08 DAYS BEST OF MT. KENYA
This trek offers some of the best views of the main peaks with a gradual ascent which can be done leisurely. We traverse the mountain by ascending the Sirimon track, join the best of Timau, then join the best of Chogoria and descend the Naro Moru track.
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and after clearing immigration and customs you will be met by our safari driver and transferred to the Best Western Premier Hotel, a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner, for an overnight stay.
Wake up early in the morning and drive to Central Kenya past Thika pineapple plantations arriving in good time for your first day activity. You will be met by our guide and spent the early morning sorting and organizing equipment for the mountain trek and be driven to the Sirimon gate. An easy 3 hrs walk through equatorial forest to Judmaier’s Camp (3,300m) for overnight in the high altitude mountain tents.
After breakfast trek up the moorland and break away from Sirimon track at altitude of 3,940m, contouring into the Sirimon Valley. This is a seldom visited area with a tremendous amount of wildlife. Overnight in Sirimon Valley, altitude 3,940m.
An early start out of the Sirimon Valley and into the head of the Hinde Valley. We then cross the Nithi and Gorges Valleys. This is undoubtedly one of the most scenic areas of the mountain with its 1,000 – vertical cliffs, its virgin valleys and cascading water-fall, is one of the most spectacular trekked areas in Kenya. Night camped at Hall Tarns (4,300m).
Descend to Lake Michaelson, in the depth of the Gorges Valley. See the incredible cave formation known as the Temple. Walk down the valley to Vivienne falls (named after the famous author of Speak to the Earth). Return to camp in the afternoon. Overnight at Hall Tarns (4,300m.).
Alpine ascent on the third highest peak Pt.Lenana (4,985m). En route up north face little used by tourists. 04 hours of walking to the summit. Descend to Teleki Valley and spend the night at our Mackinders Camp (4,150m).
Descend the mountain via the Naro Moru route completing a fine circuit of Mt. Kenya, to the Naro Moru River Lodge for a well-earned rest.
Wake up call and enjoy breakfast, check out from your lodge and drive to Nairobi arriving in good time for lunch with free time for shopping. Optional half day city tour of Nairobi (at an Extra Cost). Optional dinner at a restaurant (At an Extra cost). Transfer to the Airport where you will be dropped off to connect to your outbound flight.
*It is the responsibility of the guest to provide travel agency with the necessary information for registration (i.e. name of travel insurance and policy number) and confirm receipt of such coverage in advance of travel*
*For those not wishing to travel with the necessary equipment, required camping gear may be provided for an extra fee*
IMPORTANT TO NOTE
• Although climate change has caused unpredictable seasonal changes in recent years, a trek up Mt Kilimanjaro is typically best enjoyed during the dry seasons – between December and March and between June and October.
• Climbers must be prepared to walk for 6-8 hours a day.
• Climbers must bring along own climbing gear OR hire at a fee.
• Our porters carry 8kg of personal climbing gear per client.
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I went on a road trip that included the Maasai Mara and the Coast. It was a great vacation and I was very happy and impressed with the safety of the driver.”Tourist
We really enjoyed our two weeks in Kenya. April was a perfect time for us to come, the temperature not too hot and we got to enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and animals of the Masai Mara, it seemed all to ourselves! With the very knowledgeable guide Moses. We would love to come and stay a bit longer to visit the north of Kenya.
Thanks for great arrangements for our trip to lake Naivasha. Everything went well and Moses was a real entertainer and with big knowledge of most everything told us about most of the things we had questions about and could explain well. We enjoyed all the arrangements and it was not stressful at all even if we had a very full packed programme. Feel just that it should have lasted longer, we really love the stay at Sopa Naivasha. I have really got a taste of Safarin now. Will come back on this later.
It was great being able to fit in a day trip after a busy work schedule all week. They were super accommodating to my time allocation and i got to see things only locals know about. Its a personalized service where they really look after you and very experienced driver guides, our driver Dan was very passionate with his job.
Where do I start? The trip was amazing, a life-changing experience that i recommend to everyone to do if you get the opportunity. You truly get a new perspective on life and nature. Our guide was excellent in every way, very professional and informative and knew just the way to get as much out of the trip as possible. We visited Samburu nationalpark, Masai mara, and Amboseli, and couldn’t be happier with the hotels we visited, they were top class with service-minded staff as well as the food that also was amazing. We saw a lot of animals and beautiful nature, a wonderful trip in every way 4/5 stars!:)
So many exciting experiences we had during our safari. Visiting among others Samburu, Masai Mara, lake naivasha and Amboseli and later Mombasa diani with lots of animals, culture and adventures!