Mount Kenya looms in the background, with snow and ice scattered on the side of the mountain. The sun is sitting high, and the sky is blue and clear across the horizon. The view is breathtaking, and it’s easy to understand why this mountain is such a popular tourist destination. On a clear day, the blue sky stretches out for miles, and you can see all the way to the Aberdares and sometimes see the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro as a tiny speck on the horizon. The lakes behind the peaks are also visible and make for a beautiful sight. January is an especially great time to visit Mount Kenya because the weather is usually quite mild.