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Mt Kenya & Equator Daytrip.

Program:

Pick up at 6:00 am from your hotel/residence and drive to Nanyuki. The drive takes about four {4hrs}. We stop at The Equator crossing point just before Nanyuki town. While at this point, a demonstration will be conducted to show the North, the South and the {nuetral ground} line itself. Drive past Nanyuki town, after 13km on tarmac towards Timau, we take a diversion to murram road 9km
leading to Sirimon park gate, 2,650m asl. This takes like 40minutes. Registration, park formalities and payment will be done from this point. We cross the equator again from North to South inside the park. We drive further for nine {9km} to Old Moses camp 3,300m a.s.l. From this point, we hike around ascending to the {(Mt. Kenya G.A.W. station)} Global Atmospheric Watch Station 3,500m asl. Descend
back to Old Moses Camp and drive back to Sirimon gate to sign out. We head back to Nairobi and drop you back to your residence.
Expectations
History, Geography/Geology, Botany, Entomology etc
(a) Flora
Farmlands {cultivated zone}, Tropical/ montane rain forest, Bamboo belt, Haegenia rosewood belt and Giant St. John`s wort, red hot poker, Heathland/Chaparral moorland dominated by tussock grass. Lobelia and Senecio.
(b) Fauna
If you are lucky these are common sightings: Monkeys, baboons, antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, eland, bushbuck, tree hyrax, hyenas, mountain zebra and leopards.

(c) Birds
Turacos, francolins, guinea fowls, hornbills, sunbirds, parrots, swallows, mountain buzzards and mountain chat.

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

*Camera and extra battery.

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