Kenya // The Central Highlands //

Southern Mount Kenya

Relatively few tourists approach Mount Kenya from the park’s southern boundary, which offers some excellent accommodation options and great basecamp hiking. If you’re keen to try an unusual approach to the summit, consider the Kamweti route which begins at the road-head, a steep 8km north of Castle Forest lodge. This southern part of the mountain shelters the last remaining wild bongos on Mount Kenya, as researchers’ night-surveillance cameras proved in 2008.