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Grade

Challenging

Accommodation

Mid range Tented Camps and Lodges

Transport

4x4 Safari Van or Cruiser

Starts

In Nairobi

Type

Private Safari

$880

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second-highest mountain, and is unarguably the more enjoyable mountain to climb, with stunning views, glacial features, and varied flora. There are several alternative routes on the mountain, each joining at the trekkers peak at Point Lenana (4985m).   The Sirimon – Chogoria route may not be the fastest way up and down the mountain but it undoubtedly offers up the mountain’s best features. Sirimon is the most popular ascent with fantastic glacial scenery and a steady ascent rate. Chogoria is the most favored descend route with dramatic gorges, waterfalls and mountain tarns. Whilst the highlight of this trek is summiting Point Lenana t in time for sun-rise, both the ascent and descent offer rewarding trekking and scenery. Note: The normal weather on Mt Kenya has clear mornings with mist from 10:00 am and clear by evening. Early morning starts are the order of the day with a 2 am start for the final ascent to Point Lenana, if you want to catch the sunrise.

Mt Kenya Hike Price Guide

 

Number of Persons Booked Price
1 person $925
2 persons $795
3 persons $765

Note all prices for 2 persons and above apply for people booking together.

 

Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional) and in a custom made safari van/cruiser
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)

Not Included
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Hiking gear and equipment
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Day 1
Nairobi - Old Moses

Today you will be picked from your Nairobi City Hotel at about 0600Hrs (latest) driving to Nanyuki where you will arrive at approximately 1000Hrs and enjoy a hearty lunch.  After lunch at approx. 1130Hrs, you will meet with guides / porters and depart for the Sirimon Park gate. Our Mountain trek starts from this point after a few formalities at the Gate, it will be an easy trek in the afternoon to help you acclimatize. Dinner at the Camp(3300m) in the high-altitude mountain cabins. By the end of the day we will have done 5 hours of walking.Overnight: Old Moses CampDay

Day 2
Old Moses - Shiptons Camp

The day starts at 0800Hrs and will test your patience, endurance & determination. Ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley-below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo - two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks (3990m).  Climb out to MackindersCamp into Shiptons Cabins the of the Mackinder's Valley, just below the 3 main peaks of Batian, Lenana and Nelion (4,300m).  By the end of this day we shall have done about 8hrs of walking (Leisurely). Overnight: Shiptons Camp.

Day 3
Full Day acclimatization at Shipton

We shall spend this day acclimatizing at the base camp. Climb to Oblong & Nanyuki tarn view-point. Time Permitting, descend further for a glimpse of the other side of the mountain with excellent views of Batian, Nelion & Point John not forgetting the Diamond collier a well as the Amphitheater.  Overnight: Shiptons Camp

Day 4
Shiptons - Lenana Peak - Meru Bandas

The day starts very early morning at approximately 0200Hrs, to allow you attempt reaching the Peak by Sunrise (Alpine ascent to the highest Peak -Pt. Lenana (4985m). This entails four hours of stiff walking to the summit. This will be the most challenging bit of the Mt Trek and will require a strong mind to reach the summit. Upon reaching the peak, celebrate your achievement with the rest of the team, taking iconic pictures.  Afterward, at approximately 0730 Hrs, start the descend back to Mintos Hut where we shall have breakfast. Later on, descend further to the Mt Kenya Meru Bandas’ where you will enjoy meals and overnight. Overnight: Mt Kenya Meru Banda

Day 5
Chogoria - Nairobi

The day starts at 0800Hrs after a sumptuous breakfast. After breakfast depart Mt Kenya Meru Bandas, a 4 Hrs walk out of the Park via Chogoria. Kindly note that we shall trek the first 10 Km to be picked by Land rovers for the final 12 Kms out of the park), as you drive back to Nairobi, ending the thrilling climbing safaris.

Checklist

  • Scenic views of the mountains
  • Wildlife viewing along the tracks
  • Mt Lenana peak summit
Excellent Safari
This was our first time using this travel agency and the experience was more than appealing. Denis truly coordinated a unique experience that allowed us to appreciate so much of this beautiful country in a relatively short trip and also gave aridity to travel often. I highly recommend this company for the best tour experience. - Florence on TripAdvisor
Exceeded all expectations - excellent customer service from Africa Vacation Safaris
I spent over a year planning my trip to Africa which included a 2 week safari experience in Kenya for myself and my two teenage sons. I used safari bookings to research many of the options available, and was able to get an idea of prices and where we wanted to go. However, none of the ready-made options was exactly what I was looking for and several companies indicated that they were prepared to tailor a safari experience. I picked 7 with 5 star reviews and wrote each of them a (long) email about my goals for the safari and what I wanted, as well as my (fairly low) budget. 2 responded indicating that they were unable to fit with my budget, 2 didn't respond at all, and 2 referred me back to their web page to see options. Denis of Africa Vacation Safaris was different however - he responded immediately to say he had received my email but needed time to respond properly. He then got back to me within a few days with a very detailed email, identifying all of my "wants" and making suggestions for various options. He also made the (excellent) suggestion that based on what I wanted that probably a group tour would not meet our needs and that we could use more budget accommodations and have a private driver/guide for the duration of the safari. This proved to be exactly the right choice. Denis was responsive to all my inquiries and we exchanged hundreds of emails to get all the details right. I arrived for the safari expecting quite a lot.... I was not disapppointed. In fact, the safari exceeded all of our expectations and was the experience of a lifetime. Denis and our drive/guide Joseph were both exceptional. They had clearly taken a lot of time to plan a route that made sense logistically, gave us a huge variety of experiences, and highlighted all of the key things we had wanted to see (including some involvement directly with the park rangers in tracking a lion, visiting conservation facilities, exploring the diversity of Kenya's landscapes, and combined hiking, history, culture, and lots of wildlife. Each day was better than the last, and Joseph was a wonderful guide for us, sharing his knowledge and adapting each day to our preferences. My son is very interested in photography and Joseph helped him get some fantastic photos, moving the vehicle for a better angle or better light, being patient when we stopped for ages to get the perfect shot, and seeking out opportunities to get interesting and unique photos. - Tara on TripAdvisor
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