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4 Days Trekking in Mount Kenya

Old Moses Camp, Mount Kenya, Kenya

Adventurous Kenya Trekking

Get ready for one of the best treks in Africa! Embark on this amazing journey to climb Africa’s second highest mountain - Mount Kenya. Hike via the scenic Sirimon Route and enjoy a stunning sunrise at Point Lenana, the “trekkers’ summit”. Pack your bags now, ready your gears, and experience the best adventure in Mount Kenya.

Highlights

  • Daily trekking activity
  • Climb the famous Mount Kenya
  • Witness different wildlife living on the mountain
  • Enjoy spectacular landscape views
  • Services of a driver and guide
  • 3 nights accommodations
  • Daily meals

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Accommodation

For this trekking safari, you will be provided with three nights accommodation. For the first night, you will stay at Old Moses Camp. On the second night, you will be at Shipton Camp. Then, you will stay again at Old Moses Camp on the third or last night of the tour.

All accommodation will be in campgrounds. All your equipment will be carried by vehicles or local porters; you will only have to carry a daypack with personal gear.

Program

Day 1: Nairobi to Sirimon Park Gate (2,600 meters), transfer and trek to Old Moses Camp (3,340 meters)

You will get picked up from your accommodation in Nairobi around 8:00 a.m. and drive through the Kikuyu countryside to the slopes of Mount Kenya, passing by the equator. After lunch in Nanyuki Town, you will drive to Sirimon Park Gate (2,600 meters).

After park entrance formalities, you will start hiking to Old Moses Camp (3,300 meters). You will climb through bamboo, rosewood, and heather forests, viewing beautiful wildlife such as buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, and many bird species. You will have your overnight in Old Moses Camp. Dinner and lunch will be provided for this day.

Please note that it is strongly recommended to have an extra day for acclimatization before the trek. It can be arranged for an additional cost.

Day 2: Old Moses Camp to Shipton Camp (4,236 meters)

After an early breakfast, you will hike along the Mackinders Valley until Shipton Camp (4,236 meters), at the base of Mount Kenya’s high peaks. During this day's exciting trek, you will test your individual endurance while you hike across hills and valleys through the sprawling moorlands.

During the day, you can enjoy wonderful views of the main peaks up above, as well as several unique plants and animals such as the giant groundsels, lobelias, and the mountain rock hyrax. Overnight is in Shipton’s hut. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for this day.

Day 3: Trek to Old Moses Camp (3,340 meters) via Point Lenana (4,985 meters)

Summit day! You will start your journey nice and early at 3:00 a.m. You will hike up steep scree slopes and across rugged rocks up to Point Lenana (4,985 meters), the hiker’s summit. From there, you can enjoy an outstanding sunrise, admiring Mount Kilimanjaro 340 kilometers to the south when the weather is clear.

Then, you will hike back down to Shipton Camp and after a nice brunch, descend down to Old Moses Camp where you will stay overnight. Please note that there is an optional hike down via Chogoria route available at an extra cost. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for this day.

Day 4: Trek Old Moses to Sirimon Park Gate (2,600 meters) and return to Nairobi

After breakfast, you will descend gradually through the rainforest to Sirimon Park Gate. Then, you will drive back to Nanyuki and onwards to Nairobi, full of everlasting memories. For this day, breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Note: Please note that depending on circumstances outside the organizer's control, the order of this itinerary may be subject to change without notice.

Location

This safari trekking tour will take place at Mount Kenya. You will take the trek through Sirimon Route and it is like no other. It provides trekkers the opportunity of experiencing an easier and shorter trek than Naromoru while still experiencing the all beauty of the surroundings as they pass through the drier side of the mountain.

The route begins in the northwest and passes through the forest to reach the summit area. There is adequate access to the area and bunk housing facilities are best on this side of the mountain.

Food

You will be served with daily meals as mentioned in the itinerary. You will also be treated with water during the trek. The meals will be prepared from fresh and local products. Good standards of hygiene will be used and all food is prepared by Bamba Experience's own staff. They can cater for special dietary requirements and there are no extra food-kitty payments.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Nairobi
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Treated water on the trek
  • Park fees
  • Services of an English speaking driver and guide

What's not included

  • Mountain huts accommodation
  • Other drinks and meals
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional expenses
  • Accommodation in Nairobi
  • Traveller's insurance (available for purchase)
  • Kenyan visa
  • Sleeping bags
  • Laundry

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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