Africa's second highest peak, Mount Kenya is known as the dwelling place of Ngai, deity of the local Kikuyu people. This iconic, natural landmark is an awe-inspiring sight, thanks to its ragged peaks and swathes of snow. The mountain is encircled by a belt of lush forest which makes for an equally engrossing destination. While getting up the 5,199 metre summit is a technically difficult climb, the lesser peak of Point Lenana can be easily reached by most fit explorers. This trek takes between 3 and 5 days, and will reveal a picturesque world of forests, wildlife, unique mountain vegetation including grounsel and podocarpus, and finally one of the world's most beguiling sights: equatorial snow.
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