Mt Kenya Itinerary

See Africa from a different perspective while trekking Mt Kenya. Travel from Nairobi to the Mau Mau Caves and hike to the summit of mighty Mt Kenya.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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