Explore Features of the Northern and Eastern Slopes Mt. Kenya in Style.

Are you an adventure enthusiast, fly fisher, jungle camper, bushwhacker? This is for you. 

 Away from the traditional routes and hikes, we venture to the little-explored lakes and hills.

Day 1. Nairobi – Rutundu

Having packed our Jeep with camping gear and food, we leave Nairobi at 7:00 am heading to Mt. Kenya national park Sirimon gate. Registration and payment are done at this point. We drive further to Kisima turn off, drive into dirt road heading to Rutundu Fishing lodge also known as {Rutundu Log Cabin}. We camp at the road head next to Kazita river. Dine and overnight in tents.

Elevation = 3,100m asl, Driving distance =290 km in 7hrs

Day 2. Fishing at Lake Rutundu.

After breakfast, we hike to the nearby Lake Rutundu taking scenic photos. The lake is 4th in size covering about 25acres. It is at this lake where UK’s Prince William spent a day and proposed to Kate Middleton back in 2010. Overnight in tents the road head.

Day 3. L. Rutundu – L. Alice

After breakfast, we hike past Lake Rutundu taking scenic photos. We bushwhack and scramble through the alpine terrain to Lake Alice where we make our makeshift camp. This is the largest lake in the park covering an area of about 48 acres{The blue coloured lake was named after the Duchess of Gloucester, who visited Kenya just after the lake was discovered} Arrival tea will be served as the camp takes shape. Fly-fishing can be done in the evening at leisure.

Elevation = 3,550m asl, Hiking distance =5 km in 2hrs

Day 4. Lake Alice – Lake Ellis.

After early breakfast, we bushwhack through the Hinde valley to Lake Ellis 3,500m asl. Covering an area of about 28acres. {Named after Thomas Evelyn Scott-Ellis, who was the first European to reach the lake in 1927} We have our packed lunch en-route at Ithangune with a view of The Giant Billiard Table Mountain, arriving late afternoon. We camp by the lake with optional fly-fishing. Dine and overnight in the camp.  

Elevation = 3,500m asl, Hiking distance =14 km in 7hrs

Day 5. Lake Ellis – Mt. Kenya Chogoria Bandas

After late breakfast, we roll our tents and descend to Mt. Kenya Chogoria Bandas lodge. We are back to civilization, where a hot shower awaits you. Dinner served beside the log fireplace in the comfort of your room. Tonight we sleep on a spread-bed. 

Elevation = 2,950m asl,  Hiking distance = 9½km in 2hrs

Day 6. Mt. Kenya Chogoria Bandas – Nairobi

Late breakfast served as we pack to drive back to Nairobi. We are expected to arrive in the afternoon.

What to bring:

•Sleeping Bag  -15°C [4 seasons]
•Rain Trouser
•Rain Jacket [Poncho]
•Balaclava [Hat Woolen]
•Warm Clothes down jacket
•Thermal underwear
•Fleece Jacket
•Hiking Boots
•Walking Sticks
•Head Torch

•Rucksack 70-80litres {To be carried by porters}
•Day Pack 35litre {For your personal effects}
2: Optional comfort accessories;
Walking poles,
Wet wipes; ideal for those who want to stay fresh but are unable to bear dips in the freezing mountain weather.
3: Passport/identification Card {ID}

Options are of course many and varied and in many cases, we can be flexible about the itinerary for accommodation facilities and the extension of the safari destinations.

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