“Enter a world of your own on the second highest mountain in Africa.”


Tour Details

 

Location: Kenya

Duration: 7 days

Tour Type: Private Safari

Departure Dates: At your discretion!

International Airfare: Not included *contact for discounts

Max people: 18

Seasonal Prices

January – December
Per person adult: 2 travelers $1,799; 4 travelers $1,500; 6 travelers $1,357       Children: 75% of adult rate
Single supplement: $400


What’s Included What’s not Included
All accommodation
Transport in a luxury 4×4 safari landcruiser
Unlimited game drives in parks and reserves
Meals as noted (3 meals daily on safari (B,L,D)
All national park and conservation fees
All transportation including airport transfers
Complimentary bottled water daily
Enrollment in AMREF emergency air evacuation
Visas
International flights
Driver/guide/cook/porter gratuities
Telephone bills, laundry, and any items of a personal nature
Cost associated with activities not listed on the itinerary
Travel insurance service

 

Detailed Itinerary

Mt. Kenya Trek

 

Day 1

Arrive Nairobi
Following your flight Odyssey Safari staff will greet you at the airport and load your bags for transport to the Safari Park Hotel. Once you are settled in you may select an optional activity or simply relax at the camp for the trip ahead. Some of the possible optional activities include: Bomas of Kenya, Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum, Tour of Downtown Nairobi, National Museum, or Langata Giraffe Center.

Overnight at Safari Park Hotel & Casino.

Day 2
Nairobi – Nanyuki- Mt. Kenya- Old Moses

Transfer from Nairobi to Nanyuki for lunch. Afterwards cross the equator en-route, to the Sirimon Park Gate, at 2,650m then trek through forest, bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to our Old Moses Mountain Hut/Camp.  At 3,300m for dinner and overnight.

Day 3
Old Moses Camp- Shipton’s Camp

SHIPTON’S CAMP (4,200m.) Approx.14Kms/ 7-8hrs.Ascent: +900m.

Habitat: Moorland zone

Trek to Shipton’s camp. The hike is awesome but a good test on individual endurance. The exciting trek up takes you across hills and valleys through the entire stretch of the sprawling moorlands where you see several unique and interesting plants and animals including the giant groundsels, lobelias and the mountain rock hyrax. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 4
Shipton’s Camp-Summit-Met Station Camp

PT. LENANA (4,985m.) – MACKINDER’S CAMP (4,300m.)

Trek via Pt. Lenana to Mackinder’s Camp (4,300m). Approx. 7.5 kms / 7hrs. Ascent: 749m Descent: -685m

Predawn start (3am) for the summit attempt. Up steep screes and a bare rocky track to reach the hikers summit, Pt. Lenana in time for sunrise – Kilimanjaro is usually visible 340kms to the south. The climb is on frozen scree going through the Harris tarn and requiring some scrambling on final stretch to reach the summit. This is unavoidable on any route but we aim to reach the summit and witness the magical sunrise over the equator at 6.30am This hike is about 4 and half hours hike through some of the most spectacular sceneries like Gorges valley the Halls Tarns and the Lake Elies at a far distance. Overnight at Mintos Campisite.

Day 5
Mintos- Meru Mt Kenya bandas

Today the hike is About 5 – 6 hours.  This area has spectacular views down into the Gorges valley with Lake Michaelson and Vivienne falls, and across on the other side you can see Ithanguni peak, Rotundu peaks and the Giant Flat top table Mountain. Lunch will be at road head.  Dinner and overnight at Chogaria Bandas.

Day 6

Chogoria Gate to Chogoria Town – Nairobi
About 6 – 8 hours, on dirt roads through a thick bamboo forest and tropical forest. The
forest is really beautiful with chances of seeing wildlife and Columbus monkeys. Transfer to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.32kms or walk half way to take 4×4 the rest of half of dirt road.  Lunch at Chogoria Town 4hr drive to Nairobi for dinner and overnight at Safari Park Hotel.

Day 7
Nairobi

After breakfast, relax at the hotel famous gardens, Lunch followed at carnivore afterwards drop off at the airport for your outbound flight.

Meal Plan:  Breakfast, Lunch

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS
Mt kenya Sirimon-Chogoria Route

Nairobi:  Safari Park & Casino

Camp 1:  Old Moses

Camp 2:  Shipton’s Camp

Camp 3:  Mintos Camp

Camp 5:  Chogoria Trailhead Bandas

 

VIDEO

Highlights of Kenya Safari Video