This Safari to Mt. Kenya gives the visitor the opportunity to experience all the contrasting scenery of Mt. Kenya. This safari is a beautiful blend, taking advantage of the best aspects of the three main approach routes to the peak area: Naro Moru, Sirimon and Chogoria.
Morning spent sorting and organizing personal equipment for the mountain trek, then driven to the Sirimon Gate. Afternoon walk of 2hrs helps to acclimatize, hopefully you will be lucky to see some game on the way. Night spent at the gate (2,570m.).
This day incorporates a picnic on the Mt. Kenya day hike. This is very interesting and enjoyable day spent in the depths of the forest. Night will be spent at road head, at the Judmaier Camp (3,300m.).
After breakfast we begin our trek up the moorland and break away from the Sirimon Track at an altitude of 3,940m, contouring into the Sirimon Valley. This is a seldom –visited area which harbours a tremendous amount of wildlife. Overnight in the Sirimon Valley, altitude 3,940m (camping)
An early start out of the Sirimon Valley and into the head of the Hinde Valley. We then cross the Nithi and Gorges Valleys. This is undoubtedly one of the most scenic areas of the mountain. With its, 1,000ft. vertical cliffs, its virgin valleys and cascading waterfalls, it certainly is one of the most spectacular trekking areas in Kenya. Night at Hall Tarns (4,300m).
Descend to Lake Michaelson, in the depth of the Gorges Valley. We will also see the incredible cave formation known as the Temple and we walk down the valley to Vivenne Falls (named after the famous author of Speak to the Earth). Return to camp in the afternoon. Overnight night at Hall Tarns (4,300m)- camping.
An early start to attempt the third highest peak- Pt.lenana(4985m), 3- 4 hrs stiff and slow ascent to be on top for the sunrise. We then descend to Teleki Valley via Austrian hut down to teleki lodge for overnight in bandas (4,150m.).
Descend to Met. Station for a pickup by 4x4 vehicles to the Naro Moru River Lodge for a well-earned rest.
Full board accommodation during the climb
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