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21 Days Mt. Kenya Climbing, Bird Watching, and Adventure Safari in Kenya

Mount Kenya Naromoru Hotel, 382, Naro Moru, Nyeri County, Kenya

Amazing Kenya Safari

Experience Kenya Tours and Travels invites you to join them on this thrilling safari in Kenya. If you are searching for a safari which includes game drives, hiking, and also a beach holiday, this might be the best safari program that you will find. In this safari, you will not only enjoy the game drives and bird watching but also you will get to hike the Mount Kenya and end the program with a leisure on a beach. Embrace this opportunity and maximize this safari till your heart content!

Overview

  • Starting point and ending point: Nairobi-Mombasa
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Black and white colobus, red-tailed monkeys, flamingoes, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, elephants, buffalo, common waterbuck, eland, rhino, antelope, crocodiles, hippos, kudus, waterbucks, and dik-diks
  • Children policy: Participating children need to be supervised under 14 years old and children are allowed as non-participating guests.

Highlights

  • 6 days hiking, 8 game drives, and 3 birdwatching
  • Including park entrance fees and government taxes
  • A chance to witness flamingoes, wildebeest, zebra, elephants, and buffalo
  • A chance to visit multiple national parks and mountain in Kenya
  • Transport on custom-made eight seater tour van
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 20 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
08:00
Check-out Time:
18:00

You will be accommodated at Mount Kenya Naromoru Hotel, Met Station, Mackinder’s Camp, Austrian Hut, Chogoria campsite, Lake Naivasha country club, Lake Baringo Country Club, Rondo Retreat Center, Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, Amboseli Kibo safari camp, Taita Saltlick Lodge, and Ashnil Aruba Safari Lodge.

Program

Day 1: Nairobi / Mount Kenya

You will depart from Nairobi in the morning and arrive at Naromoru in time for lunch. After lunch, you will proceed to Mount Kenya Naromoru Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Met Station / Mount Kenya

After breakfast, you will proceed to Naromoru Park Gate and start hiking to Met Station (3,300 meters). The hiking takes about three hours. Dinner and overnight at Met Station.

Day 3: Mackinder’s Camp / Mount Kenya

You will depart Met Station after breakfast and proceed to Teleki Valley and arrive at Mackinder’s Camp (4,300 meters) in the early evening. You will have picnic lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Mackinder’s Camp.

Day 4: Austrian Camp / Mount Kenya

You will depart at 10:00 after breakfast, ascending along a steep screw to Austrian Hut (4,700 meters). Covering this distance takes about three hours. Dinner and overnight at Austrian Hut.

Day 5: Point Lenana - Chogoria / Mount Kenya

Departing at 05:30, you will proceed through Lewis Glacier to Point Lenana (4,985 meters). You will arrive approximately at 06:30 in the morning. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos Hut for full breakfast. Later, descend along the famous Gorges Valley to Chogoria campsite. Dinner and overnight at Chogoria campsite.

Day 6: Chogoria - Nairobi

After breakfast, set on morning journey to Chogoria (32 kilometers). 4WD vehicles are provided but during the bad weather, climbers have to walk some distance as vehicles may not reach the bandas. From Chogoria, transport is provided back to Nairobi and you will arrive in the late afternoon. Drop off at a hotel in the city.

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Navaisha

After breakfast, you will drive off to Lake Naivasha with a stop en route at the Great Rift Valley for the eye-catching views. Reach in time for lunch. After lunch, you will have an excursion to the Elsa Mere Center where you will experience the Joy of Adamson and Elsa while viewing "Born Free” as well as birding on the way. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Naivasha Country Club.

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Baringo

After breakfast, you will depart to Lake Baringo with a stopover at the Nyahururu Waterfalls for sightseeing and bird watching. Proceed on by road into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Bogoria National Park for dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo Country Club.

Day 9: Depart for Kakamega

After breakfast, you will head to the isolated remains of the equatorial rain forest that once spread over Africa from west to east. The avifauna is unique. The forest holds large populations of black and white colobus and red-tailed monkeys among others. Dinner and overnight stay at Rondo Retreat Center.

Day 10: Kakamega Forest

After breakfast, with packed lunch, you will go for a full day birding in the Kakamega Forest. This forest is renowned for its uniqueness and richness in bird life and species like Turners Eremomela, Black Billed Turaco, Great Blue Turaco, and so many others. Return for Dinner and overnight stay at Rondo Retreat Center.

Day 11: Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, you will drive off to Lake Nakuru for bird watching. You will reach the park in time for lunch. After you have your lunch, head to the lake shores to see flamingoes and other bird species. Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp.

Day 12: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara

You will be picked up from your hotel at 07:30 and drive via the scenic Great Rift Valley to the Mara Reserve arriving in good time for lunch. You will have an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa lodge.

Day 13: Maasai Mara

Today, you will have a full day to explore the park in search of the Big Five. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of 450 USD per person. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa lodge. The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually, every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species has been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park.

Day 14: Maasai Mara - Nairobi - Amboseli

After breakfast, you will have game en route and drive to Amboseli via Namanga on the Tanzania border to reach Amboseli in good time for lunch. Lunch at a lodge followed by full afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Kibo safari camp. Amboseli Park (at 392 square kilometers) is the second most popular park in Kenya after Maasai Mara, mainly due to the spectacular backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro on the southern boundary.

Day 15: Amboseli National Park

Today, you will spend the full day in Amboseli with early morning and evening game drives. Whilst in the park, you will have the opportunity to photograph the animals against the wonderful backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. All meals and overnight will be at Amboseli Kibo safari camp.

Day 16: Amboseli - Tsavo West National Park

After an early breakfast, you will depart for Tsavo West National Park which lies roughly halfway between Nairobi and the coast. Arrival at your Taita saltlick lodge will be in time for lunch. An early evening game drive to see large herds of elephants, buffalo, common waterbuck, eland, rhino, and a wide variety of antelope. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight near Lugard Falls Eland in the Tsavo.

Day 17: Tsavo West - Tsavo East National Park

You will depart the lodge soon after breakfast and proceed to Tsavo East National Park. The game is viewed as you exit the park. Dinner and overnight stay at Ashnil Aruba Safari Lodge. This park was famed for its large herds of the elephant covered in red dust and fine scenery. You will visit the scenic Lugards Falls, Mudanda Rocks (attracts elephants in the drier season), and Aruba Dam as you view game if time permits. Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 18: Tsavo East National Park

You will get the chance to spend a full day to explore the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and overnight stay at Sarova Saltlick. The landscape in Tsavo East is flatter and drier, despite having one of Kenya’s largest rivers flowing through the middle. Much of the wildlife is concentrated on the Galena River, this has plentiful crocodiles and hippos. Likewise, kudus, waterbucks, and dik-diks are common along the river banks.

Day 19-21: Tsavo East - Mombasa

You will have an early morning game drive. Soon after breakfast, you will proceed to Mombasa and arrive at 14:00. Drop off at the Turtle Bay beach hotel, seafront room to start a beach holiday for three days.

Note

Any physically fit person can climb Mount Kenya. No climbing experience is necessary to get you to the top of Kenya's highest mountain (5,199 meters) with its magnificent gleaming glaciers, flora, and fauna.

Included excursions

You will have a chance to visit Elsa Mere Center.

Location

This safari will take place in Mount Kenya, Nairobi, Lake Navaisha, Lake Baringo, Kakamega, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara, and Amboseli, Kenya.

Mount Kenya is an imposing extinct volcano dominating the landscape of the Kenyan Highlands, east of the Rift Valley. Mount Kenya lies about 140 kilometers north, northeast of Nairobi with its northern flanks across the Equator. The mountain has two main peaks which are Batian (5,200 meters) and Nelion (5,188 meters).

These are the attraction of the Mount Kenya, which are pristine wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks of great beauty, geological variety, forest, mineral springs, rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game, unique montane, and alpine vegetation with 11 species of endemic plants.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

  • 6 days' hiking
  • 8 game drives
  • 3 birdwatching
  • 3 days of beach leisure at turtle bay beach resort
  • All park entrance fees and government taxes
  • Service of an English speaking professional driver / guide
  • Transport on custom made eight seater tour van ideal for game viewing and photography
  • Complimentary return airport transfer
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Bottled water whilst on safari
  • Personalized service
  • 20 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Beverages / drinks
  • Airfare
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any other extras not detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodations in Nairobi before and after the safari

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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