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Mount Kenya is an extinct stratovolcano in Kenya and the second-highest peak in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 metres or 17,057 feet), Nelion (5,188 m or 17,021 ft) and Point Lenana (4,985 m or 16,355 ft). Mount Kenya is located in the former Eastern and Central provinces of Kenya; its peak is now the intersection of Meru, Embu, Kirinyaga, Nyeri and Tharaka Nithi counties, about 16.5 kilometres (10.3 miles) south of the equator, around 150 km (90 mi) north-northeast of the capital Nairobi. Mount Kenya is the source of the name of the Republic of Kenya.

Mount Kenya, often referred to as “The Place of Light” or “Kirinyaga” in the local Kikuyu language, is the highest peak in Kenya and the second-highest in all of Africa, after Mount Kilimanjaro. This majestic stratovolcano, with its three distinct peaks – Batian, Nelion, and Lenana – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned not only for its stunning natural beauty but also for its cultural and historical significance. Located in the central highlands of Kenya, Mount Kenya is a popular destination for trekkers, climbers, and nature enthusiasts, offering a diverse range of ecosystems, from lush rainforests to alpine moorlands. The mountain holds a special place in the hearts of Kenyans and stands as a symbol of national pride and natural wonder.