4 Days Mt Kenya Traverse Sirimon-Naromoru route

Sirimon to Naro Moru is the most common traverse on Mt. Kenya. Although the trip offers reasonably good chances of reaching the summit, those unable to make it to the summit may cross-over through the easier summit circuit trail and join up with other hikers at the Mackinder’s Camp or optionally return back on the Sirimon trail.

Accommodation is available in mountain huts throughout the trip.

Transfer from Nairobi to Nanyuki the base of the mountain where you meet your mountain climbing crew, having crossed the equator. Drive to the Sirimon Park Gate for registration and formalities, then trek through forest, bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to our Old Moses Mountain Camp.

Day 2: OLD MOSES CAMP (3,300m) – SHIPTON’S CAMP (4,200m.)
Trek to Shipton’s camp. The hike is awesome but a good test on individual endurance. The exciting trek up takes you across hills and valleys through the entire stretch of the sprawling moorlands where you see several unique and interesting plants and animals including the giant groundsels, lobelias and the mountain rock hyrax.

Day 3: SHIPTON’S CAMP to PT. LENANA (4,985m.) – MACKINDER’S CAMP (4,300m.) – MET STATION (3,000m).
Pre-breakfast is served at 2:30 am and start summit attempt at 3:00 am. The route goes through steep screes and a bare rocky track to reach the hikers’ summit, Pt Lenana in time for sunrise – Kilimanjaro is usually visible 340kms to the south. The climb is on frozen scree going through the Harris tarn and requiring some scrambling on the final stretch to reach the summit. This is unavoidable on any route but we aim to reach the summit and witness the magical sunrise over the equator at 6:30 am. Descent via Naromoru route on the opposite end of the peaks to reach Mackinder’s camp for hot breakfast. We feel tired but absolutely ecstatic. After an hour’s rest, we proceed our descent on a trodden trail past the famous vertical bog to Met Station in approximately 4 hours

Day 4: MET STATION – NAIROBI
After breakfast, you descend further on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet vehicles at the park gate for your return journey to Nairobi arriving by early evening.

5 Days Mt Kenya Sirimon – Chogoria Crossover Climb

Day 1: Nairobi – Old Moses camp.
Pick up from your hotel/ residence and drive to Nanyuki town where you meet the mountain crew. Proceed to the Sirimon Park gate (2650m) for park registration and formalities. After being served with picnic lunch, trek up through magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp 3,300m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Old Moses – Shipton camp (4200m).
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 glacier. The resident population is of Rock hyrax and sunbirds.

Day 3: Shipton Camp – Acclimatization Day
For better acclimatization, you can take a rest day at the Shipton camp. Short walks/day hikes are possible on the summit climb to Oblong and Hausberg tarns gaining an elevation of 370m before returning to the camp for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure.
N.B: Climbing high and sleeping low is excellent for acclimatization – but you can do that almost as well toughing in the sun watching the eagles!

Day 4: Shipton – Point Lenana(4,985m)- Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m)
Get served with pre-breakfast tea at 2:00 am and start the summit attempt at 3:00 am.
The climb starts on frozen scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. With a good moonlight, you barely need a torch but without the moonlight, you definitely need one as 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 hours and to add to the exhilaration, Mt Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon to the south.
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 panoramic views of the Temple, Lake Michaelson, Mushroom rocks and Giants billiards table Mountain.
Dinner and overnight at the Mt Kenya Bandas, where you can enjoy log fires, hot showers and a spread bed.

Day 5: Meru Bandas- Chogoria town.
After breakfast, you the option to be picked from the door of your room or descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet vehicle for transfer to Chogoria town and further to Nairobi arriving by 17:00hrs.

5 Days Mt Kenya “Easy Climb”

Day 1 – Nairobi – Nanyuki – Old Moses Camp.
Pick up from your hotel/ residence or at the airport on arrival processed through the rich agricultural highlands of central Kenya to Nanyuki. On arrival in Nanyuki, you will meet your team of mountain crew and be transferred to Sirimon park gate 2,650m asl. Park registration and formalities will be done while picnic lunch is prepared. Walk through the rain forest for 9km (3-4 hrs) to the first mountain hut, Old Moses Camp (3,300 m).

Day 2 – Old Moses Camp – Shipton’s Camp. 
After breakfast at Old Moses, continue climbing trough Mackinder’s valley to the second hut, Shipton’s hut (4,200m) for dinner and overnight. Picnic lunch will be provided en-route.

Day 3 – Acclimatization day at Shipton’s Camp. 
You will have a full day of acclimatization by climbing neighbouring ridges and sleeping at a lower altitude. You can hike to the base of the peaks where technical climbing starts. You can also decide to have a rest at the camp. All meals will be at the camp. This will be an acclimatization day to give you more chances of making to the summit of point Lenana.

Day 4 – Accent day.
Have a pre-breakfast tea at 2:30 am before summit attempt -point Lenana 4,985m at 3:00 am. This section is a steep hard slog to the summit. On a very clear day, you should see Mt Kilimanjaro to the south. Upon reaching the summit, take photos with a 360° panoramic view. Descend to Shipton’s camp for hot full breakfast and soon after descending to old Moses camp with picnic lunch en route. Check-in at Old Moses camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 – Old Moses Camp – Nairobi.
After breakfast, hike from old Moses to catch transport to at the gate. You will have an early lunch in Nanyuki before proceeding to Nairobi where the tour ends with a drop of at the airport or at your pick up point.

3 Days Safari to Meru National Park.

A safari to Meru National Park is ideal for travellers searching for something off the beaten track. The park is one of the most scenic parks in Kenya with Mt. Kenya visible in the far distance. It has unbelievable sunsets over nearby Nyambene hills. It is also known for its combination of the big five {Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo} and the special five.{Reticulated giraffe, Grevy zebra, Beisa oryx, Gerenuk antelope and the Somal ostrich}.

Day 1: NAIROBI – MERU NATIONAL PARK

Pick you from your hotel, residence or at the airport and drive north to Meru National Park. Arrive in time for late lunch at your reserved lodge or camp. After checking in, relax as we wait the heat of the day to subside before enjoying evening game drive in this untamed wilderness until dusk. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge or camp.

Day 2: FULL-DAY MERU NATIONAL PARK

Spend the full day in the Meru National Park with morning and afternoon game drive. Meru was made famous by the book and film Born free that recounted the story of the lives of George and Joy Adamson, and the lioness, Elsa. Wild animals to be spotted in Meru National Park include; large herds of Buffalo, Bushbuck, Eland, Duiker, Elephant, Gazelle, Giraffe, Genet, Hartebeest, Kudu, Impala, Waterbuck and Gravy Zebra. You will also spot the Baboons, Jackal, Hyena, Kudu, Lion, Oryx, Mongoose, Oribis, Vervet Monkeys and Warthogs. In addition, you may see Wild dog, Caracal, Bushbaby, Cheetah, Dik-dik, Civet, Leopard, Bushpig, Otter, Porcupine, and Black and White Rhino.

Along the rivers, you will see abundant Hippo and Crocodiles. Birdlife includes Peter’s fin foot which inhabits the Murera and Ura Rivers, the Pel’s Fishing Owl, Rollers, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Starlings and numerous Weavers. Picnic lunch at the park. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 3: MERU – NAIROBI

After an early morning game drive, return back to the camp for breakfast, then you will check out and depart to Nairobi.

Accommodation
We can offer this safari with a different variety of camps/lodges according to your budget and wishes.

3 Days Safari in Maasai Mara.

A 3-day Maasai Mara Safari takes you to the heart of Maasai Mara Game Reserve where you will explore the reserve for 2 nights. Maasai Mara Game Reserve is home to abundant of wildlife including the big 5. Explore and discover the Maasai Mara in a unique way in a private safari using our customized safari vehicles.

DAY 1- NAIROBI – MAASAI MARA.
Pick up from your hotel, residence or Airport in Nairobi by 7:00 am. Your safari takes you to the Maasai Mara Reserve and into the domain of the Maasai, Kenya’s cattle-herding nomads determined to preserve their traditions. The Mara is magnificent, home to Kenya’s richest concentration of wildlife, and regarded by many travellers as an essential stop on any tour of Africa. When westerners think of Africa and safari, this is the place they imagine – golden grassland plains pocked with acacia, wildebeests, zebras, lions, and jackals bound by together by the cycle of life and death.
Arriving in Maasai Mara just in time for hot lunch. Relax as the heat of the day subsides before embarking on an evening game drive. This will extend until late evening when you settle for dinner and overnight. Accommodation overnight in a camp or lodge.

DAY 2- MAASAI MARA.
Spend the day in the expansive dotted plains, Kenya’s most popular game reserve where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. Game drives are flexible, with the option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend the entire day in the park, or you can choose to have early morning and late afternoon game drives. You will also have the option of visiting a local Maasai village (at a cost of US$20 per person).
Full board accommodation in camp or lodge.

DAY 3- MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI.
After breakfast at the camp/ lodge, check out and drive to Nairobi arriving for late lunch.

Accommodation
We can offer this safari with a different variety of camps/lodges according to your budget and wishes.

3 Days Amboseli Safari

Day 1 – Nairobi to Amboseli
Pick up in Nairobi in the morning and drive to Amboseli National Park arriving in time for lunch. Have a short rest as the heat of the day subsides before your afternoon game drive starts. Explore the park and see large herds of elephants – the signature of Amboseli, as well as other game animals like zebras, giraffes and many more with Mount Kilimanjaro providing a beautiful background (coming out of the clouds during sunset and sunrise). Dinner and overnight in lodge/ Camp.

Day 2 – Full day in Amboseli
Our early morning game drive is most rewarding – it offers the opportunity to find predators either hunting or feeding on their prey. Picnic breakfast at the observation hill offering spectacular 360 degrees views throughout the park with its arid areas, marshes and lakes, and on a clear day Mount Kilimanjaro. Lunch and time for relaxation or a swim in the pool. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight in lodge/ Camp.

Day 3 – Return to Nairobi
Early morning game drive with the last chance to get a glimpse of Mount Kilimanjaro. Return to the camp for late breakfast at the lodge and drive back to Nairobi.

Accommodation
We can offer this safari with a different variety of camps/lodges according to your budget and wishes.

4 Days Sirimon Route

Day 1: Nairobi to Sirimon Gate
Pick up at your hotel/ residence at 07:00 am and drive through the fertile agricultural Central Highlands to Nanyuki by 10.00 am. You will have a short break as you do your last-minute shopping as this is the last town before you start your Trek. Meet your mountain crew and proceed to Sirimon Gate 2,650m for registration and formalities. Picnic lunch will be served here before starting the hike through the rain forest to Old Moses Camp at 3,300m. Dine and overnight in the camp {bunkhouses}

Day 2: Old Moses-Shipton’s Camp
Early breakfast is served at 6:30 am. Hike through the Likii and Mackinder’s Valleys to Shipton’s Camp at 4,200m. Picnic lunch is served en route. The distance to Shipton’s Camp from old Moses camp is 17kms and it takes 6-7 hours. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 3: Point Lenana-Old Moses Camp
Wake up at 2:30 am and enjoy tea and biscuits before proceeding to Point Lenana at 4,985m. This takes 3 hours, arriving in time for sunrise. If the weather is clear and permitting you will see Mount Kilimanjaro to the south. Descend to Shipton’s Camp for full breakfast. Leave at 10:00 am for Old Moses. Dine and overnight at the camp.

Day 4: Old Moses to Nairobi
After breakfast, leave the camp for the Sirimon Park gate. The morning descend is 9kms long. Drive to Nanyuki town and bid farewell to the mountain crew. Afterwards, drive back to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon.

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