• 5 Days from
    $780 p/p in USD
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Ultimate African Safaris

  • Kenya
Destinations

Destinations

Kenya,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget

Tour Overview

Enjoy panoramic views and great hiking to Mount Kenya’s highest trekking point, Lenana. Much more scenic than Naromoru and on the dry side of mountain, this climb offers some of the finest walking and stunning views. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Guided Safari, Mountain Safari, Trekking Safari
  • You will visit:
    Mount Kenya Conservancy
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Antelope, Giraffe, Leopard, Cheetah
  • Activities:
    Trekking, Hiking
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Nairobi
  • Minimum age:
    18

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 780 per person

What's Included

  • All accommodation
  • Meals & drinking water
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • Porterage
  • Rescue fee & park fees
  • All taxes/VAT

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Climbing gear
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional accommodation before and after the tour
  • Tips & personal items
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Ultimate African Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Ultimate African Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Leave Nairobi at 8 am for the drive to Nanyuki town for lunch, which takes about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hour, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heathland after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmaier Camp.

Dinner and overnight at Judmaier Camp, 3300m

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks.

Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m

Spend the day acclimatizing, which help your body to familiarize itself with the attitude so that you can increase your chance of reaching the summit. It’s highly recommended for climbers who have never been to higher altitudes before. Walk to Kami Hut and down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m

Leave at 3 am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing, towards lower Hall Tarns, arriving at Mount Kenya’s highest trekking point Lenana (6km from Shipton Camp) at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After sunrise, descend down to Mintos Hut (6km), 2hrs, for breakfast and 20km, 4-5hrs further down to Mount Meru Bandas.

Dinner and overnight at Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m

Descend 2hrs, 15km to forest clearance to catch a 4×4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi.

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