Mount Kenya Tour
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- Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
- Duration:5 Day(s)
- Mountaineering Tours
- Trekking and Hiking Tours
- Travel StyleBudget
- Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
- Guide Language
- Tour Vibe Active
- Recommended For
- For Art Lovers
- Mount Kenya
- Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Airport NairobiFrom: To:
6:00 AM 6:00 PM
6:00 AM 6:00 PM
- Age Range 12 - 65 (Years Old)
Everyone can name the highest mountain in Africa but did you know that Mount Kenya is the second highest? With 5,199 meters Batian Peak is a bit higher than Nelion (5,1888m) and Point Lenana (4,985m). If you want to summit the first two peaks mentioned, you will need to gain some experience in traditional rock climbing. However, if you want to climb Point Lenana, you can just buy a decent pair of hiking shoes. You can get to the third highest peak on the second-highest mountain of Africa in only a few days of hiking. From the summit there is a beautiful view of the dramatic volcanic massif and the two main peaks of Batian and Nelion, as well as long views over the central plains of Kenya.
At 5,199 m, Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa. It is an ancient extinct volcano, which during its period of activity (3.1-2.6 million years ago) is thought to have risen to 6,500 m. There are 12 remnant glaciers on the mountain, all receding rapidly, and four secondary peaks that sit at the head of the U-shaped glacial valleys. With its rugged glacier-clad summits and forested middle slopes, Mount Kenya is one of the most impressive landscapes in East Africa.
After breakfast at your hotel in Nanyuki, you'll be picked up by a private driver early enough to avoid the city traffic jam as you make your way to Mount Kenya National Park . This is the highest peak in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, so keep your camera close. The scenery as you enter the park is breathtaking. Mount Kenya is not only a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. Within its boundaries are landscapes including alpine vegetation and dense forests, lakes, glaciers, mineral springs, as well as rare and endangered species of animals and birds. Visitors to the park come for a range of outdoor pursuits like hiking, rock climbing, and caving (also known as spelunking). Once you reach the park gate you will adjust your gears, fill out some park entry paperwork, and then lace up for a 5.6-mile (9 km) hike to Old Moses Mountain Camp for your overnight. This is a well-run mountain bandas at (3300 m) and a common first stop along the popular Sirimon trekking route. There are clean bathrooms, dormitory bunks with a kitchen and dining area, and spacious grounds for setting up tents. In the evening you'll have dinner at the camp and the ability to meet fellow trekkers from around the world.
After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking right at the junction. After a water break, you continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North River and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the Shipton Camp. This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glaciers. The resident population is of Rock hyrax and sunbirds.
Kick-off at 3.am to reach pt Lenana in time for the African sunrise. The climb starts on frozen scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. With a good Moon, you barely need a torch. Without a Moon, then the pollution-free sky bangs on the ground giving you as good a view of the stars as almost anywhere on Earth. The climb takes 3 -4 hrs and to add to the exhilaration, Mt. Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon. Descend to Minto's hut for full breakfast. After a short rest descend further to Mt Kenya bandas along the gorges valley where you can enjoy good views of The Temple, Lake Michaelson, Mushroom rocks and Giant billiards table. Dinner and overnight at the Bandas. You can enjoy log fires, hot showers, and bed at the Bandas!
After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet vehicle for transfer to Chogoria town and further to Nanyuki
For the pressed-for-time and the spontaneous, Ol Pejeta is one of the best wildlife conservancies in Kenya to do a day trip. This is because it's large enough to accommodate a whole host of unique activities, game drive routes, and diverse wildlife, but small enough that you can do almost all of them in eight hours. After a morning game drive, day-trippers can visit the chimpanzees and endangered species enclosure, before grabbing a bite to eat at Morani's Restaurant, the Safari Diner, or parking up in a designated campsite for a picnic. Then drive in the afternoon to Nairobi
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International flihgts can be booked if clients request
- Airport Transfer
- Bus Terminal
Pick up from the hotelm and dropped at Mountain start point.
Guides and potters are provided
ALl meals are provided
Clients to cover their own insurance
- Jeep & 4WD
Transportr will be provied from Niarobi international airport.
Pitching of tents and potters to carry their luggage
Entrance fee, guide fee, potters fee, food, accomodation and transport
A negative COVID 19 certificate must be produced at the point of entry, airport
Tour Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 50 % of the tour amount
Tour Date Change Policy
Tour Date can be changed 10 day(s) prior departure
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