Mount Kenya; Is the highest strato-volcanic mountain (5199 m) in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The mountain is located in the Central Kenya, about 17 km south of the Equator, around 150km from North East of Nairobi city. The mountain has three highest glacier peaks, Batian (5199m, 17,057 ft), Nelion (5188m, 17,021ft) and Point Lenana (4985m, 16,355 ft). There are several vegetation bands from the base to the Summit. The lower slopes are covered by different types of forest like alpine species, montage, giant lobelias, senecios and a local subspecies of rock hyrax. The mountain is within the national park with an area of 715 sq km.