Mount Kenya 5 days

Africa > Kenya

For those that want to do Mt Kenya in a relatively short time and still enjoy a great route then this is a great choice. As this trip uses camping it avoids the huts.

 

A 5 day trip starting at Sirimon and ending at Naro Moru. As standard, our crews and support teams set up camp every night and your meals are served in a mess tent. Most importantly, knowledgeable professional guides that go through bi annual training are with you throughout and our logistics team at our base monitors your trip from start to finish.
Afromontane forest, bamboo zone, glacial valleys and alpine desert, views of Kilimanjaro, ascent of Lenana and views of the Lewis glaciers and others. Possible sighting of wildlife.

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Day 1: NAIROBI

Upon arrival into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you are personally met and transferred to your accommodation in Nairobi. There is a comprehensive briefing and gear check with the Climbs Manager.

Overnight Palacina (Bed & Breakfast)

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Day 2: MT KENYA / OLD MOSES

At 0800hrs you will be picked up from your Nanyuki accommodation and will be transferred to the Sirimon Park gate (alt.2700m). After a picnic lunch; you start an acclimatization hike in the tropical woodland occasionally enjoying the sighting of a monkey, a buffalo or even an elephant arriving at Old Moses camp (alt.3200m) in the early evening.

Overnight Old Moses Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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Day 3: MT KENYA / LIKKI NORTH

After breakfast, we start the hike of the moorland vegetation walking through the picturesque views of the Sirimon and the Mackinder’s valleys arriving at Likki North Hut in the early afternoon. Lunch at this camp and later take an acclimatization walk around the camp.

Overnight Likki North Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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Day 4: MT KENYA / SHIPTON’S

Start the hike of the steep slope towards Shipton’s camp (4200m) arriving in time for lunch. The giant groundsels occurring along this route are some of the spectacular views on Mt Kenya. Afternoon walk to the Kami Hut and later get back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Overnight Shipton’s Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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Day 5: MT KENYA / SUMMIT / MET STATION

At 0300hrs you are woken up by the camp crew and have some tea and biscuits. Start the attempt of the scree and rock to the summit- point Lenana (alt.4985m), which is the highlight of our trip! After taking photos with the sunrise, descend slowly down to Mackinder’s Camp for breakfast. Then continue down the vertical bog to the Met Station (alt.3050m).

Overnight Met Station (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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Day 6: OUT / SAMBURU

At 0800hrs depart the camp and walk through the bamboo forest to connect with your transfer vehicle at the Naro Moru gate and transfer back to Nairobi for a well-deserved shower!!

Overnight Palacina (Breakfast, Lunch)

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Day 7: DEPART

Today you are transferred to the airport.

(Breakfast)

Accommodations

PALACINA SUITES

a premier boutique hotel in Nairobi with a collection of stylish suites. 14 luxury hotel suites with its own living room, en suite bathroom, dresser, and private furnished balcony. Decorated in calming natural color tones, teak woods and crisp cottons.

MT KENYA PRIVATE CAMP

is set up every step of the way and ready for when you arrive into camp in the afternoon. A mess tent contains a table, chairs, and all cutlery. Guest tents fit 2 people comfortably with sleeping mat, -30f sleeping bag, all set up for a comfortable sleep. A separate toilet tent is also set up on the perimeter for private and cleaner bathroom facilities.

  • Trained Mountain guides (1 guide to 2 clients)
  • All relevant Park fees & rescue fees
  • Emergency medical evacuation
  • Supplemental oxygen & pulse oximeters
  • All accommodation and meals as described in the itinerary
  • Transfers as described in the itinerary
  • Drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee & hot chocolate)
  • Portable toilet in camp, sleeping mattress, sleeping bag, guest tent, mess tent, table, and chairs
  • All soft drinks, beers, house wines & spirits at Saruni Samburu
  • All game drives and activities at safari camps
  • International flights
  • Entry visas
  • Gratuities (suggested $250 per person)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alterations to this itinerary (i.e. if different accommodations and services are provided then the price will most likely vary up or down)
  • Laundry
  • Beverages in hotels
  • Hospital bills and international evacuation in the event of an emergency

Pricing starts at:

$3,595

Pricing
BASED ON MINIMUM 2 PEOPLE

$3,595

per person

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