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Majestic Mt. Kenya
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Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro & one of the main attractions when visiting East Africa. This volcanic mountain stands at 5,199 meters (17,057 Feet) and is a haven for experienced trekkers and mountain climbers. Many hikers have expressed that climbing Mount Kenya is actually a more challenging when compared to Kilimanjaro and they think it's a lot more beautiful and dramatic.

  1. Sirimon Route is very scenic and has more gradual ascent well suited for acclimatisation. The route passes through very impressive Yellowwood forests in the lower reaches and features abundant wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery higher up. It is the best hike for less experienced with high altitude mountains. The Sirimon route is the only trail with huts all along it, while other routes have a handful of simple bunkhouses. Five days of point-to-point walking, rough terrain and high altitude means trekking Mount Kenya requires considerable fitness. You’ll need some training, but not necessarily any high-altitude experience. route is the only trail with huts all along it, while other routes have a handful of simple bunkhouses. best time to trek up Mount Kenya is during the dry seasons: Jan-Feb and Jul-early Oct. This hike originates from Nanyuki.

Itinerary Details

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Majestic Mt. Kenya Itinerary
  • Drive from Nairobi to Nanyuki Town on your own. We will collect you and drive to Mount Kenya National Park’s Sirimon Gate. This will be about 4 hours’ drive. At the gate, you will meet the crew and then you hike 9Km up to the Old Moses Camp (3300m).This two to three hours hike is essential for acclimatization and is also very interesting as you hike through four of the mountain vegetation belts - the tropical rain forest, bamboo jungle, rose wood and heather zones. These are also the areas where you are most likely to see animals.

  • Your hike starts around 0700hrs going via the new Sirimon route through the beautiful and unique Alpine Moorland Zone. Walking time today is 5-7 hours depending on individual fitness and stopping half- way for a picnic lunch. You arrive at Shipton’s Camp (4200m), late afternoon and have dinner and overnight here.

  • After breakfast around 900am you hike to the Hausberg col 4500m for acclimatizing, enjoy spectacular views. This will be approximately 2 hours hike. Overnight stay in the Shipton’s camp.

  • A pre-dawn (3:00AM) start is essential when attempting Point Lenana (4985M). You are most likely to be successful in reaching the summit as well as having the clearest view of the majestic scenery. If the sky is clear right across the southern part of Kenya, you will be able to view the peaks of Kilimanjaro above the clouds over 340 kilometers away. Afterwards descend to the Shipton’s camp for breakfast and then to old Moses camp for overnight stay.

  • After breakfast Start a two and a half hour walk down from old Moses to the Sirimon gate Entrance for a pickup and drive back to Nanyuki Town.

Activities

  1. Drive from Nanyuki and back

  2. Hiking


Possible Extensions

  1. Local Village visit

  2. Sundowner

  3. Bush Dinner

  4. Traditional Dance


What’s Included

  1. Accommodation at the huts/ camps

  2. 4 days Mt. Kenya trek

  3. Meals by experienced cook while trekking

  4. Services of certified mountain guides

  5. Park entry fees

  6. Return transfers from Nanyuki park gate

  7. All Government Taxes & service charge in Hotel accommodation


Things to Carry

  1. Sleeping bags (can be hired at a reasonable cost)

  2. Hiking boots

  3. Waterproof jackets and pants (trousers)

  4. Hand gloves

  5. Warm clothing

  6. At least 5 t–shirts

  7. Extra pair of sports shoes or sandals

  8. Warm fleece, hat, thermal suit

  9. Hiking stick


Testimonials

To start with, the planning of the trip was very smooth and clear. Nothing hidden – no surprises. The itinerary was perfectly planned as per my schedule; due to which I completed my trips with ease and remembered one too. My experience with the all the guides were fantastic and superb. Awesome men with all capability to keep you charged. They communicated all the pre-requisites well in advance the information includes like, Currency Requirements, Tips to be paid, Dos and Don’ts, weather forecast etc My overall experience – one of the best – wonderful & awesome.
Our Masai Mara experience was one of the best!!!. As usual Bhavana never fails. It was a 4-day safari. We had the chance to see all the big five which was so Amazing for us. We enjoyed the moment. Our driver Ben was friendly and accommodating, and more importantly he was very knowledgeable about all of the wildlife, doing his best to ensure we had a great time. On the second day we went to discover Masai Mara game reserve, looking for wild animals and taking their pictures was the most amazing event. Meals were also served in time that is the breakfast, lunch and dinner. The agency also provided drinking water. We were so glad. Indeed, we had found what we wanted. On the third day we had our breakfast and we went for a drive into the lake Nakuru national park. It is located in the great rift valley; we saw flamingos and other bird species after that we had our lunch and game run in the afternoon. On that night we had an overnight in lake Nakuru. Dinner was served well. On the fourth day, it was our departure day. We had our breakfast after that we saw lions, rhinos, lots of flamingos. Sleeping in the camp was one of the best moments, this is because we were able to enjoy a peaceful night. In short we had the chance to see all the key animals and enjoyed the time in Savanah. This will always be a memorable moment for us because we got what we paid for. Thankyou Bhavana a lot for the effort.
I met Bhavana at a common social event and instantly she came across as a humble human being to me...Gradually we became friends! We did over 7-8 trips (to include Lake Naivasha, Mt. Kenya, Diani, Dolphin safari, Samburu & Aberdare) through her in the last few years and every time I knew that this would be one great memory since we just went with a vacation mode on and Bhavna took care of absolutely everything else. Her meticulous planning considering even the choices of any family’s little ones too just make u feel so at home at any lodging or any transportation modes that u take! Being a friend I know this fact that before she arranges any trip she herself makes sure that she visits the places or at least has all the details with her right from the room allotments, cuisine that is served, right to the quality of towels in the bathrooms. Would like to mention just one thing here to sum up that with Bhavana taking care of your travel plans you definitely get a rejuvenating well deserved break!!!!

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