The Mt. Kenya Experience
13 days / Almost Year round
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• Challenge yourself to a six-day ascent of Point Lenana starting at Sirimon gate and ending at Chogoria.
• Enjoy a three-day safari at Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru , and Hell’s Gate, considered some of the most stunning landscapes in East Africa.
• Wrap up your adventure with two nights in a tented camp in the Masai Mara, which is known for its healthy populations of predators and migratory herds.
DAY 1: NAIROBI
We will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel where you can check in and relax.
DAY 2: LAKE NAIVASHA
After breakfast, we will drive towards Lake Naivasha. On the way, you’ll see picturesque views of the Great Rift Valley. We’ll arrive at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort in time for lunch. After a walk around the camp, you can take a boat ride around the lake to see the hippos and the birds that reside there.
DAY 3: HELL’S GATE AND LAKE NAKURU
Hell’s Gate National Park is the only park in Kenya where you can view wildlife while on foot. We’ll take advantage of that with a day-long hike through the stunning scenery. Ambitious climbers can start with Fischer’s Tower while everyone else can continue on to the Gorges to see the hot water springs that are a common feature in this park. If we have time, we’ll visit the Masai people who live on the edge of this park. In the evening, we’ll reach Lion’s Hill Lodge, situated on the floor of the Great Rift Valley inside Lake Nakuru, for dinner.
DAY 4: LAKE NAKURU
In the morning, take a walk around the lake to see the stunning pink flamingoes before heading to Nanyuki for lunch. After lunch, we’ll get a briefing and a gear check before tomorrow’s great adventure.
DAY 5: MT KENYA
From the hotel, it is around 15 km to the Sirimon park gate (2,700 m). We’ll eat a picnic lunch before we start an acclimatization hike through the tropical forest, occasionally enjoying the sighting of a monkey, a buffalo, or even an elephant. We’ll arrive at camp (3,200 m) in the late evening.
DAY 6: MT KENYA
After breakfast, we start the hike of the moorland vegetation, taking in the picturesque views of the Sirimon and the Mackinders valleys. We’ll arrive at Likki North Hut in the early afternoon and have lunch before we take another acclimatization walk around the camp.
DAY 7: MT KENYA
We’ll start our hike up the steep slope towards Shipton’s camp (4,200 m), arriving in time for lunch. The giant groundsels along this route are some of the most spectacular views on Mt Kenya. In the afternoon, we’ll walk to the Kami Hut and get back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
DAY 8: MT KENYA
After breakfast, we’ll make a peak-circuit navigation to Austrian Hut (4,790 m), enjoying the views of the Simba col and the Lewis glacier. We’ll eat a hot lunch at the top and then spend the afternoon resting and relaxing.
DAY 9: MT KENYA
We’ll wake up very early to start our attempt on the summit peak (Point Lenana, alt 4,985 m) — the highlight of our trip! Take photos of the African sunrise and, if the weather is clear, Mt Kilimanjaro. We’ll descend to Mintos camp (4,100 m) for breakfast and enjoy a picnic lunch on trail. Finally, we’ll hike down to Meru Mt.Kenya Lodge (2,700 m) where we will spend the night.
DAY 10: MT KENYA
After breakfast, we’ll walk through the spectacular bamboo forest to our vehicles, which are waiting in Chogoria town to take us to Nairobi.
DAY 11: MASAI MARA
After an early breakfast, we’ll catch a charter flight to the Masai Mara. We’ll meet you at the airport and escort you to your beautifully appointed luxury tent for a briefing on the game drives.
DAY 12: MASAI MARA
You will take an early morning game drive along the Mara Rive before breakfast and lunch at camp. In the afternoon, you will take another game drive in the hopes of seeing active predators hunting in the dusk. You’ll have your own dinner at the camp.
DAY 13: NAIROBI
Enjoy one last early morning game drive before catching a charter plane to Nairobi and your departure flight.
• Our guides receive extensive training about topics such as botany and are able to make our guests aware of interesting flora and fauna. We also encourage our guides to avoid careless off road driving or hiking and we ask that our guests respect the same.
• We provide fair wages, a dedication to training, and a career path for all employees, casual or full time.
• Most of our trekking and biking programs have a minimal impact, but we know that flights and safaris create a bigger carbon footprint. That’s why we’ve decided to partner with Carbon Tanzania to off-set our carbon emissions in East Africa. By donating, we help to reforest indigenous plant species in various ecosystems based on biodiversity need.