The Park was created around Africa's second highest mountain. It is a favourite with trekkers and serious mountain climbers. The Forest and lower slopes abound with elephant, Cape Buffalo and fantastic bird life, as well as Giant Forest Hog.
There is one 'Tree-hotel', Mountain Lodge, which is 165 kms from Nairobi. Further north is the famous Mount Kenya Safari Club set on the edge of the Forest leading to the lower slopes of the Mountain. On the huge Ol Pejeta Ranch there is the luxury Sweetwaters Tented Camp.