaka-Nithi, Embu and Meru counties. Mount Kenya is Kenya's highest mountain, and second in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian at 5,199 metres (17,057 ft), Nelion at 5,188 metres (17,021 ft) and Point Lenana at 4,985 metres (16,355 ft).
Mount Kenya National Park became a national park in 1949, to protect the surrounding region of Mount Kenya and preserve the natural environment and the watershed. Before that, it was a forest reserve. Mount Kenya National Park was selected as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and combined with the forest reserve, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The National Park contributes to the economy through tourism. The core of Mount Kenya National Park is Mount Kenya, known for its three high peaks that are Batian, Point Lenana and Nelion. The slopes from the mountain channels water to surrounding farmlands.
Transportation to Mount Kenya
Nanyuki Airstrip is about 33km away from Mount Kenya National Park. You can fly from major destinations in Kenya to this airstrip. On the other hand, you can drive from Nairobi, for about 4 hours, to the national park.