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Mount Kenya Trust has been at the forefront of safeguarding Mount Kenya and its biodiverse ecosystem through a holistic, partnership-based approach with communities and our forty-two dedicated rangers who  tirelessly protect the ecosystem, ensuring its survival for generations to come.

Engaging with local communities is at the heart of our efforts. We conduct impactful environmental education programs and monthly health clinics, addressing the needs of the people who rely on the mountain's resources. Additionally, we have planted over one million indigenous trees to restore and preserve the delicate balance of the ecosystem. Empowering women and nurturing young minds are essential elements of our work. We actively support women-led and school tree nurseries, providing them with the tools and knowledge to become stewards of nature. Moreover, we've introduced energy-saving jikos, promoting sustainable practices and reducing the pressure on the environment.

To achieve our goals, we understand the significance of collaboration. MKT works closely with government agencies, local organizations, and esteemed partners such as Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service, the Ministry of Health, Rhino Ark, and various local farms and businesses. Together, we tackle a range of critical projects, from mitigating human-elephant conflicts to managing water resources sustainably.

With every step we take, MKT continues to demonstrate that conservation is not just a goal but a collective responsibility. We invite you to join us on this incredible journey to preserve the natural wonders of Mount Kenya for future generations. Together, we can make a lasting impact. Let's write a legacy of conservation and sustainability, hand in hand with the communities, partners, and nature itself.

To drive collaborative action for the sustainable management of Mt Kenya’s biodiversity and natural resources through partnership with government, communities and civil society.


The Integrity of the Mt Kenya ecosystem for the welfare of all who depend on it.



The organization has earned the trust of its partners through its integrity and the dedicated work of its field teams and management. Upholding these values is important to the organization and it believes its small size and clearly defined focus area will help it to maintain its critical relationships with key stakeholders.


MKT is an efficient and effective community led conservation organisation that benefits both people and wildlife. Their work to protect one of Kenya’s key water towers and ensure its connectivity to key neighbouring wildlife areas is critical for the susitanable existence of the wildlife and people of northern Kenya.

Sarah Watson, Tusk Trust

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