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Mountains In Kenya That Are Worth Exploring

Kenya is not exactly a mountainous country but it is also not particularly flat.

You see Kenya is a country with hidden gems, you literally have to seek so you can find. The outdoor lifestyle only recently came about and Kenyans are still warming up to this lifestyle. It is not our every weekend plan to look for mountains to climb but I think with the 20 mountains we have, these are the 5 that are totally worth exploring.

1. Mount Kenya.

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The majority of the peaks involve rock climbing as the easiest route, although some only require a scramble or a walk.

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Image: World Atlas

2. Mount Homa.

Mount Homa is a mountain located in western Kenya. It forms a broad peninsula on the southern shore of Winam Gulf, an extension of Lake Victoria. It is one of the very few carbonatite volcanoes in the world.

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Image: Twitter

3. Mount Kipipiri.

Mount Kipipiri is an isolated volcano in the Wanjohi Valley, on the Kinangop Plateau near to the Aberdare Range. It is about 32 km northeast of Lake Naivasha, which is visible from the summit. Wildlife includes Colobus and Sykes monkeys, elephants and buffalo and abundant birdlife

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Image: Meetup

4. Mount Longonot.

Mount Longonot is a stratovolcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley. A forest of small trees covers the crater floor, and small steam vents are found spaced around the walls of the crater. The mountain is home to various species of wildlife, notably zebra, giraffe, buffalos and hartebeest.

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Image: African Spice Safaris

5. Mount Mtelo.

Mount Mtelo (Sekerr) is the fifth highest ‘mountain’ in Kenya, after Mt Kenya, Mt Elgon, Aberdares and High Cheranganis, and is situated in the North West highlands of West Pokot County, approximately 120 km north of Kitale Town. It is a three-day hike to the top and back.

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