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THE BEST MOUNTAINS IN KENYA - PART 2
4. Mount Satima
Satima is the third highest mountain in Kenya, at 13,127 feet above sea level.
It is the highest part of the Aberdare mountain range in Aberdare
National Park. The Masai name, Oldoinyo Lesatima translates as “mountain of
the bull calf.” Set along the eastern side of the Great Rift Valley, Satima is
surrounded by a series of volcanic cones called “the Dragon’s Teeth.” The top
of Mount Setima offers breath-taking views of the Rift Valley, the Aberdares
and, on a clear day, Lake Naivasha and Mount Kenya. The mountain is popular
with both birdwatchers and trekkers; most climbs take less than a day.
Satima is regarded as one of the most scenic and gentle of all the Aberdare
trails, with the route rounding escarpments above rolling valleys and hills
covered in beautiful alpine flowers and greenery.
5. Mount Kinangop
Kinangop is the fourth highest mountain in Kenya located in Kinangop, Nyandarua
County. It is one of the significant influencers of the weather conditions
around the region with the leeward side facing the central Nyandarua and its
environs. Due to its strategic location in the county, the area is
characterized by cold weather conditions and throughout the year rainy seasons.
Mount Kinangop is situated within the Aberdare National Park, home to lions,
antelopes, buffalos, gazelles, hyenas, and leopards, among other types of birds
6. Mount Homa
Homa is a mountain located in western Kenya. It forms a broad peninsula on the
southern shore of Winam Gulf, an extension of Lake Victoria. It is one of the
very few carbonatite volcanoes in the world.
The highlands of Kenya are extremely famous tourist attractions, and virtually all of them have hiking trips accessible through a travel company. While not all can be ascended to the summit without proper mountaineering equipment, most may be hiked or walked at least a short way up the slopes.