Located in Kenya, along Africa’s Eastern coast and just south of the Equator, Mount Kenya is the second highest peak on the African continent. The mountain itself is a massif, a geological feature that consists of a group of peaks clustered together in close proximity. The peaks of Mount Kenya and their respective heights are: Batian at 5,199 meters or 17,057 feet; Nelion at 5,188 meters or 17,021 feet; Point Lenana at 4,985 meters or 16255 feet. Mount Kenya is an ancient extinct stratovolcano, which is the same kind of volcano as famous Mt. Vesuvius and Mt. Krakatoa. First climbed in 1899, Mount Kenya has become a popular attraction since, for both climbers and sightseers alike.