Cheetahs in the Kenya National Park
Mount Kenya (5,199 m) is the second highest peak in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro. It is an ancient extinct (not active) volcano. There are 12 glaciers that constantly remain on the mountain. The glaciers are now receding rapidly due to the increasing temperatures. With its rugged glacier-clad summits and forested middle slopes, Mount Kenya is one of the most impressive landscapes in East Africa. The evolution and ecology of its afro-alpine flora and fauna also provide an outstanding example of ecological processes.
The Mount Kenya National Park and Forest also contains a fantastic safari club. Guests are free to do as they wish, whether it be horse-back riding, going on guided tours through the savannah to see the many wild animals including lions, zebra, wildebeest, and impala, and viewing animals in the orphanage. The lodge is large and very impressive. This is a must for any nature lover.