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The Grand Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro. The mountain is located 180 kilometers north of Nairobi and it can often be seen from high-rise buildings... Show more

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The Grand Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro. The mountain is located 180 kilometers north of Nairobi and it can often be seen from high-rise buildings in Nairobi and from Thika. It is an extinct volcano, which formed a couple of million years ago. The mountain is located in the Mount Kenya National Park, which is a designated protected area around the mountain. It is regarded as the realm of Ngai, god of the local Kikuyu people. Traditionally, all Kikuyu homes were built to face this sacred peak. They call it Kirinyaga, or place of light. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 m), Nelion (5,188 m) and Lenana (4,985 m). At the base and around this mountain are famous hotels & lodges and tourists who do not wish to climb often visit these places for the view, luxury accommodation, fresh... Show more