5 days Mt Kenya Climbing

5 Days Mt. Kenya Climbing/Sirimon Route

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$780 - $1200
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
5 days
Best months:
January - February, August - October
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping
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This route is popular for its fast ascent; the altitude gain on this route is goodand steady. This route offers one of the most stunning approaches to the peaks, as it passes through striking yellow wood forests in low altitudes and features gorgeous alpine scenery and abundant wildlife as you ascend. One can reach Lenana peak within 2 nights, although an extra night is recommended at the Shipton’s camp.

Day 1 Nairobi-Nanyuki

Leave your Nairobi hotel early morning drive through spectacular Central Kenya arriving in Nanyuki in time for lunch. Rest of the day at the hotel organizing and acclimatizing your climbing gear, Have dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 2 Nanyuki

Have an early breakfast and drive to Sirimon park gate where you will pick a Kenya Wildlife Service warden who will guide you to old Moses hut, where you will take your lunch. After lunch you will rest for overnight stay at an attitude of 3300m above the sea level. 

Day 3 Old Moses –Shiptons

Take an early breakfast and leave old Moses towards Shiptons heart which will take you approximately 6 hours to be at an attitude of 4200m above the sea level.

Day 4 Shiptons- Point Lenana Mackinder’s

Have an early breakfast and attempt to conquer point Lenana which as at an attitude of 4985m above sea level. If you are lucky enough to get to this level, especially if the weather is conducive, you will have a spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the south, Indian Ocean to the east and Mt Elgon to the West. You will then descend to Mackinder’s camp on the Narumoro route and have your lunch en route. It takes around 5 hours to descend to the hut for dinner and overnight stay. 

Day 5 Mackinder’s-Nairobi

After breakfast descend to the meteorological station which will take you approximately 3 hours to where you will be transported to Narumoro town for lunch and head to Nairobi arriving in the evening.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Shipton's Camp
  • Mackinders Hut
  • Old Moses Hut

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Elephant
Elephant
Giraffe
Giraffe
Hyena
Hyena
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Bush walks
Bush walks
Rock climbing
Rock climbing
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
Game drives
Game drives
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