5 days, Mount Kenya

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  • Mt. Kenya
  • 7 days
  • 0 Review
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • Camping fees
  • Entrance fees
  • Extensive game drives
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Speaking tour guide
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5 days, Mount Kenya

Mt. Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain. It is regarded as the realm of Ngai, god of the local Kikuyu people. Traditionally, all Kikuyu home were built to face this sacred peak. They call it Kirinyaga (place of light).
The mountain is a beautiful scenery. Its ragged series of peaks are crowned with snow, and its slopes are thick with forest. The mountain is best seen at dawn, when the days early light silhouettes its impressive summit high over the surrounding plains.
While the 5199 meter summit is a difficult technical climb, the lesser peak of Point Lenana (4985m) can be easily reached by any fit trekker. This trek takes between 3 and 5 days, through a fascinating world of forests, wildlife, and unique montane vegetation including pod carpus and groundsel, and finally one of the world’s rarest sights, equatorial snow.
For those who don’t want to climb the Mountain, now is a good time to learn about exercises for climbers for this expedition. The cool highlands that surround its base are well worth a visit. The forests are also ideal for game viewing.


Day 1

Leave Nairobi early morning and drive up to Nanyuki, passing beautiful road scenes and drive to Sirimon gate at the Mt Kenya national park where we shall have lunch. In the afternoon, we begin the trek up to Old Moses Camp. This walk will take about 2 – 3 hours. You will be able to take photos of wildlife as we will traversing through the Mt Kenya National Park Forest. We reach the bunk house late in the afternoon ready for dinner and sleep.

  • Mount Kenya, Kenya
  • 08h 30 - 20h-30

Day 2

After an early breakfast, we leave and start walking in the direction of the breathtaking Makinder’s Valley towards Shipton’s Camp which is 4200 Meters above sea level. This walk will take 6-7 hours and covers very a spectacular view point and the different of flora & fauna of upper attitudes. Lunch will be en-route with dinner and spend the night at the Shipton’s camp

  • Mount Kenya, Kenya
  • 08h 30 - 20h-30

Day 3

On Day 3, we wake up at early at 2:30 am when it is still dark and hike up to Point Lenana to catch the amazing Sunrise. Lenana is the third highest peak of the mountain and the views are breathtaking when the sun comes up. After the sun rise, the party gets a chance to take a few or as much photos as they can and then we head back down to Shipton’s or ahead to Makinders camp according to your package to take breakfast and spend the day relaxing after the very early start.

  • Mount Kenya, Kenya
  • 02h 30 - 20h-30

Day 4

After breakfast we take a walk down through the last of the Alpine zone and descend through the vertical bog and into the higher mountain forest. We come to rest at Met Station to enjoy the scenes of the forest spending the night in the hut there.

  • Mount Kenya, Kenya
  • 08h 30 - 20h-30

Day 5

After breakfast we take a 2-3 hours walk down through the forest brings us to the Narumoru park gate or Chogoria route where our van awaits to take us back to Nairobi arriving there late in the afternoon.

  • Mount Kenya, Kenya
  • 08h 30 - 20h-30

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