Mt Kenya Overview

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See Africa from a different perspective while trekking Mt Kenya.

Walk through dramatic landscapes rich in colourful birdlife and lush vegetation on this Mt Kenya trekking adventure. Watch the terrain change from towering bamboo to lush forest then to steep volcanic ridges. Camp overnight in the wilderness and listen out for calls of monkeys and birds - an African catch-cry like no other. A pre-dawn trek to view a spectacular sunrise from the top of Mt Kenya is the perfect crescendo to this Active journey filled with memorable moments and stunning scenery.

  • Admire amazing volcanic landscapes
  • Watch a golden sunrise from the summit of Mt Kenya
  • Relax in a cosy cabin
  • Visit the infamous Mau Mau caves
  • Hike through towers of bamboo
  • Spot vibrant birdlife on forest treks

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finish:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Group size:

    Min 2 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (5 nts), Hotel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Safari Vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Acclimatising walk to Mau Mau Caves, Fully catered trek including National Park entrance fees, climbing fee, mountain huts and rescue services (5 days), Services of highly experienced guides and porters, Visit to a cultural village

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    239kg pp per trip
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Mt Kenya Summary

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Days 1-2 Nairobi/Mt Kenya

Leave behind the bustle of Nairobi and travel through scenic farmlands to the foothills of Mt Kenya. Hike to a local Kikuyu village and learn about the people who carve out a living on these mountain slopes. Visit the dark depths of the Mau Mau Caves on a guided walking tour and discover forest foods, herbal medicines and survival techniques. Keep eyes peeled for cheeky monkeys skylarking in the treetops.

Day 3 Giant Bamboo Camp

Hear the calls of colourful birds while walking through towering bamboo en route to Giant Bamboo camp. Try to spot majestic elephants or lazy buffaloes grazing.

Day 4 Highland Castle

Be challenged by steep terrain while trekking through forests of cedar on the way to the high altitude rainforest known as the Hygenia-Hypercium Zone. Camp close to the dramatic lava cliffs of the ‘Highland Castle’ and fall asleep to the sounds of the forest.

Day 5 Shipton's Camp

Hike towards Mt Kenya's summit and enjoy stunning views of volcanic peaks and glaciers. Arrive at the remote Shipton's Camp and soak up beautiful mountain vistas.

Day 6 Hall Tarns

Rise before dawn and ascend the final slope by torchlight. Watch the golden sunrise from the summit of Mt Kenya before heading to Hall Tarns for a well-deserved break.

Days 7-8 Meru/Nairobi

Take in views of waterfalls, tarns and lava flows in Gorges Valley on the gentle descent along the mountain ridge. In the evening, be rewarded with some creature comforts and a celebratory meal. Rise early for a final hike before returning to bustling Nairobi.
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