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8 Days Mt. Kenya Trek/Aberdares & Naivasha

8 Days

Overview

Mount Kenya and the Aberdares are both protected within a national park. They also share many ecological affinities, and collectively support most of the country’s surviving Afro-montane forest and Afro-alpine moorland, the latter an otherworldly landscape of open moorland studded with bizarre giant forms of heather, lobelia and groundsel.

The two mountains host an outstandingly varied fauna, including all the Big Five alongside more localised forest specialists such as Sykes monkey, black and white colobus, Harvey’s red duiker, mountain antelope and giant forest hog.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the forested slopes of the Aberdare Mountains in Aberdares National Park
  • See abundant wildlife and great scenery in the northern part of Kenya

Itinerary

Depart Nairobi in the morning and depart towards Mt Kenya to arrive in time for lunch. This day is an acclimatization day. After setting up camp you spend the afternoon at leisure; optional activities include walk to Maumau Caves with a guide, horse riding and boating offered at the Bantu lodge. Dinner and overnight back at the campsite.

A short drive in the morning will take us to the Sirimon Park gate (2600m) to begin our acclimatization walk in the tropical woodlands (4- 5 hours) to Old Moses camp which will be our base for the night. Night at Old Moses Camp.

Break camp and after breakfast begin the trek through the moorkands via Mackinders Valley, enjoying the spectacular views amongst the mountain vegetation consisting of giant lobelia and groundsel, with a brief stopover for lunch. You arrive at Shipton’s camp where we set up for dinner and overnight (4,200m)- 7/8 hrs.

Pre-dawn attempt of the summit starts at 0300hrs and you hike for about 3 hours up steep scree slopes and across rugged rocks up to Pt. Lenana (4985m), the hikers’ summit. The views from the summit are stunning and o­n a very clear day, you should be able to see Kilimanjaro in the south. You then descend down to the Meteorological Station (approx 7 hrs walk) for dinner and overnight at the Meteorological Station Bandas

After breakfast, you descend early in the morning to Naromoru Park gate where you join your safari vehicle and drive to the slopes of Aberdares arriving in time for lunch, followed optional activities such as nature walk and horse riding. Dinner and overnight at Sandai Farm Campsite.

Day 6 :
Aberdare

After breakfast, you depart with packed lunches for a day trip to the Aberdare National park. Returning to the campsite for dinner and overnight.

After breakfast, you depart for Naivasha to arrive in time for lunch at the campsite, followed an afternoon game drive at the Crescent Island Conservancy, whose terrain is flat, making it easy for walkers of all abilities to enjoy themselves. There is a lot of easy to see game e.g. giraffes, waterbucks, elands, wildebeests, zebras and impalas. It is also a heaven for birds with +200 species recorded. You may enjoy an (option) boat ride at the lake to view the Hippos and the birds.
Dinner and overnight at Fish Eagle campsite.

After breakfast, you depart for The Hell’s Gate National park, one of Kenya’s smaller national parks, which can be explored on foot or hire bicycles and ride amid gracefully grazing gazelles and the larger antelopes is a delightful experience. Thereafter, you return to Nairobi for drop off at your hotel.

What's Included

  • Transport in a safari van customized for game viewing
  • English speaking Driver/guide,
  • Game drives
  • Accommodation in lodge
  • Meals on Full Board Basis while on Safari
  • Mineral water
  • All Park Entrance Fees
  • Round-trip airport transfer

What's Not Included

  • Soft & alcoholic drinks
  • Things of personal nature
  • International Airfares, Visa Fees
  • Optional activities unless specified as included
  • Tips and other gratitude

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8 Days Mt. Kenya Trek/Aberdares & Naivasha