Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in the country (5199 meters above sea level) and the source of the state’s name. It is the second-highest mountain on the continent, after Kilimanjaro. This mountain is surrounded by Mount Kenya National Park founded in 1949, listed on the UNESCO list in 1978 as a biosphere reserve and in 1997 as the World Heritage Site. A visit to the mountains in the lower areas is a must-see destination. Here you will meet members of the Kikuyu, Ameru, Embu, and Maasai peoples. To all of them, culture and tradition related to Mount Kenya. If you decide to climb to the top, there must be several months of preparation.