Mt. Kenya Bandas Getaway – 2Nights/ 3days

This is an ideal place to relax and enjoy your weekend away from the daily stress at the workstation. There are several activities that will make your weekend worth. This offer can be grabbed by students, honeymooners, team building or even individuals who just want a serene environment. You can do hiking/trekking, climbing, cave excursion, or just relax at the luxurious bandas.

Driving has changed from widely known impassable road reserved exclusively for four-wheel drives. The road has been murram to an all-weather road. Two-wheeled salons cars can access the park. Your expectations will not be let down as we finish the tea zone to the dense tropical rain forest, to the huge healthy bamboo belt, Haegenia rosewood combined with giant heather yielding to alpine moorland. Tussock grass is dotted with rare alpine vegetation consisting of lobelia and groundsel. Everlasting flowers are in abundance. Last but not least, the amazing scenery.

Venue: Mt. Kenya – Chogoria Route


Day 1: Pick up from your hotel at 7:00 am and transfer to Chogoria town. After arrival, we replenish our mountain supplies from the local market as you have your hot lunch from the cafeteria. We will load the supplies with our mountain cook to our vehicle to Mt. Kenya Bandas Lodge. We start the ascend through Mutindwa market, forest gate to the park gate before checking in at the Bandas lodge 2950m a.s.l. where a hot shower awaits you. Dinner will be served while enjoying log fire within the comfort of your cottage. Occasionally you peep out of your verandah for wild animals which pay you a visit.

Day 2: After breakfast, hike for 9km towards road head 3,300m a.s.l, proceed to
Lake Ellis 3,600m a.s.l You need your camera to help keep the spectacular panoramic scenery of Mugi, Ithangune and the Giant Billiards Table, and not forgetting the main peaks. You will gain an elevation up to 600m. We get time to have snacks/ packed lunch and group photos before we descend. If time allows, we bushwhack to Nithi falls. We hike back to the bandas lodge for a deserving hot shower. A hot meal will lead a soothing night sleep.

Day 3: Soon after breakfast, we board our transfer vehicle to Chogoria town to mark the end of our trip. We toss a cup coffee/ soda to celebrate the successful accomplishment of our excursion before proceeding back to Nairobi. 

You will need:
Mount Kenya has its own climate on account of its height. Rain clouds can appear without warning and be gone hours later. An early morning frost is possible at any time of the year and guests should bring a fleece and light rain jacket, although during the heat of the day shorts and T-shirts should suffice.
– A set of warm clothing for the evenings
– Light clothing for day hiking
– Rain clothes
– Comfortable hiking/ sports shoe
– A few pairs of socks
– Survival kit – Torch, Water bottle, Extra Battery or Power bank,
– Optional comfort accessories; Walking Poles
– Passport/Identification Card {ID}

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