5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Safari

Mountain Climbing

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Mountain Climbing Safari | 5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Safari – Up and Down Sirimoni Route

Mount Kenya has three peaks; Mbatian, Nelion and point Lenana. The magnificent views over the surrounding country from point Lenana and other high points around the main peaks and trekking on this mountain is a priority among tourists. The forest surrounding the mountain support a large variety of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, monkey, antelope, lion, zebra, eland, rock hyrax, giant forest hogs, leopard and various species of birds such as eagle, vulture, and sunbird among others.Climbing mount Kenya.

Climbing Mount Kenya Using the Sirimoni Route

  • Starts: Nairobi / Ends : Nairobi
  • Departure Day: Any Day
  • Accommodation: Standard Lodge and Tent While trekking
  • Activities: Hiking and trekking, Plants naming, bird watch, wildlife encounter, photography.

On arrival you will be picked at the Airport or Hotel in and tranferred to Nanyuki Town for acclimation before beginning your Mount Kenya Climbing Safri. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel.

From the gate we keep to the park track, which follows the crest of a broad ridge between the Northern and Southern Naro Moro valleys. The going is easy, and it’s pleasant walking through the forest. About two thirds of the way up, after the bridge, there are good views to your left (north), down into the Northern Naro Moru Valley. The track ends at Met Station (3050m).

Meals and Overnight will be served at Met Station.

From Met Station, we head uphill on the track and pass the radio mast on your right after about half an hour. The track turns into a path and after another 30 minutes you’ll reach the end of the forest belt and enter moorland. This area is called the Vertical Bog; conditions range from them damp to the glutinous depending on when it last rained. Wade through (or hop across tussocks) until the going gets easier and you reach a fork, overlooking then Teleki valley, about 31/2 hours from Met Station. After about 45 minutes you’ll eventually be at Mackinder’s Camp area (4200m).

Meals and Overnight will be served at Mackinder’s Camp.

From Met Station, we head uphill on the track and pass the radio mast on your right after about half an hour. The track turns into a path and after another 30 minutes you’ll reach the end of the forest belt and enter moorland. This area is called the Vertical Bog; conditions range from them damp to the glutinous depending on when it last rained. Wade through (or hop across tussocks) until the going gets easier and you reach a fork, overlooking then Teleki valley, about 31/2 hours from Met Station. After about 45 minutes you’ll eventually be at Mackinder’s Camp area (4200m). Meals and Overnight will be served at Mackinder’s Camp.

After an early morning breakfast at 4.00am, the trek leads via a steep screed to the Harris Tarn. There will be a short break here with tea and biscuits before the final ascend of point Lenana (4895m) via Gregory Glacier. After watching the sunrise and taking the summit shots you return to Shiptons Camp for dinner and a well deserved rest.

Cost of Safari

The cost of this safari will vary depending on date of travel, type of accommodation, transport mode and number of people on the safari.

Transport and Accommodation

Transport is in a customized 8 seater safari minibus with pop up roof. Option of a 4×4 jeep, at supplementary cost.

Accommodation options: Luxury lodges, luxury tented camps, Economy lodges, economy camps.

CAMPS & LODGES
Included in the Safari Cost
Not Included in the Safari Cost