The funds will be used to improve visitors’ experience at the facility which is one of Kenya’s greatest landmarks. Construction works are expected to commence immediately to improve and develop sanitation facilities, hiking trails as well as other amenities that have been a pain point for climbers who visit the mountain for a hiking experience.
Speaking after successfully completing the climb together with fellow hikers who included M-Pesa Managing Director Sitoyo Lopokoiyit , Visa Kenya Country Manager Eva Sarwai and Vipingo Ridge chairman Alastair Cavenagh , CS Balala thanked the sponsors who had come on board to support the initiative that would improve the hiking experience at Mt Kenya and position it as the preferred climbing destination in
He noted that the experience at Mount Kenya was unique and should be a bucket list activity for all adventure lovers from across the world.
Standing at 5,199 m, Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa and is one of the Key adventure tourism destinations in the continent. Its scenic views with diverse wildlife making it a unique destination for mountain climbers and adventure seekers from across the world.
Some of the known attractions at the mountain include the three peaks namely Lenana, Nelion and Batian, lakes which include Alice, Michaelson, Ellis and the diverse vegetation and wildlife.
The Ministry of Tourism and wildlife has identified adventure, hiking, mountaineering experiences as key catalysts in the recovery of tourism businesses in Kenya.
Among the organizations that supported the initiative include; Safaricom’s M-Pesa, technologies company Huawei, Visa Kenya, Vipingo Ridge, East African Breweries Limited, KCB Bank, and Sahihi Interior Builders.