Embark on a true African safari and travel to Kenya if you’re craving an adventure straight out of the Lion King (with fewer talking animals, admittedly). Consider booking with quality Sri Lanka travel agents such as the Mackinnons Group which offers competitive rates on all excursions around the globe, especially to the African Serengeti. Visit Mount Kenya National Park, home of the second-highest peak in Africa, Mount Kenya. Its highest peak, Batian, soars to an impressive height of 5,199 metres, followed by Nelion at 5,188 metres. The mountain, along with the park that surrounds it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, and the park is a famous attraction, drawing in excess of 16,000 visitors annually. The park was established in 1949 and it boasts a rich array of wildlife and flora that are sure to present magnificent photo opportunities for the adventurous tourist. For hikers looking to climb up to the main peaks of Mount Kenya, eight prominent trails are featured for your pleasure. Taken in a clockwise direction from the North, you have a choice of embarking on the Meru, Chogoria, Kamweti, Naro Moru, Burguret, Sirimon, and Timau treks. The Sirimon, Chogoria and Naro Moru are the well-traversed routes, and feature staffed gates and easier access, whilst the other trails require hikers to acquire special permission from the Kenya Wildlife Service. An exciting excursion for nature lovers and adventure seekers, a visit to Mount Kenya and its surrounding park is a must-do option on your next African adventure.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.