Altitude: 3906 m.a.m.s.l.
The second highest mountain in the Aberdare ranges after Mount Satima
It usually takes less than a day to the summit and back — depending on where you start from, though can also be part of a longer trek that includes other parts of the ranges and takes several days.
The lower levels are covered in bamboo forests, with tussock grasses taking up most of the higher altitudes1
On a clear day, the top has amazing views of the rift valley, Elephant hill, mount Kenya, and the rest of the Aberdare rangesWhat to do there
Trekking and hiking — no special skills required, game viewing, picnics, bird watching.
The rainy days may require water proof gear and use of 4x4 vehicles to get to the start of the hike.Best time to visit
The dry days of the year
Location of Mount Kinangop
Mount Kinangop sits on the southern end of the Aberdare ranges, with only the elephant hill being south of it.
It is also inside Aberdare national park
and a few kilometres south of the equator.How to get there
By hiking, normally requiring an armed KWS
A vehicle would only take you most of the way, with the journey to the top being done of foot.
4x4s are usually recommended during the rainy season.References
1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tussock_(grass) - accessed on 14th