Kenya Safari To Mount Kenya National Park : Are you trying to find a fantastic safari experience in Kenya? Join us as we embark on a trip of Mount Kenya National Park in Kenya. Kenya, home of Mount Kenya National Park, is situated at geographic coordinates of 0o 07’26” S and 37O20’12” E, in the eastern part of the African continent.  Ndare Ngare Forest, Borana Wildlife Conservancy, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, and the Njukini Forest encircle Mount Kenya National Park. The A2 and B6 roads enclose Mount Kenya National Park.

As you relish this Kenya safari, you will be in the perfect spot to pay attention to preserving journey of Mount Kenya National Park which started in 1949 as a forest reserve but it was later elevated to national park status. The creation of this national park by the government of the Kenyan republic was based on four sounding reasons which were aimed at encouraging tourism for both the local and national economies, preservation of the beautiful scenery around this area, conservation of the rich biodiversity inside the park and, finally, preservation of a water catchment area for the surrounding local population to use as well as wildlife. Mount Kenya national park is part of the greater forest reserve around the lower slopes of Mount Kenya but the national park only covers 715sqkm or 276sqmiles which is basically above 3000m or 9800ft above sea level, the forest reserve on the lower slopes also protects about 705sqkm or 272sqmiles making this entire conservation are to cover about 1420sqkm of land. This entire area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997.

Given its varied altitude, Mount Kenya National Park has a variety of temperature patterns, which you are aware of before embarking on this Kenya safari journey. However, there are often two wet and two dry seasons in the park. The wet seasons come in from march- late May or June with what is frequently described as the long rainy seasons and also October to December with what is known as the shorter rainy season. Mount Kenya on the lower slopes has an average temperature of about 12oC or 54oF

Kenya Safari To Mount Kenya National Park
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Just like its name indicates, this park is home to Mount Kenya which is the second tallest mount in Kenya with an elevation of 5199m or 17057ft above sea level which is at the Batian peak summit, Nelson is the second-highest peak on this mount with an elevation of 5188m or 17021ft above sea level accompanied by other lower peak summits like Lenana at 4985m or 16355ft above sea level. Mount Kenya is a stratovolcano mountain just like many other mountains in the East African region like Rwenzori and Kilimanjaro and this mountain originated about 3 million years ago when this region was being formed by various forces of nature like faulting, volcanicity. Given its remarkable height and location virtually in the heart of Kenya, Mount Kenya is an essential water catchment area for Kenya as it has many rivers of clean water running down its slopes to water the lower communities that have settled on the slopes of this great mountain.

A two-day safari across Tanzania to Lake Manyara National Park. A broad range of wildlife, including gigantic forest hogs, white-tailed mongooses, elephants, black rhinoceroses, Suni, black font duikers, and leopards, can be seen during a Kenya safari at Mount Kenya National Park. The mole-rat, hyrax, and Mount Kenya mouse shrew are some of the alpine mammal species found here. Ayres Hawk-Eagle, Abyssinian Long-Eared Owl, Scaly Francolin, Ruppel’s Robin Chat, countless sunbirds, the regionally endangered Seldom Seen Swift, Alpine Swift, and Green Ibis are among the birds seen here. With 1070 bird species, or about half of all birds in east Africa, Uganda is home to many of the birds found at Mount Kenya National Park.

 If you make birding safari in Uganda takes you to various Uganda safari tour destinations like Queen Elizabeth National Park which is home to 600 bird species, Murchison Falls National Park Uganda which home to 450 bird species with the elusive shoebill easily sighted here, Kidepo Valley National Park which has 475 bird species and also Semuliki National Park which has 217 bird species with many Congo biome endemic birds as well as Albertine rift endemics. Since Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to many different animal attractions like lions, giraffes, cape buffaloes, and elephants, visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park during your Uganda tour also allows you the chance to take part in a breathtaking Uganda wildlife safari. You should plan to partake in a variety of activities while visiting Mount Kenya National Park, including hiking, birdwatching, and mountain climbing that will make your Kenya safari the most spectacular one.

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