The Meru and Samburu reserves are famous for the very rare Grevy's zebras which live with reticulated giraffes and certain members of the 'big five.' In the south-east is Mount Kenya, the highest mountain in Kenya, and the second highest in Africa after its more famous Tanzanian neighbour: the Kilimanjaro. Mount Kenya National Park is ideal for trekking enthusiasts with some treks requiring an excellent fitness level (such as those that lead to the Batian and Nelion peaks), while others can be done by hikers with average fitness (such as the Lenana peak which can be done in 3 days).
A group of trekkers among groups of endemic giant groundsel in Mount Kenya National Park.© Stefan Auth
A pair of cheetahs survey the landscape from their lofty position in Meru National Park.© Carola Gotze - age fotostock
Many plants in Mount Kenya National Park are endemic to Kenya.© Stefan Auth
A group of elephants drinks from the Uaso Nyero River, in Samburu National Park.© Klaus-Peter Wolf / age fotostock
Graceful giraffes seen in Samburu National Park.© Klaus-Peter Wolf / age fotostock