List of Highest Mountains in Kenya

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List of Highest Mountains in Kenya

The list of mountains in Kenya is a general list of mountains in Kenya with elevation. The highest mountain in Kenya, which is also the second-highest mountain in Africa, is Mount Kenya, standing at 5,199 Metres (17,057 ft) tall.

 The mountains range from high mountains to low-height mountains which offer perfect opportunities for hiking and sightseeing.

Some of the Kenyan Mountains and hills are among the ultra-prominent peaks of Africa.

1) Mount Kenya

It is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa. It has an elevation of 5,199 m. Mount Kenya has three peaks, Batian, Nelion, and Point Lenana. Batian is the mountain’s highest peak. The mountain lies within Mount Kenya National Park which is a wildlife haven.

2) Mount Elgon

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Are you a bird lover? Then this is the right hiking site for you. Mount Elgon has an elevation of 4,321 m. It is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the Kenya-Uganda boundary. The mountain has five peaks, Wagaga, Sudek, Koitobos, Mbuiyi, and Masaba, with the largest peak being Wagaga which elevates to about 14,177 feet.

3) Mount Satima

Mt Satima, the mountain with Dragon's teeth

Mount Satima has an elevation of 4,001 m, which is the highest elevation among the Aberdare mountain ranges. The mountain serves as Ndakaini dam’s major water catchment area. Ndakaini dam is actually the main source of water for millions of Nairobi residents.

4) Mount Kinangop

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It has an elevation of 3,902 m. It serves as one of the key attractions in Nyandarua County. It lies within the Aberdare National Park which is home to different species of birds and wildlife such as lions, antelopes, buffalos, gazelles, hyenas, leopards, and snakes.

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5) Mount Kipipiri

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It is the fifth-highest mountain in Kenya, with an elevation of 3349m. Mount Kipipiri is an isolated volcano in the Wanjohi Valley, on the Kinangop Plateau near the Aberdare Range. Wildlife includes Colobus and Sykes monkeys, elephants and buffalo, and abundant birdlife. The name of the mountain means “butterfly” in the Gikuyu language.

7) Mount Mtelo

It is the sixth-highest mountain in Kenya, with an elevation of 3,336 m. It is believed to be a holy mountain and the cradle of the Pokot people. It serves as a sacred worship place for the local community living within the mountain’s vicinity.

8)  Mount Eburru

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The mountain is located in Nakuru County and has an elevation of 2,856 m. It serves as a main water catchment area with several streams flowing from the mountain. It offers amazing opportunities for hiking, bird-watching, and sightseeing adventures.

9) Mount Ngiro

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Mount Ngiro has an elevation of 2,848 m. It is located in Northern Kenya and overlooks the Suguta Valley that is inhabited by the Samburu people who are pastoralists.

10) Mount Longonot

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It has an elevation of 2,776 m. It is a dormant volcano that is characterized by vents and holes at its top point. It is surrounded by dense forests and the spectacular Mount Longonot National Park.

11)Mount Suswa

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It is a shield volcano located in the Great Rift Valley, in the counties of Narok and Kajiado. It has an elevation of 2,356 m. The mountain is known for its lava tubes and unique double crater.

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12) Mount Silali

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Mount Silali is a dormant volcano located in the Gregory Rift Valley, near Kapedo. It has an elevation of 2,355 m. It is the largest caldera volcano in the Gregory Rift Valley. The mountain’s pre-caldera development began with pyroclasts and peralkaline trachyte lavas

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List of all the highest Mountains and Hills in Kenya

Below is a list of all the highest mountains and hills in Kenya:

Mountain Height (m) Range
Mount Kenya 5199 Mount Kenya
Mount Elgon 4302 Mount Elgon
Mount Satima 4001 Aberdare Range
Mount Kinangop 3902 Aberdare Range
Nakugen 3530 Cherang’any Hills
Chemnirot 3520 Cherang’any Hills
Kameleogon 3500 Cherang’any Hills
Chebon 3375 Cherang’any Hills
Chepkotet 3370 Cherang’any Hills
Karelachngelat 3350 Cherang’any Hills
Mount Kipipiri 3349 Aberdare Range
Mount Mtelo 3336
Chepunyal Hills 3334
Sodang 3210 Cherang’any Hills
Mount Eburru 2856
Mount Ng’iro 2848
Mount Longonot 2776
Ol Doinyo Orok 2548
Ngong hills 2460
Mount Suswa 2356 Great Rift Valley
Mount Silali 2355
Enkamuka 2308 Ol Doinyo Orok
Menengai 2278
Mount Kulal 2285

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