Kenya is world-famous as a safari destination and is well known for wildlife conservation initiatives and rich cultural heritage. In addition to seeing beautiful animals, it's well worth hiking to the summit of Mount Kenya or taking up the challenge of a multi-day cycle trip!

Snapshot of Kenya Adventure Travel

One of Kenya's biggest attractions to outdoor lovers is Mount Kenya. There are several routes to climbing Mount Kenya, Africa's second-highest mountain. Each trail offers a unique experience in terms of landscape and difficulty.

On Skyhook, the Chogoria route is our standard offer. However, if you are travelling with a group and would like a different option, like the Sirimon or Naro Moru route, we can arrange it for you.

As you ascend, you'll transition through various Mount Kenya temperature ranges and different ecological zones, from bamboo forests to alpine meadows.

The change in the environment offers a chance to see diverse plant species and possibly wildlife like the elusive Mount Kenya antelope.

For mountain bike enthusiasts, cycling through the African wilderness is the ultimate adventure. There are not many places on Earth where you can come face to face with Ol Pejeta animals like giraffes, on your bicycle!

If cycling is not your thing, Skyhook offers traditional, vehicle safaris, like our Kenyan safari in Olpejeta. This is the perfect way to end your Kenyan adventure.

Many international airlines fly directly to Nairobi and Mombasa, making our Mount Kenya trips easily accessible. Moreover, the country has a well-established tourism infrastructure to facilitate all kinds of travellers.

Kenya Travel FAQs

The best times to climb Mt Kenya is during the dry seasons: January to February and July to October. This is because the weather in Mount Kenya is typically around 23°C (73°F) with clear skies and sunny days during these occasions.

Most travellers require a visa to enter Kenya. You can apply for an e-Visa online prior to your trip or get one on arrival at major international airports. However, it's recommended to secure it in advance to avoid any complications.

Climbing Mount Kenya is fairly difficult, and you need to be in good shape as well as take time to adjust to the altitude.

The Chogoria route (featured in our Kenya tours here at Skyhook) is the most challenging and longest route but also the most scenic.

Be sure to read more about the climbing difficulty of Africa's second highest mountain in our interesting facts about Mount Kenya blog post.

When assessing Mount Kenya vs. Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya is a significantly easier trek than its neighbour, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The higher altitude makes Mt. Kilimanjaro an all-around more difficult trek. Mt. Kenya also isn't as popular as Kilimanjaro and offers a more scenic experience without the crowds.

Yes, our Kenyan operator and his guiding team are English-speaking. Remember that for your African guides, English is a second language and is not always perfect.

Consult your doctor about vaccinations for yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis A, and other recommended shots. Taking malaria prophylaxis is also advised.

Yes, altitude sickness is a risk due to the high elevations while climbing Mount Kenya. Your guides will ascend slowly to help you properly acclimatise.

The local currency is the Kenyan Shilling (KES). Dollars are also widely accepted and many places have card facilities