Mount Mtelo

  • The fifth-highest mountain in Kenya

Mount Mtelo is the fifth-highest mountain in Kenya, after Mt Kenya, Mt Elgon, Aberdares and High Cheranganis, and is situated in the North West Highlands of West Pokot County, approximately 120 km north of Kitale Town. The mountain is considered sacred, as it is described as the cradle of pastoral Pokot according to oral traditions. Mount Mtelo is home to black-and-white colobus monkeys, small antelope, 3 species of turaco and 10 sunbird species. In addition, it is also home to six clans Chapin, Kamket, Ngusurot, Silokot, Talai, and Tungo.

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