Altitude of various Cities & National Parks in Kenya

Kenya is located on the equator in Eastern Africa. It borders South Sudan to the northwest, Uganda to the west, Somalia to the east, Tanzania to the south, and Ethiopia to the north. It covers an area of 582,650 square kilometers equivalent to 224,962 square miles.

The highest point on Kenya is 5,197 meters above sea level at Mount Kenya, while the lowest point on Kenya is at sea level on the Indian Ocean.

Major Cities

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya, with a population of over 4.3 million people as of 2019 census. It is one of the leading and most influential cities in Africa. It being the only city in the world with a national park on its doorstep ( Nairobi National Park). The city has an elevation of 1,795 metres (5,889 ft) above sea level.
Mombasa is the second largest town in the country, with a population of 1,208,333 people according to the 2019 census, and the official gateway to the country by sea. Mombasa is a tourism based city known for its beautiful white sandy beaches. Click here to read more about Beach Holidays along the Kenyan Coast. The city has an elevation of 50m above the sea level.

Kisumu is the third largest city in Kenya after Nairobi and Mombasa. It is a port city in western Kenya at 1,131 m with a population of 721,082 (Kenya National Census, 2019). The city sits at an elevation of 1,131 m (3,711 ft).

Popular National Parks & Reserves

Masai Mara Game Reserve is one of the world's most magnificent game reserves, famously known for the Great Migration. The park's altitude ranges from 1,480–2,280 m approx (4,900–7,200 ft).

Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya's most popular tourist parks, crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. The park covers an area of only 392 square kilometers with an altitude ranging from 1,189 to 1,372 meters.

Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its vast numbers of pink flamingoes, its also a bird and rhino sanctuary and home to a variety of wildlife. The park cover about 116 miles2 (188 km2) with an altitude that ranges from 1,755-2,053m or 5,758-6,736ft .

Samburu National Reserves is located in an arid region in the remote north of Kenya,along the banks of the palm-lined Ewaso Nyiro River. The reserve covers an area of 165 km² in size with an altitude that ranges from 800 to 1230m above sea level.

Tsavo National Parkis Kenya's largest park, divided into two; Tsavo West and Tsavo East. Tsavo West National Park covers 7065km² but the terrain is much more varied than that of Tsavo East. It ranges from 200-1000 m in altitude. Tsavo East National Park covers 11,747 square kilometers. And its elevation rises to 1,200 meters above sea level.

Nairobi National Park is world famous for being the only National Park to be found within a capital city in the whole world. The park is a mere 8 miles from the city centre, and covers an area of 117.21 km2 (45.26 sq mi). The park's altitude ranges between 1,533 and 1,760 m (5,030 and 5,774 ft).

Popular Mountains

Mount Kenya is the tallest in Kenya, and the second highest in Africa, after Mount Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 metres or 17,057 feet), Nelion (5,188 m or 17,021 ft) and Point Lenana (4,985 m or 16,355 ft).

Mount Longonot is a young dormant volcano that is located southeast of Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, Africa. The gate elevation is around 2150 m and the peak at 2780 m but following the jagged rim involves substantially more than the 630 m vertical difference.

Mount Elgon is a massive solitary mountain, on the border of Uganda and Kenya, with the largest surface area in the world being 50 by 80 kilometres and an enormous crater covering 40 kilometres at the top of the mountain. The mount consists of five major peaks; Wagagai (4,321 metres (14,177 ft)), in Uganda, Sudek (4,302 metres (14,114 ft)) on the Kenya/Uganda border, Koitobos (4,222 metres (13,852 ft)), a flat-topped basalt column in Kenya, Mubiyi (4,211 metres (13,816 ft)) in Uganda, and Masaba (4,161 metres (13,652 ft)) in Uganda.