- Second highest mountain in Africa behind Kilimanjaro
- Stands 17,058 feet high (5,199 meters)
- Protected by Mount Kenya National Park
Mount Kenya is the tallest mountain in Kenya and is only second to Mount Kilimanjaro. The mountain features three peaks over 16,000 feet: 1) Batian as the tallest at 17,058 feet (5,199 m), 2) Nelion at 17,022 feet (5,188 m) and 3) Lenana at 16,355 feet (4,985 m).
Mount Kenya is located in the Mount Kenya National Park close to the equator. The UNESCO has declared Mount Kenya as a world heritage site. The park and area receives approximately 15,000 visitors each year.
Theder immense pressure. To the west side of the mountain is the peak Shira (3,962m), of which only the southern and western rims remain.
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Endangered Species of Africa
There are 100s of critically endangered species on every continent around the world. The wildlife, fauna and flora are much of what makes the various wonders of nature special. The endangered species of Africa are one of Seven Natural Wonder's greatest concerns. Take a moment and glance at some of the critically endangered wildlife.